O’Fallon Dentist Reviews Key Considerations When Planning Aesthetic Dentistry

Written by Dr. Brace on Mar 20, 2021

Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists know that taking the time to thoroughly pre-plan aesthetic treatment helps to ensure that you love your smile post-treatment. This article is all about the issues our team prioritizes during cosmetic care.

Address Existing Damage

Our team’s first priority when building a treatment plan is to treat any infected or damaged dental tissue. Failing to correct these issues in a timely manner only leaves your smile vulnerable to future health issues. The good news is that many of the treatments that we use to repair damage—treatments like dental bonding and porcelain crowns—also deliver immediate aesthetic benefits.

Improve Proportions

Another important issue to keep in mind is how proportional your smile appears. When certain individual teeth are too large or too small, your smile as a whole can appear unrefined. By shaping oral tissues, and strategically applying composite resin and porcelain restorations, we are able to achieve a harmonious and balanced effect.

Whiten & Brighten

Bright, white enamel is generally associated with youth and health. Unfortunately, as our teeth get older they tend to become more porous. The result is a smile that is stained and less luminous than it once was. As a finishing touch in your cosmetic dentistry journey you may benefit from topical dental whitening sessions, or treatments like composite bonding and porcelain veneers.

If you have any additional questions about the aesthetic treatment process, our O’Fallon dentists will be happy to give you more information. We look forward to speaking with you!