If You Have One Damaged Tooth, Should You Restore Its Neighbors, too?

If you’ve damaged a tooth, you may be considering reconstructive dentistry to repair it. But maybe now is the time to consider more significant changes to your smile. Should you also get cosmetic dentistry on nearby teeth at the same time? Here’s why you might or might not want to restore other teeth as well.

Should You Repair One Tooth or Many

You Don’t Need to Restore Other Teeth to Match

One reason why people will tell you that you need to restore your other teeth is that it’s hard to match a new crown or veneer to natural teeth. While this is true, it’s no reason why you need to get other teeth restored–you just need to find a dentist who is up to the challenge.

When done properly, a dental crown can blend perfectly with your natural teeth. People won’t be able to tell which is the crown and which are your natural teeth.

Cosmetic dentist Dr. James Polley is expert at this, especially with CEREC same-day crowns. Because he controls the entire process in-house, he can color the crown just right so it blends in so well with your natural teeth.

If your teeth are stained, Dr. Polley might recommend teeth whitening first to make sure we can blend the crown with your whitest teeth, but we don’t need to restore other teeth for matching purposes.

But If You’re Unhappy with Your Smile

However, this might be a good opportunity to get a smile makeover if you’re already unhappy with your smile. Many of us have concerns about the appearance of our smile, but never make an appointment to address them.

When you have your consultation about repairing your damaged tooth, you should bring up any concerns you have about other aspects of your smile. Perhaps you  have a small tooth or a poorly shaped tooth. Maybe one of your teeth is discolored because of enamel defects. You might be unhappy with a gap between your teeth.

Once we know what your goals are, we can design several treatment plans that achieve them while repairing the damaged tooth. You may be able to save some time and money doing the treatments all at once. And your smile will be transformed. Instead of having one damaged tooth, you’ll have an entirely new, beautiful smile.

We’re Ready to Help You Achieve Your Smile Goals

Whether you’re looking to repair just one damaged tooth or to achieve a new, beautiful smile, we can help. Please call (702) 873-0324 today for an appointment at the office of Dr. James B. Polley, serving the Las Vegas area from our office in Summerlin.