Cosmetic dental contouring is a tooth-enhancing procedure that removes a mild amount of tooth enamel to improve the appearance of a fractured, chipped, or cracked tooth before the damage results in further dental problems. After receiving dental contouring, you may need to receive fluoride treatment to regain the original strength of the tooth.
Only teeth that still bear a healthy amount of tooth enamel can undergo cosmetic tooth contouring. Teeth that are damaged to the point of risking exposure to the dentin or pulp layer or received previous extensive dental work may benefit more from receiving a cosmetic dental crown to restore it to full health.
Any remaining tooth enamel that is in good health may be recommended for professional fluoride treatment after undergoing a cosmetic tooth contouring procedure. Dr. Bo Macdonald can also suggest a high-quality fluoride toothpaste to build up the tooth enamel mineral density so that it is not susceptible to the effects of tooth decay.
Results from significant dental studies report that fluoride exposure strengthens tooth enamel to keep tooth decay from developing. By receiving professional fluoride treatment you can keep the remaining tooth enamel in good shape for up to a lifetime of use.
If you are interested in further information regarding the process of cosmetic tooth contouring in Los Angeles, California, schedule a time to see our dentist at Bo Macdonald DDS by calling 310-954-3925 today.