Mamelons: Do You Have Them?

What do you see when you look at your smile in photos? Do you see front teeth with smooth chewing borders? Or, do you notice upon closer inspection that the chewing edges of your front teeth have tiny bumps on them that you’ve had since your permanent teeth showed up … only most of your friends don’t have these bumps? No worries. This is completely natural and something we can address (if you wish) with dental contouring.

What Are Mamelons?

Those little bumps are the result of your tooth’s natural formation process, which includes the coming together of three separate lobes. The bumps often disappear over time, generally as the result of the natural wearing down process. However, a variety of reasons may cause them to stay. If you’re unhappy with them, we can fix that!

Are They Dangerous?

There’s no reason to get rid of your mamelons as they pose no threat to your oral health. They don’t pose a particular benefit either. However, you may wish to speak with us about dental contouring if you think they make your smile look inconsistent, too young, or if you just don’t really like them.

How Does Contouring Help?

Dental contouring is a quick, comfortable, convenient way to rid your smile of mamelons. If you’re unhappy with them esthetically, we will rely on contouring to carefully smooth them away with this buffing process. Brief, precise contact with a polishing instrument will leave your chewing edges smooth! Ready to learn more? Just give us a call.

Fix Problems With Dental Contouring

Talk with us about whether dental contouring is a good option to smooth your teeth. Call our Cleveland Family Dental office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.