Cosmetic tooth reshaping and contouring is a dental procedure to correct crooked, chipped, cracked or even overlapping teeth in just one session, by reshaping the patient’s own teeth. This process involves removal of a very small amount of tooth structure to alter the length, shape or position of your teeth and achieve a more desirable appearance. Chipped or fractured areas are smoothed out and specific angles or edges can be rounded or squared to alter the way your smile looks.
Contouring can create better alignment or create a more feminine or masculine appearance. It is sometimes done to prevent chipped areas from getting worse. Recontouring of the teeth is generally done with no discomfort to the patient and no anesthetic. Often it is done in conjunction with bleaching as a very conservative and inexpensive approach to a beautiful smile.
Nevertheless, we also offer Invisalign, the invisible alternative to braces, for more complex orthodontic needs