Are your front teeth too long? Do you have misshapen teeth? Are your canines too pointed? At MI Beautiful Smile, we can fix these cosmetic problems with a tooth contouring procedure. Our dentist can sculpt your teeth into the shape of your ideal smile.
Tooth contouring is a procedure where we will remove small amounts of enamel (the outer surface of your teeth), to alter the shape of your smile. We can shorten long teeth, smooth chips, and fix other minor cosmetic flaws. Often this procedure is done in conjunction with dental bonding so we can both add and remove structure where it is needed.
Tooth contouring is a quick procedure that usually requires no anesthetic. It also has the benefits of being permanent, inexpensive, and non-invasive. First, we will take an X-ray of your mouth to ensure that you have enough tooth enamel to undergo this service. Our dentist will mark out the areas that will be altered, and then remove the enamel with either a drill or a laser. You may feel some sensitivity in the days following the procedure, but that is temporary.
Small changes can make a big difference in the appearance of your teeth after you visit us for tooth contouring. In fact, this service can not only benefit the aesthetics of your smile, but its health as well. A balanced smile has a better bite, and removing enamel from slightly overlapping teeth will make them easier to clean. Call our office at 248-634-7002 if you want to learn more about a tooth contouring procedure.