When Tooth Shaping is the Best Option for Your Teeth
Posted on 1/25/2018 by Office
Having a beautiful smile is important to many people. As you go through your day to day activities, sometimes a tooth can become damaged or chipped.
Or, perhaps your teeth are misaligned and crooked, or perhaps you even have a situation where a tooth is too long and makes proper biting and chewing difficult. Whatever the exact situation, tooth shaping may be what you are looking for.
What is Tooth Shaping?
Tooth shaping is a procedure your dentist can use to repair, resurface, or reshape teeth. It can be done with relatively little inconvenience and with a minimum of hassle on your part.
To shape a tooth, your dentist can use either a drill or a specialized laser to remove some of the tooth enamel on the tooth to be shaped. He or she can then gently reshape the tooth, either by removing some of the excess material or applying a special type of resin to add to the tooth. Finally, the procedure is completed by smoothing and polishing the tooth.
When is Tooth Shaping the Best Choice?
Tooth shaping is much less invasive than some other forms of cosmetic dentistry. Rather than having an implant put in, or even having a cap or crown installed, in cases where the adjustment needed is relatively minor, you can save time, money, and inconvenience by opting for a shaping procedure instead.
Of course every situation and every person is different, but many dentists can perform the entire procedure in about 30 minutes per tooth. The cost is lower, too: a tooth shaping procedure can be as low as $50, depending on what needs to be done.
Although tooth shaping is not the solution to every situation, in many cases it will suffice to meet your needs and is the right choice. Contact our office for more information on this procedure.
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