Claire V. Williams, DMD
General Dentist & Family Dentist located in St Louis, MO
While it goes without saying that you want healthy teeth and gums, you also want a beautiful smile to show off. With cosmetic dentistry procedures at the office of Claire V. Williams, DMD, in St. Louis, you can get the best of both worlds: a healthy mouth that’s also gorgeous. Book your cosmetic dentistry appointment online or by phone today.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A
What problems can cosmetic dentistry procedures help with?
Cosmetic dentistry helps with anything that affects the appearance of your smile. Some of the main cosmetic dentistry problems that patients see Dr. Williams for include:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Tooth discoloration or darkening
- Missing teeth
- Malformed teeth
- Worn teeth
No matter why you're not happy with the appearance of your smile, Dr. Williams can work with you to decide the right options to help you love your smile at last.
What if I need a filling?
A filling doesn't have to mar your smile. Dr. Williams offers cosmetic fillings that can fill cavities and even repair cracks or breaks in your teeth. The traditional types of fillings are gold, porcelain, and silver amalgam, but today's most popular option is a composite resin filling that Dr. Williams matches to your tooth color.
Dr. Williams applies the composite resin filling in several thin layers, carefully molding it to your tooth for a completely natural look. She applies a special light to the filing to dry and harden it so you can use the tooth normally right away. Finally, Dr. Williams polishes your tooth to leave you with a smooth and even surface.
Can cosmetic dentistry procedures also make my teeth stronger?
Absolutely. There are several cosmetic dentistry procedures that can enhance appearance while making your teeth stronger. For example, a dental crown after a root canal restores your tooth to a healthy appearance while also reinforcing it and allowing you to use it normally again. Cosmetic fillings replace an area of damage or decay to make your tooth stronger than ever.
What can I do about tooth discoloration or darkness?
The best option is a professional whitening. Although there are many over-the-counter whitening toothpaste and products at the local drugstore, there are a few big issues with these types of products. They aren't regulated by the FDA, and they don't usually disclose exact contents. It's not worth taking a chance on a product that could damage your enamel!
The professional whitening products that Dr. Williams uses are FDA approved and are proven safe to use. Professional grade whitening products can lift even deep stains out of your enamel without causing damage.
Use the online scheduler or call the office of Claire V. Williams, DMD, today to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation.