• October 18, 2017

Pale ghosts, stumbling zombies, wicked witches, and more. Those are the frightening sights of Halloween. But if you look in the mirror and find that your smile is just as scary, it may be time to consider one or several cosmetic dentistry treatments.

At Shorewood Family Dental Care, we offer several cosmetic dentistry options, including a complete smile makeover, that can turn your frightening frown into a beautiful smile.

Dental Veneers

If your main concern is the shape of your teeth, minor damage, or deep stains, dental veneers may be a great treatment option for you. First, we will take an impression of your teeth. Then, that impression will be sent to a lab to create thin, custom-made porcelain veneers.

When your veneers are ready, we will remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of your teeth to make sure the veneers fit properly.

Once your veneers are attached, you’ll notice a dramatic difference in your smile, your confidence, and your overall appearance. Plus, you can enjoy the veneers without any special care, as long as you maintain good oral hygiene habits.

Teeth Whitening

Perhaps it’s the color of your teeth you’re most concerned about. Sure, yellow, discolored teeth look great with a spooky Halloween costume, but what about the other 364 days of the year?

Fortunately, at Shorewood Family Dental Care we offer efficient, advanced, and speedy teeth whitening that can give you a whiter, brighter smile in no time. Our treatment is convenient, affordable, and, of course, effective!

If you prefer teeth whitening in the comfort of your own home, we can make that happen too! We offer NiteWhite trays, which are custom-made to fit your teeth. The tray fits snug around your teeth to give you even coverage for ideal whitening.

You wear the trays for just a few minutes each night, which means even patients with the busiest schedules can manage this treatment.

You can expect to see results with NiteWhite in as little as two weeks.

Additionally, we offer Opalescence, an at-home teeth whitening treatment that isn’t customized to your teeth but can still deliver professional-quality results. This option is ideal for patients with a smaller budget, but who want results that are better than what they’d get with a drugstore brand.

Gum Reshaping

If you’re embarrassed by your uneven gums or a gummy smile, we can help that too! Even if you’re recovering from gum disease and need the damaged tissue reshaped, we want to help. At Shorewood Family Dental Care, we can fix the cosmetic issues you have with your gums using lasers.

Instead of using a scalpel, our gum reshaping treatment uses a laser to vaporize the tissue instead of removing it. We will also reshape the remaining tissue to make sure your gumline looks natural.

To benefit from gum reshaping, it’s important to have healthy teeth and gums. We will take a closer look at your teeth and gums during your consultation to make sure gum reshaping is right for you.

Because it uses heat, you don’t have to worry about bleeding and your infection risk and recovery time are reduced. At most, you’ll just feel some sensitivity for a few days following the treatment. After that, it’s time to show off your brand new smile!

Smile Makeover

What if you’re concerned about more than just one problem with your smile? In that case, you may want to consider a complete smile makeover! We will combine several procedures to create a treatment plan that’s just right for you.

We can even create a wax mockup of what your smile will look like once the treatment is complete, so you know what to expect. We will work hard until you’re completely satisfied with the results!

Ready To Say Goodbye To Your Spooky Smile?

If you’re ready to stop hiding your smile, we’re ready to give you the smile makeover of your dreams. During your consultation, we can take a closer look at your teeth to come up with a treatment plan that’s right for you. Just give us an idea of what you want to change about your smile and we’ll do everything we can to make it happen.

To schedule your consultation, call our Shorewood, IL office at (815) 768-1615 or contact us online.