Cosmetic dentistry employs the latest techniques in dental science, performed with state-of-the-art technology while using beautiful, durable materials. Find out if you are a candidate for cosmetic dentistry.
What issues can cosmetic dentistry treat?
At Lake Forest Smiles, we use cosmetic dentistry procedures to correct a wide array of aesthetic issues with the appearance of your smile, such as:
- Cracked, chipped or broken teeth
- An undesirable gap between two teeth
- Stains and/or discoloration
- Teeth of different sizes (too long or short)
- Replacing missing permanent teeth
- Receding gums
- Crooked teeth
- Gums that rest too high on your teeth, leading to a “gummy” smile
The Advantages of Cosmetic Dentistry
If you feel good about the look of your smile, you show it more often, and you feel self-confident. It helps you both professionally and socially. Cosmetic dentistry also can improve the performance of your teeth while correcting aesthetic problems. Many patients who receive cosmetic treatments find that their teeth function better following the procedures they have chosen.
Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures
Each patient has specific smile needs. The best way to determine which treatments are right for you is to schedule a consultation with Lake Forest Smiles.
However, common cosmetic dental procedures include:
- Dental bonding
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Laser gum recontouring
If you need multiple cosmetic procedures to achieve your aesthetic goals, Lake Forest Smiles can compose an individualized treatment plan known as a smile makeover.
Who is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
To determine if cosmetic dentistry is right for you, schedule a consultation with Lake Forest Smiles. At this appointment, we will discuss your aesthetic goals. The dentist also may ask questions about your medical history and oral health and evaluate your dental records. If there is something you would like to change about your smile, then cosmetic dentistry is right for you. However, it is important that any active oral infections or cavities be addressed prior to beginning cosmetic work. Certain pre-existing conditions, such as periodontal disease, often preclude a patient from seeking cosmetic work. We would need to treat that disease before beginning cosmetic procedures. With good oral hygiene, your cosmetic dental restorations should last for years.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire
Schedule your consultation with Lake Forest Smiles by calling (847) 234-4800. Drs. Campbell and Schmidt have been providing elite dental care to the communities of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire for more than 30 years. We welcome you to our practice.