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 teeth. It can be done without numbing the teeth. It can be used to smooth out rough edges of the teeth, reshape pointed teeth, and smooth out small fractures in the teeth. It is generally done for cosmetic purposes.

Enameloplasty, or tooth recontouring, can change the appearance of your teeth by correcting minor imperfections such as:

  • small chips in a tooth
  • bulges or pits tooth enamel
  • slightly irregular tooth shapes from too many or uneven teeth
  • over-long canines (pointed eyeteeth)

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