Dental Contouring

Dental Contouring

Posted May 28, 2015 by Wager-Evans Dental

contour If you could make the tiniest change in your smile, that’s fast, easy, and painless, that would make it seem as if you had a complete smile makeover, would you? Dental contouring is a way that you can do that. Minor imperfections can ruin a beautiful smile, but there is no need for a complex, invasive, expensive procedure, or complete smile makeover. The saying that sometimes a little can go a long way is true when it comes to dental contouring.

An Easy Fix

Modern dentistry offers so many solutions for problems from minor to serious. Because of this minor imperfections do not need major treatment. There are quick, painless procedures that can adjust your smile in minor ways that make a big difference. One of those treatments is dental contouring. Contouring treatment is an easy fix that consists of your dentist removing small amounts of tooth enamel to shape your teeth and even them out. It is a very conservative treatment that can even replace the need for braces under some circumstances.


Some of the imperfections that contouring can fix include:

·       Pits

·       Grooves

·       Overlaps

·       Crooked teeth

·       Chips

·       Cracks

·       Shortening long teeth

·       Rounding the point on vampire-looking canines


This quick and easy procedure includes:

·       After your dentist determines the parts of the enamel that needs removal he/she will mark your teeth with a marker.

·       Using a sanding drill or laser your dentist will proceed to remove small amounts of surface enamel according to the markings.

·       Your teeth will be smoothed and polished.

An inexpensive way to improve your teeth, the cost of contouring tends to run $50 to $300 per tooth.

About Your Reno Dentists

Dr. William Wager, Dr. Brian Evans, and our highly experienced team at Wager Evans Dental are devoted to our patients and their families, and dedicated to providing first-rate dental care in a comfortable, inviting environment. Located in Reno, we proudly welcome residents from Spanish Springs, Sparks, Incline Village, Dayton, Fernley, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845.