When Your Smile Just Needs a Touchup

a girl with a pretty smileDifferent elements factor into fixing your smile, depending on the issues that need correcting. These days, people often visit the dentist to fix the appearance of their teeth rather than their health, and discretion is vital when improving the beauty of your smile. Typically, less is more, and if your teeth are marred by a minor issue, such as stains or chips, then a minor fix is typically the ideal solution. As a cosmetic dentist in Des Moines, Dr. Stephen Burds can help improve your smile with a minimal procedure that discretely blends into the color, shape, and shine of your natural smile.

What is Dental Bonding?

When a cavity requires a dental filling, the innovative white composite resin material often used bonds to the tooth and is dyed to match its color, offering a discrete alternative to traditional metal fillings. The same material can be bonded to the surfaces of your teeth, then sculpted and polished to the desired shape, bringing your tooth back to life from diminishing imperfections.

The Benefits of a Minor Cosmetic Procedure

If your car had a small scratch on it, you probably wouldn’t want to repaint your entire car simply to hide the scratch. Similarly, you don’t have to restore your entire smile simply to fix a small cosmetic issue. Dental bonding offers a simple solution to a simple problem, discretely hiding your blemishes with minimal manipulation and lessening the risk of people noticing your alteration. However, if your smile is afflicted by more serious issues, or if multiple teeth need to be refurbished, ask Dr. Burds about porcelain veneers, which may be a more ideal option.

Experienced Smile Improvement in Des Moines

To learn more about improving your smile’s appeal, or to find out which method is best for your situation, schedule a consultation with your Des Moines family dentist by calling Gateway Dental Group at (515) 244-9565. We welcome patients from River Bend, Kirkwood Glen, East Village, and neighboring communities.