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If you are starting to notice some aesthetic problems with your smile, our Saint Louis cosmetic dentist office can help. We offer a wide range of treatments to help you rejuvenate your smile and enjoy fresh, young-looking teeth again. Today we are talking about the cosmetic treatment of dental bonding. Read on to learn more about how this treatment works.

Q: How does dental bonding improve the appearance of my tooth?

A: The dental bonding process involves applying dental resin to the affected tooth in order to improve the appearance or structure of the tooth. Dental resin—shaded to match your natural tooth shade—is applied to your tooth and then cured. Once the resin has set, you are good to go with a fresh and clean looking smile!

Q: How long does it take to complete the dental bonding process?

A: The entire dental bonding process can usually be completed in just one dental visit. Many patients choose dental bonding specifically because it is fast and efficient.

Q: What can dental bonding do? Is it right for me?

A: Our dentist can help you determine whether dental bonding is right for you when we see you at your first appointment. Dental bonding is often used to close gaps between teeth, give teeth more pleasing and proportional shapes, lighten dark dental enamel, and repair cracks and chips in teeth. If you want to fix any of those common dental problems, dental bonding may be the best option for you!

You can keep your smile sparkling and healthy with simple dental bonding treatments. Our Saint Louis cosmetic dentist office is here to walk you through the process and help you decide whether dental bonding is right for your specific needs. Feel free to give our office a call to get started today!

Do your teeth need a little refreshing and rejuvenation? Whether you want to straighten crooked teeth or lighten dull dental enamel, dental LUMINEERS may be able to help you reach your goals. Today our Saint Louis LUMINEERS dentists are talking about the different cosmetic problems that our office corrects with LUMINEERS. Do you see yourself on this list?

Crooked Teeth

Most patients think that they need to go through orthodontic treatment in order to straighten the appearance of their teeth—not so! LUMINEERS can be used to resurface your misaligned teeth, making your entire smile appear straight.

Dull or Stained Dental Enamel

LUMINEERS can also be used to lighten the appearance of a dark or discolored smile. If conventional teeth whitening treatments are not effective for your teeth, you may want to use LUMINEERS to cover dark enamel—your smile will appear white and luminous again.

Damaged Dental Enamel

LUMINEERS are often used to cover damaged dental enamel. Small cracks and chips in your teeth can make your smile appear worn and old. Because LUMINEERS completely cover the enamel surface, they hide dental damage very well.

Gaps Between Teeth

You could use orthodontic treatment to close gaps between your teeth. However, many patients prefer to close these gaps with LUMINEERS, because this treatment delivers results much faster than orthodontic treatment.

If you have one, or multiple, of these problems, LUMINEERS may be able to help you get the perfected smile you want. One advantage of LUMINEERS over other individual treatments—such as teeth whitening and orthodontic treatment—is that, as a patient, you can save time and money by fixing multiple cosmetic problems at once with LUMINEERS.

Do you want to learn more? Call our Saint Louis LUMINEERS dentist office to get started! We will help you assess, and ultimately choose, the cosmetic dentistry treatment that is right for your smile, specifically.

Modern sedation dentistry is making it easier than ever before for patients to get the dental care they need and the stunning smiles that they want. Our Saint Louis sedation dentist is happy to offer oral conscious sedation to our patients—this innovative sedation option can allow even the most anxious dental patient to get the treatment that he or she needs. Read on to learn more about oral conscious sedation!

Q: How does oral conscious sedation differ from other sedation treatments?

A: Oral conscious sedation is unique because the sedation process actually starts at home. Our dentist will prescribe a medication for you to take—a pill called Triazolam. You’ll actually take this pill at home, before you come to your appointment. So by the time you get to our office, you’ll already be feeling calm and confident. Other forms of sedation, such as IV sedation, are administered in-office—if your treatment process requires multiple sedation treatments, these can be administered after you’re under the effects of oral conscious sedation.

Q: How long will the effects of oral conscious sedation last?

A: Once your take Triazolam, you will experience sedative effects until the medication is out of your system. This means that you will need someone to drive you home from your appointment, as you won’t come out of sedation fully until you’re resting back at home.

Q: What kinds of patients use oral conscious sedation?

A: This treatment often helps patients with severe dental phobias, and patients who are going to undergo extensive, potentially lengthy dental treatments. With sedation dentistry our dentist can perform more dental treatments in one sitting—so you get a healthy, beautiful smile faster than without sedation.

Oral conscious sedation is an exciting innovation in dentistry. If you’d like to learn more feel free to call our Saint Louis sedation dentist office today!

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