Have you ever wondered whether you could change the shape of your teeth and what options are out there? There are ways to close gaps between your teeth, make your teeth look longer, repair teeth that may be damaged by chips or cracks. These things can be accomplished by re-contouring, veneers, bonding and dental crowns.
Reshaping or recontouring of the teeth, also referred to as stripping, slenderizing, odontoplasty and enameloplasty is accomplished by taking off small amounts of enamel from the teeth. This removal of the enamel can change the tooth’s length and shape of the surface.
Dental porcelain laminates, commonly known as veneers, are a custom-made thin shell that covers the front surface of your teeth. This shell is made of a tooth-colored material that is bonded to your teeth.
Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored resin material that is bonded directly to your tooth’s surface that is hardened with a special light.
Crowns totally cover the entire tooth down to the gum line. They are tooth-shaped caps that are placed directly over the tooth.
If you are interested in any of these procedures call Dr. Fojas’s Westerville, OH dental office to discuss your options further. Dr. Fojas would be happy to advise you on the best approach to solving your cosmetic problem such as durability, chair time, cost, etc.