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5 Problems Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fix

5 Problems Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fix

When your smile looks less than its best, it can be hard to feel confident about yourself. You may keep from smiling, meeting new people, taking casual photos, or talking in public. If this sounds like you, there’s hope. Cosmetic dentistry can address all sorts of smile flaws.

Hannah Baek, DDS, and her team offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures at Healthy Smile Dental in Woodridge, Illinois. Here are some of the dental problems we can help you address with cosmetic dentistry.

1. Missing teeth

A missing tooth or missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious about showing your smile. And, missing teeth can lead to deterioration and damage in your bite, as your remaining teeth shift and come into contact with debris.

Talk to Dr. Baek at the team at Healthy Smile Dental about missing teeth right away, and we can get you started with bridges, dentures, or implant dentistry to replace your teeth and help prevent further tooth or jawbone loss. If you’re wondering about dental implants, they look and feel just like the real thing!

2. Chipped teeth

Teeth can chip or crack, leaving your smile looking less than its best and putting you at risk for continued damage and tooth loss. At Healthy Smile Dental, we can repair chipped teeth using dental inlays and onlays, dental veneers, or porcelain crowns, all of which can blend right in with your natural teeth.

3. Crooked teeth

One or more crooked teeth can create a “snaggletooth” appearance as well as provide tight crevices and crannies for harmful bacteria and debris to lodge. These substances can then go to work damaging your teeth and gums.

If you have a few crooked teeth, veneers may be an option for you. A veneer is a very thin shell that goes on the front of a tooth, and it can make a tooth appear straight and fill in gaps.

4. Badly aligned teeth

If you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or teeth that are otherwise uneven, the Healthy Smile Dental team can help with that! One option is Invisalign® aligners.

Invisalign aligners are custom, clear, removable trays. You get a series of them, and every two weeks or so, you replace one set with the next set in the series. Each set is slightly different, and each time you put in a new set, the aligners gradually shift your teeth. By the time you take out your last set, you have the smile you desire.

5. Stained or yellowed teeth    

Teeth pick up stains from foods and beverages and can become discolored or yellow over time. That’s why the Healthy Smile Dental team offers effective, professional-grade teeth whitening services that can get your teeth looking bright white.

To learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options, call 630-910-1900 or book an appointment online with Healthy Smile Dental today.

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