A veneer is a thin custom-made crown-like shell made from porcelain or composite resin that is fitted permanently over an existing tooth. Veneers are a popular choice for celebrities and patients looking to quickly improve the look of their smile. As veneers are a permanent dental solution, they are custom-made to suit the patient’s smile. Treatment starts with a thin outer layer of the existing tooth being removed. Then, the veneer is fitted precisely to the gum line and surrounding teeth before being bonded permanently.
Since dental veneers only cover the surface of the teeth, and are purely an aesthetic solution. If you are after a beautiful and natural-looking smile, then dental veneers are a good solution. But if you are someone with severe decay, compromised or missing teeth, then you may not be a suitable candidate.
Veneers are ideal for people with teeth that are:
- Gapped, and
- Out of proportion with the gums
Book your consultation to discover how expertly fitted veneers can help you achieve that permanent beautiful smile you have always wanted at My Smiles Dentist.
Using a safe three-step process, professional teeth whitening can create a stunning and healthy smile. Non-invasive, the treatment lightens the natural colour of your teeth by several shades to create a dazzling result. Patients experience slightly different results depending on their lifestyle and natural tooth colour. Lifestyle factors that can affect tooth colouring include smoking, red wine, coffee and tea.
Our Ultradent whitening process lightens the existing shade to create a brighter smile, but can’t make teeth a whole different shade of white. Your dentist will be better equipped to help you understand how your final result might look. You can expect brighter, whiter teeth after about an hour in the dental chair. Using two to three 20-minute applications, the procedure won’t require a light to work as it is chemically activated.
Don’t let unsightly stains get in the way of your smile, our dentists in joliet and des plaines can give you the best whitening options so you can have a brilliant, healthy smile every day.
If you are looking for a simple way to create an even, white smile, tooth colour restorations are the perfect option. Using colour-matching techniques, our latest restoration products fit and bond seamlessly to existing teeth to create a beautiful result.
White fillings can be used to mask imperfections, change the shape of teeth, create an even smile, and complete the length and shape of a broken tooth.
If you want to achieve a perfect, even smile, please contact our dentists in joliet and des plaines. Our state-of-the-art technology and procedures will mean you and your family will have healthier smiles all year round.
If you are looking for an aesthetically pleasing alternative to fixed braces, then perhaps Invisalign® invisible braces are for you. The Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of clear, removable aligners that shift your teeth into a straighter position. The patient will wear an Invisalign® aligner for around two weeks before progressing to the next set. Each aligner is designed to gradually move teeth into place, with patients collecting new aligner sets every six to eight weeks at their Invisalign® check-up at Dental Avenue. You will need around 12 months to complete your treatment, but your dentist will advise you on the treatment duration during the consultation.
Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position from which a series of custom-made “aligners” are produced. Each aligner, worn for about two weeks, moves teeth incrementally and is then replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.
This revolutionary procedure has given many adults the opportunity to correct both aesthetic and orthodontic concerns in a more subtle and speedier manner than traditional braces offer. Within twelve months most patients have completed their treatment.
Invisalign has been proven effective at straightening teeth in both clinical research and in orthodontic and dental practices around the world. Over a million patients have either been treated or are in treatment and over 44,000 orthodontists and dentists have been trained on how to use Invisalign.
In severe cases, the patient may require other teeth straightening techniques along with Invisalign.
A healthy mouth is often indicative of a healthy body so whatever your teeth and gums need should be addressed as part of an holistic approach to general health and well being. Some of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer in our comprehensive approach to complete dental care include invisible braces, tooth coloured restorations, teeth whitening and veneers.