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Tooth reshaping and contouring

Tooth reshaping and contouring, is commonly used to alter the length, shape or position of your teeth
Tooth reshaping and contouring
Tooth reshaping and contouring, is commonly used to alter the length, shape or position of your teeth

What is Tooth reshaping and contouring

Tooth reshaping and contouring, is a procedure to correct crooked teeth, chipped or irregularly shaped teeth or even overlapping teeth in a single session. Tooth reshaping and contouring, is commonly used to alter the length, shape or position of your teeth. Contouring teeth may also help correct small problems with bite. It is common for bonding to be combined with tooth reshaping.

How is the tooth reshaping procedure performed?

  • Tooth contouring and reshaping takes place generally in one visit to the dentist's office, although a follow-up visit is sometimes necessary.
  • Often the dentist will take a "before" photograph to use as a reference.
  • Then, using various tools, the dentist carefully polishes off small areas of the tooth surface enamel and reforms the tooth into a more attractive shape.
  • The edges of the newly shaped tooth are smoothed and polished, completing the procedure.
  • An "after" photograph is made at this point so the differences can be easily seen. After contouring, the teeth are more uniform in shape and size making them appears less crowded and eye-catching imperfections are gone.
  • The length of the procedure is dependent on the amount of changes that are being made to the teeth, but can run from under 30 minutes to over an hour.