Tooth Contouring

Conservative Tooth Smoothing and Reshaping

The smallest imperfections on one or more teeth can often have the biggest impacts on your smile’s overall appearance. However, correcting such blemishes doesn’t always require drastic changes to your healthy, natural tooth structure. Cosmetic tooth contouring involves carefully sculpting the outer layers of a tooth’s enamel to improve its size, shape, and outline, or to smooth the texture of rough spots on its outer surface. Tooth contouring is designed to minimally invasive, which means your treatment will produce optimal results with minimal tooth sculpting. Though we can perform tooth contouring as a stand-alone procedure, it’s often combined with customized tooth bonding to address several different smile concerns at once.

The benefits of conservative tooth contouring

There are several reasons why we might recommend contouring a tooth. For example, if a tooth has a jagged edge, or is especially pointy or sharp, then contouring can provide a minimally invasive way of smoothing it out. If a small area of the tooth’s enamel is noticeably rough, then contouring could help make the tooth more uniform with the rest of your smile. Contouring may also be recommended for concerns such as:

  • An overlapping tooth edge
  • Teeth that are irregularly shaped
  • Teeth that seem too long
  • Pitted or bumpy areas of tooth enamel
  • And more

Learn more about cosmetic tooth contouring

Correcting a tooth’s contour and/or texture can have a dramatic on your smile’s overall appearance. To learn more about tooth contouring, schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation by calling Rodem Tree Dental in Rowlett, TX, today at 972-475-2321. We also proudly serve patients who live in Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.