When we are dissatisfied with our appearance, we change it. We lose weight. We color our hair. We get contact lenses.
If you aren’t happy with your smile, you should change it! After all, it is one of the first things most people notice about you. So you want to have the best-looking smile you can!
You may not know where to start. Try this: Make a list of the things you don’t like about your smile. With your list as a starting point, you can explore possible fixes for each of your flaws.
Consult with a Cosmetic Dentistry Expert
Our expert cosmetic dentist, Dr. J. Derek Tieken, can help! He will meet with you for a free cosmetic dentistry consultation in our League City, TX dentist office. Call Tieken Smiles Dentistry at 281-942-6615 to book your appointment.
Dr. Tieken is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, which means he’s passed written and oral exams, had examples of his work evaluated by his peers, and pursues continuing education in cosmetic dentistry procedures. His patients have included pageant contestants, including two former winners of the Mrs. Texas title.
He even beautifies smiles in his free time! He works with the Give Back a Smile program, which offers free smile makeovers to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Your Customized Cosmetic Dentistry Plan
We can create a customized cosmetic dentistry plan for you that will help you achieve your smile goals in a way that maximizes your time and money. For example, if you plan to get dental veneers to lengthen worn-down teeth and also want to whiten your teeth, we may recommend whitening first and then matching veneers to your new and improved shade.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments at Tieken Smiles Dentistry
You might be surprised at all the ways we can beautify your smile at Tieken Smiles Dentistry! We’ve highlighted some of our cosmetic dental treatments below. If you have any questions about any of them, just give us a call.
Teeth whitening is an easy way to make a subtle but significant improvement to your smile. You can choose from teeth whitening treatments we apply for you while you relax in one of our massage chairs. Or we can give you a professional-strength treatment you can use at home. Many of our patients like to first get a treatment at our office and then perform maintenance treatments at home.
If you’ve shied away from straightening your teeth because you didn’t want a mouthful of metal, you’ll like our two short-term orthodontics options. Both of them straighten using a series of clear plastic aligners instead of the traditional metal braces. Most people find them far more comfortable and easy to care for than braces.
Your two choices are:
- Invisalign. We are a Preferred Provider for this well-known brand.
- ClearCorrect. This newer but trusted brand typically costs a little less.
With either system, we can use a device that stimulates new bone growth and can shorten your treatment period by up to 50 percent.
Dental veneers are one of our most versatile cosmetic dental treatments because they can be used to solve such a wide variety of cosmetic issues. They cover the entire front surface of your teeth and can effectively conceal:
- Worn-down teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Minor cracks
- Small gaps between teeth
- Badly stained or discolored teeth
Dental veneers are most commonly used on teeth in the front of your mouth. They can also help fortify your teeth against damage. They are not a good choice, though, for broken teeth or teeth with big fillings. And we don’t recommend them for people who grind their teeth.
If you don’t like the look of your gumline, we can use a laser to quickly and gently remove excess gum tissue. This treatment works especially well for:
- Uneven gums
- A “gummy” smile, where excess gum tissue dominates your smile
Another Option for Minor Flaws
Tooth contouring is another option for misshapen teeth. Again using a laser, we can modify the shape of your teeth. We recommend this procedure only for slight flaws, though. For bigger imperfections, a dental veneer is probably a better choice. The procedure works best on front teeth.
You’re in great hands with Dr. Tieken for any cosmetic dental treatment! To consult with him about any of these treatments, call Tieken Smiles Dentistry at 281-942-6615. You can also schedule an appointment at our League City, TX dentist office using our online form.