Dental facelift is a tongue in cheek way of saying that the aging process of natural teeth can be reversed through the magical treatments offered by a cosmetic dentist in Chicago. Other people get cosmetic dental treatments on teeth which they find to be unattractive and have a negative impact on their ability to smile, laugh and generally enjoy life. Whatever the reason for seeking cosmetic dental care, you can be assured of great results from the various treatments that are available.
This short guide can help you understand what two of these cosmetic procedures are:
Porcelain veneers: These are custom made wafers that are glued to the front of the tooth, similar in many respects to a lamination. Veneers are very popular; they are used to cover small chips and cracks, enhancing the appearance of the tooth. It is dental veneers that give your favorite movie stars and TV personalities their radiant smile.
Veneers are used to cover the visible portion of a tooth which is badly stained and discolored. Veneers are also used to cover unsightly gaps between teeth as well as covering any minor imperfections such as surface cracks and chips around the biting surface of the tooth. Once completed, the patient will have a far more beautiful smile and appear younger.
The procedure consists of the cosmetic dentist in Chicago removing a very thin layer, perhaps no more than 1mm of tooth enamel. Once this has been done the dentist makes a mold of the teeth and sends it to a dental lab. While the porcelain veneers are being produced the dentist will fit temporary veneers, the entire process should take less than two weeks.
Tooth whitening: Dental veneers make the teeth perfect in both color and condition, if the teeth are in excellent condition but discolored, the dentist can whiten them. He does so by applying a solution of peroxide based material to the surface of the teeth. One caveat; all dental work must be completed before whitening takes place and the patient must have healthy gums. Although the whitening process can be done using OTC products nothing beats having it done by a cosmetic dentist. The dentist uses a peroxide gel which he hardens using a high intensity light, the light activates the peroxide, the result is that the stains on the teeth is oxidized and in less than one hour the teeth can be as much as six shades lighter.
A cosmetic dentist in Chicago can be compared to a magician when it comes to changing the look of patient’s teeth; the teeth are whiter and brighter and the patient regains all his or her lost confidence. To get your dental facelift you are invited to make an appointment with Dental Magic.