Cosmetic Dentistry - Schaumburg, IL
Enjoy the Smile Of Your Dreams At Last
When meeting someone for the first time, it’s very likely that they’ll notice your smile before anything else. If this doesn’t sound like good news, it may be worthwhile to explore the dazzling possibilities of cosmetic dentistry with a trusted team like the one at Royal Dental Care! We offer several aesthetic-minded services that can finally get rid of frustrating flaws and help your confidence shine through brightly. Please contact us today at our dental office in Norridge or Schaumburg, IL if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation.
Why Choose Royal Dental Care for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- All-Ceramic Dental Materials & Mercury-Free Office
- Proven ZOOM! & Opalescence Whitening Brands
- Virtual Smile Design Technology for Confident Treatment Planning
Porcelain veneers represent one of the most advanced cosmetic dentistry treatments available today. With porcelain veneers our patients can truly reinvent their smiles. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of glass-like porcelain that are placed on the front surfaces of teeth. Porcelain is used because it reflects light most like our own natural tooth enamel, making the veneers look bright and naturally white. The treatment can correct teeth that are stained, chipped, or cracked. It can even help to reshape and straighten smiles, prompting some to refer to porcelain veneers as "instant orthodontics."
The porcelain veneers procedure begins with a thorough discussion of your cosmetic goals. Once a treatment plan has been established, the procedure begins in earnest. Depending on a patient's aesthetic needs the teeth may be prepared slightly and molds of the teeth will be obtained. Two to three weeks later, you will receive the final veneers which are glued on the faces of the teeth thus creating new, beautiful surface.
DuraThin® No-Prep Veneers
You must have heard of Lumineers, as they have been featured in multiple media campaigns. Durathin® is their younger and better-looking sibling. Yes, they are veneers too, but the biggest difference between these brands and the non-branded veneers is the fact that in most cases we do not grind the tooth.
What this means is you get to keep your untouched teeth, you can have a smile transformation you always wanted, and there is no need for needles - no numbing necessary to complete the appointment!
The aesthetics have greatly improved with the emergence of the Durathin® brand on the market-in addition the brand offers the longest porcelain warranty-eight years-that why at Royal Dental Care we are certified to offer both these veneer options to our patients.
Metal-Free Dental Restorations
Our entire team at Royal Dental Care is proud to announce that we are mercury-free office - all our fillings even the molar and premolar teeth receive tooth colored fillings. The improvements in dental adhesives and better nano-composites allow these beautiful fillings to be as long lasting as the silver colored precursors.
The greatest advantage is of course esthetics, but there is a health concern as silver fillings do contain Mercury. Most researchers say that the amount of the toxin is so minute that it has no effect on the health of the adult human. There is an increased push to eliminate the silver fillings altogether as Mercury-containing fillings have been banned in most European countries. Besides toxicity, the dark fillings create another problem that has been increasingly common - tooth fracture due to physical characteristics of metal which expands and contracts with temperature changes. Teeth with large silver fillings almost always have cracks in the enamel - the outer structure of the tooth. Often the only solution to the problem is to place a crown over the tooth to prevent it from further fracture and possible complete loss of the tooth.
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If you’re hoping to make a relatively small cosmetic adjustment to one or more teeth, such as correcting a thin gap or repairing some chipped enamel, direct bonding is a fast and easy way to accomplish these kinds of changes. The procedure is simple – one of our dentists will apply tooth-colored composite resin to the requested area and artistically sculpt it into a conservative, pleasing addition that blends right in. In most cases, direct bonding will only take a single appointment, which means it’s also a great choice for image-conscious patients with busy schedules.
In-Practice Teeth Whitening
Teeth Whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. It can take your smile from “blah” to fabulous in as little as an hour—YES it may take you longer to drive to work. At Royal Dental Care we offer patients variety of whitening products that we previously tested OURSELVES. We guarantee that these products are safe and effective—otherwise we would not use them. We offer the most popular whitening option available today: ZOOM whitening featured on TV shows like Extreme Makeover, Swan, and countless others. Feel more beautiful by proudly displaying your whiter, younger smile—you deserve it!
