The Fine Art of Tooth Reshaping
A smile is a friendly way to welcome those around you and express self-confidence. But if you’re reluctant to share your smile with the world because of misshapen teeth or other dental imperfections, Dr. Rebecca Castaneda of Aesthetika Dental Center in San Francisco has the solution.
Dr. Castaneda is an expert cosmetic dentist and prosthodontist who can give you a dental makeover that will make you feel confident about your smile without the need for painful or expensive dental surgery. She’s a formally trained artist who combines her creative talents with her technical dental skills to reshape and restore your teeth to their most functional and beautiful form.
Tooth reshaping is an art
Reshaping your teeth for a uniform appearance and improved function is an artistic form of dental restoration, and Dr. Castaneda is a master of that art form. Through her expertise as both artist and dentist, she has an eye for aesthetics and meticulous attention to detail.
When your teeth are worn down, stained, or chipped, not only do they make you feel self-conscious about your smile, but they can’t function properly, either. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to restore your smile so your teeth are evenly spaced, uniformly shaped, and functioning optimally, so you have the best possible oral health.
Tooth reshaping can correct crooked, chipped, cracked, or overlapping teeth in a single visit, and is a relatively inexpensive way to get a subtle, yet effective, smile makeover. You can change the length of your teeth, correct an overlap, and straighten the appearance of your teeth through the fine art of tooth reshaping.
With every restorative and cosmetic dental procedure, Dr. Castaneda uses the most innovative and high-tech equipment available, including digital X-rays to ensure every enhancement is a perfect fit, both functionally and aesthetically.
How tooth reshaping transforms your teeth
Tooth reshaping, or dental contouring, is a process in which Dr. Castaneda removes a small amount of enamel from your teeth to change the shape or to improve the appearance of the surface of your teeth. Square teeth can be rounded, and pointy canine teeth can be filed down so they’re not as sharp.
Dr. Castaneda may use a sanding instrument or laser to minimize surface imperfections and reshape your teeth. After she achieves the desired shape, she polishes your teeth so they look their smoothest and brightest.
In addition to improving your overall appearance, contouring your teeth can also improve your bite so your teeth are better aligned. Plus, by reshaping overlapping teeth, you eliminate the potential for future dental problems by minimizing areas where plaque and tartar tend to accumulate.
Complementary cosmetic procedures
When you want more of a dramatic effect, Dr. Castaneda often combines other cosmetic dental procedures with tooth reshaping. Dental bonding, a process where she adheres a permanent resin to your teeth, can help fill in gaps and add shape to smaller teeth. Bonding can also improve the color of your teeth for a natural, attractive outcome.
Dental veneers are another complementary procedure that works well with tooth reshaping. Like bonding, veneers adhere to the surface of your teeth and are an instant remedy for yellow or stained teeth. Dr. Castaneda works with a master ceramist in Beverly Hills, who is also a former artist, to create custom porcelain veneers that fit perfectly and transform your teeth. Veneers are an ideal option for men and women who want that dazzling, flawless smile.
Learn more about the fine art of tooth reshaping and Dr. Castaneda’s comprehensive approach to cosmetic dentistry. When you’re ready to regain confidence and project a brighter, more uniform smile to the world, give us a call or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.