O’Fallon Cosmetic Dentist Discusses Different Ways To Restore Damaged Teeth

Written by Dr. Brace on Aug 12, 2014

If one, or more, of your teeth have started to look chipped or damaged, you might start to feel less than happy about the state of your smile. The good news is that, with the help of our O’Fallon dentist office, you can restore unsightly teeth, and rediscover a smile that you love!

Pretty much all of these treatments focus on improving the appearance of your dental enamel, since this is the visible outer layer of the tooth. If your tooth is damaged down through the dentin and dental core, our dental team will talk to you about more comprehensive treatments that may be necessary.

Here are some simple cosmetic options that will make your damaged tooth appear whole and unblemished again:

Dental bonding—through this process, our O’Fallon dentist applies dental resin to your tooth. This can be used to repair cracks and chips, as well as resurface textural inconsistencies on the dental surface. Dental bonding is a very fast procedure—we can usually complete it in just one dental appointment—and it requires no post-treatment recovery time. Additionally, the dental resin we use to treat your smile will be shaded to blend with your natural dental enamel.

Dental Lumineer—Lumineers are more comprehensive treatment option to improve the appearance of a tooth (or multiple teeth). A Lumineer is actually an individual cosmetic restoration crafted from Cerinate porcelain. Once the Lumineer is crafted to the patient’s specifications, our dentist attaches the porcelain restoration over the patient’s natural tooth. This effectively gives the tooth a new outer surface.

With the available technology of modern dentistry, you do not have to keep living with damaged teeth. Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentist office would be happy to tell you more about various treatment options when you contact our dental team. Call our office or use our website to submit an online inquiry.