In an esthetic reshaping procedure, a small amount of enamel is removed in order to reshape the tooth. Typically, the amount of enamel removed is anywhere between a fraction of a millimeter to two millimeters. The procedure can shorten abnormally long teeth, round off pointed teeth and help to create a pleasing smile that naturally follows the contour of the lower lip. This simple procedure can take years off giving the teeth a more rounded, youthful look.
Tooth shaping is relatively brief, ranging from fifteen to thirty minutes. It is painless, with only a small amount of patients feeling a slight increase in sensitivity after the procedure. The procedure has no long-term side effects and does not cause permanent damage and does not require anesthesia.