Contouring and Reshaping Teeth

Posted by DENTAL SPECIALISTS OF NORTH FLORIDA on Jul 20 2021, 02:43 AM

Bright white teeth are an indication of good oral health. However, small imperfections like irregularities, small chips, or overlapping teeth can affect the appearance of your smile and affect your self-confidence.

Such imperfections can be easily corrected using cosmetic dental treatments like teeth contouring and reshaping.

In this article, our team of professionals at Dental Specialists of North Florida in Saint Augustine and Palm Coast, Florida, explains how contouring and reshaping the teeth can help enhance your looks.

What Is Teeth Contouring and Reshaping?

Sometimes, all you may need is a few millimeters of reduction in the right places to get that enhanced look you’ve always wanted. This is exactly what contouring and reshaping are designed for.

Contouring and reshaping the teeth can improve your smile by modifying the shape, length, and structure of your teeth. It involves the removal of enamel in certain areas to sculpt that perfect look.


To start the teeth contouring and reshaping procedure, you will first have to get a dental X-ray so that the dentist can assess your oral health. After this, the teeth that require correction are marked.

Next, the dentist will use dental instruments and abrasion techniques to contour and reshape the teeth. Drills and lasers are also used to remove parts of the enamel, if required. Surface imperfections are corrected using a sanding instrument while sandpaper-like strips are used to sculpt the sides of your teeth.

The final steps of contouring and reshaping include smoothening and polishing the teeth, after which you are good to go. 

This is a quick and easy way to improve your looks in a single visit to the dentist. 


Teeth contouring and reshaping are cosmetic dental treatments that will upgrade your smile. They are cost-efficient and deliver the following benefits:

  • Your teeth are trimmed or adjusted to get the desired shape
  • For overlapped teeth, these procedures make it easier to maintain your oral health and clean the teeth
  • Damage caused by teeth grinding can be reversed using these cosmetic treatments
  • The procedure is painless, inexpensive, and quick 
  • Corrects a variety of imperfections like chipped, crooked, and irregular teeth

To learn more about teeth contouring and reshaping, call Dental Specialists of North Florida at (904) 794-1000 or (386) 986-1000. You can also visit us at 10 Saint Johns Medical Park Drive, Suite C, Saint Augustine, FL 32086 and 3 Cypress Branch Way # 107, Palm Coast, FL 32164.

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3 Cypress Branch Way # 107, Palm Coast, FL 32164

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