The idea of cosmetic dental work can be less appealing if you worry that it will require serious changes to your tooth structure. What you might not realize is that your McKinney, TX dentist can make significant improvements to the way you look, while minimizing the amount of changes to your teeth. If you elect to have a bonding and contouring procedure done, your improvements can be made without requiring the placement of a permanent dental restoration. Instead, excess enamel can be carefully removed, and a resin material can address problems with the color, shape, size, or condition of any unattractive teeth.
Scheduling A Bonding And Contouring Treatment
What should you expect when you plan a bonding and contouring treatment? After studying your smile, your dentist can determine what needs to be done to make the changes that motivated you to seek treatment. Contouring is performed on teeth that are too large, and for teeth that are uneven. Bonding work will see your dentist apply a special resin to the front of your teeth. Doing so can make treated teeth look brighter, larger, or more even. When this work is complete, you can see a remarkably different smile, one that has been significantly improved without the use of any permanent restorations, and with minimal alteration to your tooth structure.
What Else Can You Do To Make Cosmetic Corrections?
If your goal is to make your smile better by making it brighter, then you can arrange a professional teeth whitening procedure. With a whitening treatment, improvements are achieved through a treatment that attacks stains in your enamel. The professional agents available from your dentist can remove stains that are difficult to treat when you rely on store bought products.
If you want to enjoy notable changes that are capable of holding up over many years, you may be interested in discussing porcelain veneers. Veneers do require your dentist to place permanent restorations on the front of your teeth. With that said, those restorations can make impressive changes, and their appearance can be maintained for many years!
A Chipped Or Cracked Tooth Could Be Vulnerable To Problems – Have Your Dentist Look At It
Looking into treatment for a damaged tooth can be about more than just your appearance. If you chip or crack a tooth, you could be at risk for real oral health problems. That tooth could be weakened, making it likely that the damage will worsen over time. You can also face a higher risk for infection. In a case where a dental injury poses a threat to your oral health, a dental crown can be used to change its appearance, while also protecting it.
Schedule Quality Cosmetic Work At Illume Dental!
Illume Dental is ready to provide quality cosmetic work for patients, while limiting the amount of alteration done on teeth. If you would like to discuss cosmetic work, or any other dental procedure, with Dr. Chen, please call Illume Dental in McKinney, TX, today at (469) 301-1255.