One of the first things we ask our patients is whether or not they’re happy with their smile. This way, we can figure out whether there are any significant flaws that are taking their toll on your self-confidence. If you’ve been dreaming of a better smile, you can schedule a consultation explore the different options for cosmetic dentistry in Channahon, IL available at Grand Dental – Channahon.
Made out of fine dental porcelain, a veneer is a thin shell that covers your teeth, effectively transforming your smile by hiding numerous flaws at once. Porcelain can be shaded to match the surrounding teeth, and unlike your real enamel, it won’t stain nearly as easily, so your new brilliant smile will last a long time.
Gold, silver, and nickel used to be the most common materials to make crowns and fillings with. Today, however, porcelain, ceramic, and composite resin are all generally preferred for fixing teeth. These materials blend in with the smile much more naturally without having to compromise strength or durability over the long term.
Some minor chips, small gaps, or stains might not warrant porcelain veneers; in fact, there may be a much simpler and quicker solution! With cosmetic bonding, composite resin can be used to easily cover defects and imperfections over the course of a single visit – no waiting to hear back from a separate dental lab.
Teeth do have a tendency to become duller as time passes, but a professional whitening procedure can brighten them up again. Our Opalescence take-home whitening kits come with custom trays that you fill with professional-grade whitening gel and wear for a certain amount of time each day. In about two weeks, you’ll see a distinct difference in the whiteness of your smile.
An uneven or overdeveloped gum line can lead to a decidedly less attractive smile. The gum contouring process involves gently removing unneeded gum tissue so that more of the underlying tooth is revealed. This is done with a dental laser in order to keep discomfort and bleeding to a minimum from the beginning to the end of the process.
Crown lengthening is a procedure to get rid of gum tissue that you don’t need. Like gum recontouring, this is often done to expose the enamel of the teeth, with the main difference being that crown lengthening is typically the first step to placing a veneer, a crown, or even a dental bridge.