Cosmetic Dentistry And Dental Damage – What You Should Know

Can cosmetic dentistry play a role in restoring your smile if you have visible dental damage? At our Katy, TX dental practice, we are prepared to help patients deal with flaws that are caused by injuries, as well as problems with wear and tear over time. In many cases, a cosmetic treatment can be an ideal response to a problem with your appearance. With that said, we will provide a review of your dental damage before committing to a particular treatment. It is important to determine if your tooth needs restorative dental treatment, so you have the appropriate oral health support in addition to smile improvements.

The Right Cosmetic Procedure Can Address Signs Of Dental Damage

If you have a tooth that looks uneven or jagged because it is chipped, or if your enamel is visibly cracked, it can make you understandably self-conscious about the way you look. Fortunately, the right treatment can hide these damages, and address any discoloration in your tooth after trauma. Porcelain veneers are custom-made to cover the front of teeth, and hide problems like these. Veneers can also correct naturally occurring flaws with the shape and size of teeth, so they can produce remarkable improvements. If you want to correct an issue without a permanent restoration, your dentist may be able to provide a correction through dental bonding. A bonding procedure relies on the composite resin substance used for modern dental fillings.

How Long Will It Take To Complete My Cosmetic Work?

The time needed to restore your smile can depend on how many teeth are being treated. With that said, depending on the amount of work you want done, it is possible to have a bonding procedure completed in just one appointment! For porcelain veneers, two trips to our practice can be required. At the first appointment, teeth being restored will be carefully measured – this is to ensure that your veneer is the appropriate shape and size. When your veneers are ready, you will return to have them bonded to your teeth! Once the bonding process is performed, you can start showing off a remarkable smile improvement!

If Dental Damage Is Too Severe, A Dental Crown May Be Needed

Dental damage may affect more than just your smile! If you have a hard time biting down on an injured tooth, or if there is a concern that your damage may lead to the condition of your tooth growing worse, a dental crown may be necessary. You can be happy to know that if your care does call for a dental crown, a modern restoration can improve your smile in addition to providing the protection that you require.

Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Undergoing Cosmetic Work To Address Dental Damage

Lathrop Dental Center is ready to help you address problems related to dental damage! During a consultation, we can go over your cosmetic dental treatment options, and recommend a solution to your concerns. To find out more, we encourage people from Katy, Fulshear, and all other nearby communities to call our office in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.