• teeth contouring


Having a perfect smile depends mainly on the straightness and whiteness of your teeth. If your teeth are cracked, slightly overlapping, broken, pitted on the surface, uneven or has different sizes, it will give you a less-than-perfect smile and negatively affect the appearance of your teeth.

However, all these dental problems can easily be fixed with tooth contouring. Tooth contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves removing a small amount of the enamel to make the teeth look better and fit properly. Tooth contouring can be done on a tooth or a number of your teeth in the UK.

Your dream of having a beautiful smile is achievable, and you can get it done at the Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic in London. Do give us a call.

Do I Need A Tooth Contouring?

The main aim of tooth contouring is to re-shape a tooth that is shaped irregularly, slightly damaged or grown in a way that is different from the normal tooth.  It is mostly done on the central, lateral and canine teeth which are easily seen when you smile.

Tooth contouring is not only done for aesthetics, but it is also beneficial to achieve overall hygiene. If your teeth are overlapping, it makes brushing and flushing difficult, but when they are fixed with contouring, it makes the whole cleaning process easier and faster. This enhances oral hygiene and prevents tooth and gum diseases.

Tooth contouring may not be suitable for you if you have any existing dental issue like tooth decay or alignment problems.

How Is Tooth Contouring Done?

If you need to get your tooth contouring done in the UK, you will have to be at your dentist’s for at least two or three times for the procedure to be completed.

During your first appointment, your dentist will discuss the available options for you and examine your teeth to ensure that tooth contouring is right for you. Your dentist may also ask you to get a teeth x-ray done to be sure your teeth are in good condition.

In the second appointment, most of the procedure will be done. Your dentist will use tools like a drill and polishing equipment to carefully extract bits of the tooth to shape it into your desired shape. You may be given an anaesthetic, but most times, anaesthetics are not needed since it is only the outer part of the tooth that is involved.

A typical tooth contouring session lasts for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Your dentist may require you to come for a third or follow-up session to examine the teeth and carry our minor touch-ups. You can always discuss your concerns about your procedure with your cosmetic dentist.

How much does tooth contouring cost?

There is no fixed cost for tooth contouring. It depends on the dentist carrying out the procedure and the location of the dental clinic but on the average, you can be charged £150 - £300 per tooth.

If you need an expert dentist for this process or you need more information as regards tooth contouring, don’t hesitate to call 020 71830755 or visit us at Cosmetic Dentistry clinic in London.