What is Enamel Shaping?
Do you have a tooth with a small chip? Is one tooth too long? Maybe you’re dealing with a rough spot or sharp tooth that irritates your tongue or the inside of your cheek. You may want to talk to your dentist about fixing these minor problems with a process known as enamel shaping. Enamel is the tough outer covering of the tooth that protects the softer part inside and reshaping it to perfect a tooth’s appearance or correct a minor problem is an inexpensive cosmetic dentistry procedure that can be done right in your dentist’s office.
Shaping can be used to adjust spacing between teeth, correct slightly overlapping teeth, smooth rough edges, and make small adjustments to the shape of a tooth. You may have heard this process referred to as tooth contouring or re-contouring, enameloplasty, odontoplasty, or tooth shaping. Enamel shaping is a cosmetic dentistry technique that must be done by your dentist in his or her office. There is usually no anesthesia required, although if you do experience sensitivity your dentist can numb the area for the procedure. The process is often combined with dental bonding, another common cosmetic dentistry treatment that uses composite material to sculpt and shape the teeth. Some problems easily corrected using this procedure include uneven front teeth, small nicks or cracks in the surface of a tooth, overly pointed canine teeth, and overlapping or crowded teeth.
Icon Dental Denver offers cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry services to Denver area residents to help improve both the appearance and function of your teeth. Enamel shaping is a quick, easy and economical way to correct minor irregularities in the shape or texture of your teeth. If your smile isn’t what you want it to be, our cosmetic dentistry solutions can help. Give us a call today at (720) 645-2153 to schedule an appointment at Icon Dental and let us help get your smile in perfect shape!
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