Oral Health Link to Whole Body Health: A Blog

Oral Health Link to Whole Body Health: A Blog

Can Dentists Change the Shape of Your Teeth?

Duane Kelly

Are you unhappy with the shape of your teeth? Then you might wonder if your dentist can change the shape of them for you. As long as your dentist has the proper training to do so, they may be able to use several procedures to alter the shape of your teeth.

If you are unhappy with the shape of your teeth, the following dental procedures can help to give your teeth a more aesthetic appearance.

Recontouring (Enameloplasty)

When you only need some minor adjustments to the shape of your teeth, recontouring is a suitable and minimally invasive procedure. A dentist will use either a drill or a laser to remove enamel and sculpt your teeth into a more desirable shape. Before your procedure begins, you can discuss your requirements with your dentist to ensure you achieve the results you want.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a good procedure for you if you want to add to your teeth rather than take away. As such, this is a good procedure if your teeth are overly small. And this inexpensive, minimally invasive, and quick procedure takes just one visit to complete.

A dentist will add composite resin to your teeth first. And once they have turned that resin into a solid using a special light, the dentist can then polish the bonding into your desired shape.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers is the superior, albeit more expensive, version of composite bonding. Porcelain veneers last much longer than composite bonding, however, and so are worth the extra investment.

Porcelain veneers are good for changing the shape of teeth that are too small, irregularly shaped, or damaged in some way. Once a porcelain veneer, which is a tooth-shaped shell, fits over a tooth, you will only be able to see the veneers. The natural tooth will remain hidden and protected by the veneer for many years.

Dental Crowns

The most invasive treatment on this list is the dental crown. This is because dental crowns essentially cover the entirety of a tooth and take over its role in the mouth. If one or more of your teeth are too small or have changed shape due to trauma or decay, dental crowns are a good option.

Like porcelain veneers, most dental crowns are porcelain. This means that they are more expensive than the other options, but they will last for many years.

Dentists can change the shape of teeth. But not all dentists are trained in these techniques. If your dentist doesn't have the necessary training, they may be able to recommend someone else instead.


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Oral Health Link to Whole Body Health: A Blog

You may have heard that cavities and oral decay are linked to things like heart disease, and, in fact, your oral health affects your entire body. Hi! My name is Brenda, and I like to look at things holistically. Because of that, I created this blog. I plan for its posts to look at the link between dental issues and other health issues. I hope that the people who visit this blog learn a few tips about oral care as well as gaining a deeper understanding of why it's so important. Healthy smiles indicate a healthy body, and I hope this blog helps you achieve both!