What Is Enamel Shaping?
Enamel shaping is a process by which we use a sanding disc to carefully remove small amounts of tooth enamel, then polishes the area. This process only requires a single visit and is sometimes necessary alongside dental bonding procedures. Enamel shaping can be done to hide imperfections or to change a tooth’s appearance or shape.
When Is Enamel Shaping Done?
There are a few different circumstances that make enamel shaping a great option, such as:
Removing overlapping areas
Smoothing out rough spots
Eliminating minor chipping
Contouring pointy edges
Correcting minor discrepancies in size
Are You A Candidate For Enamel Shaping?
Not all dental problems can be solved with enamel shaping. More serious cases generally require orthodontic treatment or restorative dentistry to correct, but shaping is a great option for improving the appearance (and in some cases even the function) of teeth with smaller imperfections. If your teeth have uneven edges or minor chipping, enamel shaping could be the perfect solution for you. Call us at (503) 305-2525 or send us an email to learn more.