Saint Louis Dentist Answers Your Questions About Dental Damage

Written by Dr. Grayem on May 20, 2016

Our Saint Louis dentists are here to help you make the best decisions for your smile, no matter what the current state of your oral health. That is why, today, we are answering some of the most commonly asked questions regarding treating dental damage. Read through this short article to get more information about many of the treatments that we offer.

Q: How do I know if I’m dealing with dental damage?

A: Many times, dental damage will be readily apparent to the patient. If, for example, your tooth is fractured or severely infected, you will likely notice dental sensitivity, pain, and aesthetic changes to your tooth. Sometimes, however, dental damage (like hidden cracks, and emerging infections) are most easily identified by a dentist; this is why it is so important that you keep up with your regularly scheduled professional dental appointments.

Q: Will my smile look natural after I go through restorative treatment?

A: Yes! Our dental team goes to great lengths to offer dental treatments that provide natural looking results. For example, we customize dental bonding, dental crowns, veneers/LUMINEERS, and dental implants/dentures to suit the individual patients smile. We’ll make sure that the colors, shapes, and sizes of your restorations are appropriate for you, as an individual!

Q: How do I know which dental treatment is perfect for me?

A: The best way to figure out how you should restore your smile is to come in for a consultation with our dental team. Here are some of the things that we will consider when helping you evaluate treatments:

· Your ideal timeline

· Your budget

· The ideal aesthetic results you want to achieve

· The type and level of post-treatment maintenance you are comfortable with

· Any dental concerns or anxieties that you may have

Please feel free to reach out to our Saint Louis dentists if you want to learn about particular treatments, or if you have questions.