on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 in Cosmetic Dentistry |
Don’t make the error of believing that cosmetic dentistry is something only for those worried about appearances alone. Though some of the treatments available to patients in our Rolling Meadows, IL offices are purely about the esthetics of their smile, such as our teeth whitening services, cosmetic work by Mike Errico DDS and Associates can also be used to improve or restore the function of the teeth and gums as well.
It helps to understand what cosmetic dentistry involves and what sort of treatments we make available. We’ll start with one of the simplest, and one we already mentioned – teeth whitening. Used to restore teeth that have become dull with age, discolored for different reasons, and which prematurely age you because of their unappealing look, it is a fast and painless treatment that we can do in our office or which can be done at home.
If your teeth are unable to be whitened, another popular method for cosmetic dentistry, and one we make available, is the use of porcelain veneers. Also a painless treatment, they are incredibly thin shells of dental ceramic that can be used to deal with deeply stained teeth, widely gapped teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, teeth of uneven lengths and even slightly misaligned teeth. Traditionally done in just two visits, veneers can enable you to get a nearly instant smile makeover.
If your teeth are out of alignment and veneers are not a viable solution, we happily offer our patients the Invisalign solution. This is a remarkable technology that uses invisible alignment trays to do the same work as old-fashioned wire braces, but without the discomfort or unattractive looks. Patients in search of cosmetic dentistry can straighten their teeth discreetly and comfortably, but this is also a form of dentistry that is restorative too.
Invisalign actually helps to restore or improve the bite, meaning that they are not just the work of a cosmetic dentist but one interested in your healthiest teeth and gums, which is exactly what Dr. Errico has in mind for all of his patients.
If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry, or wish to discuss your options with our team, give us a call at our Rolling Meadows, IL office at 847-788-0808. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.