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Would Your Smile Benefit from Cosmetic Contouring?

Posted on 7/26/2021 by Ashley Miller
As the name suggests, cosmetic contouring usually does not improve the functionality of a smile but enhances a patient's appearance. This procedure is recommended if you have what is known as a gummy smile or a smile that shows more gum than teeth. It also is recommended for reshaping the teeth. The following information gives you more insights into how you can benefit from cosmetic contouring in dentistry. What Is Cosmetic Contouring? When reshaping teeth, cosmetic contouring, also called odontoplasty, involves a simple procedure that removes some of the enamel to transform the shape of a tooth or teeth. The goal of the procedure is to alter a tooth's shape, appearance, or length to enhance your smile. We can accomplish this by using a laser or drill to remove the tooth's enamel. The tooth structure restricts the process. Therefore, we are careful not to expose the tooth to potential future harm. Odontoplasty provides a quick and painless way to improve the looks of teeth. We can also use cosmetic contouring to remove the excess gum tissue that leads to a gummy smile. Advantages and Post-Procedure Care While the main advantage of dental contouring improves the smile's appearance, you may enjoy other perks. When reshaping teeth, we can fix crooked, cracked, or improperly aligned teeth or improve any damage to a tooth caused by grinding the teeth (bruxism). The procedure may also allow easier access to clean between the teeth. If you have odontoplasty performed, you should use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to care for the teeth. Also, avoid chewing on non-food items or ice, which can harm the dental enamel. What Does Cosmetic Contouring Cost? The cost to have your teeth cosmetically contoured depends on the number of teeth that need the procedure. Normally, you will pay between $50 to $300 for reshaping the teeth. This procedure may also be combined with dental bonding. To contour the gums, expect to pay more for the treatment, ranging between $500 to $3,000, depending on the area covered. Give us a call now to improve your oral health outlook. If you believe you can benefit from cosmetic contouring, the procedure can be done in minimal time. Contact us now for further details....
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Lincoln, NE 68526-9277


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