There are several options in dentistry to correct the imperfections or problems like slightly overlapping or irregularly shaped teeth, cracks/chips in the teeth, or excessively pointed cusps. Cosmetic contouring and polishing is the most conservative, painless and inexpensive option to help improve the appearance of your smile. The procedure is carried using dental instruments and abrasion techniques. Dental X-rays are taken before the reshaping and contouring to ensure that your teeth are healthy. Teeth are then marked with a pen to highlight areas that need sculpting. A sanding instrument is used to artfully eliminate or minimize imperfections on the surface of the teeth. Finally, the teeth are smoothed and polished.