If you have been considering cosmetic dentistry, do you know what procedures are available? Are you ready to take the plunge without knowing what you are getting into?

According to Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor and Dr. Verena Phillips, understanding the cosmetics of dentistry is the first step to a beautiful smile. Equally important is the overall health of your teeth and gums. In addition to a beautiful smile, a healthy one is vital as well.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Firstly, it helps improve the appearance of gums, bite, or teeth. Secondly, it helps with teeth and gum function. While primarily improving the aesthetics of position, color, size, alignment, and shape, this type of dentistry also helps improve the overall appearance of your smile. As a result, your grin will be happy and healthy. Consequently, a beautiful smile is a healthier one.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Inlays
  • Onlays
  • Cosmetic Dental Crowns
  • Professional Tooth Whitening
  • Invisible Braces
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Implants

Although dental bridges and dental implants are considered restorative procedures, they improve the appearance of your smile and can also be considered a cosmetic dental treatments. Consequently you are improving the health and well being of your smile with either of these treatments.

Schedule an Appointment for your Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Before you delve into cosmetic dentistry, schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor or Dr. Verena Phillips as with anything a thorough consultation is needed to determine what procedures would be best for you and your situation.

For example, porcelain veneers are permanent, as a portion of the enamel needs to be removed to make way for the dental veneer. If you have reservations about a permanent cosmetic dental procedure, cosmetic dental bonding may be a better fit for you.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Take?

For some patients all that is needed is an in-office tooth whitening treatment. If more work is required, Dr. V or Dr. Gilmor may recommend porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental crowns or Invisalign©. A comprehensive cosmetic dental consultation is the first step in determining what procedures would be best for your situation.

If you would like more information regarding cosmetic dentistry, call or click and schedule an appointment with your dentist in Glenview.

A beautiful smile is just a phone call away, do it today.