Firstly, If you aren’t happy with your smile, cosmetic dentistry might be the answer for which you’re. Do you have teeth that are stained, discolored, worn, chipped, broken, misaligned, misshapen, or have gaps between them?
Dr. Bilus cosmetic dentistry procedures can give you a beautiful smile. The trusted Arlington Heights IL dentist can improve the appearance of your smile through one or more of his cosmetic dental procedures. So Dr. Bilus will work with you to develop a treatment plan that’s right for you. Read on to learn about the types of cosmetic dentistry, and how different procedures can benefit you.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is effective for enhancing the appearance and function of your teeth. You may be surprised about the dental treatments that fall under the category of cosmetic dentistry. They include:
- teeth whitening, a treatment that is more effective when conducted in a dentist’s office
- dental bonding, a treatment that remedies discolored, chipped or broken teeth so the original dental issues are undetectable
- dental veneers, a treatment that covers the original teeth with a beautiful new veneer
- inlays and outlays, a treatment for mild or medium-level tooth decay
- dental contouring, a treatment for misshapen teeth
- implants, a permanent treatment to replace missing teeth
- crowns, treatment for teeth that are chipped or broken off
- crown lengthening, a treatment for an overly “gummy” smile
- orthodontics, a treatment for overbite, underbite, crooked teeth and more
What Types Of Cosmetic Dentistry Exist?
Depending on what you need to fix, there are many different types of cosmetic dentistry. So Dr. Bilus will work with you to determine which treatment option is best for you.
Dental veneers are thin pieces of medical-grade (porcelain veneers) that are cemented to the front of teeth to make a smile more pleasing to the eye. They’re custom-made for each individual patient to create the most attractive look possible. Veneers are tooth-colored and reflect light in much the same way as natural teeth. And they don’t stain easily so for people who are seeking the appearance of perfection, they’re an excellent choice.
With Invisalign, you can develop perfect, straight teeth – without having to rely on clunky braces. Invisalign aligners are small plastic ‘retainers’ that can easily straighten your teeth – and the best part? It only takes 12 months for most adults! I know some people have had to wear braces for years. If you make use of Invisalign aligners, you may be able to speed the whole process up!
PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING
Teeth whitening can be one of the simplest and least expensive ways to improve your smile. Teeth whitening treatments typically involve the dentist using a customized mouth tray to submerge the patient’s teeth in the bleaching product. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a single whitening treatment performed by a dentist can improve the whiteness of teeth by up to eight shades. Some patients might need multiple treatments to reach their desired shade of white.
Dental implants are custom-made to match your natural teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable. Unlike dentures or other prosthetics, they are permanent which makes them much more comfortable and easier to maintain. Implants are much more durable as well, and with proper maintenance they can last a lifetime. Dental implants are solidified within the mouth. This allows for proper dental hygiene and chewing properly, thanks to a stronger, better bonded tooth replacement.
Dental bonding treatment requires less time compared to veneers or crowns treatment. The whole dental bonding treatment can be done only in one appointment. So, if the time is a constraint for you, then opting for dental Bonding would be the perfect choice.
Also, Cosmetic Dental Bonding treatment does not require a dental laboratory and can easily be performed even from the office. The procedure, including applying material onto each of the teeth being treated, or aligning the teeth, can be done without the need for orthodontics.
Dental crowns are procedures that are generally intended to correct a problem to protect and repair a dental damage but they may also be beneficial for cosmetic purposes as well. Some patients are looking to correct a cosmetic issue: chips, cracks, broken teeth, stained teeth or maybe you just want to improve the look of your smile.