Patients who desire an improved aesthetic appearance may consider a smile makeover in Hyde Park at University Dental Professionals. One of the most common questions that we get from patients with interest in this treatment is, what are my options?
While the answer to that question will depend on various factors such as the exact treatments we use, your oral health, and your ability to pay for treatment, one thing is for certain, no two smile makeovers are the same. At University Dental Professionals, we like to take a personalized approach with each patient. On our blog today, we are discussing some of the most popular cosmetic treatments offered in our Chicagoland cosmetic dental office.
Using simple, noninvasive measures professional teeth whitening can whiten and brighten your smile. Teeth become stained from the foods and beverages that we consume, plaque biofilm buildup, and age. Certain medical conditions or even medications may cause staining. At either rate, professional teeth whitening can provide you with amazing results, far better than what you would get with store-bought treatments.
We often combine teeth whitening with one or more other cosmetic treatments, conducting the whitening process first. That way, we can select the whitest shade of restoration material – be it porcelain or composite, to give you enhanced results overall.
Also referred to as cosmetic bonding, this procedure is quite versatile, not to mention an affordable method of enhancing your smile. It typically entails only one visit our office as our experienced Hyde Park cosmetic dentist shapes and forms the material onto your teeth to cover a variety of aesthetic concerns such as discoloration, chips or cracks, minor tooth crookedness or twisted teeth, as well as misshapen teeth.
Since dental bonding is noninvasive, it can be undone or removed at any time, although it is designed to last for years. Practice good oral hygiene, and your bonded teeth could last up to a decade. Also, its lower cost makes it an attractive option over porcelain veneers.
Speaking of, porcelain veneers are crafted of ultra-thin layers of high-quality dental porcelain that is made to look just like natural teeth. The process requires the slight removal of dental enamel, unlike dental bonding. However, veneers are often chosen for their durability and longevity, not to mention they are made to look just like your real teeth.
We offer various methods to straighten teeth. The best option for you will depend on your smile needs, as well as your oral health. We can now straighten teeth in as little as six months with patented Six Month Smiles that uses clear brackets and wires to gently straighten teeth in no time. Clear aligner therapy with either Invisalign or ClearCorrect may be a more suitable option for patients not wanting the look of brackets and wires. While straightening teeth with clear aligners may take a bit longer, it is still less than half the time of traditional metal braces.
Botox is emerging in Chicagoland dental offices everywhere. While enhancing your teeth can certainly provide you with an improved appearance, sometimes a little more with the help of Botox can really give you dramatic results. Botox can help smooth fine lines and wrinkles and may be an excellent add-on to your smile makeover.
Smile Makeover in Chicago
If you would like to learn more about a smile makeover and how it can improve your self-confidence and your looks, schedule a consultation with University Dental Professionals by calling (773) 684-5702.
Serving the Hyde Park area of Chicago, University Dental Professionals will have you smiling confidently in no time!