Tooth Contouring & Reshaping in

Little defects in the appearance of your teeth may cause you to refrain from smiling. Fortunately, these minor defects can often be corrected using an affordable, minimally invasive procedure known as tooth contouring and reshaping.

Tooth Contouring & Reshaping in Wauwatosa

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 most commonly used 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 issues:

  • 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.

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Review from Hannah S.
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Hannah S.

Friendly staff, clean office, personable hygienist, good dentist. It all adds up!! They did an amazing job dealing with my dental anxiety and were accomodating, kind, and thorough. I’ve never left the dentist feeling so good before!
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Liz G.

Dental Arts is the absolute best! Dr. Mike helped me with an emergency tooth situation, right before I was leaving for a weekend away. He stayed late, and ensured it was perfectly done. If you want excellent teeth and amazing customer service, this is the place to go!
Review from Carolyn R.
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Carolyn R.

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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Dr. Zachary F. Rosen
Dr. Zak received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dentistry in 2013.

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