When most people think about cosmetic dentistry, they think dental caps, braces, veneers, or having your teeth whitened. Our dentists can also perform lesser-known and pretty simple procedures that may significantly improve your smile. One such procedure is enamel shaping.
Enamel shaping is an effective method to improve the look of rough, or uneven, or oversized or misshapen teeth. Enamel shaping is so simple because it only involves removing or restructuring a small portion of the outer surface of the affected teeth resulting in a smooth, uniform appearance. The process can be performed quickly and has merely a slight discomfort, if at all. Results can be seen in minutes.
Who Can Benefit from Enamel Shaping?
Enamel shaping is the perfect solution for many of the irregularities that can occur in the shape or texture of your teeth. It is particularly compatible for those who wish to correct minor problems such as small chips or surface flaws, uneven front teeth, teeth that appear too long, canine teeth that come to dramatic points, minor overcrowding or an unbalanced smile due to irregularly shaped teeth.
Enamel shaping can be completed in only a single dental appointment in most cases. The results are immediate. Because such a small portion of the tooth surface is removed, the procedure is usually pain free with no local anesthesia or sedation dentistry needed. You can get in and out of the chair in no time at all and be on your way with a beautiful smile.
Our dentists can combine enamel shaping with cosmetic dental bonding in those instances that this combination would best suit our patient. This allows for the teeth to be perfectly reshaped and achieve a flawless surface appearance. In the event your teeth are too crowded to be completely repaired with enamel shaping, your dentist may also combine the treatment with other traditional dental procedures.
Remember, enamel reshaping results are immediate, and they are also permanent. Be sure to talk to your dentist to determine the right dental treatment for both the most beautiful smile possible, but also addresses your dental care needs. Don’t forget, it is important to properly care for your teeth. Brush and floss daily, and have regular checkups to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for years to come.