Benefits of Tooth Contouring and Reshaping

Are you facing a minor defect in your teeth that you’d like to correct? Today, there are more dental treatments than just dental implants or veneers to fix cosmetic dental problems. Cosmetic dentistry has a lot to offer; from teeth whitening to teeth contouring and reshaping, it has come a long way.

Tooth contouring, also known as enamel shaping and contouring, is the process usually united with bonding and involves enhancing your dental appearance by removing or contouring dental enamel. It can involve modifying the length and shape of the teeth, and can also correct minor bite problems. Tooth reshaping or dental contouring is a conservative and inexpensive option to help improve the appearance of your smile.

Although reshaping and contouring are conventional approaches to altering the appearance of your teeth, it’s still imperative to understand the benefits of these procedures to see if they are right for you or not.


  • It helps you eliminate the possibility of braces in certain cases as they can make teeth appear a little straighter and remove minor overlapping.
  • It is a painless dental treatment. As only the surface enamel is removed in dental contouring and tooth reshaping, there is generally no discomfort during the treatment and anesthesia is used to reduce any discomfort.
  • It is one of the most inexpensive ways to improve the look of your teeth. The treatment generally ranges between$50 to $300 per tooth, depending on the amount of work required to reshape your teeth. If the damage was caused due to any kind of accident or trauma, your insurance company may pay some of the cost of your treatment.
  • It also helps in improving your dental health. Tooth contouring and reshaping treatments help in removing the minor overlaps and other imperfections where tartar and plaque can build up. Therefore, this treatment lowers the risk of decay and gum disease.
  • Tooth contouring and reshaping treatments are best for people who require subtle changes in their appearance. If you are interested in tooth contouring and reshaping, book an appointment with our office for a consultation with one of our expert dentists!