Contouring is a simple procedure in which small defects in the teeth are attended to. Small chips, worn edges, shallow pits or grooves, slight crowding, minor fractures and some overlapping can be reshaped to create a more pleasing look.
Small amounts of surface enamel are removed to compensate for the imperfection. The procedure is then completed with a smoothing and polishing of the area, including all surrounding teeth. The entire process is quick, painless and inexpensive and requires no local anesthetic.
Contouring is ideal for those satisfied with the color of their teeth but unhappy with the exact shape of their teeth or how the imperfections affect their smile.