Tooth Contouring (Enameloplasty)
Enameloplasty is a treatment more commonly referred to as contouring or reshaping of teeth. Tooth reshaping at Harley Street Smile Clinic involves careful adjustment to your teeth to create better shapes and sizes to enhance your smile. Tooth reshaping can either be done alone or in conjunction with porcelain veneers to correct other teeth shapes.
Tooth reshaping is where we contour/file a tooth into a slightly better shape to make it look better. The tips of your teeth can often be a little out of shape, or one tooth is a little longer than another, and filing the tip slightly, can improve the appearance of your tooth, and in some cases – the whole look of your smile.Read More
Tooth contouring is commonly used when the upper teeth have been veneered, and you want to improve the appearance of the lower teeth without having to veneer them. Often your lower teeth can be a little bit crooked, and filing the tips of them along the biting edge can give them the illusion of them being straighter. If you have had braces to straighten your teeth, once orthodontics is completed, tooth contouring can often further enhance the end result by making the tips of the teeth look more perfect in shape. However, if you have not yet had braces, and are thinking about it, tooth contouring would not be advised, just in case it adversely affected the end result.