Cosmetic Tooth Recontouring

Our patients often complain about jagged, chipped, gapped, or misshapen teeth. If you don’t love the shape or size of your teeth, cosmetic tooth recontouring could be your solution. Even better, this procedure is quick and painless, with no recovery time needed.

During your procedure, Dr. Crosby will remove some of the enamel from your teeth. Using a dental laser and a drill, we will carefully remove the parts of your teeth that you don’t love. By removing enamel, we reveal the inner, more sensitive parts of your teeth.

After removing your enamel, our team will seal your teeth and make sure that they look perfect. In certain cases, this involves dental bonding as well. If you need extra smoothing or shaping, then we’ll make those small fixes after recontouring your smile. Through this process, we will alter the shape, length, size, and appearance of your teeth to meet your specific smile goals.

The Benefits of Tooth Recontouring

Enjoy the benefits of cosmetic recontouring with an easy procedure at Dr. Richard Crosby General & Cosmetic Dentistry. With tooth recontouring, you can make changes to your smile without a larger procedure. The following benefits are what you can expect from tooth recontouring.

  • Straight, beautiful teeth
  • An enhanced facial appearance
  • You can show off your smile with renewed confidence

When we recontour your teeth, we use a local anesthetic to numb the area. Other than that, the procedure is simple. You’ll be in and out of our office in one visit with beautiful corrections to your natural teeth.

Gum Recontouring

Unfortunately, many of our patients don’t love the way their gums look. For example, some patients say their gums are “too gummy,” too high, too low, or uneven. If you dislike your gums for any reason, we can help improve your overall appearance. With gum recontouring and sculpting, your smile will look straight and beautiful.

If you have excess gums, we can help by using laser therapy to remove gum tissue around your teeth. In turn, that will help elongate your teeth, making them appear larger and straighter. On the other hand, if you experience gum recession, we can help restore your gums.

For the most part, gum recontouring improves the appearance of your smile. However, in rare cases, Dr. Crosby will recommend gum recontouring if he sees signs of gum disease. At our office, we offer laser therapy in conjunction with MicrO2 oral appliances to help remove gum disease. In fact, we might recommend immediate treatment to restore your oral health.

The Benefits of Gum Recontouring

Gum recontouring is an easy, painless procedure that allows you to get your dream smile in just one visit to the dentist. When you visit Dr. Crosby for gum recontouring, you will experience the following benefits.

  • An elongated, less gummy smile
  • A straight, even gum line
  • Improved oral hygiene
  • Less inflammation, pain, puffiness, and redness
  • Decreased gum recession

In addition to these benefits, the procedure is quick and easy. With minimal pain during and after the procedure, you’ll enjoy a short recovery time.

Your Dentist for Tooth and Gum Recontouring in Anchorage

If you don’t love your smile, then you could benefit from either tooth or gum recontouring.  In some cases, our patients use both procedures to truly enhance the appearance of their smiles.

To find out more about our recontouring services, talk to our dental team. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Crosby General & Cosmetic Dentistry by calling us at (907) 917-3871.