Dental Contouring in Salem, OR

Enhance your smile!


Never be afraid to smile wide again

Teeth imperfections can hold you back from sharing your smile with the world. At our dental office in Salem, our knowledgeable, experienced, and empathetic dental specialists understand the struggles faced by patients who are unhappy with the size or shape of their teeth.

Dental contouring or enamel reshaping is an easy, quick, and painless way of achieving a flawless, healthy-looking smile you can show off. This cosmetic dental procedure is designed to improve your overall appearance by removing small amounts of enamel in order to fix issues like chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration, and spots on your teeth.

Benefits of tooth reshaping include:

  • Improved appearance
  • The repair of chipped, crooked, or misaligned teeth
  • Reduced tartar and plaque in hard-to-reach areas

This procedure is often combined with dental bonding to add material to your tooth and increase its volume or shape.

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How enamel shaping/dental contouring works

Enamel is the hard outer layer of your teeth. Enamel shaping is a straightforward cosmetic procedure that removes some of the enamel around your teeth.

The goal of this dental treatment — which is usually completed in a single visit — is to alter your teeth’ shape, length, or appearance to improve the way your teeth look. It’s sometimes used to correct crooked, chipped, cracked, or even overlapping teeth.

  • We take some x-rays of your teeth to evaluate the size and location of the pulp.
  • Then, one of our dentists marks your teeth to highlight the specific areas to be treated.
  • They use advanced tools to trim misshapen areas, shorten long teeth, or alter badly shaped teeth.
  • The teeth are then smoothed and polished.

This procedure is usually quick and painless. No recovery time is required!

Who is a good candidate for teeth reshaping?

To be a candidate for dental contouring, you’ll need healthy teeth and gums, because the treatment involves removing some of your enamel.

Keep in mind that dental reshaping is not used for treating major dental issues. This treatment is designed to correct subtle imperfections on your teeth, such as chips or small fractures, overcrowding, and overlapping teeth.

Enamel shaping allows you to achieve a beautiful smile in an easy, hassle-free way. At Healthy Smiles Family Dental, your dentist will discuss all teeth improvement options with you to determine if dental contouring is the right treatment for you.

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You are not alone

If you want to make a difference in your smile, our team is here for you. We’re dedicated to providing our patients with only the best treatments to improve their health and confidence. Our Salem office is committed to:

  • A high-tech approach to dental care
  • Affordable and high-quality treatments
  • Comprehensive dentistry for patients of all ages

We can’t wait to help you achieve the beautiful smile that you deserve!

and Financing Options

We can work with most insurance plans. If you don’t have dental insurance, we offer a variety of flexible payment options, including CareCredit.

Don’t see your insurance provider listed? Call our Salem dentist office at (503) 315-2500 and our friendly front desk staff will answer your questions.

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We offer CareCredit and discount plans through Principal and Carrington. Our office can also arrange payment plans with automatic withdrawals from your bank account.

Whether you have dental insurance or not, we’ll help you get the care you need at a price you can afford. 


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Thank you for your service! We are proud to offer all veterans a 10% discount on all dental care and any products purchased at our office.

Become a patient at Healthy Smiles Family Dental

A healthier you starts right here. We’re looking forward to meeting you and your entire family. Schedule your consultation today at our Salem dentist office.

Have questions? Call (503) 315-2500. We hope to see you soon!

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4392 Liberty Rd S,
Salem OR 97302

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