Patients are not stuck with the teeth that they currently have and there are many ways that a tooth can be shaped into something else. Dentists can perform a subtle reshaping of a tooth to get it in a more ideal shape for the patient, known as tooth recontouring. The types of damage that typically lead to tooth recontouring include chips, tooth overlapping and irregularly shaped teeth.
Besides changing the shape of the teeth, teeth contouring also involves the reshaping of the gums. Uneven or swollen gums can have a negative impact on the appearance of the teeth, but they can be corrected using laser treatments. Patients who do not have access to a high-quality dentist capable of performing tooth recontouring may choose to hire an skilled overseas dentist instead.