Aesthetic Recontouring

Are you unhappy with the shape or length of your teeth? In just one visit, our doctors can give you a perfectly even and balanced smile with aesthetic recontouring.

Aesthetic recontouring involves altering the tooth’s size, length, shape, and surface. It’s the most conservative cosmetic treatment available and can produce results that are similar to crowns, veneers, and orthodontics. Unlike these other treatments, aesthetic recontouring is minimally invasive (most patients don’t require anesthesia) and is completed in a single office visit.

Tooth Recontouring Process

To recontour your teeth, the doctor will remove small amounts of tooth enamel until the imperfection is eliminated and the desired shape or length is attained. Recontouring does not damage the dentin or pulp (sensitive inner layers of the tooth), so you will not experience pain during the procedure. Once your teeth have been evenly shaped, our doctors will polish the teeth for a smooth finish.

Aesthetic recontouring is an effective treatment that corrects a variety of minor tooth imperfections, including:

  • Small chips or breaks
  • Bulges or pits in the tooth enamel
  • Long canines
  • Irregular tooth shapes

One of our doctors will examine your unique case to determine if aesthetic recontouring is right for you. We may also recommend combining recontouring with cosmetic bonding for optimal results.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you’re interested in changing the shape of your teeth with aesthetic recontouring, call Expressions Dental. We create spectacular smiles for residents of Ames and much of central Iowa.