Teeth reshaping, or dental contouring or odontoplasty is a cosmetic dentistry procedure performed by professionals to enhance the aesthetic appeal of teeth and smiles. This procedure involves the precise removal of small amounts of enamel or tooth structure to refine and reshape the teeth' overall size, shape, or length. This procedure is typically done to correct imperfections such as chipped or uneven teeth, overlapping teeth, irregular tooth contouring, or small gaps between teeth.

When is Teeth reshaping recommended?

Minor Imperfections

When there are small irregularities, chips, or rough spots on the tooth surfaces that can be improved to enhance the overall appearance.

Pointy or Jagged Teeth

For addressing excessively pointed or unevenly shaped teeth that affect smile symmetry.

Mild Crowding

In cases with slight overcrowding of teeth, reshaping can help create a more balanced and uniform appearance.

Uneven Tooth Length

Adjust the length of slightly longer or uneven teeth, achieving a more harmonious smile.

Tooth Contour Harmony

As part of a smile makeover, teeth reshaping complements other cosmetic treatments like dental bonding or veneers to achieve optimal aesthetic results.

How are Bonding and Tooth reshaping related?

Bonding is a dental procedure where a tooth-coloured resin material is applied and bonded to the teeth to improve their appearance. During teeth reshaping, it addresses minor imperfections such as small chips, cracks, or gaps. The resin is carefully applied and sculpted to enhance the teeth' shape, size, or colour. Bonding is a quick and relatively inexpensive option for improving the aesthetics of teeth without the need for more invasive procedures like veneers or crowns.

Aftercare tips

  •  Don't eat hard or crunchy foods for a few days after teeth reshaping to allow the teeth to adjust and reduce the risk of chipping or breaking.
  •  Maintain good oral hygiene and prevent plaque or bacteria build-up by consistently brushing and flossing your teeth.
  •  Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles and practice gentle brushing techniques to prevent any harm to the reshaped teeth.
  •  Avoid chewing on pens, ice, or other non-food items that can stress or damage the teeth.
  •  Ensure the health of your teeth after reshaping by scheduling regular dental check-ups and cleanings.
  •  When participating in sports or other activities that have the potential to harm your teeth, it is important to wear a mouthguard.
  •  Follow any specific instructions your dentist provides on how to care for your reshaped teeth and maintain their appearance and function.