What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Fix? 5 Common, Treatable Issues

If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry in St. Clair Shores or Grosse Pointe, you may be wondering which procedures are right for you and whether your cosmetic issues can be treated. At St. Clair Tooth Co., Dr. Cassleman has years of experience performing successful cosmetic dental treatments to give patients smiles they can be proud of. Here are the 5 most common cosmetic flaws that we can correct at St. Clair Tooth Co.

1. Crowded, Crooked And Rotated Teeth 

If you have slightly-crooked, rotated, or crowded teeth, you may be able to treat them without orthodontics by using veneers or dental bonding, in some cases. However, more serious orthodontic issues like a rotated tooth will require correction. That’s why we offer Invisalign at St. Clair Shores. Invisalign allows you to fix and straighten your smile in about a year in most cases. 

2. Small Or Misshapen Teeth

If you have multiple small or misshapen teeth that make you feel self-conscious about your smile, we offer personalized cosmetic treatment plans. Typically, we suggest porcelain veneers to combat issues with the size and shape of teeth. Dental bonding and cosmetic crowns can also be used to cover up cosmetic issues and restore these teeth to revitalize your smile.

3. Stained, Discolored And Yellowed Teeth

Most tooth stains can be treated with our in-office or take-home whitening treatments, which bleach away surface stains. If your teeth are heavily stained or have internal stains, we can also provide treatments like porcelain veneers or cosmetic dental crowns to cover them up and restore your smile. 

4. Uneven And Gapped Teeth

If your teeth have minor gaps and are slightly uneven, you may be able to restore your smile with a treatment such as dental bonding, shaping, and contouring. Dental bonding is used to reshape your teeth by using a special dental resin, which helps fill in the gaps between your teeth. Shaping and contouring involve removing a thin layer of enamel from the surrounding teeth to even out your smile.

Veneers may also be used, or Invisalign may be recommended if your teeth have very large gaps or are very uneven. 

5. Minor Tooth Damage And Chipping 

Minor chips and damage to your teeth may be repaired by dental bonding or veneers, in some cases. This helps restore the natural shape of your tooth and prevents further damage to the enamel. For teeth that have more extensive damage or cosmetic issues, a restorative treatment like a dental crown is usually required.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Treat All Of These Issues

If you’re not happy with your smile, Dr. Cassleman is here to help. As an experienced cosmetic dentist, she can develop a smile treatment plan that will address every cosmetic issue that is affecting your smile. Ready to learn more and get started with cosmetic dentistry in St. Clair Shores and Grosse Pointe? Contact us now at (586) 404-4911, or stop by our office at 21321 Harper Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080.

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