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Do you have overlapping teeth or crooked teeth? Similarly, do you have one or more cracked teeth? If you do—and even if you don’t—you probably understand that these types of imperfections can be embarrassing. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to address the flaws in your smile. Contouring, which is also known as reshaping, has many advantages and a few things you should be aware of.

You see, in order for a dentist to contour your teeth, a small amount of enamel will need to be removed. This can be used to change your tooth’s length, shape, and appearance. Generally, this treatment is conservative and used as a cosmetic treatment. Luckily, this treatment can be used to address several issues, including irregularly shaped teeth or teeth with small chips or bulges.

Furthermore, if you think you may need minor orthodontic work, dental contouring may be the solution you need. This is especially fortunate because contouring is a relatively inexpensive treatment, especially when compared to the price of braces—though both treatments can solve some of the same issues. Similarly, while contouring can be very useful for improving the appearance of your smile, it can also help the health of your teeth. You see, if plaque and tartar get caught in your smile’s imperfections, your mouth may be harder to clean, which can make you more likely to have gum disease and tooth decay.

Please remember that there are a few things you should know about having your teeth contoured. In order for this treatment to be performed, our dentist will need to remove some of your enamel. As you may know, your enamel is the protective outer layer of your teeth. In other words, if you remove enamel from your teeth, you’ll need to practice good oral hygiene to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

If you’re interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Forsyth Dental Center by calling us at (478) 994-0440 . Dr. Clell M. Morris and our team will gladly answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.