Sometimes we'll have a patient that'll come in and they just want to look better. They want their smile to be, for a better term, made over, or makeover. For our office, it's usually we're looking for old amalgam, silver fillings that are showing up when they smile. Obviously, that's a smile makeover. We're going to take out all those old amalgams. Either replace them with porcelain that's tooth colored or some kind of filling material composite, resin material. We do that. We can go through and contour the teeth and kind of shape them. We're going to whiten the teeth, especially ... most of the time, we'll whiten first. Because all the new dentistry that we put in, we want to match that shade afterwards. It's too late after.
If you put all the tooth-colored stuff in there and they say whiten, it's not going to match. We whiten, go through, change out the amalgams, silver fillings, mercury fillings that are in there. They have old crowns that have the black line where the metal shows, we'll do all porcelain crowns. Eliminate all that. Anything you can think, kind of an older dentistry smile and restore it with kind of more modern dentistry: tooth-colored stuff, no metal in their mouth. We have a lot of patients that do that, and they are very happy with the results.
Call us at 281-942-6615 to get started on your smile makeover!
Our Smile Solutions
No matter what you don’t like about your smile, Tieken Smiles Dentistry has a dental procedure to improve it!
Want a whiter, brighter smile? You can get a teeth whitening treatment in our office, or we’ll provide you with one to use at home. Your options for covering more severe stains or discoloration include dental veneers or metal-free dental crowns.
Dental crowns or dental veneers can also hide such imperfections as:
- Small gaps between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
For straighter teeth, you can choose from two short-term orthodontics solutions, both of which use a series of clear aligners: Invisalign or ClearCorrect. With either system, we can use a product called Propel that will shorten your treatment time by up to 50 percent.
If your smile is marred by a missing tooth or teeth, Dr. J. Derek Tieken can use a dental bridge or a dental implant to replace them.
No matter which smile solutions you choose, Dr. Tieken can create a wax model and even a temporary so you can get an idea of how your new smile will look!
Smile Makeover Expertise
A member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Tieken has beautified countless smiles in his 27 years as a dentist. You can check out some of his work in our Smile Gallery. Thanks to his expertise, he can create a cost-effective treatment plan for achieving your smile goals.