Do My Teeth Need Contouring?

We offer a number of cosmetic treatments designed to improve the appearance of your smile, including teeth whitening and even lifelike restorations in the form of porcelain veneers. However, to help reshape teeth in just a single visit we may discuss contouring. Do you teeth need contouring?

Frequently Asked Questions About Tooth Contouring

Question: How does contouring work?

Answer: With this procedure, we gently buff away a small amount of tooth structure to provide cosmetic improvement. The entire procedure can be conducted in a single setting and allows us to address a number of issues with the shape of a tooth.

Question: What issues can this address?

Answer: We often use the procedure to remove any pits or grooves in the tooth’s surface. We can also reshape damaged or malformed teeth, such as chipped or overly pointed teeth.

Question: Do you also perform bonding in the same visit?

Answer: Yes, we often perform them in the same visit. Instead of removing tooth structure, bonding involves applying a composite resin to the tooth to repair chipped teeth, close gaps between teeth, and mask permanent teeth stains. The procedure can also be done in one sitting.

Question: What risks do damaged teeth pose for my oral health?

Answer: If you chip or otherwise damage a tooth, please see us right away. We can use bonding, contouring, or even a crown or veneer to restore the tooth to full function and health. Otherwise, damage can expose the inner sensitive structure to bacteria, allowing decay and possibly even an infection to form. To avoid discomfort, as well as the risks posed to your tooth’s stability, give us a call right away.