Cosmetic Contouring is a painless procedure which requires
no anaesthetic. In addition to the benefit in appearance of the teeth,
function is also improved. Reshaping and polishing malpositioned teeth can
make them more self cleansing and reduce the likelihood of fracture.
This lady had a beautiful face, but her crowded front teeth
ruined her smile. As a compromise to orthodontics, tooth bonding was
selected in combination with cosmetic contouring to help her teeth look
Three front teeth were bonded to create a polished surface. Cosmetic
contouring of both the upper and lower teeth helped attain an illusion of
straightness. Notice how much straighter the smileline is after this
one appointment procedure.
This lady had overlapping, crowded front teeth. She was naturally
concerned about her smile, but ruled out orthodontics because she wanted
No anaesthetic was required to do cosmetic contouring on the teeth. The
edges of the six front teeth were evened and polished.
It took approximately one hour to cosmetically contour these teeth. The
fractured lower tooth was later bonded. You can see how the illusion of
straightness was accomplished by recontouring the overlapping areas of