Making Smile Changes With Conservative Care

If you are unhappy with your smile right now, you may hold off on asking about treatment because you fear too much work will be involved. However, for many people, a conservative change to their tooth structure can deliver fantastic improvements! At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can discuss cosmetic services that can make your smile more uniform, brighter, and generally more attractive by carefully resolving problems with the way you look. Through our tooth bonding and contouring services, we can actually modify the size, shape, and color of teeth without permanent restorations. Before recommending any procedure, we can talk with you about your goals and evaluate your smile in order to find the right approach to care.

You May Be Closer To Your Ideal Smile Than You Realize

It may not take much to make a dramatic change to your smile. Many people have concerns about one tooth, or a few teeth, that look awkward when they mile because of their shape, size, or color. You could also be embarrassed by a gap that is visible because of an undersized tooth. Issues like these can be addressed in as little as one appointment when we perform tooth bonding and contouring work. Because this approach to care does not require permanent restorations, it is a surprisingly conservative solution to problems with the way a person looks.

Undergoing A Tooth Bonding And Contouring Treatment

The tooth bonding and contouring processes can be performed in the same appointment. When combined, they make it possible to take on many different cosmetic issues that can affect the way someone looks. The contouring process involves carefully reshaping a tooth to reduce its size, and to even one out if it looks jagged or awkward. The bonding process relies on a composite resin substance that can imitate healthy enamel to hide damages, address discoloration, and provide coverage for an undersized or misshapen tooth.

Other Restorative Treatment Options

We offer several cosmetic services, and when necessary we can also recommend restorative work to deal with a problem. Porcelain veneers require more preparatory work than bonding and contouring services, but these restorations can offer more durability. If there are issues with a tooth that affect your bite or oral health as well as your appearance, we can discuss the advantages to restoring it with a dental crown instead of pursuing cosmetic dental work.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Changing Your Smile

Through cosmetic treatment at our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can help patients show off better, more confident smiles. What may surprise you is how this can be accomplished with more conservative efforts than you think possible. To learn more about our practice and services, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.