What Can I Expect from the Teeth Contouring Process?
The first thing Dr. Philips will do is check to ensure that your teeth are healthy enough for teeth contouring. He will do a visual inspection and take dental x-rays of your teeth. You need to have a healthy and strong foundation before any reshaping can begin; this reduces the risk that any damage will be caused to the teeth during the treatment.
Next, Dr. Philips will discuss with you the possible outcomes that you can see with the help of dental contouring. As this treatment option uses your existing teeth, the amount of change that can be achieved is limited to each unique circumstance. A pen is used to highlight the areas that will be sculpted to give you and your dentist a clear view of the changes to be made.
Finally, a sanding instrument is used to carefully contour the sides and surfaces of the teeth, depending upon the treatment plan chosen. Once the teeth have been reshaped and minor imperfections sanded from the surfaces, Dr. Philips will smooth and polish the surfaces.