How Can You Reshape Your Teeth?

Posted on: April 16, 2018

Reshape Your TeethWhen it comes to reshaping your teeth, this dentistry method is inexpensive and for the most part, it is simplistic. Although, if you need major changes done when it comes to the placement of your original teeth then we highly recommend that you get braces or Invisalign®.  Reshaping your teeth only offers subtle changes, so big time dental work and changes will not benefit from this type of dental procedure.

There are plenty of subtle imperfections that people deal with, this can range from irregularly shaped teeth to a slight overlap, chips, and teeth that are too pointy. You can now enhance the appearance of your teeth by reshaping your teeth.  Having a dentist reshape your teeth is not invasive. Dental contouring is a cosmetic procedure that will allow you to fix your overall appearance and change the length, shape, or surface of teeth.

Quick Reasons Why You Should Reshape Your Teeth

  • The cost is not expensive

  • The change is subtle

  • Improve your smile and teeth aesthetics

  • Fix chips, cracks, size, length, and dents quickly

Tooth Reshaping Procedure

Your dentist will start out by making sure you and your teeth are a good candidate when it comes to the reshaping process.  First, your dentist will take X-rays of your teeth. Next, the dentist will make sure you are healthy enough to continue with this process.

After determining if you are healthy enough for the procedure, the dentist will then use a special pen to highlight certain areas of your teeth that need fine sculpturing.  After marking specific teeth of concern, the dentist will then use a specific sanding instrument to remove any imperfections that may exist. Once the tooth contouring is complete, the dentist will polish and smooth your teeth out.

Reshape Your Teeth, But Weigh Out Your Pros and Cons First

Reasons to ask your dentist to reshape your teeth:

  • The process is cheaper than most dentistry cosmetic procedures, ranging anywhere from $50-300 dollars per tooth

  • Depending on what specifically happened to your tooth, insurance might take care of some of your bills

  • Reshaping teeth is painless, there is zero anesthesia necessary

  • Perfecting and subtly reshaping your teeth improves the overall health of them.  If your teeth are overlapping, this will leave room for plaque, tartar, and bacteria to multiply, which will not only lower your immunity, but will also cause gum disease and decay problems down the road if you do not fix the problem

  • Instead of getting braces for minor teeth changes, you can reshape your teeth

Reasons not to reshape your teeth:

  • If you are looking for a major smile change, you won’t find it when it comes to reshaping

  • This process does not whiten teeth

  • If you need drastic changes, we recommend that you wear braces or get veneers

  • You need to make sure that you find a quality dentist that reshapes plenty of teeth, otherwise, if too much enamel is removed, your teeth could become more sensitive than they were before the procedure

Overall, the advantages of reshaping your teeth outweigh the reasons not reshaping them. If minimal teeth imperfections are preventing you from the self-confidence you deserve, then be sure to give us a call. We can offer these services and more to help you enhance your smile.


For more information on reshaping your teeth or to schedule an appointment with St. George Dental Care,request an appointment in our St George dental office here: Or call us at (435) 465-3211.

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