Odontoplasty in New York City, NY
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What is Odontoplasty?
Odontoplasty, also known as tooth reshaping, is a cosmetic procedure performed to reshape a tooth. At East Village Dental Center, our team of cosmetic dentists performs this procedure using state-of-the-art handheld tools to remove small bits of tooth enamel in order to create a better shape, size, or length of the tooth. If you have one or more teeth that bother you aesthetically, contact our New York, NY office to schedule a consultation.
Who Can Get Odontoplasty?
Odontoplasty is a great treatment option if you're looking to enhance your smile by improving the overall look of your teeth. Some reasons our Manhattan East Village patients choose odontoplasty include:
- Address chipped or cracked teeth
- Reduce abnormally long teeth
- Adjust oddly shaped teeth
- Correct bite issues
- Remove the bumps on teeth left over from braces
If you're wondering if odontoplasty is right for you, our team of cosmetic dentists can sit down with you to learn about your concerns and overall goals of treatment to decide if this or another form of cosmetic dentistry would be best for you. You may not qualify for this procedure if you have naturally thin enamel or the overall health and wellness of your teeth is not satisfactory to undergo the procedure.
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What Can I Expect During Odontoplasty Treatment?
Your odontoplasty procedure should only take around 30 minutes and typically does not require any anesthesia. To perform this procedure, your dentist will use a small handheld device to remove small pieces of enamel layer by layer. If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, we will smooth out the edges to match the appearance of your other teeth. During this treatment, we're essentially thinning out your tooth enamel to create an even and seamless-looking smile. There are no nerves or blood vessels in the enamel of the tooth, so it's a relatively simple procedure that shouldn't cause much discomfort if any at all.
What Should I Expect After Odontoplasty?
After your tooth reshaping procedure, you can get back to your normal everyday routine. You shouldn't have to worry about pain, bleeding, or swelling with this procedure, but you might notice that your teeth are a little sensitive to hot and cold foods or beverages. This will subside naturally. It's important to maintain your oral health routine at home, so you should brush twice daily and floss once a day. We also suggest avoiding hard foods like hard candies or ice. If you have any questions or concerns after your treatment, feel free to reach out to our New York City staff.
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Does Insurance Cover Odontoplasty?
Typically, odontoplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure, so it's often not covered by insurance providers. However, we will review your policy and contact your insurance company to see how we can maximize your benefits. We want to make it easy and convenient to get the dental care you desire, so we accept a variety of payment options and can help you find low-interest medical financing if you'd like.
Reshape Your Teeth for Your Ideal Smile
If you have a tooth that is chipped, abnormally long, an odd shape, or something else, you might feel a bit deflated when you smile. At East Village Dental Center, we make it easy to craft the smile of your dreams. We are proud to offer our patients odontoplasty (tooth reshaping) in order to create a smile that looks and feels great. To learn more about this simple procedure, contact our New York, NY office to request a one-on-one consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists.