Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help With Dental Injuries?

When our teeth are injured, you may find that your smile is permanently altered by visible damage. Obviously, it is important to address the health of a tooth that has been damaged, as injuries create risks for infection. With that said, an injury can certainly make a person concerned about their appearance! Our Katy, TX dental practice is prepared to help you fully restore the health of your damaged tooth. In some cases, injuries will require involved care, and the placement of a permanent restoration. If you have past dental damage that affects your smile, we can discuss cosmetic dental work to hide these flaws, and give you renewed confidence in your smile.

The Right Cosmetic Procedure Can Restore Dental Damage

Cosmetic dental work can have many benefits for a person who wants to improve how they look. We offer effective teeth whitening treatments to help you make your smile brighter, and we can even help you with poor dental alignment thanks to Invisalign. For teeth that are chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged, we can use porcelain veneers to restore their appearance. Dental bonding procedures are also effective in situations with dental injuries. Both of these options can lead to lasting improvements, and can require less work on your tooth structure than you might think possible.

Arranging Your Cosmetic Procedure

After evaluating the tooth (or teeth) that you want treated, we can move forward with work to improve your smile. Patients who receive porcelain veneers will come in for an initial appointment where their teeth are measured and prepared for the placement of their restorations. After they are constructed, you can return to have your veneers affixed. A tooth bonding procedure uses composite resin instead of restorations – this can lead to faster and more conservative dental work, but veneers can be more durable. During your bonding treatment, your dentist will apply composite resin to the area being restored in order to hide the damage that concerns you.

We Can Restore Seriously Injured Teeth With Lifelike Crowns

If your dental injury is serious enough to affect your oral health, or if you are not able to bite and chew comfortably because of it, we can discuss the placement of a dental crown. Dental crowns can be made to imitate healthy teeth, so this can still make you happier with your appearance. Crowns also provide value because you can more effectively place biting and chewing pressure on a tooth.

Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Treating Visible Dental Injuries

If you have dental injuries that affect your smile, Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX can help! We offer modern cosmetic treatment options to cover up damages while preserving your natural appearance. If it is called for, we can also provide important oral health benefits with a dental crown. To find out more, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.