Tooth Recontouring

Tooth Recontouring in Charlotte, NC

Enhance Your Smile with Dr. Yang at Capstone Dental

At Capstone Dental, we believe your smile is unique and deserves personalized care. That’s why we offer tooth recontouring, a minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure that can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. Discover why Dr. Stephen Yang is one of the best dentists in Charlotte, NC, by calling 980-202-5696

What is Tooth Recontouring?

woman smilingTooth recontouring, also known as enameloplasty, refines the appearance of your smile. This minimally invasive procedure involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel, the hard outer layer of your teeth, to achieve your desired cosmetic goals. 

Benefits of Tooth Recontouring

Tooth contouring offers numerous advantages for patients seeking a more confident smile:

  • Painless and Minimally Invasive: The procedure typically involves minimal discomfort and requires no anesthesia in most cases.
  • Quick and Efficient: Often completed in a single visit, tooth recontouring allows you to see immediate results from minor imperfections like chipped teeth.
  • Natural-looking Improvements: Dr. Yang’s skill ensures subtle enhancements that blend seamlessly with your existing smile.
  • Versatile: Tooth recontouring can be effectively combined with teeth whitening or other cosmetic dentistry options for a comprehensive smile makeover, as it impacts only surface enamel.
  • Long-lasting Results: With proper oral hygiene and care, the results of dental contouring can be enjoyed for many years.

Candidacy for Tooth Recontouring

Tooth recontouring is often suitable for individuals with healthy teeth and minor cosmetic concerns. During a personalized consultation at Capstone Dental, Dr. Yang will thoroughly examine your teeth, discuss your aesthetic goals, and assess your candidacy for tooth recontouring. This procedure may be ideal for you if you:

  • Desire a minimally invasive approach to improve your smile.
  • Have minor chips, cracks, or uneven tooth lengths.
  • Want to address a gummy smile or slightly uneven tooth spacing.
  • Are looking for a natural-looking enhancement to your smile’s overall appearance.

To determine if tooth recontouring is the right choice for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Yang at Capstone Dental today!

The Tooth Recontouring Process


Dr. Yang prioritizes patient comfort and clear communication throughout the entire tooth recontouring process. The journey begins with a comprehensive consultation. Dr. Yang will explain the tooth recontouring process in detail, carefully evaluating your candidacy and developing a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

The Procedure

patient examining smile in hand mirrorOnce the consultation is complete and you’ve decided to move forward, the next step is the procedure itself. Dr. Yang and his team are dedicated to ensuring your comfort throughout the process. Depending on your individual needs and level of sensitivity, local anesthesia may or may not be used. 

Dr. Yang shapes your teeth to achieve the results you desire. The entire procedure is carefully monitored to ensure optimal outcomes and maintain the overall integrity and health of your teeth.

Completion and Follow-up

Upon completion of the procedure, Dr. Yang will polish your teeth for a smooth and natural-looking finish. He will also review detailed post-operative care instructions with you, ensuring you understand how to properly care for your teeth following the procedure. 

Aftercare for Tooth Recontouring

Man laughing after having dental implantsFollowing your tooth recontouring procedure, proper aftercare is crucial for optimal healing and long-lasting results:

  • Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: Brush twice daily and floss once daily to remove plaque and prevent gum disease.
  • Use a Soft-bristled Toothbrush: This will help prevent further enamel wear and protect your gums.
  • Be Mindful of Sensitivity: You may experience temporary sensitivity to cold or hot beverages, which usually subsides within a few days. Use toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth if needed.
  • Avoid Harsh Foods and Beverages: Refrain from consuming hard, chewy, or acidic foods and beverages for a few days following the procedure.
  • Schedule Routine Visits: Maintain your routine dental appointments for professional hygiene and monitoring of your oral health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tooth recontouring is typically painless because it only removes small amounts of tooth enamel, a surface that doesn’t contain nerves. However, a local anesthetic can numb the area and ensure maximum comfort during the procedure.

Tooth recontouring is a relatively quick and painless procedure, often completed in one visit, and can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of teeth being treated and the complexity of the case.

Since tooth reshaping is considered an elective cosmetic procedure, it is typically not covered by dental insurance. Check with your insurance provider to know for sure.

Tooth recontouring is a minimally invasive procedure with no downtime or recovery period. You may experience temporary sensitivity following the procedure, especially to cold or hot beverages, but this usually subsides within a few days. Maintain good oral hygiene after tooth recontouring to ensure optimal healing and prevent complications.

Transform Your Smile’s Image with Dental Recontouring

Ready to achieve your dream smile? Contact Capstone Dental in Charlotte, NC, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yang. Call us at (980) 202-5696 or fill out our online form. Our office also accepts patients from Matthews, Mint Hill, and Huntersville. We look forward to helping you create a smile you love!