Gum contouring, gum reshaping. You get ... We'll have a patient that'll come in and they smile and they basically say, I have a gummy smile. When you look, you see a lot more gum or gums kind of hanging over the tooth, one lower, one higher and a lot of times, we do this associated with a lot of cosmetic, the veneer cases that we do. 'Cause you'll have a patient that'll come in, Well, this tooth looks shorter. Well, it's not really the tooth that's shorter, it's that the gum hangs down lower on that tooth. Simply by going in with the laser, which is much cooler than the old way we used to do it, earlier you'd cut it with a scalpel. I hate to say that. But you'd cut it with a scalpel, it'd bleed like crazy, and then it would swell like crazy for two or three days and then it would ... With the laser, no bleeding, no discomfort. Most of the time, I don't even have to do anesthetic. A little topical gel. And contour the tissue. No bleeding, no swelling. Literally, I could put the veneer on that day. It's going to be stable. But for somebody that has that gummy smile, sometimes you don't need veneers, you don't need anything, you just need to sculpt that tissue and give it the right height around the teeth. And now all of a sudden, the teeth are bigger, they're longer. They don't look like they're square shaped teeth, you give 'em this contour at the gum line. And it's amazing some of the results that you get. Some of the kids that are in ortho for a long time, the gum kind of almost becomes scar tissue and grows down. So, when you get the braces off, let 'em heal a little bit and you can go through and sculpt that tissue and as a cosmetic dentist, I kind of have that eye for what that tissue should look like. I'm very comfortable in making that contour to make sure that they get really beautiful end results after ortho.
Are you unhappy with the shape of your teeth? Let expert cosmetic dentist Dr. Derek Tieken contour them for you in our League City, TX dentist office! He will precisely reshape your smile using a high-tech laser.
And our compassionate dental team will ensure you remain comfortable during the procedure.
To discuss teeth contouring and crown lengthening with our League City, TX dentist Dr. Derek Tieken, call Tieken Smiles Dentistry at 281-942-6615.
Offering Convenient, Cost-Effective Treatment
You have several cosmetic dentistry options, including dental veneers and short-term orthodontics, for teeth that are chipped, uneven, poorly aligned, or otherwise misshapen. If your flaws are fairly minor, teeth contouring can be a good choice.
Its advantages include:
- Fast results. Because Dr. Derek Tieken uses a high-tech laser to contour your teeth, he can complete the entire procedure in a single visit, often in as little as 30 minutes.
- Pain-free. There are no nerves in your tooth enamel. So you shouldn’t feel a thing as Dr. Derek Tieken gently reshapes your teeth!
- Affordable. Teeth contouring is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures.
And the improvements aren’t solely dental cosmetics. Removing minor imperfections from your teeth can make it easier for you to get into nooks and crannies where plaque and tartar tend to collect. Brushing and flossing those areas reduces your risk of dental decay.
Our Crown Lengthening Technique
Using the same laser, Dr. Derek Tieken can remove excess bone or gum tissue to reveal more of your tooth surface. This can be done for cosmetic reasons or to prepare your tooth for a restoration like a dental crown.
Offering a VIP Experience
Your teeth contouring treatment or crown lengthening treatment won’t take long. But we’ll make sure you feel like a VIP the entire time. Our amenities include:
- Comfortable massage chairs
- A beverage station in our waiting room
- Headsets that muffle noise, block light, and use special technology to relax you
For a free consultation with our League City, TX dentist Dr. Derek Tieken, call Tieken Smiles Dentistry at 281-942-6615. Or use our convenient online form to schedule a visit to our League City, TX dentist office.