John D. Luker, DDS
997 Clocktower Drive
Springfield, Illinois 62704
(217) 546-8330



By Luker Dental Care
July 20, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic DentistryMost people have at least one thing they wish to change or improve about their smile. Whether it is specific damage like a cracked, chipped, or missing tooth, or general cosmetic improvements like closing gaps or changing the size and shape of the teeth, a new and improved smile can be as little as a dental appointment away. Dr. John Luker, a dentist in Springfield, IL, offers several options to help you get the smile you want.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Springfield, IL

First things first: an attractive smile is a healthy smile. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a dental exam and professional cleaning every six months to help keep your teeth and gums healthy, and to catch common oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease early enough to prevent long term damage.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

There are several treatments available for all types of cosmetic damage. In some cases, treatments overlap and serve as both a cosmetic and restorative treatment for issues like tooth loss, which affect the cosmetic aspect of your smile as well as your oral health.

The most common cosmetic dentistry treatments include:

  • Bonding
  • Cosmetic contouring and reshaping
  • Dental veneers
  • Professional whitening and bleaching (stronger and more effective than over the counter products)
  • Dental implants
  • Crowns and bridgework

What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do?

Treatments like bonding and veneers can change the size, shape, and color of damaged or less than perfect teeth. Dental implants and crowns and bridgework replace missing teeth, improving your smile, oral and general health, and overall quality of life in the process. If your teeth are in pretty good shape but have become stained and discolored from food and drink or the normal aging process, a professional whitening treatment can deliver dramatic results in a short amount of time.

Find a Cosmetic Dentist in Springfield, IL

To learn more about the cosmetic dentistry options available to you, contact Luker Dental Care by calling (217) 546-8330 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Luker today.