Enameloplasty, also known as tooth contouring, is a specialized cosmetic treatment designed to subtly improve the length, size and overall appearance of your teeth, giving you a beautiful smile you’re proud to show off.
Cosmetic issues toothcontouring can correct
Tooth contouring can address a wide range of slight imperfections and minor cosmetic problems on the teeth, including:
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Teeth that are different sizes
- Small chips on the teeth
- Pointy teeth
In addition, tooth contouring is commonly used as the first step towards more extensive dental work, preparing the surface of the teeth for veneers, crowns and teeth whitening procedures.
What to expect during the procedure
Tooth contouring involves removing small amounts of enamel to subtly alter the shape, length and surface of your teeth. It’s a precise procedure that can have a big impact on the appearance of your smile.
To begin the procedure, Dr. Partovi will take dental x-rays of your mouth to ensure that your teeth are healthy enough for treatment. From there, she will mark the areas on your teeth that require correction. She will then use a specialized tool to artfully contour your teeth, removing imperfections and achieving a harmonious and beautiful overall look.
The benefits of toothcontouring at 360 Orthodontics
When selecting an orthodontic specialist for your tooth contouring procedure, it’s important to select a vastly experienced expert, like Dr. Partovi. Tooth contouring results are permanent, so you want to be sure you can trust the person performing the procedure.
With that said, here are just a few of the benefits of having your tooth contouring done at 360 Orthodontics:
- You’ll achieve a more beautiful smile by correcting the slight cosmetic imperfections on the teeth that concern you most.
- You’ll enjoy a pain-free treatment with no anesthesia.
- You’ll improve the health of your teeth, eliminating crevices where bacteria can breed and lowering your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Am I a candidate for tooth contouring?
The only way to know for sure if you can benefit from tooth contouring is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Partovi today. However, in general, most patients can be considered candidates for this safe and comfortable procedure if they possess slight problems that tooth contouring can address, such as small chips, imperfections in the tooth’s enamel, irregularly shaped teeth and pointy teeth.
Patients are not considered to be candidates for tooth contouring if they have more substantial imperfections or decaying teeth and unhealthy gums, as these problems will require a more aggressive procedure like veneers or bonding.
How much does tooth contouring cost?
At 360 Orthodontics, all of our treatments are completely customized. As such, the final cost of your tooth contouring procedure will depend on a variety of factors, including the size of the area being treated and the complexity of the procedure. During your initial consultation, Dr. Partovi will be able to provide you with more personalized guidance on your specific investment.