a woman is pleased with her cosmetic dentist work

Everyone deserves to have a smile they love. Restoring the look of your smile through cosmetic dentistry gives you back your confidence. These procedures improve the appearance of the teeth and mouth to give you a pleasant smile. How is this done? In short, by improving various aesthetics of your smile. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Broken teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Misshaped teeth
  • A crooked or cracked smile

Cosmetic procedures are essential to giving you confidence when you smile and uplifting your self-esteem. At the same time, these procedures offer restorative benefits for your oral health. Some cosmetic dentistry procedures are simple, and others are complex and require specialized care. A consultation with our family cosmetic dentistry in Lake County can help you understand each procedure and how it can benefit you.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays, also known as indirect fillings, offer supporting tooth structure for teeth that have moderately decayed. Your dentist designs and creates indirect restorations such as inlays and onlays outside the mouth and then affixes them in place. The dentist places inlays directly on the teeth cusps and then affixes onlays to cover the surface of the teeth. You can expect the following results:

  • Improved smile
  • Whiter teeth
  • Comfortable chewing

Made of composite resin or ceramic material, inlays and onlays are attached to the teeth using dental cement. Both inlays and onlays strengthen your teeth and restore their original shape. Thus, inlays and onlays provide a beautiful smile and help prevent further decay.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding repairs decayed, discolored, or damaged teeth using a material of the same color as the tooth enamel. The dentist removes the decayed part of the teeth and applies a composite to the tooth surface. Then, the dentist sculpts the composite into a uniform shape. Next, the dentist cures it using a high-intensity light, giving you a healthy appearance. It is an affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure that helps repair worn out edges of decayed, crooked, cracked and chipped teeth, giving your teeth a uniform, attractive look.

Teeth Whitening

This is a procedure done to discolored teeth to give them back a shiny white look. During routine care or a special appointment, your dentist performs this procedure after the removal of plaque and tartar. It helps restore the teeth’s natural appearance to give you a brighter smile.  Greenwood Dental Care offers teeth whitening in Lake County.

Dental Veneers

These are artificial teeth manufactured using medical-grade ceramic to resemble natural teeth. They look real and are typically used to repair damaged enamel, crooked teeth, and noticeable, unwanted gaps in between the teeth. The dentist applies veneers to the front of the teeth using a dental adhesive that lasts many years if cared for correctly. Veneers don’t change the positioning of your teeth. What they do is hide minor dental issues once the dentist places them in your mouth. If you have more serious orthodontic issues, your dentist may recommend you have alternative treatments versus veneers. Our enamel can erode over the years because of wear or tear, acidic foods, or even excessive brushing. Since that enamel doesn’t grow back, you might consider dealing with the issue by having a dentist apply veneers.

Dental Implants

Dental implants in Lake County replace lost teeth and restore your natural look. During dental implant surgery, your doctor places titanium rods into the jaw where there are missing teeth. Over time, the titanium bonds to the bone, making the implant stronger and more durable than even your natural teeth.

Afterward, the dentist will place and secure a crown. When the bone and supporting tissue fuse, the implant cannot be distinguished from the rest of your teeth, offering you a uniform look as well as healthy teeth.

Contact Greenwood Dental Care for Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in Lake County to brighten your smile and give you confidence, we invite you to Greenwood Dental Care. Dr. Nikol Kurziak and the team at Greenwood Dental Care in Lake County believe that each of our patients deserves to have a smile they love. Be sure to visit our online smile gallery to see some of the stunning results achieved for our patients. In addition to the cosmetic dentistry services listed above, we can also help you with:

Modern technology has not only brought us the ability to speak to our home appliances (and have them listen and respond) and have our groceries bagged and loaded into our trunks within minutes from ordering on our phones; technology has also provided patients with a wealth of cosmetic oral and maxillofacial options to achieve the look they want without needing to schedule an oral surgery appointment. Reach out to Greenwood Dental Care today at 855.528.3961 to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services and to schedule a consultation with our expert staff.