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By River Forest Dental Studio
November 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

So you want a better-looking smile through cosmetic dentistry. Consider tooth contouring and reshaping. This procedure can improve yourcosmetic dentistry appearance by creating more balance or harmony in the appearance of your smile. Dr. Gina Piccioni and Dr. John Hartmann at River Forest Dental Studio in River Forest, IL, offer a complete range of dental services.

What is tooth contouring?

Tooth recontouring and reshaping involves removing small amounts of tooth enamel in order to change the tooth's shape, surface, or length. It may be used to correct crooked or excessively long teeth, small chips, or to alter the shape, length, or position of teeth. Tooth contouring and reshaping is best for patients who need small adjustments or repairs to improve the feel and appearance of their teeth.

How is the procedure done?

Before the procedure begins, your dentist will take X-rays of your teeth. Secondly, your dentist will mark your teeth with a pen to highlight the areas that need sculpting. Next, your dentist will use a sanding disc or a fine diamond bur to eliminate imperfections on the surfaces of your teeth. Finally, your teeth will be smoothed and polished.

Am I a candidate for the procedure?

First, you must be looking for improvements that can be accomplished by removing a tiny bit of your tooth’s enamel. Your River Forest dentist will take dental x-rays to make sure your tooth enamel – or outermost tooth layer – is healthy and thick enough for the treatment. Your dentist will use the X-rays to determine your candidacy.

What are the benefits of the procedure?

Tooth recontouring and reshaping is an effective way to correct minor imperfections on your teeth. Tooth contouring and reshaping provides instant results. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes, so you will only need one dental visit to achieve the smile you have always wanted.

Is the procedure painful?

Tooth contouring and reshaping is a quick, painless dental procedure that can produce a noticeably better look. Because only surface enamel is removed in tooth contouring and reshaping, there is generally no discomfort during the procedure.

If dental imperfections are taking a toll on your appearance, tooth contouring and reshaping could be just the treatment you need to reveal your very best smile. Call River Forest Dental Studio at 708-366-6760 now to schedule an appointment for tooth contouring and reshaping in River Forest, IL. It's never too late for a beautiful smile.



Gina Piccioni, D.M.D. and John G. Hartmann, D.D.S.

River Forest, IL Dentist

River Forest Dental Studio

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