Cosmetic Dentist – Itasca, IL
Beautifying Your Smile, Improving Your Confidence
Drs. Kathy and Alexa French and Dr. Conti understand that you desire more than just optimal oral health. You also want a smile that looks beautiful and helps you to feel good about the way you look. With cosmetic dentistry, we can take your pearly whites to the next level using veneers, teeth whitening, Invisalign, metal-free dental restorations, and dental bonding. We even have smile design, so you can see results before you ever start treatment! Call us to find out which option is right for you, during a consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Itasca, IL.
Why Choose Hamilton Lakes Dentistry for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Array of Cosmetic Services Available
- In-Office & At-Home Teeth Whitening
- See Results Beforehand with Smile Design
Dental veneers are commonly made out of porcelain or ceramic and are thin sheaths that fit over the surfaces of flawed teeth. Whether it is gaps, stains, discoloration, chips, cracks, misshapen teeth, or those that are slightly misaligned, veneers can hide your imperfections, leaving you with a fully transformed smile. And because veneers only take two visits to complete, you can expect to see a more beautiful appearance in less time, and they can last 10+ years with proper care.
When stains keep you from looking your best, you have the option of buying store-bought kits; however, you’ll likely end up with lackluster results. But with professional teeth whitening from Hamilton Lakes Dentistry, we can improve the look and feel of your smile in no time at all. We offer in-office and at-home whitening treatment, so depending on your preference, you can see results in as little as one hour or just two weeks.
Metal-Free Dental Restorations
Traditional amalgam was once the only way to fill cavities and protect decayed teeth. However, with metal-free restorations, we can place a filling, crown, bridge, inlay, or onlay that blends in with your natural appearance. Instead of worrying about shiny metal capturing people’s attention, you can focus more on others admiring your beautiful smile.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Crooked teeth, gaps, overcrowding, and misaligned bites are all issues that Invisalign clear aligners can treat. Unlike metal braces that shine a spotlight on your treatment, Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners that are made to follow your smile as it realigns. When worn 20-22 hours each day, your teeth will shift thanks to the gentle pressure continuously applied by these aligners. You can often see quicker results with Invisalign, but it does depend on your case.
If minor flaws are the only problem areas of your smile, you might consider direct bonding. Using the same composite resin as we use for tooth-colored fillings, we can apply it directly onto the tooth enamel, shaping and sculpting it in place. Direct bonding is ideal if you only have a small imperfection that needs to be addressed, and it is a conservative solution that is highly affordable for most budgets.
If you’re unsure what you can expect your smile to look like once you’re finished with cosmetic treatment, we can remove the uncertainty using smile design. This unique technology allows us to take a photo of your smile and show you what your teeth will look like after any of our available treatments. Not only does this take away the mystery of your results, but it also helps to ensure greater confidence when moving forward with cosmetic care.
If you have multiple cosmetic flaws that are causing you to feel embarrassed and hopeless, let us restore your confidence with a smile makeover. These customized treatment plans incorporate two or more unique solutions that are designed to give your smile a second chance. Depending on the details of your plan, the cost can vary, but the way you feel after seeing your results will be priceless.
If your smile isn’t what is causing you problems but instead, it is your face, we have a solution for that – BOTOX. By eliminating fine lines and wrinkles, we can help your smile to stand out even more while also turning back the clock on aging. By injecting BOTOX into designated areas of your face, it can temporarily freeze facial muscles to prevent contraction when smiling, laughing, or even yawning. Drs. French and Dr. Conti are skilled experts when it comes to injectables, so you can trust that your aesthetics are in great hands.
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
While a gleaming, attention-grabbing smile is priceless, it shouldn’t break the bank. Make sure that you understand the cost of your chosen cosmetic dental treatment(s) before you move forward with the process. Every patient will pay a different amount based on the procedures they undergo. Our team will help you figure out which treatments can create the results you want while also letting you stay within your budget.
Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?
Sometimes there’s more than one kind of cosmetic treatment that could help you make the changes you want. Below is a brief comparison of the options we offer:
- Veneers: The cost of veneers can vary depending on how many you need. While they may have a higher price than other treatments like teeth whitening or dental bonding, they can also be used to make many different kinds of improvements and can last for many years with good maintenance.
- Teeth Whitening: In-office whitening and take-home whitening carry different price tags. Teeth whitening can be an affordable, highly effective cosmetic option provided that your only goal is to improve the color of your teeth.
- Dental Bonding: Dental bonding tends to be very cost-effective and can be used for a variety of corrections. However, it doesn’t typically last as long as veneers.
- Invisalign: Invisalign usually costs more than other cosmetic services, although it’s worth noting that the overall cost can vary based on how long the treatment takes. We will only recommend Invisalign for corrections related to the positions of the teeth.
- BOTOX: The cost of BOTOX is determined by how many units are used for your treatment. Our team uses BOTOX to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
- Smile Makeovers: A smile makeover tends to be the most costly cosmetic option of all due to the fact that it involves a combination of procedures. However, it’s also an excellent way to ensure that all of your cosmetic concerns are addressed.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making
What makes cosmetic dentistry worth paying for? For starters, people who are happy with their smiles tend to have better self-esteem and are more confident in social situations. Furthermore, researchers have found that the appearance of your grin may have an impact on your career and other parts of your life. In short, using cosmetic dentistry to enhance your smile can be an excellent investment that can pay off in a variety of ways.
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
You probably won’t be able to use dental insurance to pay for cosmetic dentistry (unless the treatment you choose improves your oral health in some manner), but you might still be eligible for financing via CareCredit. Please talk to our team for more details about how CareCredit works and how it can help you fit a variety of treatments into your budget.