If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile then isn’t it reassuring to know that Chesterfield Dentistry offers several ways of restoring your teeth in order to get the perfect smile that you long for. Front teeth can be restored using crowns, veneers, and dental bonding, and sometimes a combination of these. Before suggesting the best restoration method for you, Dr. Melba Akinwande will take into account your dental requirements based on your teeth and your facial features.
Cosmetic bonding is the cheapest of the three options mentioned above and is commonly used to improve the aesthetics of teeth. Dental bonding includes tooth-colored fillings and can be used for the following:
To repair fractured teeth
Change the shape of a tooth
Improve discolored teeth
Close minor gaps between front teeth
Lengthen a tooth
Restore any chipped edges
The great thing about dental bonding in Chesterfield is that it’s quick and easy. It’s not painful, is usually carried out without the need for anesthetic, and depending on the individual, may require some very minor drilling. You’ll also be pleased to learn that this simple procedure can be carried out in just one visit and is extremely cost effective.
Our Chesterfield dentist uses a material known as ‘composite’ for bonding. It’s made from a resin-based material which bonds to teeth when used in fillings. The advantages of this material are that it’s:
Available in many shades to match the color of your teeth
While the quality of composite bonding material has improved enormously over the years it does show signs of wear and tear after time and can be chipped if your oral habits include crunching on ice cubes or grinding your teeth. It can also discolor and become stained. This can be minimized if you’re prepared to cut back or eliminate habits which cause teeth to stain such as smoking and drinking coffee, brush your teeth at least twice a day, and visit your hygienist every 6 months for a dental clean.
If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, then you might want to talk to your Chesterfield dentist about porcelain veneers which are thin shells of porcelain fitted to the front surface of your teeth to conceal any flaws or imperfections. These typically take at least 2 dental visits and do require a thin layer of your tooth enamel to be removed prior to fitting. This involves both anesthetic and drilling.
A consultation with Chesterfield Dentistry will help you better understand the options available to you for tooth restoration and together, you and your dentist can tailor the treatment to suit your individual dental needs. Why not call us today at (314) 469-6429 to book a consultation and take the first step to your perfect new smile.