Saint Louis Cosmetic Dentist Explains What Cosmetic Treatments Work for Common Cosmetic Dental Complaints

Written by Dr. Grayem on Aug 28, 2012

In our Saint Louis cosmetic dental office we understand that not every cosmetic dentistry patient is the same, and that cosmetic treatments need to suit the specific patients and his or her needs. That’s why we offer so many cosmetic treatments to cater to our patients, specifically. Today I’m going to discuss just a few of the cosmetic treatments that we commonly use to correct dental problems.

One of the most common complaints that we hear from dental patients is that their teeth are starting to look dark, stained, or dull. Dental discoloration can be caused by a number of issues. Environmental stains result from consuming discoloring foods or drinks, such as wine, cola, coffee, and tea. Structural changes in the tooth can also cause teeth to look darker, as dental enamel thins, more of the dark dentin beneath shows through the surface of the teeth.

Many patients suffering from dental staining benefit from professional teeth whitening treatments. These treatments bleach dental enamel, lightening stains and refreshing the appearance of teeth. If teeth whitening treatments are not successful for you, you may find that dental veneers are effective. Veneers completely cover the enamel surface, so they can mask even the darkest teeth.

Another common complaint from patients is that their teeth are crooked, misaligned, or uneven. Dental veneers can give you the appearance of a straight, seamless smile in only a few appointments. Veneers are shaped and shaded to fit your smile, so they are sure to look natural and enhance your overall appearance.

As you can see thanks to cosmetic dentistry, there are attainable solutions for common dental problems. If you’re unhappy with the state of your smile, give our Saint Louis dental office a call. During your consultation we can discuss your treatment options and help you choose what’s right for you!