Cosmetic teeth contouring & reshaping, which is also referred to as enameloplasty in Dubai, is a cosmetic dental procedure which aims at removing small amounts of tooth enamel (the outer covering of the tooth) to change the shape, length or surface of one or more teeth. People who opt for tooth contouring and reshaping in Dubai are usually unhappy because of the minor imperfections in their smile.
The Need for Teeth Contouring & Reshaping
One can have minor imperfections in teeth because of the following reasons;
- Gum infection
- Injury physical trauma on teeth
- Tooth decay
- Tooth cavity
- Mouth infection
Having slight damage in teeth make your smile unappealing and can also lead you to have low self-esteem and less self-acceptance. The major goal of enameloplasty in Dubai is to remove the small teeth problems, including uneven tooth length, slight overlaps, and botched tooth edges.
How to Choose the Right Teeth Contouring & Reshaping Dentist In Dubai
Having a successful cosmetic teeth contouring & reshaping procedure depends on choosing the right cosmetic dentist who is an expert in cosmetic teeth contouring procedures. A good cosmetic dentist should be a board-certified doctor, as well. Other characteristics of a good cosmetic dentist include;
- He should be able to show you photos of previous teeth contouring & reshaping procedures.
- He should have good reviews from previous patients.
- He should have a keen artistic eye.
- His focus should be on the safety and care of the patient.
- He should have a good aesthetic sense.
Note that cosmetic teeth contouring is performed by a professional cosmetic dentist and not by any medical aestheticians.
After selecting the right dentist for your cosmetic teeth contouring procedure, the next step is having a detailed consultation. During this session, you and your dentist will discuss why you need the procedure and what you hope to achieve. You will also discuss your expectations, the whole procedure, including teeth contouring & reshaping cost in Dubai, and everything that will be involved until your recovery period.
Right before the procedure, the cosmetic dentist is going to check your medical history as well as if you are or have had been taking any medications. He will also physically examine your teeth and gums in detail. He will further take X-rays and photos so that you can see the difference after the procedure.
Before the teeth contouring or any other procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical, you should have a healthy lifestyle. You should follow a proper diet plan and exercise regularly. You should take the recommended medications properly. You should stop smoking a week before the procedure. You should discontinue alcohol consumption and also avoid taking drugs that include aspirin. Use of Anti-inflammatory drugs should also be halted. You should not drink or eat anything a few hours before the procedure.
The procedure is performed on an Outpatient basis, and no overnight stay is required by the candidate.
Teeth contouring Dubai takes about an hour to get performed, and no anesthesia is required.
Your cosmetic dentist is going to mark the teeth with a pencil or a pen to highlight the areas which need to be contoured and sculptured. Afterward, several surgical tools, for instance, a sanding drill with a fine diamond bur or a laser is used to eliminate fractions surface enamel. Similarly, fractured or chipped teeth are smoothened, and specific edges are rounded. Abrasive strips are placed between the teeth to smoothen and reshape the sides of teeth. After the proper alignment is done, the dentist will give final touches, and in the end, the teeth are polished to make them look refreshed.
The procedure can be combined with dental bonding and with other dental whitening techniques. It is considered an alternative to dental braces Dubai.
A day or a two is required by the candidate to get fully recovered. You can expect slight swelling around the treated area, which subsides in two to three days. You can have bruising in the surrounding gums and cheeks because of the use of the surgical instruments; however, it will be tackled with medications. There will be discomfort while eating, and pain killers will be prescribed if pain elevates. The treated tooth will become comparatively more sensitive for some time, but it should not last for a day or two.
Over the regular interval of time, you will have follow-up appointments with the cosmetic dentist to tighten the wires and to manipulate the aligners.
It is important to follow any guidelines or instructions given by the plastic surgeon for faster healing and to avoid complications or risks
You will have to take all the medicines prescribed by your doctor. You can use ice packs and compresses to reduce swelling in the treated area. You will be recommended some topical ointments to be applied to the treated tooth and gums to improve their health. Antibiotics will be prescribed to reduce the risk of infection. You will have difficulty in eating and chewing, and therefore you will be recommended to have light and soft food.
In some cases, eating ice-cream is recommended by the dentists. You will be guided to brush more than one times in a day to maintain oral hygiene. You will have to do flossing after every meal to keep the treated area away from all the germs and residue. For prolonged sensitivity, a medicated mouthwash and toothpaste will be prescribed.
Risks & Complications
Fewer risks are associated with teeth contouring and reshaping treatment. These risks are very important to be discussed with your cosmetic dentist before the procedure. However, the possible teeth contouring and reshaping risks include;
- Teeth Breakage
- Subtle Changes
- Recurrence of the same issues
Ideal Candidate for Teeth Contouring & Reshaping
Before undergoing a teeth contouring and reshaping in Dubai, you must fulfill the following candidacy criteria;
- You need tiny adjustments in your teeth structure.
- You have a tooth which is slightly crooked, too pointy or one side sticks out more than the other.
- You have bumps or pits in the enamel.
- You have plaque and tartar in the specific tooth areas.
- You have strong tooth roots.
- You do not smoke.
- You are over 18.
The permanent results are visible within two to three days.
Benefits of Teeth Contouring & Reshaping
Various diverse benefits are enjoyed by the candidates, which include;
- Small tooth defects get removed.
- Your teeth get a refined shape and contouring.
- Your smile gets enhanced aesthetically.
- Your oral hygiene also gets improved.
- Your overall personality is upgraded appealingly.
- It is a possible alternative to the braces.
- It is a minimally invasive
- It is a painless
- It requires no downtime.
- It boosts your self-esteem.
Get in Touch
At Aesthetics by Kings College Hospital, we have some of the leading dental surgeons in Dubai. Our plastic surgeons are board-certified and focus on the safety and care of every patient in a compassionate environment with state-of-the-art facilities. To book a free consultation, get in touch using the contact details given, and one of our patient-care staff will book an appointment for you.