The average smile has minor imperfections that can easily be improved through enamel contouring rather than traditional cosmetic dental treatments in Atlanta like porcelain veneers.
What Is Enamel Contouring?
Also known as enameloplasty, this quick procedure changes the anatomy of natural teeth by reshaping the edges in a minimally invasive manner. Enamel contouring only removes a bit of the tooth’s outermost layer, known as the enamel. And the process is pain free, so it doesn’t require any anesthesia.
Enamel contouring can improve the appearance of teeth that are:
- Irregular in shape
- Mismatched in size
- Too long
- Too pointy
- Chipped, grooved, or pitted
- Uneven or jagged
What Enamel Contouring Can’t Do
Enameloplasty does have its limitations, for instance, it can’t change the shade of teeth, close in gaps, straighten severely crooked teeth, protect teeth, or remove decay.
Combining Enamel Recontouring With Other Dental Procedures
This procedure can be combined with other cosmetic treatments to provide you with the most dramatic results. For instance, whitening your teeth once they have been contoured can make a big enough difference that everyone is sure to notice. Enamel contouring can also make room for other dental work like crowns or veneers to help give a more uniform appearance.
Is Enameloplasty Right For You?
To find out if enamel contouring can make enough of a difference with your smile, call Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta to schedule a consultation. During your visit, we’ll address your concerns, determine your goals, and recommend the best treatment option for you. Start the journey to your new smile today!