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How Dental Injuries Can Be Treated Through Cosmetic Dentistry

Any traumatic injuries to your teeth are considered disastrous to your oral health, and getting emergency dental care in the meantime can help stabilize any broken teeth, injured gums, and other orofacial injuries present. But afterward, you may be left with an unhealthy smile that can leave long-lasting aesthetic damage to your smile. While many dentists out there can provide treatments you need to correct your teeth, dentists specializing in cosmetic dentistry can help address the physical damages and make your teeth look practically brand new in the process. Our smiles are important, so seeking out a cosmetic dentist can help improve not only your smile’s looks but also improve your speech, jaw function, and overall smile health.

How Cosmetic Treatments Can Help Heal Your Smile

Sometimes, getting corrective dental work done means that your smile will look healthy and be healthy. There are many health benefits to getting cosmetic dental treatment; not only will you have a dazzlingly beautiful smile, but other issues previously noted before, such as slightly crooked teeth, discoloration, and gummy smiles, can be improved upon. There are numerous options that your cosmetic dentist can provide to you, many of which can be used either non-invasively or minimally invasive to give you a smile you need.

During your session with your cosmetic dentist, your dentist will be able to detail any concerns that need to be addressed, have your teeth and gums examined, and provide an in-depth dental treatment guide that addresses all of your oral health concerns and aesthetic needs. During these initial appointments, your dentist may recommend a multitude of treatment options to better meet your needs, including:

  • Composite Resin Treatments: Composite resin has multiple uses in restoring your teeth’s health and appearance. Your dentist can use these treatments to address signs of white spot lesions, cracks and chips, and tooth discoloration. One of the best things about composite resin is that it can be tinted to match the exact shade of your teeth, leaving no signs of treatment behind.
  • Restorative Crowns: When it comes to serious injuries to your teeth, dental crowns can be used to repair that damage and give you a brand new replacement tooth. The crowns are durable, long-lasting, and can be color-matched to your natural tooth color. These crowns are often used to restore teeth with a large amount of lost natural tissue while maintaining normal tooth function.
  • Preventing Damage: When it comes to misaligned teeth, people with misaligned teeth are more prone to experiencing accidental dental damage. Getting orthodontic treatment from a cosmetic dentist can be used to realign your teeth, reduce the chance of experiencing significant damage, and improve the appearance of your smile.

Speak To Your Dentist About Restorative and Cosmetic Treatments

If you have any oral health concerns, especially if you’ve recently been in an accident, then speaking with your dentist about your options is one of the best ways to improve your teeth’ appearance and health. Through speaking with your dentist, they can recommend treatment options that will ensure that your teeth look and feel great. 

Maureen Karl, DDS, FAGD
As a graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2004, Dr. Maureen Karl continues to hone her craft through continuing education. Dental patients throughout the Granbury, TX area know they can rely on our practice for skilled dental care using the latest practices.