A bright, perfectly aligned, and a healthy smile is a highly attractive trait, which is why many patients choose cosmetic dentistry to improve various aspects of their teeth.
People with beautiful smiles are often more confident, have greater self-esteem, and are more accepting of opportunities that come their way. They are also thought to be healthier and more successful in their personal and professional lives.
Cosmetic dentistry enables patients to improve virtually any aspect of their smile. By improving the appearance of your smile, you can also improve your overall dental health and general well-being.
At Progressive Dental and Associates, we are proud to be able to offer comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services to patients in and around Matteson IL. Our extensive list of cosmetic dentistry treatments includes the following treatments and therapies.
Dental bonding can be used to address discoloration and minor imperfections on the outer face of the teeth. The process involves pasting a tooth-colored, composite resin on the teeth and shaping it to cover each affected tooth. The resin is then hardened, polished, and finished, improving the appearance of your smile.
Teeth whitening is the most commonly-requested cosmetic dentistry procedure in the world. Most people do not have naturally white teeth. Many people try over the counter products to improve the color of their smile, but only professional, in-office whitening performed by a cosmetic dentist can deliver truly consistent, exceptional, and long-lasting results.
Porcelain veneers are a popular alternative to teeth whitening for patients who are sensitive to the chemicals used in whitening, or for those who have such severe dental staining that whitening is unsuccessful. The procedure involves filing down a little of the natural enamel of the teeth under anesthetic and then fitting custom-designed porcelain shells, which are the veneers, over the top. Not only can veneers improve the color of your teeth, but it can also close small gaps between them and make them more uniform in thickness and height. Porcelain veneers can also strengthen weakened enamel, making your natural teeth more durable.
Implant technology has revolutionized the way that we replace teeth that have been extracted due to damage or decay. Each implant contains an artificial root, which takes the form of a titanium post and is placed into the jaw bone in a specific location.
The live bone heals around the implant post, securing it permanently. A custom-designed crown is then attached to the artificial root using a special connector, completing the procedure. Since dental implants do not rely on any neighboring teeth for support, are permanent and totally secure, experts agree that they are a superior choice compared to conventional bridges. Implant technology can be used to replace single implants, implant-supported bridges, and partial and full dentures.
Dental implants are completely artificial meaning they cannot decay. They are also very low maintenance and extremely long-lasting, and with the right maintenance can last for more than 25 years.
Orthodontic solutions are used to address problems with the alignment of your teeth or the way they come together when you close your mouth. Twisted, crooked, gapped and overlapping teeth are common problems, and not only can they cause us to feel embarrassed about the appearance of our teeth they can also spell bad news for our dental health. This is because badly aligned teeth are more likely to develop dental decay since they are harder to clean. Bite problems can trigger issues too, with patients often sleeping with their mouths open, a key cause of bad breath, snoring, and other dental issues, as well as experiencing pain in the jaw.
There are several different orthodontic solutions available, from conventional braces to Invisalign®, a series of clear, plastic aligners are also designed to move the teeth into an improved position.
If you are looking for an experienced cosmetic dentist in Matteson, IL, call Progressive Dental and Associates today at 7089800110.