What is tooth contouring and reshaping?

Tooth contouring and reshaping is a simple cosmetic dental service we provide to make minor adjustments in your smile. Although tooth contouring involves making small changes, it can make a noticeable difference in the appearance of your smile. During the tooth contouring and reshaping process, our skilled dentist removes small amounts of the tooth enamel (the outermost layer of the tooth) to adjust the appearance of your teeth. Because the enamel has no feeling, tooth contouring in Sonoma, California, is a completely painless treatment. You can rest assured that your appointment for tooth contouring and reshaping will require the use of no shots or needles. For most of our patients, tooth contouring and reshaping can be completed in just one short appointment at our comfortable office.

Do I need tooth contouring and reshaping?

Dr. Jeffrey Lopes, who has received advanced cosmetic training at the Las Vegas Institute, may recommend tooth contouring if you would like to correct the following minor tooth flaws:

  • Slight tooth overlapping
  • Bumps or dimples on the surface of the tooth
  • Teeth that appear too long or too pointed
  • Teeth with uneven or jagged edges
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth

In some cases, we combine dental bonding with tooth contouring and reshaping for aesthetic results. For more information on how we can use tooth contouring to enhance the beauty of your smile, we invite you to contact our office today.