In many situations, permanent dental restorations are effective at caring for teeth that have been damaged, or those that are affected by natural flaws with their shape and size. When problems with the condition of certain teeth affect your ability to bite and chew, your dentist can recommend support from a dental crown to help. What you might not realize is that big changes to the overall shape and size of teeth may be possible without the use of permanent restorations. In these situations, it is possible to make corrections that require less work, and preserve more of your healthy tooth structure. Our Upton, MA dentist’s office is happy to discuss procedures that rely on dental bonding or contouring work in order to produce desirable smile changes.
You Can See Real Smile Changes With Minimal Work On Your Tooth Structure
When cosmetic dental work is performed without the use of permanent restorations, it is possible to preserve more of your natural tooth structure. Even though changes from bonding and contouring work can be relatively minor, the effects can be significant. These procedures can produce results by making teeth look brighter, by changing their shape and size, and even by hiding some gaps and overlaps between teeth. Avoiding the use of restorations can also mean that you see results in less time, potentially in as little as one appointment.
What To Expect From Cosmetic Contouring Work
Your dentist can contour a tooth, or perform precise gum contouring work to help improve the way you look. A tooth contouring procedure can effectively reshape a jagged or damaged tooth, and also reduce the size of a tooth that stands out for being too large. Gum contouring procedures help reveal more of your teeth so that they look longer. It can also be useful if you are trying to make your smile more even by addressing bulky, bumpy, or otherwise awkward tissues.
We Can Hide Dental Flaws Through Bonding Treatments
Tooth bonding procedures help patients who have teeth that look discolored, damaged, or otherwise flawed. Instead of placing a crown or porcelain veneer on a tooth, we can instead apply a special resin substance that bonds directly with your enamel. This can lead to the tooth looking brighter, and it can help hide chips or cracks. This approach can lead to long-term results with conservative treatment!
Your Upton, MA Dentist Can Help You See Exciting Cosmetic Changes
At our Upton, MA dentist’s office, patients who are worried about their smile can find out how a conservative bonding or contouring treatment can give them exciting cosmetic improvements. We can help you target specific problems with a certain tooth, or make general changes that help your appearance. To find out more, contact Upton Dental at 508-529-4591 to schedule a visit.