When teeth are crooked, chipped, or overlapping, individuals may hesitate or even forego visiting the dentist or orthodontist in the belief that treatment would be too expensive. The fact is, however, that damaged and out-of-position teeth can often be remedied without orthodontic treatment, veneers, or crowns. The cosmetic technique known as “tooth reshaping and contouring” is a minimally invasive, relatively inexpensive procedure that involves removal of a small bit of tooth enamel in order to alter the length, shape, or position of teeth. The treated teeth are then polished for a smooth finish. Tooth reshaping and contouring is most often used on the upper front incisors and canines, but may also be employed to correct bite imbalances involving the molars.
Feel free to contact us with any questions about correcting crooked teeth, or to schedule a consultation. At the office of PAUL E. NELSON, D.D.S., we believe it is our responsibility to share our acquired knowledge and understanding of oral health with each and every patient. Our office is located at 100 N. State College Blvd., Suite 1. Please call 714.992.0092 to schedule your next dental checkup. Let us help you keep that winning smile.
P.S. Tooth reshaping and contouring can be used to give teeth a more feminine or masculine shape simply by rounding or squaring their edges.