Conservative Treatment Options For Dental Injuries

Should you worry about “minor” dental injuries? If a small chip or crack only seems to affect your smile, is there any reason to discuss treatment with your dentist? At our Ankeny, IA dental office, we provide conservative cosmetic dental services that restore your smile by targeting dental flaws. In fact, we may be able to recommend a cosmetic treatment that does not require capping your tooth with a dental veneer or dental crown! Many people with less severe dental injuries can regain confidence in the way they look after a tooth bonding and contouring procedure. This service carefully reshapes a tooth and hides visible damage, which leads to lasting smile improvements.

Are Visible Flaws Making You Unhappy With Your Smile?

Even if your tooth is still healthy, you can be unhappy with the way visible damage affects your smile. A small chip or crack can draw unwanted notice, and it can negatively change your smile symmetry. The good news is that the right treatment can take less work than you anticipate. A tooth bonding and contouring procedure gently changes the shape, size, and color of teeth without using permanent restorations. Through this procedure, we can positively change your smile in as little as one appointment! If necessary, we can also talk to you about the benefits of using veneers or dental crowns to restore teeth that are damaged.

Reviewing Your Options For Cosmetic Treatment

A tooth bonding and contouring procedure changes the appearance of teeth without using permanent restorations. By contouring a tooth, we can smooth out a small chip or change its size. During your bonding procedure, your dentist will carefully apply a composite resin substance to hide any damage that you have suffered, and make sure that your tooth is the right shade and size to fit with your smile.

We also restore damaged teeth with porcelain veneers. Veneers are slim shells that only cover small portions of teeth. These shells are custom-made to hide damages, change the size and general shape of a tooth, and address dental discoloration. While more work is required when we take this approach to smile improvements, veneers are remarkably durable, making long-term improvements easier to obtain.

We Can Check To See If Your Tooth Needs A Dental Crown

If your dentist is worried about your tooth’s health or ability to absorb bite pressure, we can provide a dental crown to protect it. A crown can improve your smile, as we can use materials that imitate healthy enamel to make them. Through the placement of a custom crown, we can make you more comfortable with the way you look and more comfortable practicing a natural dental function.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Treatment For Your Dental Injury

Your Ankeny, IA dental office is prepared to help change your smile if you have an embarrassing dental injury or flaw. To find out more, contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.