A Small Smile Procedure With Big Results

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Natural teeth can be reshaped to even out length and create the illusion of straightness. This is a conservative approach that is quick, and it shows that a little fine-tuning of your smile can make a big difference.

For the first step of tooth contouring, the dentist should take x-rays to verify the size of the pulp (the soft tissue inside the teeth where blood vessels and nerves reside) of your teeth and spot any potential sensitivity. Then, they’ll mark your teeth with a special pen to guide the sculpting process.

A sanding drill may be used to remove a small amount of enamel, while sandpaper-like strips shape the sides of your teeth. As the last step, your teeth are smoothed and polished to ensure a uniform appearance.

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