As we age, there are several different factors that can make our teeth subject to minor alignment issues in the way our bite comes together. You might also have minor imperfections in your teeth such as minor overlapping, irregularly shaped teeth or tiny chips that you would like altered for cosmetic reasons.
If you are experiencing any of these situations, you might want to talk to your dentist about cosmetic tooth reshaping.
Sometimes referred to as tooth reshaping, this procedure involves removing a small amount of enamel from the affected teeth to blend them into a more appealing shape. Since it only affects the enamel, the procedure is usually painless and relatively inexpensive.
Before recommending the procedure, your dentist will want to take extensive X-rays to make sure that the enamel being removed will not cause any structural damage or pose a threat to the dentin layer of your tooth.
It is important to note that this procedure is intended only for teeth that need minor cosmetic adjustments. Your dentist will be able to advise you if you have more significant issues or if you need greater cosmetic restoration for the teeth in question.
If you have questions about cosmetic tooth contouring, please feel free to call us at 860-673-7155 to schedule an appointment.