3 Common Cosmetic Dental Flaws (And How To Address Them)

With your dentist’s help, you can make significant changes to your appearance, and enjoy a fantastic smile. The field of cosmetic dentistry is focused on how to safely provide natural-looking, impressive improvements to a person’s dental appearance. Patients will seek out cosmetic work for a number of different possible problems. With the right procedure, your dentist can address whatever might be hurting the quality of your appearance, and help you enjoy a stunning improvement to how you look. You can also be pleasantly surprised by how little time it takes to see results – many patients have their final results after just one appointment!

1. Dental Discoloration (Extrinsic And Intrinsic)

Concerns about dental discoloration are common enough to ensure that it is easy to find whitening agents at your grocery store or pharmacy. However, if you want to address discoloration in a meaningful way, you should know that you can see remarkable results when you undergo a professional teeth whitening treatment.

In some cases, patients who want to improve the color of their smile need to address what is known as intrinsic discoloration. While a whitening procedure can offer limited benefit in these circumstances, there are cosmetic procedures that can help.

2. Dental Damage

Dental damage can refer to wear and tear on teeth, or to visible trauma after an injury. In cases where damage does not affect your biting and chewing functions, cosmetic work can be beneficial. Your dentist may be able to improve a damaged tooth’s appearance by performing a tooth bonding procedure, which can be completed in as little as one visit.

3. Dental Alignment Flaws

If you are approved for Invisalign, you can have issues with spacing and alignment corrected without noticeable metal braces. Straightening teeth can lead to a considerable cosmetic improvement.

Bothered By Cosmetic Flaws With Your Smile? Talk To Gateway Dental Group!

At Gateway Dental Group, you can discuss cosmetic dental work, and communicate your interest in making striking improvements to the color and condition of your smile. To schedule an appointment with us, call our office today at (515) 244-9565. Located in Des Moines, IA, we are proud to offer our services to patients from the Des Moines metro area and surrounding communities.