How Much Risk is Involved in Reshaping Overlapped Teeth?

Q.
I went for a consultation for reshaping overlapped teeth. We discussed the braces option and C-Fast, but I don’t want to go through that. The cons were discussed. I would have to remove a lot of enamel and the dentist might hit a nerve that they can’t take responsibility for. If there were any damages, I would be charged to repair them. I think that If the dentist knows what he or she is doing, it shouldn’t be a problem, otherwise why advertise the reshaping of severe overlaps when there is so much risk involved. What do you think? Reshaping and crowns seem the best and cheapest option. 
A.
Thank you for your question. It’s not the skill of the dentist- sometimes trimming the teeth back will expose the nerve no matter who is doing it. If you’ve decided this would work best for you and are happy to accept this possible complication then explain it to the dentist and see what he or she can do for you. You have to realise that once the teeth are trimmed back, then that is forever and the crowns will need replacing every 10-15 years on average. 
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