Is one of your teeth chipped? Do you have an oddly shaped tooth? If so, your eyes probably snap right to it every time you smile into the mirror. Because this is a small issue relative to other dental problems, many people might make light of such a problem. However, we at Mansfield Dental Associates understand that a beautiful smile exists in the smallest details. If you have a tooth that you would like to reshape, your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, are ready to assist you. They discuss the process of reshaping malformed teeth.
If a tooth has been worn down, or if a gap, also called a diastema, exists between teeth, dental bonding can restore the tooth’s shape and fix the gap. Using a composite resin, your Mansfield cosmetic dentists, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris will reshape the tooth. First, they will apply the resin and sculpt it into the ideal shape. Next, they will harden the resin with a curing light before smoothing and polishing the entire tooth.
If a tooth is chipped or simply misshapen, dental contouring can reshape it. In a process that is similar to sanding, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris scrape away enamel to smooth out any chips and sculpt the proper shape. Because only enamel is scraped, dental contouring does not require anesthesia. The process also takes a relatively short time, but can make a significant difference in the appearance of your smile.
If bonding and contouring are not desirable, veneers offer a third option for improving a tooth’s appearance. Veneers are thin shells that attach to the front of teeth. They are custom made to ensure cohesion.
Schedule a Visit with Your Mansfield Cosmetic Dentists
Small changes in your smile can make a big difference. If you have misshapen teeth, don’t let them ruin your ideal smile. Schedule an appointment with your Mansfield cosmetic dentists, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris, by calling 817-473-6227. We proudly serve Mansfield and the surrounding communities of South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, and Midlothian.