Question: I’m not happy with the shape of my teeth, is there any way to change them?
In some cases, patients want to change the shape or look of their teeth for cosmetic or functional reasons. There may be a gap in the teeth, chips in the teeth or aesthetic issues such as short teeth or wide teeth.
Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over teeth and then cemented into place. The crowns fully encase the tooth up to the gum line.
Veneers are very thin shells that are custom made for the patient using porcelain or porcelain laminate. They are bonded to the front surface of the tooth to provide a new look.
Bonding is tooth-colored resin that is applied to the tooth and hardened with a special light to bond the material to the tooth. Bonding is especially useful in closing gaps between teeth.
Recontouring is the actual reshaping of teeth. This process involves removing small portions of tooth enamel in order to change tooth length, shape or surface.
Have more questions about tooth reshaping? Contact the professionals at DentaLux today!