Elmhurst Cosmetic Dentist Explains How Patients Improve Their Smiles with Multiple Cosmetic Treatmen

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Feb 19, 2013


When a patient chooses to pursue cosmetic dentistry, he or she needs to consider not only the final aesthetic result, but also how the treatment will affect the health of his or her smile. Our Elmhurst cosmetic dentist office believes that it is wise to preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible, in order to keep a patient’s teeth strong and resilient. So for this reason we don’t perform cosmetic treatments that are needlessly destructive and may undermine the health of your smile just to get a better looking smile.

Since we aim to improve the health and appearance of a patient’s smile, we often combine treatments to achieve the best results. Take our patient Liz, for example, Liz wanted to brighten her smile and correct a few damaged teeth that had become chipped and dark due to an accident. Because Liz’s other teeth were healthy and only minimally stained, she chose to use dental veneers and teeth whitening to correct her smile.

We used the dental veneers to correct the appearance of her damaged teeth. These veneers were crafted to suit Liz, specifically—they made her enamel look smooth, complete, and white. Porcelain veneers are designed to blend seamlessly with natural enamel—your post-veneers smile will look like your natural smile perfected.

We refreshed the rest of her natural teeth with professional teeth whitening treatment. This treatment erased stains that had accumulated on her natural enamel over the years—giving her smile a younger, fresher appearance.

Because we combined two treatments—teeth whitening and dental veneers—we were able to give Liz stunning aesthetic results while maintaining the integrity of her smile. Our Elmhurst veneers dentist office helps patients choose the right treatments for them—to get started give us a call to schedule your consultation! We look forward to working with you!