How Cosmetic Dentistry Addresses Dental Wear And Tear

How Cosmetic Dentistry Addresses Dental Wear And Tear

Dental wear and tear is something that can occur gradually over a period of time, but some people can grow concerned about more rapid changes to their smile. People with naturally softer enamel can be more vulnerable to wear and tear. You can also start to notice unwelcome changes in the condition of your enamel if you struggle with bruxism, or nightly teeth grinding. Our Independence, MO dentist’s office is prepared to help patients who are struggling with these concerns. Through cosmetic dentistry, we can restore the shapes and sizes of teeth that look flat, misshapen, or otherwise damaged. We are also ready to help you if you require treatment with a dental crown rather than a cosmetic restoration.

The constant friction from biting and chewing can wear down your enamel over a period of time. The effects of this friction can be limited – after all, our teeth are remarkably strong – but changes can be noticed as you age. With that said, people who have issues with teeth grinding, and those who experience problems with naturally weak enamel, may notice wear and tear becoming a concern at an earlier age. This can be particularly worrying if damage leads to small chips and cracks that draw unwanted attention.

Through the placement of porcelain veneers, the condition of your teeth can be restored so that you are able to smile with more confidence. Custom veneers are able to change the shapes of teeth, making them appear younger and healthier. This procedure also helps to hide some alignment flaws, can improve the color of your smile, and deal with other issues that have made you self-conscious. While dental crowns must completely cap teeth to stay in place, veneers are only placed over the fronts of teeth, which still effectively restores the way they look.

Many people are able to change the way they look through a dental bonding procedure. This approach will not require any creation and placement of restorations. What will happen instead is that your dentist will use a composite resin material to cover up chips and cracks, carefully reshape teeth, and generally improve the way you look. This work can be accompanied by contouring services to further improve your appearance.

Cosmetic dental procedures make it possible to deal with a range of cosmetic concerns, including concerns about the appearance of teeth that are chipped or cracked. If you have concerns about your smile, or if you wish to learn more about our other services, contact your Independence, MO, dentist, Dr. Roberson, by calling 816-350-0808.