If you have ever thought about using cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve your smile, then this short article is for you. We know that the range of aesthetic dentistry treatments available today can make picking a treatment feel overwhelming and confusing. That is why we are walking you through the key attributes of some of the most commonly used cosmetic solutions in our Elmhurst dental office.
Let’s start by talking about professional dental whitening, which can lighten existing stains on your dental enamel. Key benefits: one treatment generally takes less than an hour to complete; many patients see visible results after just one treatment; treatment can be repeated to improve visible results; teeth whitening is completely non-invasive; affordable aesthetic option.
We can also cover damaged or unsightly enamel with dental resin—this process is called dental bonding. Key benefits: treatment is usually completed in one appointment, and patients see immediate results; dental resin is completely customizable; resin is naturally stain resistant; this is a non-invasive treatment; bonding can improve a wide number of aesthetic problems—from stained smiles to dental damage to dental misalignment.
Cosmetic veneers cover natural teeth with thin porcelain restorations in order to resurface the patient’s smile. Key benefits: veneers can completely transform the patient’s smile in a short period of time; the entire veneer’s placement process usually takes just two to three appointments; porcelain veneers are stain resistant; veneers are crafted from porcelain so that they are sturdy and durable; with proper care veneers can last for decades before they need to be replaced.
The best way to find out if any of these treatments will work for you is to schedule a personal consultation with our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists. During this consultation we will assess the current state of your smile, and help you determine how you can reach your dental goals.