Maintaining the appearance of one’s smile is not as easy as it seems. Various factors, such as the consumption of colored foods, smoking, chewing tobacco, external trauma to the mouth, malocclusion, excessive wear, etc. can make the teeth look displeasing. Though there are few things that we can do at home to make our smile look better, issues such as malocclusion, cavities, or damaged teeth require professional dental attention to be treated.
What procedures do we offer?
Restoring damaged teeth: If your teeth have sustained external damage due to oral trauma, they could end up broken, chipped, or cracked. The central root canal cavity may be exposed in such cases, which can potentially lead to a root canal infection. The condition can be very painful, as well. Hence, we suggest getting damaged teeth restored using dental crowns, veneers, or composite bonding.
Fillings: Tooth-colored fillings are widely used to restore cavities caused due to tooth decay. Fillings are mostly made from dental-grade ceramic or composite resin, which can be customized to match the exact color, luster, and texture of the natural teeth. They are also used to fill occlusal grooves, restore chipped teeth, or fill the excessive gaps between adjacent teeth.
Teeth whitening: One of the simplest, yet effective dental procedures is teeth whitening. The dentist uses a whitening gel rich in Hydrogen Peroxide for the purpose, which liberates oxygen molecules when activated. The molecules bleach the staining particles present in the porous structure of the teeth, thereby leaving the teeth looking whiter. Depending on the severity of staining and the procedure that suits you the best, we may suggest conventional teeth whitening, take-home whitening trays, or laser teeth whitening.
Replacing missing teeth: Missing teeth are a huge letdown, as they lead to a lot of embarrassment when someone mocks you. The advancements in dental technology have enabled missing teeth to be replaced with utmost precision. Some of the various dental restorations we use to replace missing teeth are dental bridges, implants, and dentures.
What is a smile makeover?
A smile makeover is a blend of various dental procedures that are intended to enhance the aesthetics of one’s smile. Patients who have avoided dental consultations for many years in a row and require extensive care to bring back their smile to an optimal standard would be the best candidates for a smile makeover. Some of the procedures/restorations included in a smile makeover are dental implants, veneers, crowns, bridges, teeth whitening, gum contouring, composite bonding, dentures, scaling, root planing, and orthodontic treatment. The dentist will conduct an in-depth diagnosis and determine which procedures would be required for you.back to home
Call us at (773) 880-2310 to have a consultation with Dr. Eliot, and learn more about cosmetic dentistry. We also serve Lakeview and Lincoln Park areas of Chicago, 60657.