For now, I'd prefer filing down my front teeth if it makes 50% better. Can dentist slighlt file down about 1-2 mm to make it look better ? Right now, i have no sensitivity from chipped teeth.
Can I Have the Denist File Down my Front Teeth to Blend a Tiny Chipped Tooth (Half Rice Size)? (photo)
Doctor Answers 5
Filing of teeth is an interesting question. The short answer is that they can be reshaped by a dentist to improve appearance. I have found in my near 40 years as a dentist that the edges of teeth are where they are because that is where nature wants them, and if a dentist reshapes the edge, over time the teeth will shift to recreate the discrepancy. So the process may need repeating every ten years.
I think shortening and recontouring your incisors, also called enamelplasty ( shaping the enamel ), is a good idea in your case. This should provide much improvement for very little time and expense.
File down a chipped tooth
Most of the time, dentists are there to preserve enamel and not file down teeth, but in this case, I think it would be the appropriate treatment. Your front central incisors are much longer than the other teeth. By shortening and contouring these two teeth, you will have a very nice smile with even teeth and no chip!
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File Down Chipped Front Tooth
From the picture provided, with your longer central incisors, it should work fine to shorten and smooth both teeth for a more esthetic result. (enamelplasty)