Dentist Buffalo Grove
Bonding is a technique to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged. A composite resin is bonded to the surface of the tooth and shaped by your dentist in Buffalo Grove into the desired form. A light is used to cure the resin finishing the process.
Porcelain laminate veneers are thin ceramic shells bonded directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. Veneers can be used to re-shape teeth, improve the look of your teeth due to stains, chips, fractures, poor alignment and textured teeth. Veneers provide a true smile cosmetic makeover. Our porcelain laminate veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains ensuring their quality and durability. Porcelain veneers are laboratory fabricated and typically require two appointments. Often a diagnostic wax up will be fabricated to show you the potential look of your future restoration. Veneers are typically more durable than bonding and are more resistant to staining and chipping. If you want to give your smile an upgrade with veneers, our team and Buffalo Grove dentist are waiting to help. Please visit our smile gallery to view examples of our restorations.
Inlays and Onlays
If more than fifty percent of a tooth’s biting surface is compromised a dentist will often use an inlay or onlay. They can be made of porcelain, gold, or a composite resin, and are bonded directly to the damaged area. An inlay goes inside the cusp tips of the tooth, while an onlay extends out over one or more of the cusps.
Two appointments are required for these procedures, but it is to ensure a proper fit and your comfort. After the treatment is complete you can expect teeth that will be up to 75% stronger and results that typically last for decades!
Do you feel like your “pearly whites” are looking more like “sandy tans”? Teeth whitening can be used to correct tooth discoloration, caused by stains, age, or chemical damage, at a lower cost than crowns or veneers.
We offer Zoom! In-Office Whitening System, which is the latest and safest in bleaching technology. The treatment takes an hour or so, but you can expect to walk out the door with teeth that are on average eight shades whiter. For those who want to whiten on their own time, we also carry the Zoom! Take-Home Whitening System, which can whiten your teeth about six shades in just ten to fourteen days. Please visit our smile gallery to view examples of our bleaching results and contact our dentist in Buffalo Grove to schedule an appointment.