What Problems Can Cosmetic Dentistry Treat?

Many patients may only consider treatments like tooth whitening when considering cosmetic dentistry. However, cosmetic dental care can also benefit patients with dental injuries, crooked teeth, and tooth gaps. Ultimately, cosmetic dental treatments improve the smile’s aesthetics and make everyday life more comfortable and oral hygiene simpler for patients. Our dental office provides cosmetic dentistry treatments to Arlington Heights, IL patients who want brighter, healthier smiles.

What Problems Can Cosmetic Dentistry Treat?

Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington Heights, IL

Your smile is one of the first things others may notice about you. If you hide your smile because of an aesthetic problem and are in good oral health, we may recommend cosmetic dental care. Our cosmetic dental treatments can address these aesthetic problems: 

Tooth Discoloration

Stains can be intrinsic or extrinsic. Intrinsic stains are within the tooth, and extrinsic stains are on the outside of the tooth. It is simpler to remove extrinsic stains because they lay on the surface of the teeth. Our professional teeth whitening treatment can lift stains from the teeth and create brighter smiles. Because intrinsic stains from problems like tooth damage do not react to whitening treatment, we will recommend other cosmetic treatments like bonding and veneers to cover discolored teeth. Patients with tooth sensitivity who are not candidates for professional whitening will also benefit from veneers or bonding. 

Tooth Chips and Cracks

If you have accidentally chipped or cracked a tooth, you must treat your damaged tooth to prevent further injuries. Biting and chewing with a chipped or cracked tooth can cause more damage. Dental bonding is a quick and effective treatment for patients with minor cosmetic injuries. Bonding treatment uses tooth-colored materials to add structure to teeth. We color-match the bonding material before applying it to teeth to ensure that the treated tooth looks natural and blends in with the rest of the smile. 

Crooked Teeth

Patients with mild to moderate orthodontic problems benefit from Invisalign. Invisalign uses discreet clear aligners that gradually shift crooked teeth into a more even position. The custom-made aligners do not require any brackets or wires to straighten teeth. We recommend veneers or bonding treatment for patients with slightly crooked teeth. These treatments cover teeth to create a straighter and more balanced appearance. 

Tooth Gaps

Invisalign, veneers, and dental bonding treatment can address gaps between teeth. If the gaps are large enough and patients have additional orthodontic issues, they may need Invisalign treatment. Invisalign treatment can gently close the tooth gap with a series of aligners. If patients have small tooth gaps or just a single tooth gap they want to cover, bonding can add structure to the teeth to create a more uniform look. We can also customize veneer shells to cover one or more teeth that close the tooth gap.

If you want cosmetic treatment, contact AH Smiles for cosmetic dental care today at (847) 230-9703. Feel free to schedule a dental appointment with us online.