Single-Visit Dental Contouring

astoria dental contouringOur team has another cosmetic treatment that repairs smiles in one visit, and we may even offer it in the same sitting as your dental bonding treatment! In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist is explaining how we contour the teeth in one visit, and also looking a unique treatment to cosmetically contour the gum line as well.

The Benefits Offered By Contouring

The procedure can help remove pits, grooves, or rough patches in the outer surfaces of the teeth. We also help repair very minor chips, and reshape teeth that appear overly large or malformed. We’ve used the procedure to also dull portions of the teeth that appear sharp or pointed. We can perform this procedure alone, or accompanying a dental bonding visit.

The Treatment Process

The process only takes one visit to complete, and it involves gently sanding or buffing the tooth to improve overall esthetics. We don’t need to add anything to the tooth, and often the process actually takes only a few minutes to complete as well.

Gum Contouring

While both have contouring in the name, gum contouring is very different. Using a special radiosurgery unit, we can gently and carefully trim away excess gingival tissues and remove diseased tissue to improve smile symmetry and reshape the gum line. The process corrects gummy smiles, which could display too much gingival tissue when you smile, or make teeth appear small or uneven. The procedure takes one visit, and heals quickly. There is little chance of bleeding or infection, and some patients won’t even require anesthesia. Along with improving smile esthetics, we can also help manage more advanced cases of gum disease with this technology.

Put Your 2020 Benefits to Use!

The end of the year will be here before you know it. For that reason, we suggest scheduling a visit for a checkup and cleaning very soon. A visit is a chance for us to remove plaque and also examine your smile to see if you have any issues that require treatment. If so, we can address them before your schedule becomes hectic due to holiday tasks. You not only start 2021 with a brighter and stronger smile, but you also have a chance to use your 2020 dental insurance benefits, and any remaining health savings funds, before they expire at the end of December. You also won’t be stuck in for the waiting period once the new year starts.

Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?

We have treatments that offer lifelike repair in just one visit, so you can enjoy a smile that inspires confidence. To learn more about addressing concerns with the shape of your tooth, then schedule a consultation by calling Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.