If your teeth are yellow or stained, or you’re missing teeth as the result of decay or an accident, you may be wondering what your treatment options are. Thanks to modern cosmetic dentistry techniques, it’s easy to restore your smile to its near-original condition. At Northwestern Dental Group in Niles, Vernon Hills, Skokie, Gurnee, Arlington Heights, Deerfield, and Hawthorne Commons, Illinois, the team proudly offers cosmetic dentistry to help their patients feel more confident. To request your appointment, call the office.
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of oral health care focused on improving the aesthetic appearance of your mouth, gums, and teeth. In the majority of cases, cosmetic dentistry is elective. However, some cosmetic treatments offer restorative benefits, including easier chewing and speaking or a stronger bite.
Anyone who is unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, gums, or smile can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. In addition, the team at Northwestern Dental Group tailors cosmetic treatments specifically to their patients’ individual needs.
Following an oral exam, discussion of your goals for treatment, and a series of 3D imaging scans using the dental cone beam CT (CBCT), your provider develops a treatment plan that aligns with your budget and objectives. This might include orthodontics, dental veneers, or a series of teeth whitening treatments.
The team at Northwestern Dental Group offers a number of cosmetic dentistry services, including:
Dental veneers are custom-made pieces of wafer-thin porcelain that your dentist attaches to your natural teeth. Dental veneers can correct a variety of issues including gaps or spaces, discolored teeth, and teeth that are small or misshapen.
If you’re missing one or multiple teeth, your dentist might recommend dental implants. While nothing can replace your permanent teeth, dental implants come pretty close. They feature replacement tooth roots that your dentist surgically affixes to your jaw.
If your teeth are yellow or stained due to tobacco use or poor oral hygiene, you may benefit from in-office teeth whitening. Clinical studies show that in-office whitening treatments can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter in just one treatment session. The results aren’t permanent, but they typically last for four to six months at a time.
If you don’t feel comfortable with in-office whitening, the team also offers take-home teeth whitening treatments. Take-home whitening treatments take longer to achieve the same results as in-office whitening, but they’re equally as effective. All of the whitening products use carbamide peroxide as their main bleaching ingredient, ensuring your comfort and safety.
If you have crooked, misaligned, or overcrowded teeth, you may benefit from orthodontic treatment. The team at Northwestern Dental Group offers traditional braces as well as cutting-edge Invisalign® oral aligners.
To learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options, call the office today.