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How long is an enameloplasty effective?

Enameloplasty that is done to correct small imperfections in the tooth shape or surface is usually permanent, and needs no follow-up. Enameloplasty done to prepare a tooth for dental veneers involves may involve follow-up procedures since veneers usually last 5 to 10 years.

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Will having an enameloplasty hurt?
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Since enameloplasty, or recontouring, does not affect the pulp of the tooth, where the nerves are co...
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How long does an enameloplasty take?
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Enameloplasty is a relatively quick and painless procedure that is done in a short office visit, usu...
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What are the risks of having an enameloplasty?
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Since enamel cannot be replaced, enameloplasty should be considered carefully. The only risk is that...
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How is an enameloplasty performed?
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To perform an enameloplasty, your dentist will use a sanding disc or a fine diamond bur to remov...
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