How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile

Are you unhappy with some aspect of your smile? A cosmetic dentistry service or treatment offered by your Palatine, IL, dentist, Dr. Herman Salzberg, can help you improve or correct your dental issue.

Are your teeth dull? Teeth whitening can brighten your smile!

Anything white, whether it's a tee-shirt or your teeth, tends to look a little duller over time. Although aging and tobacco use are common causes, dullness can also be caused by eating and drinking foods and beverages that contain dark pigments. Coffee, tea, red wine, dark-colored soft drinks, berries, ice pops, and candy are common culprits.

Teeth whitening bleaches away stains, leaving your teeth up to eight shades whiter. Whitening only requires a single, one-hour visit to the Palatine, IL, dental office.

Do you need to hide flaws or repair damage?

Depending on your problem, your dentist may recommend one of these options:

  • Bonding: Bonding, one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry services, involves applying flexible, tooth-colored composite resin to the tooth. After the resin is shaped, it's hardened with a curing light. Bonding can improve the shape or length of a tooth, cover discolorations or cracks, and fill in chips and other imperfections.
  • Veneers: Veneers are thin shells that are cemented to the fronts of your teeth. Veneers can change the shape or length of teeth and might be a good option if you want to conceal discolorations, chips, cracks, and gaps. Veneers also offer a long-lasting teeth whitening option.
  • Crowns: Crowns, commonly called caps, are hollow restorations that fit over teeth after they've been reduced in size. A crown can restore a broken tooth, protect a fragile tooth, or completely change the shape, length, or appearance of your tooth.

Have you stopped smiling because your teeth are crooked?

Invisalign may be the perfect option if you'd like to straighten your smile discreetly. The system uses a series of clear, removable aligner trays that slowly but surely realign your teeth. Invisalign is a good choice for both teenagers and adults with mild to moderate orthodontic issues.

Improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry! Call your dentist in Palatine, IL, Dr. Salzberg, at (847) 359-6766 to schedule your appointment.