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Find out the many ways our dental team is crafting a beautiful smile with cosmetic dentistry.

Regardless of where we come from and what language we speak, a smile connects us all. It’s a universal language that welcomes and shows warmth and kindness. Of course, if you are dealing with chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth then you may find yourself smiling less than usual. Let our cosmetic dentist Dr. Herman Salzberg and his team change all that! We tailor all of our cosmetic dentistry options to fit your needs and goals.

Our Palatine, IL, patients turn to cosmetic dentistry for a number of reasons.

Some of the top reasons to consider cosmetic dentistry include,

  • Remove stains and to achieve a whiter smile
  • Alter the shape and size of your smile
  • Buff away or cover chipped or cracked teeth
  • Enhance the shape of the gums
  • Improve your oral health
  • Bolster and strengthen healthy tooth enamel
  • Straighten your smile
  • Improve your self-confidence
  • Boost your mood
  • Improve your social and professional life

Some of the most popular cosmetic treatments we offer include,

  • Dental bonding: During bonding, Dr. Salzberg will apply a pliable tooth-colored resin to small gaps between teeth, chips and other small imperfections in order to hide these flaws and improve the appearance of a tooth. This resin is shaped, trimmed, and then hardened directly to the tooth.
  • Teeth whitening: Professional teeth whitening is the fastest and most effective way to get a visibly brighter smile and to remove stubborn yellow stains. Whether you choose to whiten at our office or in the comfort of your own home, we can offer custom teeth whitening treatment to improve the vibrancy of your smile.
  • Porcelain veneers: These thin, porcelain shells are cemented permanently to the front of several teeth in order to hide a wide range of cosmetic flaws while also improving the overall shape, length, alignment, and color of your teeth. Great for full smile makeovers!
  • Dental implants: Want the next best thing to a real tooth? An implant will replace a missing tooth from the roots all the way to the crown, mimicking the look and feel of a real tooth. Implants are the only lifelong tooth replacement.

Are you ready to get a smile that you feel confident in? The next step is to sit down with our Palatine, IL, dental team to discuss which cosmetic dentistry options are right for you.

Call us at (847) 359-6766.

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As far as your appearance goes, the most important teeth you have are those in the “smile zone.” These are the teeth most visible when you smile—and the ones that awkwardly stand out if they're chipped, worn or otherwise flawed. More than any other teeth, they determine how inviting your smile is to others.

You might think you'll need extensive cosmetic dental work to fix these kinds of dental defects. But that may not be necessary: We may be able to use a dental material known as composite resin to repair the defects in your “smile zone” teeth in one office visit.

Composite resins are a combination of ceramics and plastics that have been around for some time. They've only recently come into wide use, though, with the development of new techniques to bond them to tooth surfaces. They're ideal for chips, cracks, or decayed areas where front teeth make contact with one another. They may also be used occasionally to reshape irregular or misaligned teeth.

You'll first need a complete dental examination to determine if composite resin bonding is an appropriate approach for your situation. If so, we'll begin by preparing the tooth surface to better accept the resin material. We'll then apply the liquid form of the material in layers, along with other agents to increase the material's strength. Each layer is cured (hardened) before applying the next layer.

As the layers build up, we shape the material to achieve a normal tooth appearance. We'll also incorporate your individual color shadings, so that the prepared tooth blends well with surrounding natural teeth. In effect, the procedure requires as much artistry as technical skill to create a natural look.

Though not as strong as porcelain veneers or crowns, composite resins are durable if not subjected to heavy biting forces. And for a few hours in the dentist's chair with minimal tooth preparation, a composite resin treatment can create a dramatic and exciting change in your appearance.

If you would like more information on composite resin bonding, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Artistic Repair of Front Teeth With Composite Resin.”

It’s a brand new year. Maybe it’s time for a brand new smile?

If you want to start out the New Year with a brilliant new smile our Palatine, IL, cosmetic dentist Dr. Herman Salzberg can help you craft and create the results you want. From minor tweaks to serious makeovers, our dental team offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options ready to cater to your smile needs.

Here are some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options,

Bonding

If you have a small chip, discoloration or other minor damage to a tooth then our Palatine, IL, dentist may be able to correct them with dental bonding, which uses a resin the color of tooth enamel. If the imperfection is cosmetic, then the resin is matched to your tooth and then applied and shaped over the flaw. Once shaped, the resin is hardened directly to the tooth with a light.

Cosmetic contouring

During this simple cosmetic procedure, our dentist will remove trace amounts of enamel from a tooth in order to alter the shape, length or texture. Contouring may also be used in conjunction with bonding to help sculpt the perfect tooth or teeth. This is a great option for someone who is looking to reshape teeth but isn’t looking for serious alterations.

