Repair Unsightly Tooth Damage With These Treatments From Our Saint Louis Dentists

Written by Dr. Grayem on Oct 2, 2014

Repair Unsightly Tooth Damage With These Treatments From Our Saint Louis Dentists

It has never been easier for patients to correct dental imperfections and slight to moderate dental damage. The range of treatments offered by our Saint Louis dentist office makes it simple for people to find treatment options that fit their needs exactly. Today we are going to be reviewing these treatment options. If, in the course of reading this overview, you think you could benefit from some of these treatments, feel free to contact our dentists!

Here are some common ways that patients experience dental damage:

· Cracked or fractured enamel

· Chipped teeth

· Dark enamel due to injury or trauma

Depending on what type of damage you are experiencing, you might want to cover the entire visible surface of your tooth, or you might want to just repair a portion of your tooth. We have treatments that can achieve both of these goals.

To cover your entire tooth, you might choose to use a porcelain Lumineer. Because Lumineers are made of porcelain, they gave your tooth the appearance of being fresh, clean, and whole. Dental bonding can also be used to cover the entire enamel surface. Dental bonding is done with custom-shaded dental resin. Once this resin is applied, it hardens on to the tooth.

To correct just a portion of your tooth, you can again turn to dental resin to correct chips and fractures. Because resin can be shaded a wide range of colors, it will be tailored to fit your enamel. If you have just a small chip or a shallow crack, we might also be able to restore your tooth by using dental enamel contouring.

In order to determine which treatment type is ideal for you, please talk with your dental team. Our Saint Louis dentists can give you additional info and guidance regarding these various treatment options.