Enhancing Your Smile – The Art of Cosmetic Dentistry

A beautiful smile is not only a symbol of good oral health, but it can also boost self-esteem and contribute to a happier life. Whether you have stains, chips, misalignments or gaps, or your teeth are just not as white as you’d like, cosmetic dentistry can help to transform your smile and give you the confidence you deserve. But did you know that the art of cosmetic dentistry is just as important as the science? In fact, a skilled dentist can combine the two to deliver outstanding results that will have you smiling all the time.

Generally speaking, regular brushing and flossing will keep your teeth healthy and free of tooth decay. But if your teeth are stained, discolored, chipped, worn down, or have spaces between them, then you may be in need of a more in-depth treatment. This is where the art of cosmetic dentistry comes in. Cosmetic dentists are trained to improve the color, shape and alignment of your smile through treatments such as whitening, veneers, dental bonding and orthodontics.

These aren’t the only treatments that fall under the cosmetic umbrella, but they are the most popular and will typically make up the foundation of a smile makeover plan. It’s important to note that before any cosmetic dental procedure is carried out, your dentist will perform a full dental examination to ensure that the problem does not lie within an underlying issue that needs immediate attention.

In addition to examining the overall condition of your teeth, your cosmetic dentist will consider other aesthetic factors such as symmetry and balance, the impact that the gums have on your smile and the size and shape of your lips. This will help to ensure that any changes are in harmony with your natural facial features and that you achieve a result that is as realistic as possible.

As a prosthodontist, I was trained for years after graduating from dental school to specialize in the restoration and replacement of teeth, as well as restoring function and enhancing appearance. I am a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry(r) and have extensive training in cosmetic and esthetic dentistry, so I understand how to create a beautiful and healthy smile for my patients.

A great cosmetic dentist will always be up to date with the latest techniques, and they will always be able to explain these to their patients in a way that makes sense. When searching for a dentist, ask plenty of questions and request before and after pictures of their work. An experienced Northbrook dentist will be happy to provide this and will be able to answer them with clarity and confidence.

If you would like to enhance your smile and see how a cosmetic dentist can help, contact our office today. We look forward to working with you to help you get the smile of your dreams. We can’t wait to see your smile transformed and watch your confidence grow!