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Tooth Recontouring in

Young man with beard and hat smilingRecontouring is also referred to as “tooth reshaping” or “dental sculpting” and is among the few instant cosmetic dental procedures that are available at a dental office. Dental reshaping or recontouring is perfect for quickly repairing chipped teeth, crooked teeth, teeth that overlap one another, and uneven or irregular teeth.

Another advantage of recontouring is that it can give you a more comfortable bite, which can relieve jaw muscles that may have been stressed due to improper alignment. These procedures can usually be completed in one session or can be slowly performed over the course of a number of shorter sessions to slowly phase in the changes to your mouth’s appearance. Not only is it fast, but it can be one of the most conservative ways to achieve the smile you desire.

The procedure at Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental essentially involves the moulding or remoulding of your teeth by Dr. Clark through the use of shaping instruments, rounding out or squaring off angles, straightening edges, and evening out dental lines. Recontouring can be combined with dental bonding, which involves the addition of composite resin to fill out a tooth or teeth where necessary, helping you achieve a more appealing, natural looking smile.

What to Expect

As cosmetic dentistry goes, this procedure is very quick and painless.

Investigation and Site Preparation

First, it is essential that the structural integrity of your teeth be protected. For this reason, Dr. Clark will take X-rays of your teeth to identify the amount of support each tooth has, relying on his expertise as a cosmetic dentist and extensive experience in dentistry to determine how much of the tooth can be safely removed during the shaping process. Keeping this in mind, Dr. Clark will use a pencil to mark out how your teeth will be shaped. This is done to provide guidance during the sculpting process.


After being properly marked out, Dr. Clark will skillfully trim away or minimize imperfections in your teeth using either a laser or a sanding drill. Anaesthetic is not usually needed. Once the problematic enamel has been removed from the front or bottoms of your teeth, the sides of your teeth are shaped by slipping strips of a coarse material between them and working the strips back and forth.


Having achieved the desired shape, Dr. Clark will then polish your teeth, giving them the shine essential to a beautiful smile. If you have decided to combine bonding with your contouring, it will be conducted prior to the final shaping and polishing of your teeth.

Your Best Smile Starts Here

Once the process has been completed, you are ready to enjoy the benefits of a beautifully balanced smile.

Contact Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental today to book a consultation so you can get the information you need to decide if recontouring is right for you!

Tooth Recontouring Niagara-on-the-Lake | (905) 468-3009