When it comes time to improve the appearance of your smile, you have a number of treatment options that are both effective and patient-friendly. Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists are here to help you evaluate all of your options, and, ultimately, choose the aesthetic solution that works for you smile, timeline, and budget.
In order to ensure that our patients achieve their dream smiles, our dental team customizes aesthetic treatments in a number of ways.
One way to achieve natural-looking aesthetic results is to make sure that dental restorations are shaded to blend with the patient’s natural enamel. Whether you are receiving porcelain restorations or using composite bonding, our dental team is able to precisely shade these materials. Many people want to lighten their natural enamel AND restore select teeth with restorations. In these cases our team first performs professional whitening treatments, and then we shade the patient’s dental restorations to match his or her newly-whitened smile.
Another thing, which many people do not realize, is that various dental patients naturally have different dental shapes. The edges of your teeth, for example, may be angular or rounded. You may have teeth that appear rectangular, or enamel that curves. When crafting individual dental restorations, our dentist takes these particularities into account—there are no one-size-fit-all treatments here!
It is also critical that veneers are crowns are sized appropriately, so that the patient’s smile not only looks attractive, but functions optimally as well. If a restoration is not appropriately sized, you may suffer from dental damage and TMJ problems down the road.
When every aspect of cosmetic care is customized, you are in total control of your final results. If you want to learn more about your cosmetic treatment options, our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists are here to help you. We are happy to walk you through various treatment processes, so that you feel confident moving forward toward your dream smile!
People suffering from tooth loss have more restorative dental options than ever before. We know that, at first glance, it can be daunting for people to evaluate their tooth replacement options. That is why, today, our O’Fallon dentists are giving you more information about the various restorative technologies available to you.
Traditionally, a person suffering from tooth loss would replace his or her missing teeth with bridges or dentures. A bridge is a small oral appliance that stays in place because it is anchored to adjacent teeth. A denture, on the other hand, is used to replace a full set of missing teeth; in the past, dentures stayed in place due to the fact that the bases of these prostheses fit snugly over the patient’s gum tissue.
Now, however, our dental team is able to permanently anchor dentures in place using small dental implant roots. These roots extend into the patient’s jawbone, and the base of the denture is retrofitted to attach to the titanium implant roots. Once in place, an implant-stabilized denture stays in the patient’s mouth 24/7.
Our team also uses individual dental implants to restore smiles. These stand-alone replacement teeth are used to replace teeth on a one-to-one basis. Every dental implant has a titanium root that extends into jawbone (in the spot where the natural tooth root used to sit). This titanium base is then capped with an abutment and a customized dental crown.
We also use mini dental implants to replace missing teeth; mini implants use the same technology and materials as conventional implants, but the titanium implants are thinner than conventional roots, and thus, during jawbone placement, less traumatic to the bone tissue.
Our O’Fallon dental implant dentists will help you evaluate your tooth replacement options, and, ultimately, choose the perfect treatment for you. To get started, call our office to schedule a personal consultation!
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