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



By Luker Dental Care
March 06, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic dentistry is the concentration of aesthetic dental procedures that aim to repair defects with the ultimate goal of restoring a beautiful smile. Here at Luker Dental Care in Springfield, IL, your dentist, Dr. John Luker, treats a variety of issues like a malformed bite, crooked teeth, and discolored teeth, with these different aesthetic treatments—read on to learn more.

What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Fix?

Your cosmetic dentist corrects a variety of dental problems such as:

  • misshaped or crooked teeth
  • discolored or stained teeth
  • chipped, fractured, cracked, or missing teeth
  • teeth that are too long or short
  • dental gaps

Some of the More Common Procedures Include:

  • Bonding: This cosmetic procedure applies tooth-colored composite resin material on your teeth to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained, have gaps, or need their color changed.

  • Contouring and Reshaping: Dental contouring is a treatment that reshapes problematic teeth. During this procedure, your dentist removes small amounts of tooth enamel to manipulate the shape, length, or surface of teeth that need improvement.

  • Veneers: During this treatment, your Springfield dentist cements wafer-thin porcelain material on to the front of your smile. These strong translucent veneers blend in naturally with your smile, resistant staining, and correct unevenly spaced, crooked, chipped, or discolored teeth.

  • Whitening and Bleaching: Dr. Luker offers take-home whitening kits that can easily fit into your busy schedule. In just a few weeks of these treatments, your teeth will be a number of shades whiter than they were before.

Do You Need to Consult a Dentist?

There are many cosmetic procedures to choose from, it's just a matter of deciding which is right for you. For more information about what you need and what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, call Dr. John Luker of Luker Dental Care in Springfield, IL, today by dialing (217) 546-8330.