In this research, a numerical technique is used to study the performance of high-contact-ratio (HCR) spur gears with asymmetric teeth. Asymmetric teeth have been shown to minimize dynamic loads and to increase the load carrying capacity. This is due to the fact that these teeth have a larger pressure angle on the drive side compared to the coast side. In literature, symmetric gear teeth with HCR have been shown to also yield low dynamic loads and high load capacities. HCR gears have these positive attributes because for gears in a mesh, the number of tooth pairs sharing the transmitted load alternates between two and three. In this study, the separate benefits of an HCR gear and asymmetric teeth are unified into a spur gear with asymmetric teeth. In this case, the effect of the gear contact ratio, addendum factor, mesh stiffness, pressure angles, and operation speeds on dynamic tooth loads are considered. The influences of these parameters on dynamic response are presented and discussed. A comparison between standard and non standard gear pairs in literature is also presented, with respect to dynamic tooth loads. Sample simulation results, which were obtained by using an in-house computer program, are discussed. The results obtained are shown to match well with some related analytical and experimental results in literature. It is further demonstrated that HCR spur gears with asymmetric teeth do provide a marked advantage compared to the conventional spur gears with symmetric teeth.