In addition to our other many cosmetic dentistry services, Atlanta West Dentistry provides teeth contouring and crown lengthening in Marietta for patients who are unhappy with their smile. By using the most comfortable, state-of-the-art technology, we can:Dr. Travis Watson on numbing patients with The Wand Read Transcript
One of our favorite technologies that we've had for actually probably about five years is a device called the Wand. Basically, we call it the STA, which stands for single tooth anesthesia. The cool thing about it is, it allows us to predictively numb one or two teeth and carry out a procedure, and the patient has zero collateral numbness. So typically, when the patient comes in for a procedure, say like before lunch or before an event or a conference call, the first thing patients say is how long is this anesthesia going to last, because I don't want to be drooling on myself during lunch or what not.
A cool thing to offer patients it's the STA, because the patient, we're able to successfully numb the patient, typically for about an hour, to have that predictable numbness and the patients are able to leave here and not feel numb. 99% of the patients tell us they did not feel a single thing. Every now and then patients will feel a little pressure in the area of the tooth, but basically it's a computer assisted method of numbing a tooth. The computer senses pressure, and only releases anesthetic around the tooth that it needs to make that procedure a painless procedure. We love it because our patients love it.
- Reshape any teeth that you feel are the improper shape or size
- Prepare your smile to receive a dental crown or veneer
- Remove excess gum tissue to confidently show off your beautiful teeth
Call us today at 770-744-4619 to set up a complimentary consultation at our warm and welcoming dentist office! You’ll find us at 1808 Powder Springs Road SW – not far off Windy Hill Road.
Love Your Balanced Smile With Teeth Contouring
Teeth contouring is a simple process that involves gently removing enamel from teeth that you feel are disrupting your smile. A tooth may be too long or awkwardly shaped, but we can reshape it so your smile looks completely normal. We’ll first take a digital X-ray of your mouth to make sure your tooth can receive this treatment.
Strengthening or Beautifying Your Smile With Crown Lengthening
Dental veneers or tooth bonding can be used to make a tooth look longer and create your new, beautiful smile. We can also remove a bit of your gum tissue to lengthen a tooth or even to eliminate a “gummy smile.” To avoid gum surgery, we use laser technology whenever possible, which not only reduces bleeding but can greatly speed up your recovery time.
Cosmetic crown lengthening can also prepare your tooth to receive a restoration, such as a filling or dental crown.
Stay Comfortable During Your Procedure
To ensure you have the best experience possible, we use:
- The Wand®, a computer-operated tool that numbs your mouth without a large syringe
- Sedation options, if needed, that suit your level of dental anxiety (you can even choose to sleep during the entire procedure)
Call Atlanta West Dentistry today to schedule your complimentary consultation on teeth contouring and crown lengthening in Marietta. We’re looking forward to your new, beautiful smile as much as you are!