Cosmetic dental contouring, is a procedure where your dentist skillfully removes a small amount of enamel from one or more chipped, cracked or fractured teeth. This procedure can help balance and restore your smile before tooth decay can settle into these damaged areas.
The procedure is only warranted for teeth that have a sufficient amount of undamaged enamel remaining. If the damaged area would risk exposing the dentin or pulp layer of the tooth or there is a significant amount of dental work on the tooth, the dentist will usually recommend replacing one or more teeth with a crown
Since a dental contouring procedure involves removing some enamel, it is important to make sure that the remaining enamel is as strong as possible. In many cases your dentist might recommend that you follow up the dental contouring with one or more fluoride treatments or. It’s also a good idea to brush your teeth with a brand of toothpaste with added fluoride.
Added fluoride exposure and strict adherence to an effective oral hygiene routine will help insure that your new smile remains strong and smooth for a long time to come.
If you are interested in a cosmetic tooth reshaping procedure or you have other questions about follow up care or fluoride treatments, please call us at (701) 478-4500 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you have and maintain the smile you’ve always wanted!