O’Fallon Cosmetic Dentist Explains The Ways We Customize Aesthetic Treatments

Written by Dr. Brace on Mar 28, 2017

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!