While many people understand that major dental concerns such as gum disease, severe decay, and even tooth loss can be treated with restorative measures, a number are unaware that cosmetic concerns can be addressed as well. For instance, a difficult stain can be removed with teeth whitening, just as a minor chip can be handled with bonding and contouring, but what about natural concerns such as gaps in your grin? In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI dentist will take a look at the different ways space between structures can be addressed without the need for extensive surgery or alteration.
An Even Finish with Bonding and Contouring
For some, the thought of extensive treatment, pain, and strenuous procedures are involved when it comes to any cosmetic dental work, but this is far from the case. In fact, many options to enhance the vitality, shine, and appearance of your smile utilize techniques that are minimally or virtually non-invasive in nature, allowing you to enjoy a gorgeous shine without extensive work.
When you inquire as to what your options are for addressing gaps, your dentist may recommend a bonding and contouring treatment. During this process, we will apply a tooth-colored composite resin material to the affected areas – the sides of your teeth – in order to broaden or extend their natural shape and fill the space between them. From here, we will contour the material to best mimic the natural shape and texture of your tooth, and finishing it off by hardening it with a special light once the optimal shape has been acquired. For more information about this process, feel free to reach out to our team.
Porcelain Veneers to Address Multiple Concerns
Another option that your dentist may recommend, especially if you are seeking to address multiple gaps, is the use of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of dental porcelain that are custom-created and placed over the fronts of your teeth. The thin material is utilized for its resemblance to natural teeth, and can be secured with a dental cement to ensure a permanent solution. What’s more, the process only requires a minimal amount of enamel sculpting to place, and you can enjoy your lifelike smile in record time. For more information about this process, contact us today.
Finally Enjoying Your Grin
There is no reason you should not have a grin that you love to show off and enjoy. Cosmetic dentistry allows a minimally-invasive way to accomplish this goal without the need for extensive treatment, and includes the use of shade-match technology to provide a natural look.
Schedule Your Visit
For more information about your options or to schedule your appointment with our team, contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 today.