Am I A Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Do you have discolored or crooked teeth? If you take care of your teeth but want to improve the look of your smile, we will recommend cosmetic dental care. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the smile’s aesthetics, treating problems like discolored and damaged teeth and creating a more balanced look. Here, we will answer many patients’ questions about cosmetic dentistry in Deerfield, IL, from common cosmetic treatments to the best candidates for cosmetic dentistry.

Am I A Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Q&A: Cosmetic Dentistry in Deerfield, IL

Below, we will answer common questions that many patients have about cosmetic dentistry: 

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on enhancing the aesthetic of the smile. 

What can cosmetic dental care treat?

Cosmetic dental treatments can address:

  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Teeth of different sizes (too long or short)

What are common cosmetic dental procedures?

Common cosmetic procedures we offer in our office include:

  • Invisalign
  • Dental Bonding
  • Minimal Prep Veneers
  • Porcelain Veneers

Who is a candidate for cosmetic dental services?

We will recommend cosmetic dental care for patients who are in good oral health. Our team can also prepare patients for cosmetic dental care by addressing problems, including cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss. Once patients are healthy and have no dental problems affecting their smiles, we will address their cosmetic problems.

Why do you need a smile makeover?

A smile makeover uses multiple cosmetic treatments to enhance the smile. Smile makeovers are great for patients who want a brighter and more balanced smile and improved oral health. Completely making over the smile can also improve self-confidence in patients who may cover their teeth because of the look of their smile. 

What is the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry?

General dentistry services focus on basic dental care and preventative treatments that keep the teeth and gums healthy. Cosmetic dentistry services are meant to improve the smile’s aesthetics. 

Is cosmetic dentistry worth it?

Yes, the results from cosmetic dental services make treatment worth it. After cosmetic treatment, many patients have a renewed confidence in their smiles. Cosmetic dentistry can also correct problems that many patients may have been facing for years. Finally receiving cosmetic dental care can be a relief for patients. 

Does insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dental treatments are not typically covered by insurance because they are considered elective procedures. However, if you need to repair a structural problem. Sometimes, patients who require veneers can get part of their treatment covered by insurance. 

Are you interested in a smile makeover? Call AH Smiles for cosmetic treatment today at (847) 230-9703. You may also schedule a dental consultation with us on our website. Please let us know if you have any other questions for us and we can help.