There are many different things that can impact your smile’s appearance, which is why cosmetic dentistry includes a wide variety of treatment options to address each one. When several such issues occur at the same time, though, your treatment plan has to balance improving your smile’s appearance with minimizing the amount of treatment that you have to undergo. To determine exactly which treatments would best makeover your smile, your dentist will consult with you personally after a careful examination to determine what kinds of improvements are necessary.
How Many Improvements Does Your Smile Need?
Your tooth structure is unique to other areas of your body in several ways, but most notably, it doesn’t heal. If a tooth is chipped or if your dentist has to modify it for cosmetic or restorative purposes, then the change to the tooth’s structure is permanent. Therefore, after determining what types of issues your smile faces, your dentist will develop a makeover plan that optimizes your cosmetic results while minimizing how much of your healthy, natural tooth structure has to be changed.
Choosing the Most Conservative Treatments
For blemishes like teeth stains, treatment is naturally conservative. For instance, erasing stains typically only requires teeth-whitening treatment, which is a topical solution that doesn’t involve any changes to your tooth structure. Others, however, require at least some level of alteration, though this can be minimized with the right combination of cosmetic treatments. For example, teeth-whitening can brighten moderately stained teeth, while porcelain veneers can rejuvenate teeth that are chipped or oddly spaced.
Learn How to Simplify Your Smile Makeover
Your smile might have a few cosmetic issues to correct, but fixing them with a custom-designed makeover may be simpler than you realized. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.