What Is Enamel Shaping?
Enamel shaping is a process by which we use a sanding disc to carefully remove small amounts of tooth enamel, then polishes the area. This process only requires a single visit and is sometimes necessary alongside dental bonding procedures. Enamel shaping can be done to hide imperfections or to change a tooth’s appearance or shape.
When Is Enamel Shaping Done?
There are a few different circumstances that make enamel shaping a great option, such as:
- Removing overlapping areas
- Smoothing out rough spots
- Eliminating minor chipping
- Contouring pointy edges
- Correcting minor discrepancies in size
Are You A Candidate For Enamel Shaping?
Not all dental problems can be solved with enamel shaping. More serious cases generally require orthodontic treatment or restorative dentistry to correct, but shaping is a great option for improving the appearance (and in some cases even the function) of teeth with smaller imperfections. If your teeth have uneven edges or minor chipping, enamel shaping could be the perfect solution for you. To learn more, give us a call.