Saint Louis Dentist Discusses How Cosmetic Treatment Can Improve The Smile’s Visual Balance

Written by Dr. Grayem on Dec 30, 2014

There are a number of factors that our dental team takes into account when we are building cosmetic dentistry plans for our patients. Some of these are pretty straightforward; we can lighten stained and darkened enamel, and repair damaged dental enamel to make the smile look young and fresh again. One aesthetic issue that many people do not consider, however, is the overall balance and proportion of the smile.

Our Saint Louis dentists know that some slight changes to the structure of a patient’s smile can make a big difference to the smile’s overall appearance. Here are some of the things that we do in order to make sure that the smile looks proportionate throughout.

· Dental bonding allows our team to build up short or narrow teeth in order to bring the patient’s entire smile into balance. This quick treatment delivers full results after just one appointment.

· We can also use porcelain veneers to alter the sizes and shapes of individual teeth. This treatment can generally be completed in just two or three appointments, and once the veneer is in place, it stays in place permanently.

· Our dental team can also address any of your teeth that are too large or overgrown. Dental enamel shaping allows our team to refine the edges of individual teeth, and even shape enamel so that it looks uniform throughout your smile.

· We are also able to shape and refine gum tissue that is uneven or jagged. If you suffer from overgrown oral tissues, we can also minimize this tissue to improve your smile.

If there are specific aspects of your smile with which you are not happy, our Saint Louis dentists are here to help you discover your dream smile! Give us a call when you are ready to get started.