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Enameloplasty
(Tooth Recontouring)

Enameloplasty is a cosmetic dentistry treatment option where the size and shape of an  existing tooth's enamel surface is removed or “shaved” permanently to reshape the contours of the tooth for improved appearance or as a preparation for further treatment, such as veneers or Lumineers. The treatment is also sometimes called odontoplasty, and is also applied in remodeling porcelain or composite resin materials for crowns and fillings.

 

Anyone with teeth where the enamel surface is worn, chipped or fractured can have enameloplasty treatment to restore the teeth through reshaping and polishing. Teeth grinding, or biting on to brittle surfaces can cause teeth to either wear or become chipped.