Tooth Contouring & Reshaping

Sometimes, the little defects in your teeth can attract more attention than you’re comfortable with. Dental Solutions of Mississippi can help with a minimally invasive and relatively inexpensive procedure known as tooth contouring.

Tooth Contouring & Reshaping – Canton, MS

Sometimes, the little defects in your teeth can attract more attention than you’re comfortable with. A tiny chip in your front tooth, mismatch in tooth size, extra-pointy canines – even if it’s only you who notices, Dental Solutions of Mississippi can help with a minimally invasive and relatively inexpensive procedure known as tooth contouring.

How It Works

The procedure involves removing a small amount of enamel with a drill or dental laser (such as Solea) to sculpt the tooth into the shape you desire. After it is sculpted, the tooth is polished for a smooth finish.

There are several cosmetic imperfections that can be corrected with tooth contouring, including small chips, uneven tooth length, slight overlaps, and unflattering tooth edges. Contouring can even correct minor bite problems.

What to Expect

Once your dentist has determined that tooth contouring will help you achieve the smile of your dreams, you can plan to spend around 30 minutes on the procedure. Most often, tooth contouring only involves the removal of a small amount of enamel; because enamel does not have nerves, most people experience treatment without any anesthetic. The results will be immediate! There may be mild sensitivity to heat or cold after the procedure, the these symptoms usually subside within a day or two.

If you are interested in learning more about tooth sculpting, contact Dental Solutions of Mississippi to schedule an appointment.