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Dental fillings provide an important way to protect teeth damaged by tooth decay, but they aren’t the only treatment dentists offer. The dental servicesdentists at Valley View Dental serving Romeoville, and the Naperville – Plainfield, IL Area, discuss a few other procedures that will improve your smile.

Bonding

Dental bonding is used to repair small chips or cracks in teeth and cover discolorations. The treatment may also be used to lengthen teeth or improve their shape. Your dentist applies a flexible, tooth-colored material called composite resin to your teeth during bonding treatment, then hardens the resin with a curing light.

Veneers

Larger chips and cracks can be concealed by applying dental veneers to your teeth. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that cover the fronts of teeth only. They’re often used to whiten teeth, conceal small imperfections and improve the shape of teeth. They can even close small gaps between teeth.

Crowns

Is your tooth broken or in danger of breaking? Crowns can restore and protect your smile. These hollow restorations fit over the top of teeth and help strengthen them. The cosmetic dentists at Valley View Dental serving Romeoville, and the Naperville – Plainfield, IL area may recommend a crown if your tooth has been weakened by extensive tooth decay, or if you’ve had a root canal procedure. Crowns also prevent cracked teeth from breaking, restore teeth that have already broken, lengthen teeth and cover discolorations and flaws.

Orthodontic treatment

Braces straighten teeth and also improve the way your teeth fit together. Traditional metal or ceramic braces use a series of wires and brackets to gradually reposition teeth. If you’re looking for a less obvious straightening solution, you may prefer to improve your smile with Invisalign. The Invisalign system uses clear, removable aligner trays to move your teeth into the proper position.

Gum disease treatment

Gum disease, a common problem, can lead to tooth loss if it isn’t treated promptly. Treatment involves a deep cleaning to remove tartar and bacteria from below your gums, allowing them to heal.

Could you benefit from any of these treatments? If you’re concerned about a tooth or it’s time for your next dental checkup, call Valley View Dental serving Romeoville, and the Naperville – Plainfield, IL Area to schedule your appointment.