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What is an enameloplasty?

Enameloplasty is a procedure in which small amounts of tooth enamel are removed to change a tooth’s length, shape, or surface. It is also called tooth recontouring, reshaping, odontoplasty, enameloplasty, stripping, or slenderizing.

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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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What information should I tell my dentist prior to having an enameloplasty?
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Since enameloplasty, or recontouring, is a simple cosmetic procedure that does not usually requi...
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Will having an enameloplasty affect the appearance of my teeth?
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Enameloplasty is used to reshape teeth. It involves smoothing or recontouring the enamel of the teet...
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How long is an enameloplasty effective?
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Enameloplasty that is done to correct small imperfections in the tooth shape or surface is usually p...
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