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Tooth Contouring

Tooth Contouring

If you have one or more teeth that are misshapen or vary in length, our team at Pax Dental can help. With cosmetic contouring treatment, our doctors can smooth down your teeth to fit the size and shape that you want, leaving you with a naturally new and beautiful smile. 

Cosmetic contouring is a service designed to improve the shape of your teeth and enhance the overall appearance of your smile. In the cosmetic tooth contouring procedure, our dentists and team remove small amounts of tooth enamel, which is the protective outer layer of the tooth. By making careful changes to the shape of the enamel, we correct cosmetic dental flaws and give your smile a more attractive appearance. In certain cases, we may recommend combining cosmetic contouring with dental bonding to achieve optimal results. Our team is typically able to complete cosmetic contouring in just one visit to our office, so you can achieve a more beautiful smile after a single appointment!

We may suggest cosmetic tooth contouring in order to make minor aesthetic changes to the size, length, surface or shape of your teeth. Tooth contouring can be used to correct:

  • Slight tooth overlapping

  • Irregularly shaped teeth

  • Teeth that appear too long or too large

  • Dips, bumps or other imperfections on the tooth surface

  • Chipped or cracked teeth

  • Adjacent teeth of unequal length

  • Teeth that look too pointed

Tooth contouring is a great choice for patients who are interested in making subtle changes to their smile to achieve a more inviting aesthetic. If you think cosmetic contouring may be the solution you need to enhance your smile, we welcome you to call or visit our office today. We are eager to help you reach all of your goals for your smile!

What is contouring?

These terms refer to the cosmetic removal of a small layer of enamel from the teeth. Removing enamel allows our dentists to change a tooth's shape and enhance its appearance.

Do I need contouring?

Contouring can remove small chips or pits in the surface of a tooth, remove “points” from the canines, and correct irregular tooth shapes. Bonding and contouring is a cost-effective way to revitalize your smile.

Why tooth contouring?

Tooth contouring:

  • Brings the focal point of your smile to the teeth

  • Is often used in porcelain veneers cases

  • Offers quick healing time and minimal discomfort