“Everyone tells me vampires are sexy so I shouldn’t worry about it, but I really don’t like having pointy teeth,” Amber said. “When I was little, the other kids would tease me about them, and I don’t think I ever really have gotten over it. To this day, when I’m at work, dealing with a client, I always have this little bit of anxiety – are they looking at my teeth?”
Every tooth is unique. Your teeth can grow in a surprising variety of shapes and lengths. Not all of these make for a pleasant appearance, and some of them can even make it difficult to chew or talk correctly. In these instances, you’ll want to talk to your South Shore dentist about tooth contouring.
Tooth contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure in which a small amount of enamel is removed from the exterior of the tooth in order to change its appearance. Pointy teeth can become smooth; oddly shaped or bowed teeth can achieve a straighter appearance, and more. Your South Shore cosmetic dentist will speak with you at length before you have tooth contouring done, so you can have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve.
“I was nervous about having my teeth worked on, but discovered that sedation is available for cosmetic dentistry,” Amber said. “That helped me work up my courage and finally have my pointy teeth dealt with. Afterward, all I heard was compliments – even the people who’d told me they loved my pointy teeth say I look much better and happier now.”