By Midtown Dental Studio, L.L.C.
December 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

It's often subtle changes that make the biggest difference in your appearance, from new hairstyles to dental work. Atlanta, GA, dentist Dr. cosmetic dentistryTravon Holt of Midtown Dental Studio explains how contouring and reshaping, a common cosmetic dentistry treatment, can improve your smile.

What is contouring and reshaping?

During contouring and reshaping, your dentist removes or adds small amounts of tooth enamel to enhance the appearance of your teeth. As part of the contouring and reshaping process, composite resin, a flexible tooth-colored material, may be added to your teeth to achieve the ideal shape or appearance.

When is contouring and reshaping recommended?

When you visit our Atlanta office, Dr. Holt may recommend contouring and reshaping if:

  • Your Teeth Overlap: It's not uncommon for the edges of your teeth to overlap. Whether your teeth have always overlapped, or they've shifted slightly as you've grown older, overlapping teeth can be very noticeable. The problem isn't just a cosmetic problem but may also increase your risk of cavities. Overlapping areas can trap plaque, the substance that causes tooth decay. Removing overlapping areas is a simple way to improve your smile and decrease your cavity risk.
  • You Have a Chipped Tooth: The enamel at the bottom of your teeth can be prone to chipping. Even if you only have a small chip, you may avoid smiling because you're sure everyone is focused on your damaged tooth. In just a few seconds, the rough edges of your tooth can be smoothed during the contouring and reshaping process.
  • Your Tooth is Pointed: Contouring and reshaping is very effective in removing points at the end of teeth and improving the appearance of uneven or crooked teeth.
  • You Have a Bite Problem: Does your bite seem different lately? Normal changes related to aging can cause your teeth to move, affecting the way they fit together. Contouring and reshaping is an excellent option if you have minor bite issues. More severe problems will require orthodontic treatment.

Contouring and reshaping can help you reinvent your smile. Call Atlanta, GA, dentist Dr. Travon Holt of Midtown Dental Studio at (404) 937-6940 to schedule an appointment for this cosmetic dentistry treatment.