O’Fallon Cosmetic Dentist Provides Overview Of Common Aesthetic Concerns

Written by Dr. Brace on Aug 14, 2012

The cosmetic dentistry treatments that our O’Fallon dentists offer are specifically designed to be customizable to suit the patient’s needs. No matter what your aesthetic concern. We have accessible and effective treatment solutions for your smile.

Today we are going to be reviewing some of the aesthetic problems that we commonly treat here in our office.

Dental discoloration

Teeth can start to change color and accumulate stains for a variety of reasons. Many popular foods and drinks can leave color deposits on a patient’s dental enamel: wine, cola, coffee, tea, berries, red sauces, chocolate, and more. Additionally, all tobacco products have discoloring properties. Teeth may also start to look yellow or dark due to damage or thinning dental enamel.

Dental damage

If your enamel has developed cracks or chips, this may be due to the fact that your enamel is thinning and becoming weaker. If you habitually grind or clench your teeth, you will likely suffer from minor dental damage as a result. Obviously, dental accidents—like bike accidents or sports-related accidents—can cause sudden and unexpected dental damage. When these issue pop up, they are not only unsightly, but unhealthy as well. This is why it is so important that you seek prompt restorative care for damaged enamel.


We can’t control how our adult teeth come in! Sometimes, patients are simply prone to developing crooked or crowded smiles. Your teeth may also become misaligned over time due to premature tooth loss, or periodontal disease—both of which can cause your natural teeth to shift along your gum line.

If you are currently dealing with any of these unwanted cosmetic issues, our O’Fallon dentists can help you find the perfect treatment solutions to fit your life. Just contact our office to get more information or to schedule a personal consultation!