Tooth Contouring & Reshaping

Little defects in the appearance of your teeth could draw a lot of attention and cause you to refrain from smiling in public. These minor defects can be corrected using an affordable, minimally invasive procedure known as tooth contouring and reshaping.

Tooth contouring involves the removal of a small portion of the tooth enamel with a dental drill in order to sculpt the tooth into a more aesthetically pleasing shape and also to help the tooth fit better in the mouth. This is followed by polishing the tooth to give it a smoother finish. Contouring is mostly done for the canines and the upper front incisors, as these are the most visible teeth.

At Dental Arts, we use tooth contouring and reshaping to correct the following defects:

  • Uneven tooth length
  • Tooth edges that are too flattened or pointy
  • Slight overlaps
  • Small chips
  • Minor bite problems caused by teeth touching unevenly upon contact

Before beginning the contouring procedure, we will first examine your teeth to understand how reshaping could correct your problems. This will involve ensuring that the teeth being contoured would look better and there would be no bite issues after reshaping. We may also take an X-Ray to understand how far the inner tissue of the tooth is from the area being contoured. Since the enamel is non-living, you will most likely not need an anesthetic during the procedure. You will only feel some vibration in your tooth as we smoothen and polish it. The procedure can be completed in about half an hour. Reshaped teeth are prone to sensitivity, which only lasts for a day or two.

If that small chip in your front tooth or that extra-pointy canine is bothering you, teeth contouring and reshaping can help. Call the office of Dental Arts at (414) 214-0866 to know more about this procedure.

Our Happy Customers

"I can not thank the staff at Dental Arts Associates enough for their immediate help last night and again today. Dr Zak Rosen is funny, down to earth and just awesome. I will be switching to them for all my work, even through they are out of network. The office was immaculate, have new equipment and they are all just great. Thanks again Dr Zak!"


"I was in the market for a new dentist (actually I really liked my old dentist, but the organization had too many flaws so I left) and Dental Arts was recommended to me. I'm so glad I took the recommendation. Dental Arts does a lot of the little things that make the experience as best as it can be. I always get greeted and seen quickly upon my arrival. The work that Dr. Zach has done on me has been efficient and done really well, and he's always sharing the things I need to know and will answer any questions. If I had anything to gripe about it would be that sometimes the front desk will ask questions or explain things in very technical terms, which can be confusing. Many of us aren't in the field so we need things explain in more laymen's terms. This is simply something I noticed, but I will continue to be a patient here for the long run. Highly recommended!"


"I had a very good experience today. I am very afraid when it comes to dentist and pain. I felt do pain whatsoever. I would recommend Dental Arts to anyone. Most of my family comes here also. All I can say is Great Job!!!"

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