If you have minor smile imperfections, you’d probably rather not undergo a major cosmetic dentistry procedure – and you don’t have to! For a small change that can make a big difference in how your smile looks, consider teeth contouring in Fairfield. Dr. Pablo Cuevas can make minor modifications to the shape of your teeth.Dr. Cuevas on Tooth Contouring and Crown Lengthening Read Transcript
I find that people that aren't happy with their smile, they don't necessarily know what's wrong. They're looking for me for guidance as to what I identify and what can be corrected. For some people, if the teeth just need to be reshaped, that's something that's easy to do in one or two appointments. You first make impressions, and we use digital impressions, but then I can shape them on the model and then show you the result that we would get.
We also use photographs for that. For some people, though, if they have broken teeth where there's not much tooth above the gum, we have to do something that's called crown lengthening. It's kind of a weird term, but what it does is it exposes more tooth so that I can put a crown on the tooth that will stay on there for a long time. I expose more of the tooth so that the crown has something to hold onto.
- Corrects the appearance of uneven teeth, worn teeth, or teeth with small chips
- Costs less than a dental crown or dental veneers
- Can improve your smile’s oral function
- Causes no discomfort
- Offers a faster and easier fix than other cosmetic treatments
To see if you’d benefit from a teeth contouring treatment, call 203-349-3537. Cosmetic dental consultations are free.
Change the Look of Short Teeth With a Crown Lengthening Procedure
While a teeth contouring procedure can make teeth that are too long appear shorter, we can also lengthen the appearance of teeth that are too short with a treatment called crown lengthening. Dr. Cuevas will simply remove a tiny amount of gum tissue to reveal more of the white part of your tooth. We sometimes perform this procedure to make it easier to receive a dental restoration like a veneer or crown.
Reverse the Effects of Grinding With a Teeth Contouring Treatment
Bruxism (teeth grinding) can be hard on your smile. Dr. Cuevas will look for signs of damage caused by grinding during every dental exam. If he finds any, he will likely recommend a custom mouthguard that can stop your grinding behavior. We’ll use hassle-free digital technology to take impressions of your teeth, then send them to a lab that will make you a mouthguard that fits you perfectly.
A teeth contouring treatment can often improve the appearance of teeth damaged by grinding. For more extensive damage, a dental crown or veneer may be needed.
For teeth contouring in Fairfield, call Fairfield Smiles By Design at 203-349-3537. Our office is conveniently located near the intersection of Beach Road and Post Road.