Cosmetic Contouring

Shaping Teeth

Cosmetic contouring changes the shape of the teeth for a better smile. and is a simple way of adjusting the shape of irregular teeth to give them a more uniform appearance. Cosmetic contouring is a conservative procedure that quickly improves the appearance of fractured, worn or irregular teeth.

Cosmetic contouring is most useful in cases of slight to moderate overlapping of the front teeth, slight rotation of the front teeth, uneven wear, or teeth that don’t have their biting and incising edges in harmony. Cosmetic contouring can often be done in one visit.

Cosmetic contouring may be used when the gum line is too low in order to make the teeth appear longer. It may be used when teeth are irregularly shaped or overlapping. With cosmetic contouring, the proportions of the teeth and the harmony of the smile can be restored.

Contouring can make smaller teeth appear larger or larger teeth look smaller. Cosmetic contouring can also be used to alter age-related changes in the teeth. As a person gets older, the edges of the front teeth get flatter and the angles become more square. Dr. D’Angelo, Dr. Olson, and Dr. Hoffman can reshape such teeth so that they do not appear to be so square. In addition, cosmetic contouring is often combined with bleaching to improve the entire look and proportion of the teeth and smile.

Cosmetic contouring is quick, easy, painless and provides instant results. Call your local La Jolla dental office today to find our more information: 858 459-6224

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