What are your Cosmetic Dental Needs?

What do you want to change about your smile? According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the most common answer to that question is “whiter teeth.” Fortunately, Dr. Van Wicklen offers a full range of cosmetic services to improve your smile. Take this self-assessment to determine the treatment you need.

1. What color are your teeth? If your teeth are yellow, gray, brown, or black, Dr. Van Wicklen can remove stains with professional teeth whitening. However, if you have stains that just can’t be erased, we may suggest hiding your discolorations with porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding.

2. How are your teeth aligned? The ideal smile is straight and symmetrical. Veneers and bonding can hide gaps and minor misalignments. For a more effective option, Dr. Van Wicklen offers Invisalign to correct tooth alignment with a series of clear, removable aligners.

3. Do you have any broken or missing teeth? Poor oral health, injuries, and other mishaps can break your smile or contribute to tooth loss. Dr. Van Wicklen offers one-visit porcelain crowns to restore broken teeth. If you have missing teeth, he may recommend dental implants or dentures to restore your smile.

4. Does anything hurt? While many dental problems are symptomless at first, a toothache is a common sign of a cavity. Additionally, sore or bleeding gums are caused by gum disease. Painful mouth sores could signal oral cancer. At your regular dental checkups, Dr. Van Wicklen will evaluate your mouth and check for areas of concern.

Dr. Van Wicklen will discuss your oral health and create a custom treatment plan to redesign your smile. Contact our South Austin dentist office at (512) 448-3131 to request an appointment.