Cosmetic dental care focuses on improving the smile’s aesthetics. With cosmetic dentistry, we can address many aesthetic dental concerns, from tooth stains to crooked teeth. Cosmetic dental care can also help patients who want to prevent damage from dental injuries or crooked teeth. If you are unsure if cosmetic dentistry is right for your needs, we will review our cosmetic treatments and what they do for our patient’s smiles in Deerfield, IL.
What We Treat with Cosmetic Dentistry in Deerfield, IL
With cosmetic dental services, our dental office can address a multitude of aesthetic dental issues:
There are two types of tooth staining: intrinsic and extrinsic stains. Extrinsic tooth stains are on the surface of the teeth, while intrinsic stains stain the inside of the tooth. We recommend teeth whitening treatment for extrinsic stains. Active whitening ingredients like hydrogen peroxide can lift stains from the enamel. If patients have trouble whitening their teeth, they likely have intrinsic stains and require dental veneers or tooth bonding treatment to brighten teeth.
Chips, cracks, or fractures in the tooth enamel cause pain and increase the likelihood of more tooth damage or dental injuries. Dental bonding is an economical option for patients who have small chips or cracks in their teeth. Bonding uses a malleable, tooth-colored material to cover and add structure to damaged teeth. We color-match bonding material to ensure that a bonded tooth looks as natural as possible.
If we find that patients have larger fractures, we may recommend restorative care in the form of dental crowns to fully cover the tooth like a cap. We also use dental crowns that are made of tooth-colored materials like porcelain ceramic.
Straightening crooked teeth with treatments like Invisalign creates a healthier and more balanced smile. Invisalign is a modern alternative to metal braces that uses clear aligners to shift teeth into a balanced position gradually. Misaligned and crooked teeth are difficult to clean, and harmful bacteria can build between teeth, leading to problems like tooth decay and gum disease. If slightly crooked teeth are simply an aesthetic problem, we may recommend dental veneers.
Invisalign can fix large gaps between teeth with different aligners that gradually shift teeth into a straighter position. Clear Invisalign aligners are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces with colorful elastic. As with other problems like crooked teeth, tooth gaps can also be an aesthetic issue for some patients. In this case, we will recommend dental veneers or tooth bonding treatment.
Are you interested in cosmetic dental care? Call Dr. Brent Engelberg at (847) 230-9703 or request a dental appointment on our website. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about your cosmetic dental options. We are here. to help patients meet their cosmetic goals.