The Truth About Enamel Shaping

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Enamel shaping is a dental treatment that not many patients are familiar with. However, it can be an incredible aesthetic procedure for those with teeth they feel are too large or malformed. Despite the name, it’s a procedure with few risks involved when performed by a professional. Enamel shaping aims to produce a more aesthetically appealing appearance in teeth with cosmetic concerns. It can be used to treat small chips, abnormalities in the shape of the teeth, and even minor overlapping. While the natural limitations of your teeth are a factor, enamel shaping can be a more natural solution over tooth bonding and dental veneers. Desert Pearl Dentistry is dedicated to helping patients in and around the Rancho Mirage, CA area get the smile they’ve always dreamed of.

Discover The Truth About Enamel Shaping

Enamel shaping is an approach most commonly used for correcting aesthetic flaws in your smile. However, it can also be used to help prevent the development of plaque and tartar. This is achieved by eliminating areas where these substances can build up in areas hard to address with normal dental hygiene approaches. For instance, teeth that are overlapping may have areas that your toothbrush can’t reach and are challenging to address with flossing. By eliminating the enamel on the overlap, it becomes easier to ensure that all surfaces of your teeth are adequately cleaned. Below are questions our patients ask about enamel shaping:

  • How Is The Unwanted Enamel Removed? – There are special tools that our dental team uses in the process of removing excess enamel. Among these tools are sandpaper strips and fine-grain diamond burs. During the enamel shaping process, they’ll smooth and shape your enamel into the desired shape. This process is done carefully and slowly to ensure that only the necessary enamel is removed and that the process is painless.
  • Are There Risks With Enamel Shaping? – Any medical procedure includes potential risks, but those associated with enamel shaping are particularly minor. The most notable risk is that any removed enamel cannot be restored. Enamel removal is permanent, and removing too much can result in dental sensitivity to temperature, sugar, and high-acid foods. Thankfully, this is easily remedied through the use of sensitive-tooth toothpaste.
  • Will Enamel Shaping Work For Me? – Enamel shaping is appropriate when minor changes need to be made and sufficient enamel to support those modifications. It’s possible to make slight modifications and improvements to your smile with enamel shaping. Significant changes will require dental veneers, bonding, and other treatment approaches.

Talk To Our Dental Team About Enamel Shaping

If you’re looking for ways of elevating your smile that will have a minimal impact on your pocketbook and oral health, contact Desert Pearl Dentistry today. We’ll work with you to determine the extent of your oral health needs and provide meaningful and effective treatment options to achieve your goals. It all starts with a call to (760) 568-0130. During your call, some basic information will be collected, and a consultation dental appointment will be scheduled. Don’t let minor imperfections impair your willingness to smile proudly and freely; call today!

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