November 20, 2014
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Contouring  

Everyone Wants a Beautiful Smile

We live in a culture and time where more and more people choose to undergo dental treatments in order to get that perfect smile they have always dreamed of. One of the best choices in dental treatments available today for anyone wanting a great smile is cosmetic contouring. In simple terms, this medical procedure is the reshaping of a patient's own teeth in order to achieve a more desirable appearance. Fractured or chipped teeth are smoothed , while specific edges or angles can be squared or rounded to achieve a more pleasant appearing smile.

Why Cosmetic Contouring?

This procedure can be used instead of braces in order to enhance the appearance of your teeth. You can now correct chipped, crooked, overlapping or cracked teeth in only a few visits. When combined with bonding and minor tooth movement, this procedure can dramatically alter the shape, length and position of your teeth, enabling you to achieve a flawless smile that is contagious.

Here are some reasons to undergo a cosmetic contouring procedure:

  • No discomfort and no anesthetic. Another huge benefit of this procedure is that it is done with no discomfort to the patient and with no anesthetic. Doctors can correct crooked or cracked teeth using modern techniques and devices in a short span of time without affecting your positive mood.
  • Easy to attain good results. This procedure is based on subtle changes. Only a few millimeters of reduction and shaping can have a significant impact on your teeth. This is great, especially for busy people who are always on the go.
  • Enhanced bite. When you have crooked or chipped teeth, biting is a daunting task. On the other hand, perfectly-aligned teeth help you enjoy an enhanced bite.
  • Less costly than traditional braces. Undergoing a cosmetic contouring procedure costs less money than getting braces. While the traditional option is braces, an increasing number of people are coming to realize the huge benefits of contouring and tooth reshaping.

The Bottom Line

Everyone enjoys the benefits of a nice smile. It can boost your confidence, and help you live a healthier life. With these things in mind, you may want to consider having a cosmetic tooth reshaping and contouring procedure. If you would like to learn more, Dr. Howell would be happy to take a look at your situation and develop a plan to improve your smile. To start the process, click here to request an appointment online.


Louisville, KY Cosmetic Dentistry
James B. Howell, D.M.D.
3936 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 899-7766



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