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Improve Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted on December 29th, 2016 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

Your dentist can perform a number of cosmetic treatments to improve your looks and your smile. If your teeth are badly discolored, chipped, cracked or even missing there are ways that your dentist can overcome the problem. Procedures employed in cosmetic dentistry in Chicago include whitening, veneers, and dental implants.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening, often called “teeth bleaching” is an extremely popular cosmetic procedure. The process employs chemicals that remove stubborn stains as well as give a whiter shade. Tooth discoloration can take place as a result of aging and certain medications, however, the most common reason is because of the consumption of certain foods and beverages; especially red wine, coffee and tea. Whitening can be done at home but the results are far better, faster, and safer when done by a cosmetic dentist.


Whitening will only do so much, if your teeth are badly stained, chipped, spaced improperly or a little crooked then cosmetic dentistry in Chicago has the answer. Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that are made to fit on the exposed surface of teeth. The dentist will first remove a slight amount from the teeth, this compensates for the thickness of the veneer. An impression is made and sent to a dental lab where the veneers are made to suit. The dentist fixes the veneers to the tooth using a special adhesive which sets under UV light.

Dental implants

If you have lost one or more teeth it is possible to replace them with an implant. This procedure requires oral surgery; the dentist opens the gum and implants a small titanium rod directly into the jaw bone. After five or six months the implant and bone are as one, the implant is basically a new root.The cosmetic dentist fits a crown to the implant, the result is a tooth that looks like, feels like and acts like the natural tooth it replaced. Cosmetic dentistry in Chicago with Chicago Smile Design can change your appearance and improve your confidence. Brighter, whiter smiles have been proven to make people more productive, happier, and more successful both personally and professionally. Call Chicago Smile Design today to talk about the ways we can help improve your beautiful smile.

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