If a smile is of esthetic concern to a patient there are many conservative approaches that can be taken to give it new life.
From closing gaps between the front teeth to removing unsightly stains or discolorations, bonding with composite resin can usually be done with minimal or no removal of existing tooth structure.
Veneers – Veneers are a thin porcelain shell that cover the visible part of the front teeth to idealize their shape, size, and color. They can be a conservative option requiring minimal removal of existing tooth structure.
Whitening – Sometimes the only thing needed is bleaching to achieve esthetic goals. Quality over the counter products like whitening strips may be the answer, or custom made trays with prescription bleaching products can be recommended. Simply ask if bleaching is a good option.