Tooth Contouring FAQs

smileredlipswhiteteethIn most cases, we find that patients can easily point to one concern they have about the appearance of their smiles. For patients who feel concerned about tooth shape or length, we may be able to offer you the improvements that you want with tooth contouring. This cosmetic treatment is comfortable and simple, allowing you to gently reshape your teeth – and your smile – so you can feel confident about your grin. We have collected a series of answers to frequently asked questions about contouring to help you decide whether this cosmetic option may provide you with a path toward reaching your smile goals.

Contouring FAQs

Question: How do I know if I qualify?

Answer: First, you must be looking for improvements that we can accomplish by removing a tiny bit of your tooth’s enamel. To make sure your enamel – or outermost tooth layer – is healthy and thick enough for the treatment, we will use digital X-rays to determine your candidacy.

Question: How can you improve my smile with contouring?

Answer: We can improve your teeth by gently polishing away a small amount of enamel. We will use a buffing tool to remove small amounts of tissue for effective reshaping.

Question: What kinds of improvements can you make to my teeth?

Answer: Tooth contouring may improve a variety of aesthetic concerns. First, if you suffer from a tooth that seems very pointy or that has a rough border, contouring will soften its texture and shape. Or, perhaps you are dealing with a tooth with pitted texture – we may smooth this, too. Still, other patients dislike the shape or length of their teeth and desire a more uniform, symmetrical smile. We may achieve this and more with contouring.


With over 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Steven M. Huffstutler and his caring team proudly provide exceptional preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatment to patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth, including North Richland Hills, Denton, the Mid-cities, Southlake, and all surrounding communities. We also have extensive experience helping patients find relief from painful TMJ disorders (various forms of jaw dysfunction). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Huffstutler, contact our office today by calling 817-918-3038.