Elmhurst Cosmetic Dentist Uses Specific Treatments To Achieve Fast Results

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Feb 8, 2016

Not every dental patient has a lot of time to complete cosmetic dentistry treatments. Our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists understand this; that is why we work so hard to offer aesthetic treatment options that deliver results in a timely manner.

Let’s learn more about what types of treatments can improve the appearance of your smile on a deadline.

Dental whitening

Standard time to complete: 1 to 3 appointments

Materials used: topical whitening formula

Aesthetic results: Professional whitening treatments lighten existing discoloration, and help to restore your smile’s brightness and luminosity. Some patients achieve optimal results after just one treatment, while other will complete multiple treatments in succession to reach their whitening goals.

Dental bonding

Standard time to complete: 1 appointment

Materials used: dental resin

Aesthetic results: our dentist can apply dental resin to the patient’s tooth in order to achieve a wide variety of visual results. Dental resin can be custom shaded, and it is malleable, so we can mold it into any shape. Dental bonding can make your smile look whiter, and better balanced. We also use dental bonding to correct minor dental damage, straighten the appearance of slightly misaligned teeth, and close gaps between teeth.


Standard time to complete: 3 dental appointments

Materials used: customized porcelain restorations

Aesthetic results: our dental team attaches thin porcelain restorations to the patient’s natural dental enamel. Every veneer is crafted to achieve an aesthetic result. With dental veneers you can cover dental damage, whiten your smile, close gaps between teeth, make your smile look better aligned, and improve the balance of your smile.

When you speak to our dental team, let us know if you are trying to complete treatment by a specific date. Our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists can help you choose the perfect treatment for your specific aesthetic situation and timeline.