While having long and sharp “vampire teeth” does not pose any danger to you or your health, it’s not uncommon to wish you could transform your smile and get rid of them.
What Are “Vampire Teeth?”
In the human mouth, there are four different types of teeth: incisors, molars, premolars, and canines. Your canines are those sharp, pointy teeth that you may refer to as your “vampire teeth.” Your canines are important because they help you tear food as you chew, making food much easier to swallow.
While everyone has (and needs) these teeth, some people have longer, sharper canines than others. It is important to understand that having longer-than-average canines is not dangerous to your health. That being said, if you are unhappy with the way they look, there is something you can do to transform those teeth and your smile: tooth recontouring.
What is Tooth Recontouring?
Tooth recontouring (also known as tooth reshaping) is a procedure designed to change the shape, size, and/or surface of a tooth by removing small amounts of tooth enamel. The procedure is totally painless and is typically done without any numbing.
Along with correcting pointy teeth, tooth reshaping can address a number of cosmetic concerns. Tooth recontouring can:
- Fix small cracks and chips
- Correct minor alignment issues in your bite
- Correct grooves in your enamel
- Adjust the length and shape of your teeth
Benefits of Tooth Recontouring
Along with improving the appearance of your smile, tooth recontouring can address a number of functional concerns as well. Tooth recontouring:
- Improves the appearance of your smile
- Reduces teeth grinding and associated damage, and
- Eases regular oral maintenance and hygiene
On top of these benefits, tooth recontouring is an affordable way to improve the look and feel of your teeth and mouth.
Alternatives to Tooth Recontouring
While tooth reshaping is an easy, affordable way to reshape your teeth, Lakeview Dental Care offers a number of excellent restorative and cosmetic dental options to transform your smile. These other procedures may be required for more severe problems. Other options include:
Tooth Recontouring with Lakeview Dental Care
Lakeview Dental Care’s team of expert dental professionals and friendly staff are committed to helping you get the smile you’ve always wanted. Above all, we value trust, convenience, and affordability. We are proud to have six offices throughout New Jersey and to provide affordable dental care to patients through our Membership Program.