There are many cosmetic procedures that can help you to enhance or alter the appearance of your teeth. These procedures can give you whiter teeth, a straighter smile or hide flaws on your teeth. While many people are familiar with some of the most common dental cosmetic procedures, such as braces and teeth whitening, few people are aware of some of the lesser known procedures, such as tooth reshaping. But, while few people are familiar with it, many people can benefit from it. Here are some of the flaws that can be corrected with tooth reshaping.
Small Chips in the Teeth:
If you have bitten down on something hard, or got hit in your mouth with a ball, your tooth may have become chipped. If the chip is large, the dentist will likely need to place a cap or crown over the tooth. If the chip is small, the dentist may leave it as is. Unfortunately, while leaving the tooth as-is is appropriate and safe for small chips, it may leave you uncomfortable, as that one tooth now has a visible flaw. Luckily, tooth reshaping can help reshape that tooth, so the crack is not visible, and blends in with the rest of your tooth.
A Tooth That Does Not Fit in with Your Others:
Typically, the shape and size of your teeth is uniform throughout your mouth. Unfortunately, there are people who are born with teeth that are not uniform. They may have a tooth that is larger than the others, longer than the others, or are more round, square or pointy compared to their other teeth. If you are in this situation, you have two options. You can use veneers, to cover the front of the teeth that are different than the others or you can have the problem teeth reshaped with a tooth reshaping procedure. This allows you to display your natural teeth, without having to cover or hide them behind veneers.
One Tooth Slightly Overlaps Another Tooth:
If you have multiple teeth that overlap other teeth, or you have a tooth that heavily overlaps another tooth, braces, or other orthodontic devices, can help you straighten those teeth so that they do not overlap. But, if you have only one tooth that mildly overlaps another, braces can be an expensive way to fix that one minor imperfection. Luckily, it is not your only option. The tooth that is slightly overlapping another can be reshaped with a tooth reshaping procedure, so that it does not overlap, and instead looks straight and perfectly positioned.