Choosing Between Tooth Bonding, Veneers, Or Dental Crowns

There are several treatment options available to patients who are bothered by the shape, color, or condition of certain teeth. Some of these are cosmetic dental procedures. Your Ankeny, IA dentist can improve the way you look by performing tooth bonding and contouring work to change the appearance of teeth, or provide treatment with porcelain veneers to make lasting improvements. However, in some cases, treatment with dental crowns will be considered appropriate, as we will need to do something about problems that affect not just your tooth’s appearance but also its health. During an evaluation, Dr. Foust can talk to you about what treatment might best suit your concerns.

We Offer More Than One Solution For Problems With The Shape, Size, And Condition Of Teeth

While several patients can come to us because they are unhappy with a tooth’s shape or size, their specific concerns may all be different. While some people have minor – but still conspicuous – problems with teeth that seem out of place in their smile. In these situations, cosmetic dental work can be recommended. However, another may come in with concerns about enamel chipping or cracking that affects their oral health as well as the way they look. Because we have several treatment approaches that we can provide, we can offer the one that best addresses your individual needs!

Moving Forward With A Cosmetic Procedure

You can have problems with the shape, size, and color of teeth that do not affect your overall well-being or bite function. In these situations, we can recommend a more conservative cosmetic treatment. For example, we can provide tooth bonding and contouring work to carefully improve your appearance. This approach does not call for the placement of a permanent restoration, but instead relies on composite resin to cover blemishes and damage. The contouring process can improve the way you look if your tooth is too large, or if it is not even. Veneers are permanent restorations that only cover the fronts of teeth. Because they only cover this limited area, patients require less preparatory work than they would if they were being prepared to receive a crown.

What To Expect When You Need A Dental Crown For A Problem Tooth

If you have an injured tooth that is vulnerable to oral health problems, or if a tooth is misshapen or undersized to the point that it negatively affects your bite, a crown can help! A crown will completely cover your tooth above your gum line. When it is put in place, it will provide more support and stability so that you can enjoy more bite support, and so that it can protect you against further trouble with your dental well-being.

Plan Your Smile Treatment At Our Ankeny, IA Dental Office!

Your Ankeny, IA dentist is prepared to help patients who are concerned about teeth that look misshapen, damaged, or flawed in some other way. To find out more about our practice and services, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.