What is Enamel Reshaping?
Enamel reshaping is a process of contouring natural teeth to improve their over all appearance. When teeth are slightly crowded or uneven, or when eyeteeth appear too long, enamel reshaping may be used to correct the flaw. This more conservative process cannot solve all problems though. Crowded teeth may need braces.
How is Enamel Reshaping Done?
Enamel reshaping involves modifying teeth by removing or contouring enamel to create harmony and balance in the mouth. Enamel reshaping, which is often combined with bonding, is usually quick and painless. No anesthesia is necessary when reshaping enamel, and the results can be seen immediately. It should be approached with caution, however, because enamel cannot be replaced.
After an enamel reshaping procedure, it is common to experience the following:
- You may experience some sensitivity
- You may feel a little rough for a while
- Avoid tea, coffee, and tobacco products
- Floss, brush, and regular visits to the dentist are recommended