Learn More About Ways You Can Improve Dental Aesthetics With Our O’Fallon Dentists

Written by Dr. Brace on Oct 13, 2020

Taking steps to improve the appearance of your smile may be significantly easier than you think. Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists provide a wide range of cosmetic and restorative treatments, so that we can meet our patients’ respective needs quickly, conveniently, and comfortably. The first step is to figure out what, exactly, you want to improve about your smile! Here are some things to consider…

Address Damage First

It is vitally important that we promptly address dental damage, before it creates additional problems. If, for example, you are battling periodontal disease, our team may recommend that you undergo gum disease treatment before we begin orthodontic care. On the other hand, if you are dealing with cracked or chipped teeth, we can simultaneously repair your tooth and improve aesthetics with personalized restorations.

Improve Dental Alignment

Whether you have crooked/crowded alignment, or you’re dealing with large gaps between teeth, orthodontic treatment will move your individual teeth into better positions. This creates an attractive smile that actually functions optimally and is easier to clean. It is also possible to achieve the appearance of a straighter smile using strategically placed restorations like veneers. 

Refresh Your Smile’s Shade

Another way to quickly improve the appearance of your smile is to undergo whitening treatment. Topical whitening formulations lift stains from the surface of your smile, helping to restore your tooth to its natural shade. However, you may alternatively choose to cover your visible tooth structure with porcelain restorations or dental bonding. Basically, no matter why or how your dental discoloration developed, we can help you turn back the clock.

Proportion Matters

Our eyes are drawn to symmetrical, balanced smiles. So, if part of your smile—be it gum tissue, large or small teeth, or irregular enamel edges—seems out of proportion, our team can help to refine your smile. 

Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists are here to help you achieve your dream smile, your way. Give us a call to learn more!