Cosmetic Dentistry: Not So Complex After All

Many people make the assumption that cosmetic dentistry requires time consuming, invasive procedures to drastically alter the appearance of their smile. Is this you? Of course, if you have significant cosmetic issues, you may most benefit from a more complex treatment plan. However, it’s possible that you might improve the vibrancy and evenness of your smile considerably with just a few small changes. Vernon Hills cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brent Engelberg, discusses several of these procedures.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Comprised of the same tooth-colored composite resin material used to fill cavities, cosmetic dental bonding provides one of the quickest and most conservative cosmetic dental treatments available. Dr. Engelberg applies the resin material and, once it cures, he utilizes several sculpting and polishing tools to reshape your tooth or multiple teeth.
Dental bonding is a terrific solution for correcting chipped teeth, filling in gaps between teeth, and for masking discolorations that do not respond to a teeth whitening system.

Gum Lifts

When we think about our smiles, we tend to focus on the teeth. Yet, gums play a huge role in the overall quality of your smile. Too much gum tissue can make teeth appear short, stumpy, and child-like. Gum lifts utilize laser technology to gently and painlessly reshape the gumline and reveal just the right amount of tooth enamel. Very often, reducing the amount of gingival tissue showing can dramatically improve the symmetry and evenness of your smile.

Teeth Whitening

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, teeth whitening is the most widely sought after cosmetic dental treatment in the United States. You may not realize exactly how stained your teeth have become over the years. Yet, that daily cup or two of coffee or the glass of red wine at dinner can take a major toll on the brilliance of your teeth. Professionally administered whitening systems for use at home or in the dentist’s office can whiten teeth up to several shades and the results are often dramatic.

Visit your Vernon Hills Cosmetic Dentist

To schedule a consultation for any of your cosmetic dental needs, call our 60061 dentist office at 847-259-8030. We are happy to serve patients in Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, and Northern Chicago Suburbs.