I'm frustrated with the way my teeth look. What are my options?
The appearance of your teeth is key to every first impression you make. Every treatment we offer at our St. Paul dental practice is done with an eye toward esthetics. For instance, if you need a filling in one of your front teeth, tooth-colored composite will be our first choice as a filling material.
Sometimes, however, your teeth may be essentially healthy, but you might be unhappy with their appearance. Your best option is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fischbach so that we can discuss your concerns and your goals and determine the best way to help you. One option that's effective for concealing one or more problematic teeth is veneers. Veneers are small shells of porcelain that are designed just for you and placed right over the top of your prepared teeth. They can cover a number of problems, including cracks and discolorations, and they can improve the shape of a tooth that appears too short.
Before we plan for any cosmetic treatments, it's important to make sure that your overall dental health is good. If you have any areas of active disease, such as decay or periodontal disease, this needs to be addressed first. While dental porcelain itself does not decay as enamel does, decay can still develop beneath the restoration, and we want to make sure chances of that happening are minimal to protect both your oral health and your investment.