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Contouring & Lengthening: Too Long, Too Short, To Just Right! [BLOG]

Tooth Bonding 1 in San Pedro, CA by Dr. Victoria Shook of Shook Dental Care

Have you ever found yourself wishing you could recapture some of those childhood beliefs about magic, fairy godmothers, or just the idea that all things work out in the end like they do in our favorite stories?

We all become a little jaded as we grow older, but fortunately, we know that dreams can still come true in the real world.

Today, our team at Shook Dental Care wants to talk to you about one of our magically transformative cosmetic treatments, tooth contouring.

When some of your teeth are too long or too short or too rough around the edges, contouring in our San Pedro, CA dental office makes your smile just right!

Tooth Contouring Makes Your Smile Just Right!

You’ve spent years hard at work. Raising a family, running a household, and climbing the corporate ladder all take their toll on you.

The stress can lead to habits that wear your teeth down, such as chewing on pencils, biting your nails, crunching on ice, or even clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth.

Whatever the cause, our teeth can start to look uneven over time under all the pressure they’re under every single day.

But just like the Fairy Godmother erases years of hard work and wear to transform Cinderella for the ball, Dr. Shook can turn back the clock on your smile with tooth contouring.

Some teeth look too long, some too short, and some just oddly-shaped.

Contouring evens it all out to restore beauty and balance to your smile!

How Tooth Contouring Works

Tooth contouring is almost as easy as waving a magic wand… almost!

In this simple, pain-free procedure, Dr. Shook will carefully and artfully work her magic around the edges of your teeth to smooth out rough spots. She may etch out places where dents, dings, or chips have left their mark on your enamel.

Dr. Shook will also even out the overall outline of your upper and lower teeth, so a tooth that’s too short, too long, or generally unshapely will blend in seamlessly.

The reason this is a relatively painless process is because your tooth enamel doesn’t contain any nerve endings, so you can sit back and relax!

Some patients need a little help adjusting their gumline to make their teeth look appropriately proportioned, which is referred to as crown lengthening. It exposes more of the a tooth’s white part so your smile is more symmetrical and attractive.

Schedule A Cosmetic Consultation

It seems like when we’re young, we’re in such a hurry to grow up. We can’t wait to reach adulthood and enjoy the freedom and independence that come with it.

But once we get there, we long for the carefree experiences of our youth, when magic was real and fairy tale endings were possible.

Something happens to us along the way that makes us forget that dreams really can come true.

We hope today’s blog has reminded you of that, at least when it comes to your smile!

Dr. Shook and our team in San Pedro, CA can give you a balanced, flawless smile by making sure every tooth is evenly-shaped.

Find out if your dream smile can be achieved with tooth contouring at Shook Dental Care!

Call us today at 310-982-6333 or fill out our online form to schedule a cosmetic consultation.