Elmhurst Dentist Reviews Common Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments for Aesthetic Dental Problems

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Jul 10, 2012

Many patients are unhappy with the current state of their teeth, but they continue to live with less than satisfactory smiles because they don’t know that there’s anything they can do about their teeth! With modern cosmetic dentistry treatments, patients have more options than ever before when it comes to improving the appearance of their teeth. Today I’m going to talk about what our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists can do to correct a number of common cosmetic complaints. If you see yourself reflected in this list, you may want to consider cosmetic dentistry care to improve the appearance of your smile!


So many of our patients want the same thing—a white, bright smile. If your teeth are looking dull, dark, or discolored, you may be suffering from environmental stains or just the natural effects of aging teeth. The goods news is that there are steps you can take to whiten your dental enamel again. The first treatment that many people pursue is professional teeth whitening—this is successful for many patients. If teeth whitening is unsuccessful, you may benefit from dental veneers, which can also whiten teeth.


If you have large gaps in your smile, or misaligned teeth, you can achieve a more seamless smile with cosmetic dentistry. Orthodontics will move your natural teeth into better alignment—closing gaps and straightening crooked/crowded teeth. Besides orthodontics, dental veneers can make your teeth appear aligned and seamless because dental veneers completely cover your existing teeth. With dental veneers you can achieve a true smile transformation.


Dental veneers can also help patients who have poorly proportioned teeth. If, for example, some of your teeth appear smaller or narrower than your other teeth, you can effectively resize these poorly proportioned teeth with dental veneers. When your teeth are proportionate, your smile appears balanced and well designed.


As you can see, there are cosmetic solutions for many of the aesthetic problems that patients regularly face. If your teeth are looking less than stellar, you have options! Give our Elmhurst cosmetic dental office a call for more information or to schedule a consultation.