Tooth contouring is a cosmetic painless dental procedure which involves re-shaping of enamel for aesthetic purpose. It includes correction of rough irregular edges or surfaces of teeth. Minimal harm done to the tooth structure as only minimal amount of enamel grinding takes place.
Tooth contouring is safe as it conserves natural teeth with minimal or no enamel loss. Minor overlapping teeth correction also done with the help of tooth contouring which does not lead to accumulation of plaque and tartar thus lowering the risk of tooths decay and gum diseases. Minor tooth reshaping is much acceptable than prolonged orthodontic treatments. It can done in single sitting within short time thus avoiding patients frequent dental visits. Considering all the above mentioned points tooth contouring or reshaping is a safe procedure.
However accidentally large amount of enamel removal can cause thinning of teeth which may lead to tooth fracture. Large amount of enamel loss can lead to closure to the dentin giving rise to sensitivity of teeth to heat or cold. If the teeth are too thin procedure could get too close to the pulp leading to root canal treatment of that tooth. Moreover tooth contouring’s has to done at the right place of teeth structure to get the best results. If accurately done tooth contouring can lead to bite balance and comfort.
Does cosmetic conturing hurt?
During a cosmetic conturing procedure, your dentist will use a drill or burr or polisher, to gently contour the tooth into the desired shape. Tooth enamel does not contain nerves so there is no pain unless you have extreme sensitivity.
Is the procedure quick?
The dentist removes so little of the enamel during cosmetic conturing procedure that it typically takes only a few minutes on the chair side. There’s no recovery time or discomfort post-treatment.
Is it Painful
In most cases, no anaesthesia or numbing agents are given. There can be minor sensitivity for a period of 4 to 6 weeks after the treatment procedure in extreme cases.
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