Sometimes slight discrepancies in the length, width, or shape of your teeth exist. Tooth enamel can be removed gently to change a tooth’s length, shape, or surface, providing patients with an even and uniform smile.
Reshaping teeth is one of the most conservative cosmetic dental treatments. It is a quick and painless procedure, providing patients with immediate results. It is typically used to correct minor imperfections such as small chips, smoothing bulges or pits in enamel, adjusting irregular tooth shape, and adjusting the length of canine teeth.
At your reshaping appointment, we will use a sanding disc or a fine diamond bur to remove small amounts of tooth enamel. For imperfections between teeth, your dentist may use a strip of sandpaper to help shape the sides. Once complete, your dentist will polish your tooth or teeth. This does not usually require anesthesia, special care, or a follow-up appointment.
It is important to note that tooth enamel cannot be replaced once removed. If the enamel of the tooth becomes too thin, tooth sensitivity may occur. Thus, reshaping should be carefully considered beforehand.
If you are interested in having your teeth reshaped, contact Ultimate Smile Design today!