Tatiana Barton, DDS

Dr. Barton received her D.D.S. degree from New York University College of Dentistry following her education at the State University of New York College at Purchase...

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144 Morgan Street, Suite 6
Stamford, CT 06905
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Posts for: April, 2015

By Tatiana Barton, DDS
April 15, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

Cosmetic ContouringTransform your smile with one simple and non-invasive cosmetic dentistry technique.

What is cosmetic contouring?

Often referred to as simply tooth reshaping, this cosmetic dentistry shaves down a minimal amount of tooth enamel to change the shape, appearance or length of your teeth. This procedure is non-invasive, does snot require anesthesia and is one of the most inexpensive ways to improve the overall appearance of your smile.

In what ways can cosmetic contouring improve my smile?

If you are looking to make subtle changes to your smile then your Stamford, CT dentist may recommend cosmetic contouring. This includes issues like small dental chips, extremely pointy teeth, misshapen teeth and teeth that only slightly overlapping. These dental problems can be improved through cosmetic contouring.

What should I expect from my cosmetic contouring treatment?

When you come in to see your Stamford, CT dentist for cosmetic contouring you won’t experience any pain or discomfort during your treatment. Since we are only removing a small amount of the outer layer of your teeth, you won’t feel a thing!

We will mark the areas of your tooth to be contoured with a pen and then use a sanding tool to carefully remove the dental flaws from the surface of your teeth. Once this is complete, we will smooth and polish the tooth.

What are the benefits of cosmetic contouring?

We’ve already mentioned that you can improve your smile without having to deal with anesthesia or procedural discomfort. This alone is ideal for our patients. Furthermore, the cost of this treatment is significantly less than other cosmetic dentistry procedures.

If you are looking to get cosmetic contouring to get rid of minor overlaps you can also decrease your chances of developing cavities and gum disease when you opt for cosmetic contouring. Since it’s easier for plaque and tartar to build up in hard-to-reach spots between teeth, by removing these overlaps we can protect the health of your smile.

If you want to give your smile a little reshaping to improve those pearly whites, then it’s time to talk to your Stamford, CT dentist about whether cosmetic contouring could be the right dental treatment for you. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Tatiana Barton, DDS today!


Imagine how different things would have been for movie star James Dean, had he not managed to replace the front teeth he lost as a youngster. According to one biography of the 1950s heartthrob, Dean's teeth were knocked out while he was swinging around on a homemade trapeze. Because his smile was restored, Dean was able to land the plumb movie roles that catapulted him to stardom.

This is perhaps the ultimate example of how a smile makeover can create new opportunities for a person. But opinion polls confirm that nearly 90% of adults feel an attractive smile is an important social and career asset. And, an almost equal percentage of adults feel that their smile could use some improvement.

Are you unhappy with your smile? Is a smile makeover something you've ever thought about? Dear Doctor magazine has come up with a great list of questions you can ask yourself to figure out if you would benefit from this life-changing experience:

  1. Do you avoid smiling in photos?
  2. Are you conscious about spaces and gaps in your teeth?
  3. Are your teeth making you look older than you feel?
  4. Have you held back a smile?
  5. Do you feel that your teeth are stained or too yellow?
  6. Do you hold your hand up in front of your mouth when speaking or laughing?
  7. Do you notice areas of excessive tooth wear that make your smile look older?
  8. Do you have little teeth and a gummy smile?
  9. Are your teeth crooked, chipped or crowded?
  10. Do you wish you had someone else's smile?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please come in and see us. We have an amazing array of cosmetic procedures available to us — far more than what was available to James Dean in the 1950s. These options range from relatively inexpensive teeth whitening treatments to more permanent cosmetic solutions such as porcelain crowns and veneers. Together we can come up with a plan to give you the smile you've always dreamed about.

If you would like more information about what a smile makeover could mean for you, please contact us or schedule an appointment. You can learn more about smile makeovers by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Beautiful Smiles by Design.” Dear Doctor also has more on “The Impact of a Smile Makeover.”

Questions or Comments?
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