Your smile makes a noticeable first impression on others, and can also leave a lasting impression. That means that you should take good care of your mouth, regularly visit the dentist, and consider treatments that will help you appreciate your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is there for this latter purpose, giving you an aesthetically pleasing smile. These types of dentists offer a variety of ways to help you become happier with your look.
Straightening or repositioning the teeth to improve your appearance can be done through orthodontics. Correcting your smile may also help your oral health because your teeth and gums are easier to clean. Orthodontic work typically involves examining the teeth and jaw, and then correcting problems with braces, tooth removal, other appliances, or a combination of these treatments.
Over time, teeth can become stained or yellowed. This unsightly problem may be remedied with teeth whitening, which is a bleaching process that can be done in a professional setting or at home. Professional methods consist of a stronger bleaching agent, so the results are usually faster and more effective.
Bonding provides a way to change the color or makeup of your teeth. Chips, breaks, cracks, or discolored areas can be repaired with tooth-colored bonding material so that no one can even tell the tooth was damaged in the first place.
Thin porcelain makes up dental veneers, which are placed over the fronts of your teeth to change the color or shape. Veneers are a good solution for crooked, chipped, misshapen, or uneven teeth. These provide a customized restoration that can last a very long time.
Teeth that have minor flaws such as irregular shapes, uneven texture, or unappealing height or position can be corrected with contouring. Small amounts of the tooth enamel is altered so that the teeth look more attractive and fit your smile more appropriately.
We look forward to seeing you in our Bartlett, IL dental office