When it comes time to improve, or even transform, the appearance of your smile, you want to make sure that you end up with the perfect results for you. In order for this to happen, it’s crucial that you maintain open and honest communication with your dental team. When our Orland Park cosmetic dentists fully understand your dental goals, we are able to tailor treatment to fit your needs!
The first step in any aesthetic treatment process is a thorough consultation with our dental team. At this point, we’ll talk to you about your existing smile, and get a better idea of what kinds of changes you may want to make. We’ll also review the existing health of your smile. Sometimes patients have existing oral health problems that need to be addressed before we can move forward with cosmetic treatment. If this is the case for you, we’ll help you choose an effective restorative treatment option.
Here are some common aesthetic dentistry complaints, which patients want to address:
- Dark or discolored dental enamel
- Damaged teeth (chips, cracks, uneven edges)
- Large gaps between teeth (either due to dental misalignment or tooth loss)
- Disproportionally short or narrow teeth
- Crooked or crowded smiles
- Poorly textured enamel (teeth that have deep pits and grooves, for example)
As you choose the right treatment option for you, you’ll consider a number of factors, including timeline, type of post-treatment maintenance and upkeep, and cost. You’ll also review, with our dental team, the aesthetic effect that you can expect from any given treatment. Professional dental whitening, for example, minimizes stains on your natural enamel, so you existing dental enamel will remain visible. Treatment options like dental veneers and bonding, on the other hand, cover existing enamel with fresh and clean materials (in this case, porcelain and composite resin, respectively).
In our office, no aesthetic treatment plan is “one-size-fits-all.” The best way to get started improving your smile is to give our Tinley Park cosmetic dentists a call—we look forward to speaking with you!