Teeth Contouring / Crown Lengthening

Teeth Chipped or Small? Teeth Contouring Can Fix Both Problems

Unhappy with the chips and cracks in your teeth? Highly trained cosmetic dentists Dr. Laos and Dr. Yoshikane can carefully reshape them using teeth contouring Los Alamitos, CA or crown lengthening Los Alamitos, CA area at Volterra Dental. Put your trust in decades of experience – call our Los Alamitos, CA dental office at 562-735-2363 to get your perfectly shaped teeth!

What Is Teeth Contouring?

As you get older, your teeth can become damaged with chips, uneven edges, or small cracks. Teeth contouring, a quick cosmetic dentistry treatment where we carefully remove thin amounts of enamel, can smooth your teeth into their ideal shape.

How Does Teeth Contouring Work?

Teeth contouring is both a science and an art. First, we will carefully measure your teeth and then create a diagnostic wax-up or model of your teeth and gums. This allows both you and your dentist, Dr. Laos or Dr. Yoshikane, to better visualize and plan your exact contouring procedure.

How Does A Dental Laser Help?

Many dental offices use a tool similar to a sander to remove enamel and smooth out the tooth’s surface. But at Volterra Dental, we have a special dental laser for this task. It works just as well but with much more accuracy and speed.

Can I Benefit From Teeth Contouring?

For some people, the enamel on a given tooth is already thin. Removing any more enamel, even with a dental laser, could run the risk of increasing that tooth’s sensitivity to heat and cold. However, many people are good candidates for this treatment, and several of our patients have combined it with other cosmetic dentistry options for a total smile makeover.

What Is Crown Lengthening?

The same dental laser that can remove enamel can be used to remove excess gum tissue. This gives the appearance of having lengthened the crown, the visible part of your teeth.

Make your bright, white smile truly perfect. Make your next appointment for teeth contouring or crown lengthening by calling us today at 562-735-2363 or using our online form.