What Is Enameloplasty?

If you are just unhappy with the appearance of your smile but don't have any real issue that you need to address, you may be wondering if there's any dental cosmetic treatment that can help you get the smile of your dreams. 

If that's the case, then enameloplasty might be the right solution for you. Here's what it is, how it works, and if you are a good candidate for it. 

What Is Enameloplasty? 

Enameloplasty is a type of dental treatment that can be used to create a more beautiful and even smile. It uses a specialized tool to gently remove a thin layer of enamel and reshape your teeth. It can be used on its own or as part of another dental treatment, such as dental bonding. 

How Does It Work?

Enameloplasty is a fairly simple procedure that doesn't take more than 30 minutes to one hour. Of course, the duration of the treatment depends on the state of your teeth and how many teeth you need to reshape. 

The dentist will use a tool with an abrasive tip to shape and contour your teeth and remove any imperfections like minor chips, pointy edges, and so on. 

Will It Affect My Teeth? 

If you are familiar with veneers and you know that the procedure is irreversible because it involves removing some enamel, you may be wondering if the same is true for enameloplasty. 

While it's true that the dentist will shave off some of your enamel, the procedure is very gentle and subtle and it will not affect the integrity of your teeth. The dentist will only remove the outermost enamel layer, so your teeth will be just as strong and healthy as before. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Enameloplasty? 

Enameloplasty is suited for minor, cosmetic issues. For example, if you have a minor chip, then this cosmetic treatment can help you get an even smile. It can also be done if your teeth have an irregular shape and you want them to look more even and straight. 

While enameloplasty is usually used for the front teeth, you can also do it on the back ones too. 

However, your teeth must be healthy for you to become a good candidate for enameloplasty. Moreso, if the chips are too big or even if you have wide gaps between your teeth or other more significant issues, then it would be best to consider other treatments, such as veneers. 

We Can Help You Get a Beautiful Smile 

Are you unhappy with how your teeth look and are wondering if there's anything you can do to improve your smile? At Arch Dental of West Hartford, we are confident that we can help you find the right treatment for your specific needs. Whether it's cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, or even emergency dentistry, we offer various services. 

If you have a question, you can use the online form on our contact page to get in touch with us. 

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