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What is Teeth Contouring?

There are several cosmetic dental treatments to improve your smile: dental bonding, teeth whitening, veneers. Which is the right choice for you? If your smile could be improved by refining the shape and size of your teeth to make them appear linear and your smile more streamlined, then teeth contouring might be the perfect treatment for you. Teeth contouring is a great option for patients who want to correct minor imperfections, such as teeth that are too long, slightly overlapping teeth, teeth with jagged edges, and more.

What is Teeth Contouring?

Teeth contouring is the process of gently polishing away a minimal portion of your tooth enamel to adjust the shape or texture of your teeth. Teeth contouring is an affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment where small changes can make a big difference. Teeth contouring is gentle, safe and minimally invasive. It can be completed in just one appointment and with no prep work. It’s a great choice for patients who want to improve their smile but don’t need major corrective work done to achieve an attractive, satisfying look.

How Can Teeth Contouring Improve Your Smile?

Teeth contouring can be used to correct minor smile imperfections and improve the overall look of your teeth:

  • Smooth ridges in your teeth
  • Shorten a too-long tooth to make your teeth all the same length
  • Refine pointy teeth for a softer look
  • Smooth jagged edges of teeth
  • Correct slightly overlapping teeth, which could save you from the need for orthodontics

Is Teeth Contouring Right for You?

Teeth contouring is a great choice for patients whose smile imperfections can be corrected by removing small portions of the teeth rather than adding more material to the teeth. If you need to lengthen teeth, widen teeth or fill in cracks, then teeth bonding may be a more appropriate choice.


At Modern Dentistry, Todd A. Pizzi, DDS, and Luciana Messina, DDS, are dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry services to patients and families in Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, contact our office by calling (508) 842-6356 today.