What Is Tooth Reshaping And Dental Contouring?

Tooth reshaping and dental contouring are simple cosmetic treatments aimed at improving the looks of your smile. They are minimally-invasive procedures that are also accessible, thus being the preferred option for most patients. Below, we will explain what both procedures involve, and how they could benefit your case.

Tooth Reshaping

We use tooth reshaping to remove the enamel, which is the outer layer of teeth, in small bits. The removal allows the alteration of the shape of your tooth, its length, or its surface. A reduction and shaping of your teeth, even by a minimal margin, are often enough to improve their appearance. Tooth reshaping and contouring are usually paired with a bonding process afterward, where we place a tooth-colored composite in the desired teeth to better mold their shape.

How Is The Tooth Reshaping And Dental Contouring Procedure Like?

To reshape a tooth, we first use x-rays to see the level of reshaping and contouring needed in the procedure, and also to ensure that your teeth are healthy. Then, we mark your teeth to highlight the areas we want to work in, so we can proceed to use either a laser or a small drill to gently work on the enamel with abrasion. 

We will slowly eliminate the imperfections on your teeth so they can return to their former glory. Before finishing, we will smooth and polish your teeth to further improve their appearance.

Benefits Of Tooth Reshaping And Dental Contouring

Tooth reshaping and dental contouring allow you to have a better smile that can help to improve your self-confidence by giving you a better appearance. The procedure is rather quick, and there is no need to use anesthesia, as it is also painless. If you or someone you know wants to turn their teeth into authentic pearly whites, please contact us today.