Dental veneers

Veneers are perfect for those looking to completely revamp and enhance their entire smile. These thin porcelain shells are bonded directly to the front of teeth in order to change the length, size, shape, color and alignment of your smile. This may be a great option if you are looking to hide,

  • Discolorations
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Worn or misshapen teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Slightly crooked or overlapping teeth

Whitening

This is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments we offer because most people want to achieve a whiter smile. Everything from age to the foods we consume can lead to dull, yellowing teeth. Professional whitening can get smiles several shades whiter in about one hour. If you have an important occasion coming up and you want a visibly whiter smile then in-office whitening may be the best option for you.

There are countless benefits to getting cosmetic dentistry. Some of these benefits include,

  • Restoring confidence
  • Improving your overall appearance
  • Strengthening teeth
  • Reducing tooth sensitivity
  • Improving your bite (to make chewing and speaking easier)
  • Preventing future dental issues

Are you ready to find out how cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile and your appearance? Call our Palatine, IL, dental practice at (847) 359-6766 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Salzberg. Get a new and improved smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry ProceduresFind out how cosmetic dentistry can provide you with the smile of your dreams.

Feeling confident in your appearance often translates to feeling confident with your smile. After all, a smile is one physical feature that we notice first. If you want to make a good first impression on a date or a job interview, you want to consider turning to our Palatine, IL, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Herman Salzberg, for cosmetic dentistry. Here’s how we can help you:

 

Composite Bonding

Also referred to as dental bonding, this simple and inexpensive cosmetic treatment is designed to repair decay, discolorations, and minor flaws in a tooth to improve the overall color, shape or size. While it won’t be able to make drastic changes to your smile, it can fix small aesthetic imperfections. How it works is this: a dentist at our Palatine office will choose the resin that most closely matches the shade of your tooth. The bonding resin will then simply be applied, shaped, and hardened into place with a laser.

 

Teeth Whitening

Have you noticed that your smile has started to yellow or dull a bit over the years? Has coffee drinking left you with a stained and discolored smile? If so, professional teeth whitening can give you fast and effective results. Not only can this treatment remove deep-set stains from the enamel and dentin layers of your teeth, but this professional system can also lighten the color of your tooth. In as little as a single teeth whitening session, we could get your smile several shades whiter.

 

Porcelain Veneers

Do you wish your smile were just a little straighter? Do you have cracks, chips, discolorations, or other problems that are spread across your smile? If you said “yes”, then dental veneers are here to help. These mega-thin, tooth-colored shells are bonded to the front of your teeth to hide common defects while also greatly improving the overall shape and color of your smile. If you’ve ever wondered how some Hollywood stars get such beautiful smiles, they most likely have dental veneers to thank!

 

If you have questions about getting cosmetic dentistry or you want to find out which option is right for your smile, call our Palatine office today to schedule a consultation with us. Our number is (847) 359-6766.

By Dr. Herman Salzberg DMD
November 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental CrownsHow dental crowns from your dentist in Palatine, IL, can strengthen your smile

If you are wondering whether dental crowns are right for you, the answer is yes! Dental crowns are right for you if you have damaged teeth and want to strengthen your smile. They are also right for you if you want a beautiful, brilliant smile that lasts. Dr. Herman Salzberg in Palatine, IL, provides dental crowns that will enhance your smile.

Badly damaged teeth can make you fearful of causing more damage when you chew. Dental crowns cover the entire visible surfaces of your teeth, above the gumline. When you bite down, the biting stress is spread out, which prevents damage. Dental crowns are the right choice to make if you want a strong smile!

Dental crowns will make your smile stronger, and they will also make your smile more beautiful. That’s because today’s crowns are made of lifelike, light-reflective materials like porcelain. The translucent quality of porcelain closely resembles tooth enamel, so your dental crowns will look completely natural and absolutely beautiful. Dental crowns are the right choice to make if you want a beautiful smile!

Dental crowns are the right choice if you have teeth that are:

  • Broken, chipped, or cracked
  • Worn down or eroded
  • Aging, weakened, or brittle

Porcelain is a common crown material that provides aesthetic beauty and the most natural look. You can also choose porcelain fused to a metal underlay. The metal makes these crowns stronger than pure porcelain, but not as natural looking because they won’t appear light reflective. Dr. Salzberg can help you decide which is the best option for your smile.

The truth is dental crowns are the right choice for just about everyone who wants a stronger, more beautiful smile. Don’t settle for a damaged smile. Just pick up the phone and call Dr. Herman Salzberg in Palatine, IL. He can help your smile so call today!