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Saint Louis Cosmetic Dentist Answers Patients’ Questions About Correcting Aesthetic Damage

Cosmetic dental damage can make people feel less confident when they speak and smile. Our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists want all of these people to know that there are effective treatment options that can rejuvenate teeth—even after these teeth have become damaged.

Here are some of the treatments that our dental team uses to correct aesthetic dental damage. These treatments are appropriate for many mildly to moderately damaged teeth—if you have sustained serious dental damage you will likely require more comprehensive restorative treatments.

Enamel contouring

If you have minimal dental damage, we may be able to simply buff away any jagged or irregular parts of your dental enamel. For very minor chips, this can restore the appearance of a whole and healthy tooth.

Dental bonding

If you are looking for a fast and easy way to repair a damaged tooth, dental bonding might be exactly what you’re looking for. During this treatment our dentist simply places dental resin over the damaged portion of your tooth. We then shape and refine this resin to make your dental enamel appear whole and strong. This treatment takes just one appointment, and dental resin blends seamlessly with natural enamel.

Porcelain Lumineer

A cosmetic Lumineer covers the entire visible dental surface (where as dental bonding concentrates primarily on the damaged portion of the tooth). A Lumineer can cover all kinds of dental damage—from cracks and chips to pitted dental enamel. It usually takes about three dental appointments to completely place and refine a dental Lumineer.

If you are not sure which dental treatment is right for you, don’t worry. Our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists are here to help you make these important decisions! Please feel free to contact our dental team to learn more about any one of these treatments, and to schedule a consultation with our team.

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