Reshape Your Smile with Tooth/Gum Contouring
Symmetry is an important part of your smile’s appearance. When your gums are uneven or cover too much of your teeth, or if a tooth is not proportioned correctly compared to those around it, contouring may be the solution to improving your smile.
The art of reshaping your teeth and/or gums can provide a dramatic cosmetic improvement through conservative, minimally-invasive dental treatment.
Tooth contouring describes lightly sculpting a tooth’s outer layer of enamel to make it fit in more naturally with the teeth around it. It is often performed along with tooth bonding when one or more teeth require minor improvements. Tooth contouring is minor enough that you may not need local anesthesia, and is typically recommended to improve:
- Jagged tooth edges
- Teeth that are too long/large
- Irregularly-shaped teeth
- Slightly-overlapping teeth
- Teeth that are too pointy
- Minor cracks or rough spots on a tooth’s enamel
- And more
Disproportionate gums, a condition often referred to as a “gummy smile,” can be addressed by trimming away the excessive gum tissues. Gum contouring helps restore symmetry by reshaping your gum line, creating a more balanced frame for your teeth and smile. Because it is a surgical procedure, Dr. Khan will administer local anesthesia before he begins.