what is tooth contouring?
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. Teeth reshaping 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.
"Dr. Kasarsky and his team are the best in the business. I used to put off going to the dentist for two years at a time because I've always hated the experience until I went for a cleaning at Dr.Kasarsky's office. Now I'm going 4 times a year for a cleaning. Last Sunday, I unfortunately chipped my tooth late at night, and in a panic, I reached out to Dr. Kasarsky around 11 pm. Within minutes, he responded to me and set up an appointment for the following day. 24 hours after chipping my tooth, I was all back to normal. Not only was it fixed, but you couldn't even tell it had work done it on. The man is not only a great dentist; he is only an artist. If you're like me and have always hated the dentist, I recommend switching to Dr. Karsarky. And trust me, a recommendation for me is essentially a guarantee."- C.C. / Google / Feb 25, 2022
"Dr. Kasarsky is personable, skilled, knowledgable and patient. The work is beautiful. It is as close to pain free dentistry as possible. Marissa, the hygienist, is a gem. The best cleaning ever. I enjoy them. The assistants and the front desk could not be nicer. They follow up (as does Dr. Kasarsky), take the time to know you and are super accommodating about scheduling changes. Office is attractive and super clean. Can't say enough good things."- G.I. / Google / Mar 30, 2022
"Super helpful staff and excellent service!"- B.S. / Google / Feb 23, 2022
"I had neglected my teeth for years and was in need of care. At the time I was working out of a midtown Manhattan office. One day I walked by the dental practice of Dr. Kasarsky (when he had a street level office). Something told me to give it a try so I went in and made an appointment and as they say, the rest is history. Because of my past neglect I required extensive teeth and gum work to get back to a healthy state. Mission accomplished. Throughout the years, the professionalism and skill of Dr. Kasarsky and his staff have been top notch. I no longer work in Manhattan but I still make the trek in whenever I need work or a cleaning. (Thank you Marissa.) Recently, I thought I had a painful dental issue but it was caused by a stretched muscle attached to the jaw. Quickly diagnosed and resolved by Dr. Kasarsky. I would not consider going anywhere else."- E. / Google / Dec 12, 2021
"Dr. Kasarsky and his team make me smile! My smile is my signature, and I wouldn't trust it to anyone else!"- DH / Office Visit / Feb 13, 2018
how does tooth contouring work?
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 teeth reshaping. 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.
how much does tooth contouring 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.
tooth Contouring FAQs
Will My Speech Change after tooth contouring?
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.
is there Special Care After Contouring?
Although there is no special care associated with teeth reshaping 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 of my teeth Change after contouring?
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 $675
- Average Procedure Time
- 30-45 Minutes
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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.