Bright & White Dental Spa South Woodford

What is Cosmetic Contouring and How Long Does it Last?

10 August 2022

If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your teeth and are looking for a non-invasive, painless procedure to level your uneven smile in a simple, cost-effective way, cosmetic contouring could be the ideal option for you. Here, we discuss what cosmetic teeth contouring actually is, how long the procedure takes and how to determine whether it is the right choice for you.

If you’d like to find out more about the cosmetic contouring we offer here at Bright & White Dental, get in touch. Call us on 0208 989 6246 and speak to one of our friendly team members, today.

What is Cosmetic Contouring?

Cosmetic contouring involves removing a portion of your enamel to alter the form of your teeth. If you’re unhappy with the length, shape or appearance of your teeth, this is the perfect non-invasive dental treatment option for you to improve your smile.

Cosmetic contouring is achieved by a dental professional using either a drill or laser to remove some of the enamel from your teeth in order to alter their shape and size to suit your desired aesthetic.

If you suffer with malocclusion of the teeth and are struggling to find the best solution to fix the issue and increase your confidence, at Bright and White Dental, we recommend considering cosmetic contouring for overcrowding teeth. Cosmetic gum contouring is an effective, painless alternative to orthodontics.

Is Cosmetic Contouring Painful?

Are you eager to achieve your perfect smile but are scared it might hurt? Cosmetic teeth contouring is a completely pain-free, non-invasive procedure that does not require the use of anaesthetic. There are no nerves located in the enamel of your teeth, so the majority of clients undergoing cosmetic contouring feel no pain at all. If you’re insecure about your smile but don’t want to commit to an invasive treatment with extensive recovery time, cosmetic contouring offers the perfect solution.

How Long Does Cosmetic Contouring Last?

The enamel on your teeth can not be regrown, any cosmetic contouring performed on your teeth is a permanent change that cannot be reversed. Therefore, it’s extremely important that any individuals considering this procedure consult with their dentists as to whether cosmetic teeth contouring is the right option for them.

At Bright & White Dental, our dental professionals can carry out cosmetic teeth contouring in as little as 10 minutes! Depending on the number of teeth you’re looking to treat, or if you’re wanting to combine cosmetic contouring with any of our other treatments, the procedure may take longer.

After cosmetic contouring is complete, the teeth are polished and fluoride is applied to strengthen the tooth enamel, increasing its resistance to decay.
To ensure your teeth remain strong and healthy after cosmetic contouring, at Bright & White Dental, we recommend visiting us every 6 months for a scheduled dental check-up. Find out more about the benefits of our Bright and White membership package, here.

Is Cosmetic Contouring Right For Me?

Cosmetic teeth contouring offers a simple, quick solution to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. When deciding between teeth contouring and the other cosmetic procedures we offer, it’s important to consider how drastic a change you desire. If your ideal smile only requires minor tweaking to be achieved, cosmetic teeth contouring is the perfect option for you.

If you’re unsure as to whether cosmetic contouring is right for you, book an appointment with one of our dentists today who will be happy to examine your eligibility for cosmetic teeth contouring, and discuss the procedure in further detail.

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How Should I Look After My Teeth After Cosmetic Contouring?

As mentioned, cosmetic contouring requires the removal of enamel from the surface of your teeth. Therefore, extra precautions need to be taken post-procedure to ensure your teeth remain healthy.

Basic oral hygiene including brushing, rinsing and flossing is crucial to maintain your glistening smile after cosmetic teeth contouring. Regular check-ups will also ensure your teeth stay healthy, giving dentists the ability to fully assess your mouth, teeth and gums for any issues. At Bright & White Dental, we’re pleased to offer our clients routine examinations, recommended every six months. If we find anything that requires treatment, we will work with you to devise a treatment plan to ensure the problem is fixed quickly and efficiently.

If you’d like to find out more about the routine check-ups we recommend to our clients post-cosmetic teeth contouring, get in touch today.
Cosmetic contouring offers an effective, non-invasive solution to fix misshapen, unaligned teeth. At Bright & White Dental, our dental professionals can work with you to examine the suitability of your teeth to determine whether cosmetic teeth contouring is the most suitable option for you. If we decide a different treatment would better suit your desires, our dentists will happily guide you through your options to ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment.

To find out more about the cosmetic contouring we offer, or to book an initial appointment call us on, 0208 989 6246 and speak to one of our expert team members today.

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