If you have large or pointy canine teeth that do not fit in with the rest of your smile, you may be wondering if tooth contouring in Evanston is right for you. Can you get your canine teeth contoured to alter their shape and appearance? Find out now in this blog from Fischl Dental Associates.

What Is Tooth Contouring? Understanding The Basics

Before we begin, it’s a good idea to talk about the basics of tooth contouring. Also known as “shaping and contouring,” this process involves using a specialized dental tool to gently buff away a small amount of your enamel.

This process takes only a few minutes and is completely non-invasive. It also only involves removing a small amount of tooth material, so the strength and integrity of your tooth will not be affected in any way. 

Usually, tooth contouring is used to treat issues like small chips in the teeth and to correct uneven teeth. It’s also sometimes combined with dental bonding, which is a procedure that adds more material to the teeth in order to reshape them and improve their cosmetic appeal.

You Can Have Your Canine Teeth Contoured To Alter Their Shape

So, can you have your canine teeth contoured? The answer is “yes!” In fact, canine tooth contouring is a very common procedure. 

The canines are the teeth that are directly next to your incisors (front teeth). And while they are meant to be sharp and pointy so that you can tear and bite food, some people have overgrown or extremely sharp canines. Colloquially, these may sometimes be referred to as “vampire teeth” or “vampire fangs.” 

Some people may not mind how these large, sharp teeth look, but if your canines are a lot larger and sharper than the rest of your teeth and you don’t like their appearance, canine tooth contouring may be a good option for you. 

As mentioned, this procedure simply involves shaving down the tooth very slightly to adjust its appearance. Your dentist will carefully file the tooth to make sure it looks natural and fits in with the rest of your teeth.

You Must Have A Healthy Mouth To Reshape Your Canine Teeth

Whether you’re struggling with pointy or oversized canines, or you’d like to have any of your other teeth contoured and reshaped for a better smile, the team at Fischl Dental Associates is here to help. Contact us online or call us at (847) 864-0822 to schedule a cosmetic consultation at our office in Evanston today.