Are Any Of These Cosmetic Treatments Right For You? Our Elmhurst Dentists Help You Decide

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Jul 11, 2016

Because there are so many cosmetic dentistry treatments available to patients today, it can be difficult for people to know which aesthetic treatment will work best for them. Our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists are here to help you make all of those important decisions. To get you started weighing the pros and cons of various treatments, today our dental team is reviewing key attributes of commonly utilized cosmetic options.

Let’s start by talking about professional whitening treatments. This option simply involves our dental team placing a topical whitening paste or gel on top of your enamel. As the gel sits, it penetrates the enamel and lightens existing stains. People love this treatment because it is fast, non-invasive, affordable, effective, and it can be repeated as necessary until the patient achieves optimal results.

Another aesthetic treatment that is quite versatile is dental bonding. The dental bonding process involves our team placing dental resin over the patient’s natural teeth. We then cure the resin, which cause it to harden and bond to the tooth. When patients choose dental bonding they see full results in just one day. Plus, this treatment is more affordable than many other options, and does not require invasive treatment.

Porcelain veneers can help you achieve a more comprehensive dental transformation in a short period of time. Porcelain veneers are actually exceptionally thin individual cosmetic restorations. When our dental team places these restorations over your existing teeth, they transform the appearance of your smile. Veneers can be used to lighten your smile, straighten the appearance of your teeth, and cover existing dental damage. Once veneers are in place, they stay permanently on your smile; with proper care they will last for decades before they need to be replaced.

To learn more about any of the cosmetic treatments discussed here, please reach out to our Elmhurst dentists for further guidance. You can also schedule a consultation with our dentist to receive personalized dental suggestions.