Enamel Shaping and Contouring

Enamel Shaping and Contouring

The process is safe and straightforward but needs some prior aesthetic planning.

Shaping and Contouring

Shaping and contouring can be quite easily achieved with a simple treatment called ‘Enamel Contouring’. It can be carried out within a single appointment. This treatment involves reshaping the teeth and is carried out almost entirely in the outer enamel component of the tooth structure, minimising tooth sensitivity.

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Is it the right treatment for you?

Sometimes minor adjustments on your front teeth can have significant enhancing effects on the overall smile. 

Some people may want to be super conservative and not have extensive work done on their teeth but still want some simple improvements.

Situations in which enamel contouring would be preferable include worn teeth with sharp edges and slightly crooked teeth.

Enamel countering is primarily carried out on lower front teeth but can also be carried out on upper front teeth.

When you'll need enamel shaping and contouring

  • Reduce sharp enamel, which may compromise model accuracy,  if any feather edges that may be present due to tooth  wear may chip in the laboratory, creating an accurate bite.
  • For aesthetics
  • To reduce the effect of any over eruption and improve and level the Curve of Speed.
  • To create space for upper teeth visibility if the teeth need to be lengthened.
  • To reduce lower teeth visible at rest.
  • Shallow anterior guidance may be because of functional wear on the edges of the lower teeth and the back of the upper teeth.
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“After years of hiding my smile, I finally got the courage to take the next step and meet with Louise. I booked my appointments straight away for my smile makeover and was instantly put at ease. I felt completely comfortable and knew I had made the right decision from the start.”

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