While the benefits of cosmetic dentistry can appeal to you, a fear of a long or involved procedure might make you reluctant to pursue a procedure. When patients inquire about their options for smile improvement, they can be surprised at how our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office is able to help make exciting changes with surprisingly conservative treatments. In some cases, we are able to address visible flaws with the shape, size, or color of your teeth without the need to place any restorations. Through careful bonding and contouring, we can put dramatic improvements within reach while minimizing the actual changes to your enamel.
We Can Preserve Your Healthy Tooth Structure While Improving Your Smile
Our goal during any cosmetic procedure is to provide exciting results while limiting the actual changes to your tooth structure. During a consultation, we can talk with you about the steps of different treatments, and help you understand how they can produce results while leaving much of your healthy tooth structure untouched. You can be happy to know that while these procedures require limited changes, their cosmetic benefits can be long-lasting!
Arranging A Bonding And Contouring Procedure
When bonding and contouring work is performed, it is possible for your dentist to carefully improve your smile by reshaping teeth, changing their sizes, or hiding discoloration without the need to place any restorations. Contouring work occurs when a person is affected by teeth that seem too large, or appear uneven or jagged. The bonding procedure involves the careful administering of a composite resin material, a substance also used for dental fillings, to the surface of teeth being improved on. Because there is no need to design and place permanent restorations, it is often possible to have work completed in as little as one visit to our practice!
Improving Your Smile Through The Placement Of Veneers
While porcelain veneers can require more work and more time than a bonding and contouring treatment, the resulting improvements offer more durability. Veneers are custom-made shells that only cover the fronts of teeth, so they require less preliminary work than dental crowns. Your dentist will first measure your teeth to determine what size and shape veneers should be, and to determine the right color for these shells. Once they are ready, you can come back for a follow-up appointment where your veneers are bonded to your teeth for lasting improvements!
Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Treatments That Can Improve Your Smile
At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, patients who are interested in cosmetic dental work can find that we can produce exciting improvements with less work than you think possible. If you have questions about a particular cosmetic procedure, or if you are excited to see how we can help you boost your confidence in your smile, call Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.