Ankeny, IA, dentist offers whitening, bonding, and veneers

Deciding On Cosmetic Treatments

Recently, we discussed the importance of dental checkups. These visits are vital for patients of all ages to ensure that their teeth and gums are in good health. Your dentist can help determine an effective treatment plan to address any concerns that may come up during this time. This appointment is also a great time for you to discuss other worries or questions you may have, such as improving the appearance of your smile. Your team at Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, can help determine what the best approach would be to meet your smile goals.

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What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Preventive care is a great way to keep your smile healthy. However, a consistent hygiene routine and checkups may not always mean that your pearly whites are bright or vibrant. Some of our favorite foods and drinks may discolor our teeth over time, or minor damage can make our grin appear uneven. There are several treatment options available to address these visual concerns. Before having any done, your dentist will examine your oral cavity to assess the blemish and determine if any restorative care is needed first. You can discuss your appearance goals with your team at your next checkup.

Restore Your Oral Health First

Cosmetic dentistry is used to address aesthetic concerns only. This means that if your teeth are damaged through an injury, infection, or other means, they will need to be treated before improving their look. For instance, if you have cracked a tooth, your dentist may recommend having a crown placed first to ensure the damage does not spread. Or if your smile is misaligned, orthodontic treatment may be necessary before using methods such as bonding, contouring, or veneers to improve the symmetry.

Choosing The Best Option For Your Needs

We offer several methods in our office because each patient has their own unique needs and goals. One option is professional teeth whitening. This is a great solution for patients whose main concern is brightening their smile. It can be done safely at home or in-office depending on your preferences. Another choice is cosmetic bonding, which can address a variety of blemishes. Minor chips, intrinsic discoloration, or misshapen teeth may be mended by bonding composite resin to the area. This method is non-invasive and can be done in a single appointment. Lastly, we offer porcelain veneers for patients looking to transform their appearance. This can improve discoloration, symmetry, or small gaps throughout your grin. Your dentist and team can discuss these options in depth with you so that you can choose the best method for your needs.

Talk To Our Team Today

You can schedule an appointment by calling Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA at (515) 965-0230