Improving your smile using cosmetic dentistry treatments is now easier than ever before. Our Orland Park cosmetic dentists are here to help you make the best decisions possible for your smile. Keep reading to get some helpful answers to commonly asked questions about cosmetic dentistry.
Q: How do I know which treatment is best for me?
A: Our dental team is here to help you make precisely this decision! We will explain the various attributes of all of your cosmetic options. Then we’ll consider your timeline, budget, comfort level, ideal aesthetic results, and post-treatment maintenance goals. All of this information will inform your final decision. You don’t have to know exactly what treatment you want in order to begin the cosmetic dentistry process.
Q: I want my smile to look better, but I also need it to be healthier—I have some dental damage. What should I do?
A: Many cosmetic dentistry treatments can actually improve the health and structure of your smile as well. Dental bonding, for example, can be used to rebuild missing dental enamel and filling problematic cracks and chips. In some cases, patients need undergo restoration treatments prior to moving forward with cosmetic care—we will never deliver an aesthetic result that compromises the health and stability of your smile.
Q: How old do I need to be to undergo cosmetic dentistry?
A: For the most part, cosmetic treatments are designed to improve the appearance of patients’ adult teeth. So, children are only good candidates for cosmetic treatments in very specific circumstances. There are, however, a few treatments that can be useful for kids dealing with dental damage: dental bonding and fillings specifically.
As always, our Tinley Park cosmetic dentists are here to help you achieve all of your oral health goals, including your dream smile! Please contact our office to get additional information and to schedule a consultation.