Tooth contouring, which is also known as tooth reshaping, is a beneficial treatment that helps you improve the appearance of an unattractive, oddly shaped tooth. With the help of this treatment, you can have the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of. If you’re interested in this treatment, our dental team will be happy to explain the steps of treatment so you know what to expect when enhancing the smile.
First, your dentist, Dr. Bertha Bravo, will take some X-rays. However, sometimes this step isn’t necessary, but it is often used to determine the thickness of the tooth enamel. Then, if your enamel is thick enough, your dentist will use a special handpiece to smooth or round the tooth. When the tooth is the desired shape and appearance, she will apply a fluoride varnish to the treated enamel to strengthen it, seal it, and prevent sensitivity.
Anesthesia won’t typically be used because this treatment is simple, easy, and painless. However, if you’re one who feels nervous or anxious in the dental chair and you’re uncomfortable without anesthesia, we can use it as well as sedation if you desire.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about tooth contouring in Hempstead, New York, please contact Bertha D. Bravo, Dentist PC at 516-485-1145 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the answers you’re looking for!