What Is Dental Recontouring?
Occasionally teeth may have small defects or chips in them that might not need a filling or crown to fix. When simply rounding a corner or smoothing an edge of a tooth will fix the problem your dentist maybe able to perform dental recontouring.
Also called tooth reshaping, this type of recontouring focuses on removing small chips or imperfections in a patient's tooth. When only minor alterations are needed to change the shape or size of a tooth, your dentist may be able to simply "buff out" tiny areas of enamel to change the look of your teeth. If you think you are in need of this procedure, talk to your DHA dentist. They will assess the teeth in question, take an x-ray if necessary and discuss the expectations of this treatment.
A Dental Recontouring Procedure
During the tooth recontouring visit, your Dental Health Associates dentist will simply use an instrument to buff out the imperfections you both agreed to fix. Generally, patients do not need to be anesthetized for this type of procedure because the dentist is working only on the surface of the tooth.