Chips, minor tooth fractures and bite alignment issues can cause imperfections in the enamel of your teeth. Even if there is no decay associated with these damaged teeth you might still have issues with cosmetic appearance.
It’s important to remember that this procedure is intended only for teeth that need minor cosmetic adjustment. Your dentist will be able to advise you if you have more significant issues or need greater cosmetic restoration for the teeth in question.
Before recommending the procedure your dentist will want to take extensive X-rays to make sure there is enough strong enamel available. If there isn’t enough strong enamel available then you might want to consider cosmetic veneers or crowns.
In a cosmetic tooth reshaping procedure your dentist removes small amount of enamel from the affected teeth. They will then blend and smooth the contour of each tooth to naturally match your personal bite pattern. Your dentist might also recommend a fluoride treatment and regular use of fluoride toothpaste to help keep your enamel strong.
If you have questions about cosmetic tooth reshaping, please feel free to call us at 248-634-7002 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!