The goal of enamel contouring and reshaping is to change the size or shape of the teeth so that slightly damaged or out of proportion teeth are brought back into alignment with the rest. In essence a cosmetic procedure, it is most often performed on the upper central, lateral, and canine teeth. Reshaping can also be used to correct minor problems with bite and function.
Enamel contouring and reshaping takes place generally in one visit to our office, although a follow-up visit is sometimes necessary. We will take a “before” photograph to use as a reference. Then, using various tools, we carefully polish off small areas of the tooth surface enamel and reform 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.
Enamel shaping is a quick, painless, and inexpensive procedure can make a big difference in your smile. Because enamel shaping is relatively inexpensive and noninvasive, it is a good place to start changing your smile to the one that you have always wanted.
“A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.” – Annie Riophe