What Options Are There for Changing the Shape of Your Teeth?

Have you ever wondered about the possibilities for changing the shape of your teeth--closing gaps, make your teeth look longer, repairing damage such as chips or cracks? Some of the ways this can be done includes crowns, bonding, re-contouring and veneers.

Dental crowns are caps placed over the tooth. They completely cover the tooth, down to the gum line. 

In the case of bonding, a tooth-colored resin is bonded directly to the surface of the tooth, and hardened through the use of a special light.

Teeth can also be reshaped or recountoured (a process also know as enameloplasty, odontoplasty, slenderizing or stripping) my removing a small amount of enable in order to change the tooth's length, shape or surface.

Finally, veneers cover the front of your tooth with a tooth-colored material, ideal for covering chipped or cracked teeth.

All of the above procedures have different costs, durability and "chair time," stain resistant qualities. If any of them interest you, schedule an appointment with our North Royalton office, and Dr. Florian can discuss the pros and cons of each, and help you determine the right solution for you. 

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