Tooth contouring changes the length, shape or appearance of the tooth and creates a beautiful smile. Tooth contouring, or reshaping, gently removes small amounts of the enamel for uniform teeth that improve the appearance of the smile. Dr. Jason Kasarsky, a Manhattan implant and cosmetic dentist, offers tooth contouring as a quick method to improve the smile. Tooth contouring can adjust the length of the teeth, fix bulges or pits in the enamel, and smooth jagged teeth, small chips, and irregular tooth shapes. It can also remove crevices and overlaps between teeth. Tooth contouring is not recommended for those with substantial teeth imperfections, such as deep fractures. This cosmetic dental procedure is a fast, simple treatment that showcases immediate results.
"Always great service. Quick appointment was available for a recent unanticipated issue. The practice doesn't seem to overbook and therefore never had to wait more than a minute a two past my appointment. Staff very attentive and well trained.Dr. Kasarsky always does complete and comprehensive work with a view towards the longer term. Have been a long time, satisfied and happy client."- M.C. / Google / Jun 05, 2015
"I have had so many problems with my teeth over the years , I've finally have found a place where the staff is so caring and and friendly ,I was so pleased with the work Dr. Kasarsky and his team have done with my teeth . I am beyond happy with my beautiful white smile, and most importantly clean & healthy teeth"- M.R. / Yelp / Feb 15, 2017
"I have had so many problems with my teeth over the years , I've finally have found a place where the staff is so caring and and friendly ,I was so pleased with the work Dr. Kasarsky and his team..."- M.R. / Yahoo / Feb 15, 2017
"Extraordinary expertise and state of the art tools, combined with warmth and kindness from all the staff, have well exceeded all my expectations. Dr. Kasarsky immediately built trust by showing me what he saw via a small camera, patiently explaining my options and addressing my concerns. His hygienist Marissa has set the bar for the most effective cleaning I have ever had - and the most gentle. The entire staff takes patient care to a whole new level. I can't imagine going elsewhere."- C.J. / Healthgrades / Dec 12, 2016
"I will start by saying I am very nervous when I go to the dentist. Having said that, I have been going to Dr. Kasarsky for 11 years. I think if it wasn't for Jason and his high level of care I would not go as much as I do.Yesterday I had my front tooth worked on. A slight cap. He did an amazing job. I really don't know what to say. I don't review. The precision and level of perfection is something that you rarely see these days. As a perfectionist myself it is something that I strive for everyday- but rarely see. Unbelievable. It matched so well my wife couldn't tell which side was complete and worked on.I trust him so much that since moving to NJ from the East Village, I still travel 1 hour to see him and his trusted team."- D.G. / Google / Aug 08, 2016
Tooth contouring can be performed without an anesthetic, but local anesthesia or numbing cream may be used to help the patient with discomfort or anxiety. Prior to the procedure, X-rays will check the location of the tooth’s pulp and the thickness of the teeth’s enamel. If the pulp is too close to the tooth’s surface or the enamel is too thin, the dentist may not be able to perform tooth contouring. During the procedure, the dentist will use a sanding disc or dental drill to smooth out any imperfections in the tooth. After smoothing the tooth and creating the desired tooth shape, the dentist will polish the teeth, completing the procedure.
Estimate of Cost
As with other dental procedures, the cost of tooth contouring varies among patients based on the amount of work needed to meet cosmetic goals. Typically, patients can expect to pay $50 - $300 per tooth.
Will My Speech Change?
Contouring the teeth may help improve patient’s speech by adjusting the size, look, and feel of the teeth. Patients who have a drastic change in the appearance of their teeth through additional procedures such as bonding, may need time adjust to eating and talking.
Special Care After Contouring?
Although there is no special care associated with teeth contouring it is recommended that patients should care for their teeth as they normally would. This includes a regular dental hygiene routine of brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings.
Will the Shape Change?
Once enamel is removed from the tooth, it will not naturally re-grow. If the patient decides later that they want to increase the length or size of the tooth, dental bonding or dental veneers can be considered.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $500
- Average Procedure Time
- 30-45 Minutes
Perfectly Shaped Teeth
Tooth contouring allows patients to have a more attractive smile by customizing teeth length and shape. Dr. Kasarsky works closely with his patients to create a beautiful and natural-looking smile with tooth contouring.