Cosmetic dentistry is the term used to describe elective dental procedures and treatments. While cosmetic dentistry mainly focuses on the appearance of your smile, the treatments can benefit the health of your mouth as well.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for a good reason. Many patients want whiter teeth, and teeth whitening is a safe, effective, and quick way to achieve a brighter smile.
There are two main types of tooth whitening procedures:
In-office treatments are the fastest and most effective way to whiten your teeth. During an in-office whitening procedure, the dentist will apply a strong whitening solution to your teeth and use a special light to activate the solution. It will only take about 30 minutes for the dentist to whiten your teeth, and the results can last for many months.
At-home whitening kits use custom-made trays to fit over your teeth. The dentist will take impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to the lab to create the trays. You will then receive whitening gel and instructions, which you will use to whiten your teeth at home.
Porcelain veneers are a great option for patients who want to transform the look of their smile or correct minor imperfections. Veneers are also a great resource for patients who have chipped or cracked teeth, gaps between their teeth, or discolored teeth. Veneers won't require any reshaping of the underlying tooth and don't require any invasive procedure.
Dental implants are a popular option for replacing missing teeth. They are a permanent solution, but they also resemble natural teeth.
Dental implants are made up of three parts:
1. A titanium screw.
2. A dental abutment.
3. A porcelain crown.
Dental crowns are basically caps that are placed over existing teeth. They are fabricated from porcelain, ceramic, resin, or porcelain fused to metal. They cover the entire tooth, both above the gum line and below the gum line. They are used to strengthen teeth that are weak, restore broken or fractured teeth, change the appearance of teeth, and provide protection to a tooth that has a large filling.
If you are interested in getting cosmetic dentistry but aren't sure what procedures might benefit you, talk to your local dentist. They will be able to help you understand which procedures might benefit you and which ones are not likely to benefit you.
If you are considering a cosmetic dentistry procedure, call us at (773) 880 5080 for an appointment. You can also visit Stone Dental Group-SE Chicago Dentistry at 2845 N Sheridan Rd #914, Chicago, IL 60657. We will assist you further.
2845 N Sheridan Rd #914
Chicago, IL, 60657
Stone Dental Group-SE Chicago Dentistry
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