Unhappy with the way your smile looks? Try taking a closer look at the shape of your teeth. They could be affecting your smile and even aging you.
How Your Teeth Can Make You Look Older.
As teeth age, they shorten and darken. Tooth contouring and bleaching are both great recommendations to reverse time. With age teeth often lose their soft edges and become shorter, more even and flat around the edges, which can make your smile look older.
Blunt edges are often the result of how enamel naturally wears over time. Grinding them can worsen the issue. A simple solution is to shape the existing teeth by filing the edges, a process known as tooth conturing.
Tooth reshaping or dental contouring creates a more natural, rounded and youthful smile because the flat, worn edges are transformed into round ones.
Sometimes, just smoothing the edges of the teeth can give the appearance of a straighter smile.
Same Day Procedure.
The anesthesia-and downtime-free procedure takes about 30 minutes or so, depending on the number of teeth treated. It can be paired with other in-office procedures, like bonding or veneers, to fine-tune the smile.
Many times tooth reshaping and dental contouring are the first steps toward more extensive cosmetic dentistry work. Procedures such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and crown lengthening can be completed months or even years after tooth reshaping.
As always, be sure to see Dr. Braverman, your Jupiter dentist, regularly for dental examinations and professional cleanings to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime!