The best part of our job is improving the way patients feel about their smiles. Comfort, beauty, and function are our priorities when it comes to smile makeovers with our Springfield, IL dentist. Please take a moment to look over our before and after photos so that you can imagine the possibilities when it comes to your own smile!
This person had been a patient of the office for years, and was starting to have some issues with teeth and fillings breaking. He wasn't sure what he needed, but was hoping that he could strengthen his teeth as well as improve his smile.
Dental crowns for improving smiles
Dr. Ruggless performed a full oral exam with dental x-rays and photography. Several options were discussed, but ultimately it was decided that a majority of his teeth would require dental crowns. This would achieve the patient's goals as well as provide cosmetic and restorative dentistry. What you see here ...
This patient presented with a desire to close the gap between her two front teeth with dental bonding. She had the procedure performed in the past but was not happy with the asymmetry between the teeth.
Dental bonding to fix gapped teeth
In order to achieve the results we wanted, the old composite fillings were removed and the teeth were cleaned and prepared. Using a special matrix system designed for cases like this, we were able to achieve excellent results. The dental bonding starts below the gum line to help shape and place the gum papilla in the correct location. ...
Do you notice any discoloration or darkening of your teeth around the gums? Does your tooth seem to be wearing down or getting a notch along the gum line? Do you have gum recession, and/or are your teeth sensitive to cold? These are all questions that could lead to needing additional work along the gum line of your teeth.
Fixing a cavity at the gumline
There are many options to fix these conditions, and each case may require different treatments. The treatments could include dental fillings, gum grafts, fluoride treatments, sensitivity toothpaste, and much more. In this case above the ...