Tooth contouring – which is also known as tooth reshaping, enamel contouring, or dental contouring – is the process of shaping a natural tooth to improve its aesthetic appearance. It can be used to correct crowded or overlapping teeth, smooth rough edges and improve the shape of a tooth.
Why would I need a tooth contouring procedure?
Patients often undertake a tooth contouring procedure if they want to improve the appearance of their smile and boost self-confidence. Common issues that lead to the procedure include:
Chipped or fractured teeth
Unevenly shaped teeth
Pitted or grooved tooth enamel
What’s the procedure and cost?
Before work is carried out, a dentist will need to determine the individual’s suitability by conducting an examination and taking x-rays. The dentist may also use computer-imaging software to show the patient how their teeth will look once the procedure is finished.
The procedure itself is pain-free and does not require the use of an anaesthetic. It is also relatively inexpensive compared to other cosmetic dental treatments.
If you’re considering this treatment, our team of patient co-ordinators are on hand to help you find the most competitive price.
Pre-requisites for treatment
Not all patients are suitable candidates for tooth contouring. You must enjoy good dental health and have sufficient enamel on your natural teeth to avoid chipping or damage after treatment. Individuals with deep cracks, chips or decay in their teeth may not be good candidates for dental contouring because of the lack of tooth enamel.
If you’d like to find out more about tooth contouring and whether it is a suitable treatment for you, please get in touch with one of our patient co-ordinators who will be happy to discuss your requirements.