RECONTOURING OR RESHAPING
Recontouring or reshaping of the teeth (also called odontoplasty, enameloplasty, stripping, or slenderizing) is a procedure in which small amounts of tooth enamel are removed to change a tooth's length, shape, or surface.
IS COSMETIC CONTOURING RIGHT FOR YOU?
This procedure is ideal for people with minor cosmetic dental problems. If you're generally happy with your smile but just wish your teeth were a bit shorter or slightly more even in size, this procedure may be the perfect fit for you
The main benefit of cosmetic contouring is that it provides instant results. The whole procedure generally takes less than a half hour, so you'll only need one short appointment with your dentist to get the results you want. And there are no nerves in your enamel, so there is no need to worry about pain.
At your appointment, your dentist will use a sanding disc or a fine diamond bur to remove small amounts of tooth enamel. To reach imperfections between teeth, your dentist may use a strip of sandpaper to shape and smooth the sides. Once shaped, your dentist will finish the process by polishing your tooth or teeth.