Pro Dental Care
General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry
located in South Elgin, IL & Sleepy Hollow, IL
If there are things about your smile that you’d like to improve, cosmetic dentistry offers a wide range of options. At Pro Dental Care in South Elgin and Sleepy Hollow, Illinois, Dr. Rick Brar and Dr. Keith Bram can explain the benefits of various cosmetic procedures and guide you toward a treatment plan that fits your aesthetic goals. Schedule your appointment today to get started. You can set up a visit online or by calling to speak with a member of the administrative staff.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is an area of dental practice that focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth and achieving a balanced and gorgeous smile. There is some crossover between cosmetic and restorative dentistry, as many treatments serve to both restore and beautify your smile.
Some of the procedures that fall under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry include:
- Braces, including clear aligners
- Enamel shaping
- Tooth whitening
- Inlays and onlays
Even dentures can be considered a form of cosmetic dentistry. In the hands of a skilled dental specialist, today’s cosmetic procedures can yield astounding results.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit over the surface of your teeth to improve their shape, color, and alignment. They are a popular cosmetic dentistry option and are a must for many celebrities and public figures.
Getting veneers does require removing a small portion of your natural enamel, but the power of dental veneers to transform a smile is amazing. They are also a durable option and can last anywhere from 10-20 years with proper care. When it’s time to replace your veneers, you can get a brand new set through the same process.
What is ClearCorrectⓇ?
ClearCorrect is a tooth alignment option that offers an alternative to traditional metal braces. The system uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently alter the position of your teeth over time.
This approach can address many of the same alignment issues that traditional metal braces improve. The benefit, however, is that ClearCorrect aligners are virtually invisible, giving you impressive results without the appearance or inconvenience of a mouth full of metal.
That’s a big advantage for adults who want a straighter smile without a distracting metallic sparkle. ClearCorrect can also be a good fit for teens who don’t want metal braces.
Are dentures a good option for me?
If you need to replace any or all of your natural teeth, cosmetic dentures may be a good treatment option. You can choose from full or partial dentures, which can be removed for dental hygiene or sleep.
Dentures can restore a beautiful smile, and also boost your confidence. They are also very durable, but will eventually need replacement with a new set. You can extend the life of your dentures with a careful cleaning and care routine.
If you’re ready to explore these and other cosmetic dentistry options, book a visit at Pro Dental Care today. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your schedule, or you are always welcome to call or stop by the office to set up your visit.