The older you get, the more wear and tear your teeth experience. Your real teeth are tough and can take a lot of abuse, but eventually, signs of that abuse will begin to show. These signs typically include wearing of the enamel and chips. Salt Lake City, UT dentist Dr. Rod Gleave can help you repair this damage and give your teeth a new, more youthful look with teeth contouring dental procedure. Trust us to help you get a better smile today.
What is Teeth Contouring and Crown Lengthening?
Teeth contouring involves augmenting the shape of your real teeth, especially your anterior teeth, to improve their appearance. This is done by artistically removing small amounts of dental enamel to change the way they look. This is a painless procedure that can drastically improve the way your smile looks. Often, we do this procedure in conjunction with teeth whitening.
Crown lengthening is not actually making your tooth longer but rather simply exposing more of your dental crown. This is done by adjusting the level of your gumline. Laser dentistry allows Salt Lake City, UT dentist Dr. Gleave the ability to do this will little to no pain, with practically no recovery time needed.
Why Would I Need This?
Teeth contouring can adjust the shape of teeth that may not be blending in with your smile. If you have a misshapen tooth, contouring may be able to correct it and provide a more consistent appearance. Crown lengthening is used to make some restorative procedures possible on teeth that may not have enough of the crown exposed. Both of these procedures are wonderful for the health and appearance of your teeth.
If you need help with your smile, trust Dr. Rod Gleave to give you the dental care you need with teeth contouring. Call our Salt Lake City, UT office today at 801-747-8531 to schedule your appointment. You can use our convenient online form to schedule your appointment as well. One of our staff members will be in touch shortly to confirm your appointment date and time.