Do you have teeth that are too long or wide, giving you an uneven smile? Call our Edgewood, KY dentists in Edgewood Dental Care to get the perfectly shaped teeth and balanced smile you’ve always wanted with quick, simple teeth recontouring.
Teeth recontouring, or teeth reshaping, is a very conservative cosmetic dentistry procedure that our Edgewood, KY dentists provides to even out your smile.
We can do this procedure alone or alongside other cosmetic procedures as part of a comprehensive smile makeover. Some patients choose recontouring over dental veneers if they are happy with their smile after this often one-visit procedure.
What Is Teeth Recontouring?
Teeth recontouring is a simple, painless process in which one of our top-notch Edgewood, KY dentists — Drs. McMahon, Peak, or Middendorf — reshapes your teeth. To do this, we contour your enamel, the outermost layer of your tooth. It’s ideal for:
- Adjusting the size of teeth that are longer or wider than others
- Smoothing out pits, grooves, crevices, and bulges in your enamel
- Shortening your pointed canines
- Fixing slightly chipped teeth
How Does Teeth Recontouring Work?
To determine if you are a good candidate for teeth recontouring, we will first take digital dental X-rays and examine your teeth. If you are a candidate, we will carefully sand the outer layer of your tooth to:
- Remove excess enamel on teeth that are too large
- Smooth out pits and bulges
You will not even need anesthesia for this procedure because it is painless, but we do offer sedation options at your request if you are feeling anxious or uncomfortable.
Best of all, this is an immediate cosmetic procedure that you will see results from as soon as your visit to Edgewood Dental Care is over!
Dr. Kevin McMahon received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
If you have an uneven smile, let Edgewood Dental Care help determine whether teeth recontouring is right for you. Contact our top-notch Edgewood, KY dentists for a consultation or with questions at 859-474-7830 or through our online form.