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Odontoplasty is sometimes called tooth reshaping or enameloplasty and is a minimally invasive process that can improve the appearance of teeth. Tooth reshaping is also cost-effective, quick, and painless. It is a good option for several situations but is not designed to correct more significant imperfections.

What is Odontoplasty?

OdontoplastyThe process involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel without harming the tooth. It can be used to address several problems. These include fixing teeth that are:

  • Chipped
  • Misaligned
  • Cracked
  • Unevenly shaped

Recontouring the tooth enamel helps to create a more uniform and cosmetically appealing shape.

Who Can Have Odontoplasty?

You might be a good candidate for enamel reshaping if you only need or wish to correct minor imperfections affecting your teeth. Your teeth and gums must be generally strong and healthy, as treatment means removing tooth enamel. You might not be suitable if you have teeth that are decayed, infected, or infected gums.

Treatment is not right for everyone. If your teeth are severely misaligned or overlapping, we might suggest adult orthodontic therapies or another treatment; we would need to remove too much tooth enamel to make this a viable and healthy option. We can soon assess your dental health and decide if you are suitable for tooth reshaping or would benefit more from an alternative treatment.

Are There Any Disadvantages to Tooth Reshaping?

There are few disadvantages to tooth reshaping when performed under the right circumstances. There is no need for anesthesia since only a minimal amount of enamel is removed, and there is no downtime for healing afterward. Treatment can avoid the need for lengthier and costlier work such as dental braces. However, it is generally considered a cosmetic procedure, so it is unlikely to be covered by dental insurance.

There is a small risk that your teeth could feel slightly more sensitive after removing some tooth enamel. We take enormous care to avoid this by only removing a tiny amount of enamel. This is why we do not recommend this treatment for everyone, as it may not be possible to get the desired results by only minimally reshaping the tooth.

What is the Process for Odontoplasty?

An initial examination will determine if this treatment might suit your needs and might include dental x-rays to check the overall health of your teeth and gums. We will want to discuss your aims to ensure you understand the predicted results.

Our cosmetic dentist will need to check the condition of your tooth enamel. Some people have weaker or thinner tooth enamel than others and may be unsuitable for enamel reshaping. Another treatment, like porcelain veneers, could be preferable in this case.

If you decide to proceed, our dentist will carefully remove some of your tooth enamel. Afterward, the enamel is polished to create a nice, smooth surface. The technique can smooth areas that are too bulbous or are slightly overlapping with adjacent teeth. If a tooth is too long, its length can be adjusted. These adjustments can help to improve tooth alignment and your bite.

How Long Will Odontoplasty Last?

The results are permanent. Once you remove tooth enamel, it will not grow back. This is why we take a lot of care only to remove a small amount of tooth enamel that will not harm your dental health.

Enameloplasty Near Me: Create a More Beautiful and Even Smile at My New Jersey Dentist

If you have teeth that are too long, chipped, or fractured with sharp or jagged edges that cut your tongue, cheeks, or gums, consider a skilled cosmetic dentist who excels at safe and painless tooth reshaping, removing small amounts of tooth enamel to change a tooth’s size, shape, length, or surface.

How to Find a Dentist Offering Enameloplasty in Your Area

If you’re looking for an enameloplasty specialist nearby, here are a few tips:

  • Reach out to friends and family for recommendations.
  • Search online for “enameloplasty near me” or “tooth reshaping near me.”
  • Read reviews of local tooth reshaping dentists online and schedule consultations with them to get to know their practice.

The skilled team at New Jersey Dentist specializes in precise enamel reshaping for front teeth. Whether addressing chips, unevenness, or irregular shapes, our gentle and empathetic specialists aim to enhance your dental aesthetics while managing potential risks. We also perform Enameloplasty to accommodate new dental restorations and orthodontic treatment, allowing for the placement of veneers or crowns.

Combining Odontoplasty with Dental Bonding

Odontoplasty is often combined with dental bonding, another quick and non-invasive technique. With this approach, the shape of a tooth can first be adjusted with enamel reshaping before tooth-colored resin is applied to correct minor imperfections like dental chips or cracks and to create a more aesthetically pleasing shape overall.

Tooth recontouring is a low-cost treatment that can be completed quickly and without discomfort. It can provide excellent yet subtle results and is ideal for specific situations when someone only needs minor changes to enhance their smile. This procedure isn’t right for everyone, so we will ensure you understand the pros and potential cons before treatment.

Page Updated on Jun 3, 2024 by Dr. Victoria Kushensky, DDS (Dentist) of My New Jersey Dentist
Victoria Kushensky D.D.S

My name is Victoria Kushensky. I am a general dentist dedicated to remaining at the forefront of my field. Combining compassionate care with extensive knowledge, I offer cosmetic and general dentistry services as well as advanced root canal treatments.

I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the esteemed New York University College of Dentistry. Throughout my career, I have honed my skills in various dental procedures, ensuring effective treatment for each patient’s unique needs. I prioritize patient comfort and understanding, taking the time to thoroughly explain procedures and address any questions.

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