Sometimes the defects in a smile can
be corrected by what is called Cosmetic Contouring. For this
procedure, the cosmetic dentist merely re-shapes the teeth slightly to
make them more attractive. The cost is relatively modest, and nothing
artificial has to be attached to the teeth.
Doing this well requires artistic
talent on the part of the dentist. The teeth have to be shaped so that
they look natural and attractive. And then they have to be smoothed and polished to their original luster
Here is a cosmetic contouring case that was
treated by Dr. Chal. Both the upper and lower teeth appear out of
alignment because of irregularities in their incisal edges. A little
shaping, as you can see in the "after" photo below, does wonders for
their appearance, making them appear straight, yet not artificial.
Dr. Chal also did some tooth bonding on the lower incisor
that is on the patient's right side (the left side of the photo).
Notice how that tooth now looks like nothing artificial has been
done to it.
Cosmetic tooth contouring requires
artistic talent and the approach of a perfectionist like Phoenix cosmetic dentist Dr. Arthur Chal.