Certain situations lend themselves to a cosmetic procedure known as “tooth recontouring” which involves removing small areas of tooth enamel. Also known as “enameloplasty” and “odontoplasty”, tooth recontouring may be used to remove slight surface imperfections (such as small chips), smooth out bulges or imperfections in the enamel’s surface, adjust slightly irregular tooth shapes caused by too many or uneven teeth, or adjust the length of teeth (such as canines). Before the dentist gently removes tooth enamel with a laser or drill, he or she will make sure there is enough enamel to withstand the loss needed for correction. Once the enamel is removed, the treated area is smoothed and polished. All this is performed in one visit.
Don’t let the presence of chipped, discolored, stained, or otherwise less than perfect teeth keep you from smiling. There are many ways your dentist can use cosmetic dentistry to turn your smile into one you’ll be proud to show. For recontouring and shaping and the other innovative cosmetic avenues toward a happier smile, please call us for an appointment at West Brookfield Dental. We provide complete, state-of-the-art oral care in a friendly, relaxing environment. We’re located at 9 West Main St., West Brookfield, where you can reach us at 508.867.2777.
P.S. Because tooth reshaping is painless, no anesthesia is required.