When people read or hear the words “cosmetic dentistry” visions of teeth whitening may be the first thought that springs to mind, but many cosmetic procedures that restore cracked teeth, blemished tooth surfaces and uneven teeth can actually prolong the overall health of teeth above and beyond the cosmetic improvement.
At Collins Dentistry and Aesthetics, we offer bonding, white fillings, crowns, and veneers that can prevent further damage to teeth. Each of these procedures is designed to slow or stop the spread of damage from cracks, cavities, or teeth grinding by scaling and resurfacing the damaged area and covering it with a plastic, porcelain, or composite resin.
The bond between the damaged tooth and its restored surface strengthens to tooth, helping prevent further cracking and tooth decay. Additionally, we find that patients who have invested in improving their smile with these cosmetic solutions have a greater commitment to maintaining their improved smile with a renewed commitment to regular brushing, flossing and regular professional cleanings.
To schedule a consultation to determine if one of these options is right for you, contact our office at (509) 581-4188.