Cosmetic Dentistry Options Explained By Our Elmhurst Dentists

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Mar 29, 2016

Improving the appearance of your smile can make a huge difference in your life, in general! Our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists understand that; that is why we work so hard to match our dental patients with the aesthetic treatments that are perfect for them.

Here is a quick overview of some popular cosmetic treatments. Take a look at this list, and consider whether any of these dental options might work for your smile!

What It Is: Professional dental whitening

How It Works: Our dental team uses a potent whitening formula to lighten stains on your dental enamel. This treatment is non-invasive, and very comfortable for the patient. Some patients are able to lighten their teeth by 6 to 8 shades with professional whitening.

How Long Does It Take: One whitening session takes about an hour to complete. You may achieve full results after one treatment, or we may complete multiple treatments over a period of weeks in order to get you to your ideal level of whiteness.

What It Is: Cosmetic veneers

How It Works: Veneers are made of porcelain—they are thin cosmetic restorations that are permanently attached to the patient’s natural dental structure. Once the veneer is in place, your tooth will look perfected and natural. Because veneers are completely customized to the fit patients, they are very versatile. We can place one veneer to fix a problematic tooth, or transform multiple teeth at once. Veneers can lighten your smile, make your smile appear straighter and more seamless, and correct dental damage.

How Long Does It Take: Veneer treatment generally takes three or four appointments to complete start to finish. You can totally transform your smile in just a couple of weeks!

If you want to learn even more about the things that we can accomplish with aesthetic dentistry, please call our Elmhurst dentists to get started!