Tooth Reshaping – Dental Contouring
Tooth reshaping, also called dental contouring, is a cosmetic dentistry technique that removes small amounts of enamel. Tooth reshaping, also called dental contouring, is a cosmetic dentistry technique that removes small amounts of tooth enamel in order to change the shape, length, or surface of one or more teeth. The shape of teeth and gums can significantly impact a smile. Tooth shaping involves removing 1-2mm of enamel from the outer edges of teeth. It can shorten long teeth, round off pointed teeth or change the tooth shape for a more pleasing smile. The procedure is generally quick and painless. Only surface enamel is removed in tooth reshaping and dental contouring, there’s generally no discomfort during the procedure and no anesthesia is required. This is a very inexpensive process to improve your smile. Cost is $50 to $300 per tooth depending on the amount of work. If the damage was caused because of an auto accident it may be covered by insurance.