Contouring teeth is the process by which a dentist removes a small amount of tooth enamel to change the length, shape, or surface of a tooth. When a patient wishes to improve the beauty and balance of their smile, Dr. Orazio may recommend teeth contouring to:
- Repair chipped teeth
- Smooth bulges or pits in the enamel
- Correct misshapen teeth
- Adjust the length of canines
If your teeth have serious imperfections like a large chip or a deep fracture, teeth contouring may not be for you. This procedure is not meant to be a substitute for dental veneers, but is often used in conjunction with other aesthetic procedures.