As per recent research conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists, over 1/3rd Americans are not happy with their smiles and believe that their social life can be more fulfilling with an improved smile. Such people can benefit from an enamel shaping treatment.
Enamel shaping is a cosmetic dental procedure which involves drawing the shape onto the enamel of the tooth to make your teeth appear much more aesthetic. It involves finding the edges which are not smooth and serrating the edges.
The cost of enamel shaping can vary from $ 50 per tooth to $ 300 per tooth. The cost of the treatment can vary depending upon the amount of work required to be done, the requirement of x-ray or other treatments and present condition of your teeth.
While enamel shaping offers almost immediate results as they require only subtle change. Dental bonding and veneers are much more suitable treatments in case the patient desires for some drastic changes in the appearance of their teeth.
Enamel shaping can involve in the removal of some enamel. However enamel shaping is a safe cosmetic dental procedure. However, dental enamel does not regenerate, and the patient can experience the following side effects post an enamel shaping treatment.
Dental deterioration due to the removal of enamel off the teeth. It can make your teeth more vulnerable to cracks and chips upon impact.
Patients can experience an increase in dental sensitivity. This is mainly because removal of enamel exposes the dentin layer of the teeth.
Dentist applies a layer of fluoride varnish on top of the teeth post an enamel shaping treatment to prevent dental sensitivity. This also helps in the prevention of dental decay and seals off any exposed tubules which are present in the enamel.
If you do not like the appearance of your teeth, enamel shaping can help you achieve subtle changes which can offer noticeable changes in the appearance of your teeth. Contact Bayside Family Dentistry to know more about enamel shaping and the wide range of dental and cosmetic procedures offered by our expert team of doctors.