When it comes to having a beautiful smile, the whiteness and straightness of your teeth are probably the first things that come to mind.
However, there are a number of other factors that could leave you with a less-than-perfect smile – including cracked or broken teeth, uneven wear, pointiness, slight overlaps, a tooth that’s a different size or shape than the others and pitting on the surface.
Although these things can all have a negative affect on the attractiveness of your teeth, the good news is that they can be easily fixed with a bit of tooth contouring.
Here at Museum Dental Suites, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services and our team of specialists have extensive experience in tooth contouring. Whether you need work done on just one tooth, or a number of your pearly whites need attention, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve the gorgeous smile you’ve always dreamed of.
The whole point of tooth contouring is to re-shape teeth that have been slightly damaged or have grown in a way that’s either different from the ideal or in comparison to your other teeth.
Dental contouring is a cosmetic procedure and it is most commonly used on the upper teeth that are visible when you smile – the central, lateral and canine teeth.
As well as improving the aesthetics of your smile, tooth contouring can also be beneficial to your overall oral hygiene. For example, if contouring is used to fix an overlap, you will find that it is easier to keep your teeth clean after the treatment is completed. In turn, this will enable you to better prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
In some cases, dental contouring might not be the most appropriate choice. This is normally because there are other underlying problems that need to be addressed – such as tooth decay or alignment problems. Your dentist will be able to discuss these issues with you and help to determine the best course of treatment.
If you’ve decided to get your teeth contoured or re-shaped, it’s likely that you’ll need to visit the dentist two or three times before the work is completed.
During the first visit, the dentist will discuss the options with you and examine your teeth to make sure that dental contouring is the right choice. This may also involve getting your teeth x-rayed.
The second visit will be when the majority of the contouring work is carried out. Using a number of different tools, including a drill and polishing equipment, the dentist will carefully remove small amounts of tooth to carve it into a more attractive shape. Since only tiny parts of the outermost layer of tooth are removed, most patients go through the procedure without anaesthetic and without feeling any pain.
Depending on how much work needs to be carried out, the reshaping session usually takes between thirty minutes and one hour.
In most cases, the dentist will want to see you again for a third, follow-up appointment. During this visit, your teeth will be examined and minor touch-ups might be made. You’ll also have the chance to ask your dentist any questions.
At Museum Dental Suites, we typically charge £150 to £300 per tooth for cosmetic dental contouring. You will get a discount if you have several teeth treated at once. Tooth reshaping is an affordable cosmetic treatment that can dramatically improve your smile.
If you’re curious about whether tooth contouring could help to improve your smile, or if you have any other questions or concerns about your dental hygiene, please don’t hesitate to contact Museum Dental Suites on 0207 183 0886.
Our suites are situated in central London and we have worked hard to create a relaxing atmosphere where our patients can feel at ease. We offer a variety of cosmetic dental services and our team will be happy to discuss your needs in great detail to ensure the finished result is a smile you can feel proud of.
Highly recommend Museum Dental Suite. Their work is of the highest calibre, professional and friendly. I'm very thankful they for excellent aftercare advice and for making me relaxed and so well treated. I've recommended them to both my family and friends.
I have been undertaking a cosmetic treatment (Invisalign) for around eight months here, off the back of a recommendation of a friend who had the same treatment. The professionalism and perfectionism with which my treatment was delivered was outstanding, as was the general service and were all of the staff I encountered.
My dentist Dr. Wahab Shakir was particularly great, with a friendly, reassuring manner and an eye for detail. He always went above and beyond, without ever being asked.
I'm now almost at the end of my treatment and couldn't be more pleased with how treatment has gone. Given the service and end result I'd also consider it excellent value for money.
Keep up the good work Museum Dental Suites!
Firstly what a great dentist, all the staff were friendly and very helpful as this was my first time here.
I had called for an emergency appointment due to a sudden cracked tooth and Dr Wahab Shakir despite the end of day fast approaching (30 minutes till close) he said he would see me.
The treatment was not straight forward due to the crack but Dr Shakir after a lengthy time managed to save the tooth/restore it and prevent what I believe most dentists would have done which install a crown - Thank you!
Highly recommend this dentist and service and I am grateful for not only seeing me within an hour but also staying passed closing time and finally for doing a Stella job.
This is a top notch dentist who makes you feel at ease which for someone liked me is important. The staff are very professional, polite, courteous and friendly. Marios, my dentist is extremely patient and cares about your dental care and the service you receive. Just received my new dentures and they have been done to a very high standard and am very pleased. I have nothing but praise for the staff and the treatment/service I received.
Best dentist ever hands down. Least painful and least scary experiences here (I'm usually really scared of going to the dentist, and even find the initial anaesthetic injection painful) - they really care about the patient, and making sure you're comfortable, results are also fab. Seriously can't imagine a better dentist!
After lots of research I was very happy with the results and the service at Museum Dental. 100% I would recommend to a friend. I couldn't be more pleased.