• May 1, 2018
Close-up Picture of a Caucasian Women with Blonde Hair and Brown Eyes in a White Shirt, Smiling

Warmer weather is here, and soon school will be out for the summer. Beach, cookout, and wedding seasons are just around the corner. When you are looking for a new outfit to wear and renewing your efforts to get in shape, don’t forget one more thing you can do to look your best. You can improve your smile!

At Shorewood Family Dental Care, we’ve seen what simple cosmetic procedures can do for our patients’ smiles as well as their self-confidence.

Keep reading for a few ideas for how you can get your smile in shape for summer.

Call 815-725-5991 today to make an appointment at our office in Shorewood, IL.

Quick Fixes For Your Smile

Cosmetic dentistry offers some simple, fast, and effective ways to improve your smile before you start on your summer plans. Here are three great options you may want to consider:

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a great way to repair chips and cracks. They also can be used to fix broken teeth, to close gaps between teeth, or to conceal crooked and crowded teeth.

Veneers are similar to fake fingernails, but they are applied to the front of your teeth. With proper care, your veneers can last for more than a decade.

With our porcelain veneers, you could dramatically change the appearance of your teeth in a matter of just a few weeks.

After removing a thin layer of enamel, we make impressions of your teeth. A dental lab will use those impressions to design veneers that are specifically made to fit your mouth.

Your veneers can give you the smile of your dreams. Your smile can look perfectly straight and evenly spaced without any chips, cracks, or breaks to be seen.

Gum Reshaping

Fixing your teeth isn’t always the only solution to improve your smile.

What do you see when you smile into the mirror? Do you see a set of pearly whites staring back at you, or do you see a lot of gum tissue with a bit of white underneath?

If you are unhappy about your gummy smile, we have another great solution for you. Gum reshaping is a way to alter your gumline so that the roots of your teeth are still protected, but your dental crowns are more visible when you smile.

Since we are an advanced dental office, we don’t do this procedure the old-fashioned way. Instead, we use dental lasers to painlessly alter your gumline to make a more attractive shape.

Rather than cutting into your gum tissue, the laser causes excess tissue to evaporate. At the same time, it seals the tissue that’s left behind, so you don’t need stitches to close your gums when we are finished.

This helps you recover more quickly … so you can start snapping “selfies” of your new smile.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is arguably the most popular service that we offer at Shorewood Family Dental Care. Our professional whitening products go much deeper into your teeth than any gels, strips, or “whitening” toothpaste you can buy in the stores.

And our professional whitening can be done at home, making it convenient for you as well.

After creating a set of whitening trays specially made for your teeth, we’ll send you home with a whitening solution. By using it as directed, you could have a brighter, whiter smile in as little as two weeks.

The custom-designed trays help to improve the whitening effects by containing the solution, which means you have a more even color throughout your smile.

It’s Time to Improve Your Smile & Shine!

Your summer schedule is about to get busy. Why not schedule a visit to our Shorewood, IL office now, so you can look and feel your best throughout the season.

Call 815-725-5991 or contact us online to learn what our cosmetic dentistry could do for you.