At-Home Teeth Whitening
If you’d prefer to whiten at home instead of here in our Schaumburg or Norridge offices, that’s no problem at all. Our dentists can provide take-home Opalescence® whitening kits, which adapt to your schedule – you can wear them in the morning while getting ready for work or late at night when you’re relaxing and watching television. Within a few weeks of continual use, patients should see noticeably beautiful improvements in the shade of their smile.
Gum Recontouring/Crown Lengthening
If your teeth look overly stubby or uneven because of excessive gum tissue, a cosmetic gum lift (also known as gum recontouring or “crown lengthening”) can work wonders in making the smile much more proportional and aesthetically pleasing. We’ll sculpt the natural gum line, removing unnecessary tissue where needed and revealing more dental structure to the naked eye. This procedure may also come in handy if the patient is in need of restorative care, such as the placement of a new dental crown.
Virtual Smile Design
When planning cosmetic treatments, patients may understandably feel a little concerned. After all, what if they end up not liking the final result after investing their money and time? Don’t worry – at Royal Dental Care, we want to help everyone feel 100% confident about their impending smile transformation. That’s why our talented dentists use virtual smile design technology to create a virtual sneak peek into the future. By taking a photo of your current appearance and adjusting the image to reflect the positive changes certain services would cause, you’ll be able to see your brand-new smile before any actual treatment begins!
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
If you’re considering cosmetic dental treatments, you probably aren’t 100 percent satisfied with the appearance of your grin. At Royal Dental Care, we use the latest technology and techniques to help our patients achieve their dream smiles. Each treatment is customized to our patients’ preferences and vision of what makes a beautiful and attractive grin, because we want them to be able to smile and laugh with complete confidence. With several decades of experience under our six dentists’ belts, you’ll be able to feel sure that you made the best decision. For your convenience, we’ve answered some common questions we get from patients below.
What are the most popular cosmetic treatments?
At Royal Dental Care, we make sure to offer cosmetic treatments that everyone can benefit from, no matter what imperfections they have. Some of the most common ones that our patients choose include:
- Porcelain veneers, which fix cracks, chips, severe discoloration, minor misalignment issues, and misshapen or uneven teeth.
- No-prep veneers, which require less preparation of natural teeth than traditional porcelain veneers.
- In-office teeth whitening, which tackles surface stains that cause your teeth to appear yellow or brown in a single office visit.
- At-home teeth whitening, which solves dental staining from the comfort of your own home in about two weeks.
- Gum recontouring, which helps short and stubby-appearing teeth look longer and smiles appear fuller.
The best way to decide which cosmetic treatment best suites your needs is to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist. We will develop a custom-tailored timeline and be able to answer any questions you may have about the process of beautifying your grin.
Will my dental insurance cover cosmetic procedures?
Typically, dental insurance providers don’t consider cosmetic treatments necessary to maintain the health of your mouth, so they won’t cover them. However, there are certain procedures that may overlap as necessary dental care, such as cosmetic bonding. The best way to find out if your insurance benefits will contribute to the cost of your procedure is to contact them directly.
At Royal Dental Care, we make sure that each patient receives the maximum benefits from their PPO plan and even offer additional financing options through CareCredit and LendingClub. These are both manageable plants that are made with each patients’ budget in mind.
How long does the process take?
Every patients’ mouth is different, which means that every procedure timeline varies. Depending on the treatment you’re planning to get and how severe your cosmetic flaws are, it could take one visit, or three. During your consultation, one of our skilled dentists will outline your treatment timeline for you and let you know how long it will be before you can enjoy your improved grin. If you’re on a time-crunch, they can also discuss additional procedures, so you’ll find the one that’s best suited for your needs.
Can teens benefit from cosmetic dentistry?
In some cases, cosmetic treatments are perfectly safe and suitable for teens. Typically, they’re less invasive ones that help restore their oral health and the function of their mouth, such as dental bonding. If your teen is self-conscious of chips, cracks, or gaps in their smile, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation for them! We’ll be more than happy to help determine if cosmetic dentistry is the answer.