Conservative Cosmetic Dentistry Can Restore Chipped Teeth

While you may feel embarrassed by chipped, cracked, or worn teeth, you can hesitate to look at treatment options. What might surprise you is that the right cosmetic dental procedure can make your desired improvements easier to attain than you expect! At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, patients can discuss their concerns about the way they look and learn about the different procedures that can help them. With a conservative tooth bonding and contouring procedure, we can improve your tooth’s shape, size, and color while making minimal changes. In addition to requiring less preparatory work, this approach will not make the creation and placement of a restoration necessary.

Addressing Enamel Chipping And Other Forms Of Wear And Tear

Dental wear and tear occurs over time. For some people, it may be hard to see any changes, but others may have a hard time overlooking the ways in which their teeth have been worn down in time. If you have weaker enamel, this is a harder issue to avoid. You will also have a harder time avoiding problems with chipping or visible wear and tear if you grind your teeth. This issue, often referred to as bruxism, can be particularly harmful if you grind your teeth at night. When patients come in with concerns about the condition of their teeth, we can examine them and determine what the right treatment might be.

Undergoing A Tooth Bonding And Contouring Procedure

Tooth bonding and contouring procedures change the shape, size, and color of teeth to help people show off smiles that look younger and healthier. The contouring procedure reshapes a tooth, or reduces a larger tooth’s size, to make it more attractive. The bonding process depends on a resin substance that covers your enamel to hide discoloration, mask damage like chips and cracks, and even adds size to a worn down or small tooth. This process will not make the placement of a restoration necessary, which means less preparatory work is needed. This is often a procedure that can be completed in just one appointment!

What Else Can You Do To Restore Worn Teeth?

We can also restore chipped or worn teeth with porcelain veneers! This approach relies on thin, sturdy shells that cap the fronts of teeth. While this requires more preparatory work than bonding and contouring treatment, you undergo less work than you would before receiving a dental crown. The veneers do offer greater durability, so maintaining results will be easier.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Restoring Your Chipped Teeth

Our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office is ready to help you if you want to restore chipped, worn, or otherwise damaged teeth. To find out more about tooth bonding and contouring, or to discuss any other procedure for restoring your smile, call Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.