1) What is enameloplasty?
It is a procedure in which a small amount of enamel of the tooth is grinded or removed from the surface of the teeth in order to change the shape, size, length or look of the tooth. The process is also known as recontouring, stripping or reshaping of teeth. The procedure helps give a nice, smoother and more youthful appearance to the teeth.
2) Who needs enameloplasty?
It is a procedure that is usually recommended to people who have chipped or broken tooth or have suffered tooth fracture or injury at some point in time. Enameloplasty aids in correcting the look and feel of the tooth while resizing and reshaping it to look like its previous original self. Also, it is recommended for people who have slight imperfections in the teeth area due to factors like grinding of teeth, biting on to hard substances or just a plain wear and tear of the tooth’s enamel. It is a painless procedure and can be easily performed by a skilled dentist.
3) What procedures are involved in enameloplasty?
A comprehensive dental check-up is the first step towards any teeth related procedure. Post the check-up the dentist gets on to cleaning and polishing of teeth/tooth which is then followed by filing of the tooth to achieve the desired result. Since the process is a painless one and required no surgical treatment, no local anaesthesia or other numbing agent is applied to the teeth. Post filing, the tooth/teeth are re-examined to check for alignment and see if further reshaping would be required. One final round of polishing is done, before you go, to ensure a glowing and sparkling appearance of your teeth.
4) What are the benefits of enameloplasty?
Enameloplasty is the easiest and quickest way to restoring the lost glory of your teeth. Since, it is a painless procedure no or very little amount of discomfort is felt during the entire process. Also it is less expensive compared to getting crowns or other dental fixtures fitted in your mouth. In one visit only the job can be successfully done and would require you to visit your dentist only for regular check-up and update on the overall health of your teeth, gums and mouth. Enameloplasty does not require you to get your original tooth/teeth replaced with an artificial or a prosthetic tooth, therefore, enables you to retain the natural tooth without addition of any extra care or maintenance. If the dentist advises an Enameloplasty, then please get it done as a sharp tooth can cause bigger problems that cuts on the cheek/tongue. Maintain good oral hygiene to keep all dental problems away.