Teeth Recontouring is a cosmetic dental procedure that is performed to enhance the appearance of a person’s smile. It involves the removal of small amounts of enamel from the surface of the teeth to bring them back to their ideal shape and size. Also, re-contouring may involve the application of composite resin on the surface of ill-shaped teeth to restore them to their ideal contour.
When is teeth recontouring required?
Whenever a patient has a bad smile due to misshapen teeth, they can benefit a great deal from teeth recontouring. The teeth can be reshaped by buffing or removing small pieces of enamel from their surface with high accuracy. Sometimes, when the teeth lose a certain edge when the patient bites something too hard or sustains an oral injury, it can leave the teeth looking out of shape. They can benefit from teeth re-contouring as well.
What is composite bonding?
Composite bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure performed when the teeth have to be brought back to their ideal contour. The dentist applies an etching solution on the surface of the teeth to roughen them. Once the tooth surface is roughened, the dentist applies composite resin on it in several layers. The resin will be matched perfectly with the color, texture, and translucency of the natural enamel to make it as natural-looking as possible. It will be hardened using a curing light and polished to enhance its appearance.
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