By Constance E. Smith, DDS
March 13, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Contouring and Reshaping
Do you have teeth that are crooked, bent, misshapen, or cracked? How about teeth that are so misaligned that it's difficult to offer up an earnest smile to anyone?
Fortunately for you, your smile doesn't have to stay crooked, as Connect. Create. Smile Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is the leader in rejuvenating dental health across the Jackson, MI, area. That's because it offers a variety of different dental procedures, so you can present a beautiful smile to each and every onlooker. After all, straightening teeth that are bent or crooked and filling in those that have chips or cracks allows you to have more confidence in your smile - which gives you a greater reason to smile to begin with!
For teeth that have deficiencies like those mentioned above, contouring and reshaping them to perfection is a viable option conducted right at Dr. Constance E. Smith's office. The contouring procedure is cosmetic in nature though it can also be used to enhance other restorative periodontal procedures such as crown lengthening or gum pocket reduction.
The treatment itself involves scalpels, lasers, or radiosurgery; the option that best fits your own dental needs should be discussed by you and your dentist. Whichever treatment option you choose, the recovery period afterward will typically take between a few days and a few weeks, depending on how comprehensive your procedure was, before your mouth is fully healed.
You can help your pain feel at ease more quickly when you:
- Take over-the-counter pain reliever medications like Tylenol or Advil (but not aspirin, which leads to bleeding)
- Eat only soft foods for at least a few days following surgery
- Heed your dentist's instructions exactly about how to brush your teeth while your mouth heals
Even if you're already perfectly happy with your smile, Dr. Smith gives free stuff to the winners of her Tuesday Dental Trivia question, which is different every week and posted on her Facebook page! The gift for a correct Dental Trivia answer is a $10 gift card for Jackson Coffee Company, and the connections she makes with Facebook participants is priceless.
If you'd like more information on why contouring and reshaping your teeth help revitalize your grin or how you can get in on a piece of the Dental Trivia action every Tuesday, give one of Dr. Smith's helpful dental associates at Connect. Create. Smile Family & Cosmetic Dentistry a call today at (517) 787-7520 for the leading dental solutions your mouth's been missing!