Whether the problem with your misshapen tooth is one that has always worried you or a more recent problem, it can be difficult to simply ignore. Both naturally occurring flaws with tooth shape and size and problems with dental damage can alter a person’s smile and leave them self-conscious about their appearance. If this is something that affects your confidence, you should know that your St. Louis, MO dentist can help! We offer both cosmetic and restorative dental services that take care of teeth that are generally misshapen, chipped, and affected in other ways. The right treatment can be surprisingly conservative but still effective at producing lasting improvements!
A chip in your tooth, or a general problem with its shape, can make it a poor fit for your smile. As a result, it can stand out to others and draw attention you do not want for it. Unfortunately, when this kind of distracting feature is present, it can hurt the overall confidence you have in the way you look. What you can be relieved to learn is that the right care can help. In fact, you can even find yourself surprised at how little work is actually needed to make the kinds of lasting improvements you hope to show off.
Minor injuries and naturally occurring flaws can often be corrected with a cosmetic dental procedure. In performing yours, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell can look to minimize the overall changes to your tooth structure while still providing a long-term fix that hides damages and generally restores a tooth’s shape and color. These corrections are possible with either porcelain veneers or a dental bonding procedure. While veneers can require more time and preparatory work, your results can be easier to maintain thanks to the restoration’s durability.
A more serious chip, or any other harm to your tooth structure that threatens your oral health, can be addressed with a dental crown. Crowns provide full coverage of a tooth, and they are custom-made to mimic healthy teeth and fit in with your smile. They offer protection and cosmetic benefits as well as the kind of durability needed to absorb bite pressure on your tooth’s behalf!
Problems with a chipped, misshapen, or otherwise flawed tooth can certainly be embarrassing. Fortunately, these kinds of issues can be treated so that they no longer make you self-conscious! For more information on how our practice can support you in your goal of improving how you look, call Magnolia Family Dental in St. Louis, MO today at 314-822-4521.