Ready to Transform Your Smile? Our Elmhurst Cosmetic Dentists Can Help

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Jan 17, 2023

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists are here to reassure you that help is available. Before we get started transforming your smile, however, we need to take some time to assess your current smile, and identify key treatment goals.

With that in mind, our dental team has put together this short overview of common aesthetic goals and treatment strategies. We hope that this information gives you a better idea of what is possible with state-of-the-art dentistry.

Correct Damage First

Your end goal may be to achieve an aesthetic result, but that isn’t as important as making sure that your smile is healthy and structurally sound. In fact, improving the appearance of your smile while leaving health issues unaddressed will only compound cosmetic problems in the future. Many of the treatments that we use to restore smile—like veneers, custom crowns, and dental bonding—also deliver visible results.

Whiten Your Smile

Generally speaking, young dental enamel is some shade of white—the specific shade varies from patient to patient. Unfortunately, as our teeth age and wear down they can start to look yellow, dark, and dull. Whitening your smile is a quick and effective way to take years off of the appearance of your smile. Some treatments, like professional whitening sessions, are designed to lighten the shade of your real enamel. Other aesthetic options—like veneers and bonding—cover unsightly enamel with an appropriately shaded dental material. Dental veneers are crafted from custom-shaded porcelain, while dental bonding uses composite resin to resurface the appropriate tooth. 

Our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists truly believe that every aesthetic treatment plan should be tailored to fit the unique patient’s needs. Get started by contacting our office by phone, or through the Contact Us page on our website.