What Is Cosmetic Contouring & Reshaping?

Teeth contouring and reshaping is a painless procedure that removes some of your enamel to change the form of your tooth or teeth. Contouring & reshaping is perfect for people who have a minor defect or imperfection in one or more teeth. Like with all of our cosmetic procedures here at Gentle Dental, the process starts with a consultation exam to determine the best course of action. If contouring & reshaping is right for you, we’ll schedule an appointment for the procedure. Teeth contouring & reshaping procedures can typically be done in one day, meaning you won’t have to deal with the hassle of coming back into the office multiple times in order to see results. If you’re a Southern Maine area resident looking to improve the look of your smile using cosmetic dental procedures, please feel free to contact us at one of our three offices in South Portland, Biddeford, or Topsham!

How Does Teeth Contouring & Reshaping Work?

Teeth contouring & reshaping is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, meaning it’s painless, and patients do not need any pain medications or numbing agents. The dentist will start by carefully removing some enamel off the tooth or teeth using a drill or a laser to achieve the desired shape. Next, a material that matches the natural color of your teeth will be applied to the tooth that has been reshaped. This material will then be polished, making it unnoticeable that any work has been done to that tooth. When the procedure is finished, you’ll walk out of our office with a smile on your face that you can be proud of! 

What Are The Benefits Of Cosmetic Contouring & Reshaping?

Contouring & reshaping is the perfect cosmetic procedure for anyone who has imperfections in their smile like misshapen teeth, teeth varying in length, and receded gums. Other than the improved appearance of your smile, contouring and reshaping can fix cracked, chipped, crooked, or improperly aligned teeth, as well as make it significantly easier to clean the areas between your teeth. Contouring & reshaping can also be combined with other cosmetic dental procedures to give you a complete smile makeover!

Contact Gentle Dental Maine!

If you have any questions about contouring & reshaping or are looking into having cosmetic dental work done in the southern Maine area, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Gentle Dental Maine! We provide general, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dentistry services at each of our offices in South Portland, Biddeford, and Topsham. Give us a call at any one of our offices, or if you’re not yet a patient with us, please fill out the new patient form on our website!