People who are unhappy with the condition of their teeth are often self-conscious and uncomfortable. This is especially true when meeting someone in Wilmette for the first time. Cosmetic dentistry can change that; you can have beautiful teeth and smile.
Those with stained teeth, missing teeth, or misaligned teeth tend to smile and laugh behind their hand. There is no need to feel uncomfortable; a cosmetic dentist can improve your confidence and self-esteem, ensuring that you make a great first impression or people you meet.
Common Cosmetic Procedures
There are many cosmetic dental procedures. Some of the common ones are used to change the color, shape, and alignment of teeth, as well as replacing missing teeth.
Porcelain veneers are extremely thin wafers of porcelain that fit on the exposed surface of teeth. They are ideal for people who have chipped or cracked teeth. They are also used to cover stains and to make minor adjustments in tooth alignment.
Teeth whitening kits are available over the counter. The results are poor when compared to the results you get when a cosmetic dentist whitens your teeth. Teeth whitening is an ideal way of eliminating stains caused by certain beverages and smoking.
Composite fillings, also called “white fillings” are used extensively on visible teeth. The material used is a combination of resin and porcelain. A dentist can mix the material to match the color of your teeth. Composite fillings are used to repair the effects of tooth decay. The material can also be used to smooth out small chips and to hide surface cracks.
These are three examples of cosmetic dentistry procedures. There are others. Many patients elect for a complete “smile makeover” which includes various procedures, all designed to give you beautiful teeth. Teeth that you can be proud of.