Sometimes a stubborn, unattractive, and oddly shaped tooth can take the beauty away from your smile. If this is the case for you, it’s time to consider reshaping your tooth! This treatment is called tooth contouring, and it enhances your tooth to help you have a more attractive smile.
Before you begin treatment, our dentist, Dr. Jeff Tufarolo, needs to make sure you meet the requirements for this kind of procedure. Our dental team will be happy to explain the requirements.
First, you need to have thick tooth enamel. To determine the thickness of the enamel, your dentist will take a series of X-rays. It’s important that the enamel is thick because your dentist will remove 1-2 millimeters of the enamel during the appointment. If you have a problem with your enamel, your dentist might recommend a different treatment, like a dental crown or a dental veneer.
Second, you need to have healthy teeth and gums. Having healthy teeth and gums makes the treatment easier. However, if you have dental issues, like gum disease or decayed surrounding teeth, the treatment might not be viable. At this point, your dentist might recommend a different treatment.
To learn more about cosmetic tooth contouring in Everett, Washington, please contact Jeff Tufarolo, DDS, PS at 425-405-6400 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team is here to assist you in any way we can, and we look forward to teaching you more!