Can Cosmetic Contouring Improve Your Smile?

soos-creek-4There’s no worse feeling than being ashamed of your smile. After all, it’s a representation of your personality and the way you’re feeling. Dental defects, like misshapen and chipped teeth, can be a source of embarrassment and negatively impact your confidence in social situations. If your first instinct is to hide your teeth during conversation, it’s long past time to take back that beautiful smile of yours. One potential solution is cosmetic contouring. Find out more about this procedure, when it’s most appropriate, and what to expect from a dental visit below.

What is Cosmetic Contouring?

Cosmetic contouring is essentially a dental procedure intended to reshape problem teeth. It’s a relatively inexpensive solution for minor dental defects that impact the appearance of your smile. Contouring is also minimally invasive, making it the perfect alternative to more extensive cosmetic dental work. Dentists usually perform cosmetic contouring on front, upper teeth because they are most visible.

When is Cosmetic Contouring Recommended?

As is evident by the name, cosmetic contouring is intended to make your teeth look better. This can include making tiny chips in your teeth less apparent, correcting issues with your bite, evening the length of your teeth, flattening extra-sharp canines, or fixing dental overlaps. You might also consider contouring if you wish to make your teeth more rounded or square.

What Should You Expect from Your Appointment?

Your dentist will need to examine your teeth carefully and discuss with you the changes you desire him or her to make. It’s important to be open with your dentist about your goals so it can be determined whether cosmetic contouring is the best course of action. Depending on the dental adjustments you want, a small amount of your tooth’s enamel will be filed away, then polished and smoothed down.

Contact Soos Creek Dental for Cosmetic Contouring

Think that cosmetic contouring could improve your smile? The professionals at Soos Creek Dental can offer an expert opinion and help you regain the confidence you’ve lost. Visit our website for more information about the services we provide or call us at (253) 214-3750 to request an appointment.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

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