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



Posts for tag: Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Many people wait until something goes wrong to see a dentist, whether that "wrong thing" is pain from a decayed or infected tooth, bleeding gums from gingivitis (early gum disease), or trauma from a sports injury or accident. Despite this attitude, seemingly healthy teeth and gums still need regular attention and improvement as the normal wear and tear of your lifestyle and the natural effects of aging process can lead to cosmetic damage. Dr. John Luker, a dentist in Springfield, IL, offers a number of cosmetic dentistry services to get your smile looking and feeling better than ever!

Cosmetic Dentistry in Springfield, IL

Even when you do everything right in terms of your oral health, there are still factors beyond your control that can affect the cosmetic quality of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry comes in where factors like lifestyle and genetics leave off.

What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do

One of the most common cosmetic complaints is stained and discolored teeth. The most common culprits are food and drinks like tea, coffee, red wine, sauces, and dark berries. Smoking is also a major contributor to dental staining, and can also lead to serious oral and general health problems as well. Certain medications, genetics, or traumatic injuries can also cause stains at the dentin layer (known as intrinsic stains).

Cosmetic dentistry procedures are also used to change the size, shape, and spacing of damaged, missing, or misshaped teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

There are a number of procedures that can improve and makeover damaged or unattractive teeth, some of which are minimally invasive and can be completed in as little as one or two trips to the dentist. Some of the most common cosmetic dental procedures include:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Bonding
  • Tooth-colored fillings

Find a Dentist in Springfield, IL

For more information about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry and to find the procedure that is right for you, contact Luker Dental Care by calling (217) 546-8330 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Luker today!