At iSmile Studio Balwyn, tooth reshaping, or re-contouring, is one of few instant treatments available in cosmetic dentistry. The procedure is implemented to correct crooked teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth or even overlapping teeth in a single appointment.
In certain circumstances, re-contouring can even substitute for braces. It is a procedure of subtle changes. A few millimetres of reduction and a few millimetres of tooth-coloured material can create a beautiful smile with no discomfort to you. Cosmetic re-contouring is commonly used to alter the length, shape or position of your teeth.
Another re-contouring procedure is gum lift. This is a common procedure to remove gum and bone, or both. It’s a treatment for people who have what is called a ‘gummy smile’ or when not enough tooth enamel is exposed above the gum line for a crown or filling to be placed.
The procedure is completed under local anaesthetic and a small incision will allow your iSmile Studio dentist to remove gum from the tooth. This will expose the roots of the teeth and the surrounding bone. In some cases, removing only a small amount of gum tissue will expose enough tooth enamel for your iSmile Studio dentist to place a crown.
Depending on your personal circumstance and level of general health, your gums may take up to three months to heal fully after a crown lengthening procedure.
To find out more about cosmetic re-contouring, speak to our friendly staff on (03) 9888 5677. Our practice is located at 1/92 Balwyn Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103.