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Cosmetic Dentistry – Clarendon Hills, IL

Get a Beautiful Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

woman with attractive smileA beautiful smile conveys confidence and grace to the world around you. You deserve to look and feel your best. If you have unattractive teeth, your cosmetic dentist in Clarendon Hills can help. We have the solutions you need to enhance your smile. In just a few visits, we can transform your image and renew your self-esteem using the latest innovations in cosmetic dentistry. We have a cosmetic treatment right for you to help you achieve sensational results.

Porcelain Veneers

animation of porcelain veneersIf you have several cosmetic issues, we can correct them using one treatment. Porcelain veneers are custom-made thin shells bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to improve their color, size, shape, and proportion. This makes them very versatile to hide several flaws at once, like dark tooth discoloration, chips and cracks, gaps, and minor alignment concerns.

The use of porcelain not only makes them look more natural but also thinner. As a result, less of your enamel is removed during the bonding process to make the treatment minimally invasive.

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Teeth Whitening

before and after teeth whiteningOver the years, your smile will lose its luster from age. The foods and drinks you consume, poor oral hygiene, and smoking can also cause your teeth to darken. If over-the-counter products did not give you the results you wanted, you can achieve noticeable change with a professional whitening treatment.

We offer both in-office and at-home whitening systems to get your teeth as much as 8 to 10 shades whiter. The highly concentrated whitening agent is specially formulated to significantly improve stains while minimizing tooth sensitivity.

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Smile Makeovers

woman in dental chairIf years of poor oral hygiene habits, trauma, or genetics have given you an unattractive smile, you may need a smile makeover. After performing an initial consultation, we create a treatment plan catering to your individual needs. It may include one or more procedures to build a harmonious, beautiful smile.

When designing your new smile, we consider several factors, such as the color, size, and shape of your teeth. Depending on the extent of your cosmetic flaws, it may take more than one appointment to reach the results you want.

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Invisalign Orthodontics

Invisalign alignerMisaligned teeth do not just hurt your self-esteem but your oral health as well. Now, you can enjoy an alternative to traditional braces with Invisalign. Clear plastic aligners are worn over your teeth to gradually move them into position. This makes the treatment virtually undetectable while also resolving the common disadvantages of metal braces. On average, it only takes about 12 months to finish your series of aligners to give you a lasting, straight smile.

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Invest in Your Confidence

If you are ready to fall in love with your smile, we can help. We design a treatment plan that is individualized to your needs to help you achieve your desired results. We would love the opportunity to make you smile. Contact our dental office today to reserve your appointment. We proudly serve patients in Clarendon Hills and the surrounding areas to provide you with the convenient and high-quality care you need.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

woman pointing to her perfect smile Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, millions of people have revitalized their smiles and drastically improved their lives in general as a result. Maybe you’re considering getting one of the treatments described above, but you’re still a little apprehensive or confused. That’s why we’ve assembled some of the most commonly asked questions we get about cosmetic dentistry and answered them down below for your benefit.

Are There Any Side Effects Associated with Teeth Whitening?

Over-the-counter whitening kits may irritate your gums and cause sensitive teeth. With our professional whitening treatment, however, you don’t have to worry about that. Dr. Hong will make sure to protect the soft tissues in your mouth from damage from the bleaching gel. Additionally, he will adjust the strength of the gel as needed to prevent sensitivity. If for some reason your teeth become sensitive, we can recommend an appropriate toothpaste or mouthwash for you to use until the problem subsides.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for Me?

Virtually anyone who isn’t satisfied with the appearance of their smile would make a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. However, your teeth and gums should be free from structural damage or infection before undergoing treatment. At your consultation, we’ll discuss any preliminary procedures, like fillings or gum disease treatment, that need to be performed prior to undergoing cosmetic treatment.

Are There Health Benefits to Cosmetic Dentistry?

You might think that cosmetic dentistry is only about the appearance of your smile, but it can come with multiple other benefits. For example, getting a dental crown to improve the look of a damaged tooth can also restore its structure and function. In addition, getting your smile revamped through cosmetic dentistry can actually improve your oral health. Once you have a smile you can be proud of, you’ll naturally want to maintain those results, which means you’re more likely to regularly brush, floss, and attend dental cleanings.

Does My Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?

Generally, dental insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures, but that will depend on your individual policy. However, many cosmetic treatments may overlap into the restorative category that insurance providers see as grounds for coverage, such as dental crowns and bridges. We also partner with third-party financing options like CareCredit to help you pay for your treatment in the event that your insurance doesn’t cover it.

Can My Child Have Cosmetic Dentistry Done?

Cosmetic dentistry can be done on children, usually in the most conservative method possible. For example, we can perform mild teeth whitening on children. However, we typically don’t recommend a more permanent treatment like crowns or veneers for kids, as their teeth are still developing. Invisalign can be used to straighten your teenager’s teeth, but we usually won’t suggest it for children under the age of 15 or so.

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