Tooth Recontouring

Would you like to alter the shape of your front teeth? If there is a small defect in your smile that constantly draws your eye, then tooth contouring may be the solution for you. While chipped or uneven teeth are often minor aesthetic issues, they do stand in the way of having a perfect smile that can be easily remedied with tooth recontouring.

About Tooth Recontouring in NYC

Dental tooth recontouring offers a simple, a straightforward and inexpensive way to correct chipped, cracked or irregularly shaped teeth. It is a quick and painless procedure, where the results can be seen immediately. The goal of tooth recontouring is to improve the appearance of individual teeth in order to enhance the overall balance and look of your smile. Because of this, it can also be used in conjunction with other cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as teeth bleaching and whitening.

The Procedure

Tooth recontouring, also known as reshaping, is a procedure where small amounts of tooth enamel are removed to alter a tooth’s length, shape, or surface. One of our highly trained dentists uses a fine sanding technique to gently smooth small imperfections. This results in a neater appearance and more aesthetic shape to your teeth. By selectively reshaping very small areas of tooth enamel, we can shorten teeth that appear too long, round corners of teeth that appear too sharp, smooth chipped edges and even alter the front of a tooth to make it look narrower. This procedure is frequently performed to create more harmony and balance in a patient’s smile.

Because sensitive areas of the tooth are not affected, the procedure is painless, requires no anesthesia, and can often be done in a single visit.

Tooth Recontouring Benefits

Tooth recontouring is an effective treatment to correct minor oral imperfections, including:

  • Grooves or pits in a tooth’s enamel
  • Small chips and uneven edges
  • Irregular tooth shapes
  • Long teeth
  • “Pointy” teeth

Additionally, tooth recontouring can also help you raise the standard of your oral hygiene routine. Because recontouring is used to smooth bumps, trim overlapping teeth, and fix teeth that are shaped irregularly, it can result in removing crevices where food and plaque can build up. If you suffer from one or more of these problems, Dr. Mark Gross and Dr. Andrew Kaplan can work to correct the problems and give you a beautiful smile.

Book Your Consultation

If you are interested in tooth recontouring, your first step is to arrange a consultation with one of our dentists. It is important to know that not everyone will benefit from this procedure. Recontouring is designed for small corrections and minor imperfections. If you require significant work to your teeth, you may require a different treatment. First consulting with the dentists at DP5TH ensures that your expectations are in line with what can be achieved through this procedure.

That being said, tooth recontouring is inexpensive and noninvasive, making it a good place to start in changing your smile to meet your aesthetic goals. With a little tooth recontouring, we can make a big difference in the way you feel about your smile.

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