Determining The Right Approach To Restoring Your Tooth

If you have a problem with a tooth’s appearance, or if something happens to affect its health, you can be eager to seek the appropriate treatment. Of course, this begs an important questions – what is the “right” way to restore your problem tooth? Our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office has helped many people who experienced problems with teeth that have been chipped, cracked, or otherwise harmed. When planning your care, we will find the most conservative solution that can effectively address the matter, so we can minimize the change to your tooth structure. In many situations, it is possible to preserve more of a person’s natural tooth by performing cosmetic dental work.

We Can Find The Most Conservative Option For Restoring A Tooth

After examining your tooth, we can determine how we can address a problem while minimizing any effect on healthy tooth structure. When the goal is to restore the condition of a tooth that is injured, or to improve the shape or size of a tooth that has naturally occurring flaws, we can recommend the placement of a dental veneer, or perform a dental bonding and contouring procedure. Both of these options can improve your smile by hiding unflattering issues with your teeth, and with both treatment options, much of your natural tooth structure can be left untouched.

How Cosmetic Treatment Can Restore A Damaged Or Misshapen Tooth

When restoring a person’s smile with dental veneers, we can place a custom restoration made from porcelain on the front of a tooth. Minor work on your enamel can make space for your veneer, which can positively change the color, shape, and size of the tooth being restored. While this has some effect on your tooth structure, the placement of veneers can require considerably less preparatory work than the placement of a dental crown.

If you choose to move forward with a bonding and contouring procedure, excess enamel can be carefully removed to even out a tooth’s shape, or reduce its size. To hide damages and restore the color of the tooth, composite resin material is applied to its surface carefully. This can involve even less preparatory work than the placement of veneers, though veneers can offer greater durability.

Restoring A Tooth With A Custom Dental Crown

In cases where a tooth is badly damaged by physical trauma, or seriously affected by decay, it may be necessary for your dentist to place a dental crown. In this circumstance, you should know that our practice can provide you with a restoration that matches the shape, size, and color of your healthy tooth in order to prevent concerns with the way you look. Once placed, the crown can offer valuable support as you bite and chew food.

Dental Impressions In Ankeny, IA Can Make Sure Your Tooth Is Properly Restored

At Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, patients who are bothered by a problem tooth can come to us for conservative cosmetic dental work. If you are interested in learning more, by calling Dental Impressions today at (515) 965-0230.