Some people want to change the shape of their teeth for a variety of different reasons. Maybe you want your teeth to be longer, or you want to close a gap between your front teeth. Whatever the reason, there are a number of safe and effective ways that your dentist can help you get the teeth that you want.
In order to change the shape of your teeth, your dentist can use crowns, dental bonding, veneers, or recontour your teeth.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over teeth. When crowns are put in, they fully encase the tooth so that only the crown is visible, which allows a dentist to make the crown in the shape of desirable teeth. Dental bonding, on the other hand, is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the tooth’s surface. The resin is then hardened with a special light, which will bond the material to the tooth.
Veneers are being used more and more to change the shape of teeth. They are are very thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials that are designed to cover just the front surface of teeth to create a visibly appealing smile. Recontouring or reshaping of the teeth is a procedure that involves small amounts of tooth enamel being removed to change a tooth’s length, shape or surface.
All of these options have different costs, different levels of durability, and different amounts of time to complete. Contact the professional at DentaLux today if you want to discuss how to change the shape of your teeth using one of the methods mentioned about.