Ever wondered if there is a way to make your teeth look straighter without braces? Teeth contouring is the way.
Dr. Fry can help you have a confident smile by gently using a diamond drill bit to shape, smooth and contour your teeth. By slightly shaving the obtrusive edges of your front teeth they not only look straighter, but often times are even stronger. The inclisial (bottom) edge of your front teeth are sometimes thin, brittle and weak, often times causing cracking. By slightly shortening the tooth, the inclisial edge becomes thicker and more stable.
This process doesn't cause tooth sensitivity because this shaping only removes the top 1 tenth (.01) of a millimeter. This means the top 2 millimeters of enamel, the protective outer layer, stays fully intact and strong. Enamel is a mineral that body makes and it is the second hardest substance on earth, just after diamond. This super strong material is what makes your teeth durable and strong, while protecting the softer denton, cementum and pulp inside of tooth. The nerves are stored in the pulp, along with blood vessels and connective tissues. This is the only living part of your tooth.
A recent review of Dr. Fry on Yelp commented on how much this "contouring technique enhancing [her] smile" (Susan H). She had this done over 15 years ago, and is still loving her smile.
Additionally, countouring and shaping your teeth often helps promote a healthy mouth by removing creases and crevasses for plaque to reside. Most importantly it can help you feel proud and invested in your smile, inspiring good oral health care!
These posts are written by Dr. Fry and his daughter Lily. An aspiring Dentist, she is passionate about sharing dental information, tips and anthropological understandings.