Before-and-After-RecontouringRecontouring or reshaping the teeth is also called odontoplasty, enameloplasty, stripping, or slenderizing. By removing or shaping a small amount of enamel we can change a tooth’s length, shape and appearance. Rough edges can be smoothed, corners rounded and in only a few minutes, without anesthetic, a fairly dramatic result can be achieved.

Who Should Consider Recontouring?
Some imperfections that may be corrected with recontouring include:

  • Smoothing out uneven enamel
  • Fixing small chips
  • Adjusting uneven teeth
  • Removing small tooth overlap

Recontouring can also help improve overall dental health by reducing crevices or overlaps between teeth where plaque or tartar may accumulate.

Recontouring is one of the most conservative cosmetic procedures. It is an effective way to correct minor imperfections.  However, recontouring is not a substitute for veneers or bonding. Recontouring probably would not be the best course if your teeth have a major imperfection such as a deep chip or fracture.

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