Could Your Smile Use Some Improvement?

The type of dental treatment you need at any given time depends on the specific and unique state of your oral health. If your teeth, gums, and smile need no improvement or restoration, then your dental health needs may be limited to routine dental checkups and cleanings every six months. However, if something blemishes your smile’s appearance or affects the health and integrity of your teeth, then improving your smile and oral health can require more than just cleaning and examining your teeth. Today, we examine a few ways we can help improve your smile with the right customized treatment, and how we strive to keep your smile improvement as minimally invasive as possible.

Addressing common cosmetic concerns

For many people, the idea of improving one’s smile means improving its appearance with cosmetic treatment. This is often the case, as cosmetic blemishes to your teeth are among the most common smile concerns. For example, your teeth may stain or grow dull over time due to prolonged exposure to different foods and beverages. You might chip the edge of a tooth or develop a slight crack in its surface that, while minor, can have a dramatic effect on the tooth’s appearance. If your smile’s concern is a cosmetic one, then we can design a minimally invasive treatment, such as teeth-whitening or tooth bonding/contouring, to correct the issue and restore your smile’s healthy, attractive appearance.

Restoring teeth to their proper health and integrity

Next to cosmetic concerns, other common issues that can affect your smile include damage or infection in your tooth structure, or other problems that compromise the tooth’s health and integrity. This not only causes harm to your tooth structure, but can also impact your overall bite function and lead to increasingly worse oral health problems. The most effective way to address such concerns is with custom-designed restorative treatment, such as filling a cavity in the tooth or placing a dental crown over its severely damaged structure.  Because most modern dental restorations are crafted from highly lifelike materials, such as composite resin and dental porcelain, they can also improve the overall appearance of your smile.

Improving the overall function of your bite

The way your bite functions is one of the most important and complex aspects of your oral health. Unfortunately, this complexity means you might not always realize when you have a functional bite problem. Even if you notice some symptoms, they can be so diverse that you don’t automatically associate them with your bite. Conditions like constant teeth-grinding (bruxism) or misaligned jaw joints can cause your bite to become imbalanced, lead to serious damage to your healthy tooth structure, and more. Restoring this function requires a comprehensive analysis of your oral structures to determine what may be the cause and most appropriate treatment to restore your bite’s balance.

Learn how to improve your smile and oral health

The right cosmetic or restorative treatment can improve your smile, oral health, and bite function, often in a minimally invasive manner. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX, today at (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe and all neighboring communities.