Cosmetic Dentistry 101: Our Elmhurst Dentists Explain

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Jan 26, 2016

Cosmetic dentistry treatments can help you achieve the beautiful smile that you have been dreaming of. When our Elmhurst dentists meet with dental patients, we help patients determine what kinds of treatments they may want to pursue.

Let’s talk about some of the key aesthetic issues that we consider when building a cosmetic treatment plan for one of our patients.

Whitening and brightening your smile can make a huge difference in your overall appearance. If you have developed dental stains, or if your teeth have started to look dull or dark, we can lighten your natural dental enamel. Alternatively, we can cover unsightly enamel with fresh, natural looking bonding or dental veneers.

We can also improve the appearance of crooked or crowded smiles. Dental bonding and cosmetic restorations can both transform the appearance of your smile in a short period of time. These treatments are completely customizable to fit the patient’s needs, and they take only a few dental appointments to complete.

It’s also very common for people to start to notice minor dental damage, like chips and cracks, as their teeth get older. There are a number of treatments that we provide to improve the aesthetics and the functionality of damaged teeth. Dental bonding, for example, is a quick and effective way to repair diminished enamel with attractive and sturdy dental resin. Dental veneers, which are made of porcelain, can cover compromised dental enamel, and make a huge difference in the way that your smile looks and feels.

When you come in for a consultation with our dental team, we’ll take a look at your smile and give you some recommendations regarding cosmetic and restorative treatment. When considering treatment options, we’ll take into account the current state of your smile, your ideal aesthetic results, your budget, and your timeline.

Ready to improve your smile? Our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists are here for you every step of the way!