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If you’re interested in reshaping an unattractive, stubborn, or oddly shaped tooth, good for you! You could be on your way toward a beautiful and enhanced smile. Before you get too excited, though, you need to make sure you meet the certain requirements to undergo treatment.

The first requirement is that you need to have thick enamel. Your dentist will need to remove 1-2 millimeters of enamel from your tooth during treatment, so it’s important to have thick enamel. Your dentist will determine the thickness by taking a series of X-rays. If the enamel isn’t thick enough, he might need to resort to restoring the tooth with a dental crown or dental veneer.

The second requirement is that you need to have healthy teeth and gums. If your tooth and surrounding gums are weak, they won’t be able to handle the treatment. Also, if you have other dental issues, like gum disease and decayed surrounding teeth, this could cause extreme complications during the appointment. So, if you don’t have healthy teeth and gums, your dentist will need to recommend a different treatment.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about tooth reshaping in Federal Way, Washington, please contact Art of the Smiles at 253-839-4048. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Huang, if you want to see if you qualify for this treatment. We look forward to helping you!