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smileperfecteyebrowsSome patients have minor complaints about their smiles because of large teeth or rough edges – problems we may fix by removing a tiny bit of tissue. If this is the case for your smile, you may be overjoyed to learn more about the benefits of dental contouring. A surprisingly simple yet effective cosmetic treatment, contouring will smooth out the problems for a much-improved appearance. Wondering if we can address your particular concerns? Have a few additional questions? Learn more with the following Q&A session:

Dental Contouring Q&A

Question: How do you contour my teeth?
Answer: We use a buffing instrument to gently polish away a very minimal amount of your tooth tissue. We only remove enamel – the surface layer of your tooth’s tissues. Before beginning, we will speak with you to identify your smile goals, while creating a customized care plan.

Question: Will removing tooth tissue harm my tooth?

Answer: No, because we smooth away such a small amount of enamel, we can reshape your tooth without affecting your oral health.

Question: Is dental contouring comfortable?

Answer: Yes, it is gentle and comfortable. You will not require anesthetic.

Question: What can you accomplish with this treatment?

Answer: We will improve the symmetry of your smile, its uniformity, or improve isolated problems, which may include: Reducing teeth that seem too large or long for your smile, gently smoothing overlapping teeth so they look like they sit side by side, smoothing a sharp point or tooth border, or achieving an even smile line. We may also improve the texture of your teeth, particularly if they have become pitted or simply uneven.

Question: How long does contouring take?

Answer: We can usually complete your dental contouring within a single visit. Treatment is prized for its efficiency as well as its cost-effectiveness.


At Rodem Tree Dental, you and your family can expect to receive the latest in quality dental care. Dr. Ellen Nam and our team want to help you improve the health and beauty of your smile. To schedule an appointment, call our office at 972-475-2321. We proudly service patients in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Wylie, and Sachse.