Think of enamel shaping as the opposite of dental bonding. In much the same way, it’s a simple, quick, non-invasive option, which improves the look and feel of your teeth, and your overall smile. It doesn’t involve implants or surgery, just a quick reconstruction to bring more confidence to your smile.
Also known as contouring, enamel shaping is a process that can be used to fix minor problems in the shape or texture of your teeth such as small chips or pits in a tooth’s enamel or even irregular or uneven teeth. These small irregularities may bring your discomfort when your tongue, cheeks, or lips rub against them. They may also harbor plaque and tartar build up and be a haven for cavities. If visible from your smile, they may cause you to be less than satisfied with your smile.
During the enamel shaping process, your dentist will use a sanding disk or fine diamond burs to sand your tooth or teeth to remove any roughness or pits or to slightly reshape them. This is similar to the root planing or polishing procedures you are used to at every dental check up. Once your teeth are smoothed and/or reshaped, they will be polished to finish the process.
Because the process is simple and easy to get done, be sure to talk with your dentist about a chip or other irregularity that has been bothering you. You may find that enamel shaping is the quick solution you’ve been waiting for and you can start smiling just a bit wider and brighter.
Restore your natural smile!
Do you have stained or yellowing teeth? Visit Smile Focus today and get your teeth whitened to get the bright smile you deserve! Teeth whitening is a simple process that can brighten up your smile and get rid of the stains on your teeth. Your dentist will advise two agents for the teeth whitening process; hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide which are bleaching agents that break down the stains on your teeth. Whitening toothpastes contain agents which can polish the teeth and are effective at removing stains. During your in-office whitening, your dentist will apply a bleach to help whiten your teeth and may use a special laser or light to facilitate the action of the bleach. For bleaching your teeth at home, a weaker bleach in the form of a gel or a strip may be used to make the teeth whiter.
Since tooth whitening is not effective on all teeth
your dentist will advise you whether the process will work for you. Tooth whitening works better on teeth which are yellowing than on teeth which have become brown or gray.
Why do your teeth stain despite regualr brushing?
Certain foods and drinks can stain your teeth; drinks like coffee, tea and wine have pigments which attach to the outer part of your tooth and color it. Smoking and tobacco use may also stain teeth. Certain medications, age, and even injury can cause discoloration in the teeth and make them appear yellowish.
Don’t let yellowing teeth bring you down, get your confidence and your beautiful smile back today by getting your teeth whitened at Smile Focus!