Many of us don’t like the look of our teeth, whether it be the shape, length, or even damage such as cracking or chipping. There are many ways to change the look of your teeth through restorative dentistry.
Dental re-contouring is a procedure also referred to as stripping, slenderizing, odontoplasty and enameloplasty.
The dentist scrapes off small amounts of tooth enamel to change the shape of your teeth.
Dental crowns are also an option when you have a cracked or damaged tooth. The crown or cap is placed directly over the tooth down to the gum line.
Dental veneers or dental porcelain laminate can be used over a damaged tooth as well. A veneer is a tooth-colored, wafer thin material that is bonded to the front of the tooth.
Another alternative to mend a crack or chip is dental bonding. This is accomplished by the application of a durable resin that is placed on the surface of your tooth and becomes bonded with a special light.
If you are worried about the color of your teeth, professional teeth whitening is a great confidence booster.
With so many procedures to choose from, the best thing to do would be to contact us at Jeffery R. Van Treese, D.D.S. in Sidney, OH, to discuss your dental needs further. We are always happy to answer your questions or concerns.