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Contouring in Colorado Springs

Woman looking at teeth in mirrorAn uneven smile or misshaped tooth can detract from your smile’s overall appearance. If some teeth look longer or out of place, your entire bite may look unbalanced. Fortunately, contouring provides quick and effective solutions at a price you can afford.

What is Tooth Contouring?

A contouring procedure uses a small handheld tool to buff out rough or uneven tooth edges. The process is gentle enough that no local anaesthetic is necessary. In just a few minutes, the shape of your tooth will feel smoother and blend in with the teeth around it.

For people with sensitive teeth or mild dental anxiety, we can use gentle laughing gas (nitrous oxide) to help you relax. Nitrous prevents you from needing any injections and the effects are quickly reversible.


Tooth contouring can be used on its own or in combination with other cosmetic treatments like bonding, whitening and veneers. Since it’s minimally invasive and affordable, contouring is a great option for people who don’t need extensive treatment or are looking for less expensive solutions.

During your cosmetic consultation, we’ll review your smile tooth by tooth, making recommendations on how to address specific aesthetic concerns you have. Affordable recontouring can help to improve the overall look of your smile without requiring intensive procedures or lengthy appointments.

  • Small, minor chips in biting edges
  • Rough areas that irritate your tongue
  • Uneven teeth
  • Bumpy edges (mamelons) on erupting front teeth
  • Teeth that look taller than others

Before having a tooth contoured at Ridgeline Family Dentistry, we’ll need to make sure that there’s enough healthy enamel. Since recontouring slightly reduces the thickness of your tooth, weak or “thin” teeth can potentially be sensitive after the procedure. This minor irritation usually goes away within a few days or couple of weeks as your nerve adjusts to the new anatomy around it.

Is Contouring Right for You?

Request a consultation with our family dentist today to find out!
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Contouring Northgate, Colorado Springs CO | (719) 344-8616