Usually, when people are considering different cosmetic dental procedures, they think of things such as braces, veneers, teeth whitening or bleaching, and tooth extractions. But Aram Cazazian at Bayside Family Dentistry in Bayside, NY can also do a lesser-known, pretty simple procedure that can improve the appearance of your smile. This process is called enamel shaping.
This is an easy and great way to fix the physical appearance of misshapen, rough, uneven, or oversized teeth. Enamel shaping is considered to very simple because it just involves restructuring or removing a small amount of the enamel of your teeth. This will create a very smooth and even appearance. The procedure is fast, comfortable, and you can see results within one appointment!
Enamel shaping is a great way to solve particular problems that arise in the texture or shape of a person’s teeth. Enamel shaping is definitely made for people who only want to correct small problems. This can include surface flaws and chipped teeth, uneven teeth, canine teeth that end in points, and teeth that are too long as well as minor overcrowding issues, or an uneven smile.
Generally, enamel shaping will be done in a single dental appointment here at Bayside Family Dentistry. This is unlike other procedures that can require temporaries as well as several scheduled appointments. Results of enamel shaping are seen right away. Because only a little amount of tooth is taken away, the procedure is painless, and no local anesthesia or dental sedation is necessary. You can come in, get it done, and walk away with a brand-new smile in no time.
Some dentists will consider combining enamel shaping with dental bonding or other procedures. This will allow for your teeth to be completely reshaped and it will help you get a perfect surface. If you have teeth that are so crowded that they can’t be completely altered with enamel shaping alone, your dentist might consider combining the procedure with other dental processes.
Keep in mind that while enamel shaping techniques are fairly immediate, they’re also very permanent. Make sure you talk to your dental team to make sure you’re getting the right cosmetic dental treatment for your smile goals and oral hygiene needs.