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 any problems can arise.
The procedure is only possible for teeth with a sufficient amount of 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, your dentist might recommend a crown.
Even if your remaining enamel is strong, your dentist might recommend a follow up fluoride treatment or a series of fluoride treatments. You will also want to start using a brand of toothpaste that includes fluoride. This helps to strengthen the minerals in the remaining enamel of your teeth to help prevent future tooth decay.
A significant amount of research has found that fluoride exposure from multiple sources helps to strengthen tooth enamel. This in turn helps to prevents tooth decay while improving the chances that your remaining enamel remains strong 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 760.804.0080 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you have and maintain the smile you’ve always wanted!