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Questions About Tooth Contouring? Take This Quiz

For patients who have been unhappy with their teeth, wishing for a way to gently sculpt them, it’s time to learn more about tooth contouring. You may have heard of this cosmetic treatment and made some assumptions about its uses and what to expect. However, rather than make guesses, we invite you to test your knowledge with a quick quiz. You can find out more about your most pressing questions, like how comfortable you can expect contouring to be and whether it is right for you.

Tooth Contouring Quiz: True or False?

  1. True or False: Tooth contouring is extremely comfortable, which means you will mostly likely not need any numbing.
  2. True or False: We can add length to your teeth or seal openings with contouring for a more beautiful smile.
  3. True or False: Contouring is an excellent way to make small changes, such as to even out your smile line or to smooth a pointed tooth.

Contouring Dental Quiz Answer Key

  1. True. This cosmetic treatment is gentle, so most patients do not require any anesthetic. Keep in mind, your comfort is a priority. We will monitor the way you are feeling and make accommodations as needed.
  2. False. If you are looking for a treatment that offers additional tooth tissue to achieve your smile goals, you should learn more about dental bonding. However, if you are looking for a way to reduce tissue then contouring is right for you. Using a gentle buffing instrument, we will carefully remove very small amounts of your tooth’s outermost layer, called enamel, to re-sculpt individual teeth. This can dramatically improve the look of your smile.
  3. True. If your smile looks asymmetrical because of uneven teeth, we can reduce those that are longer than the rest. Or, perhaps your teeth seem jagged or pointed – tooth contouring is an excellent option for smoothing out rough areas.


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.