Do you love your smile, or do you avoid mirrors because you don’t like the reflection you see? For a smile that leaves a positive impression, consider cosmetic dentistry in Aurora, IL. Our dentists can erase unsightly flaws and enhance your appearance with procedures like porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, or Invisalign clear braces. If necessary, we can place esthetic restorations, such as tooth-colored fillings or ceramic crowns, to restore damaged teeth without compromising your all-white smile.
With porcelain veneers, we can completely makeover your smile and remove multiple flaws simultaneously using one simple procedure. Thin ceramic restorations are applied to the front of the teeth, and these act like masks to give the enamel a more attractive and uniform appearance. They can help with permanent stains, chips, cracks, gaps, and even slightly crooked teeth, and it only takes two appointments to have them designed and placed.
If you’re looking to dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile, but you don’t want to change your natural teeth at all, then Lumineers are the perfect option. Similar to porcelain veneers, they involve placing ceramic coverings over the front of the teeth. The big difference is that Lumineers are so thin that they can be fitted onto the teeth as is without any alteration. This provides a more conservative treatment compared to veneers that is still able to deliver fantastic results.
Traditionally, crowns used to mend decayed and broken teeth are made of silver or gold, which means they are extremely strong, but not exactly natural-looking. But now, Sommers Family Dental is happy to offer 100% porcelain crowns that are reliably durable and lifelike in appearance. After you get one, only you and your dentist will be able to tell which tooth isn’t your own. You can have one completely custom-made and placed in just two appointments.
Cosmetic bonding allows our dentists to quickly fix minor chips, stains, and gaps in as little as an hour. First, composite resin that has been colored to match your smile is applied to an imperfect tooth, and this allows your dentist to mold it and improve the enamel’s shape, size, and color. Then, the resin is hardened with a curing light, and that’s it! The bonding will completely blend into your natural tooth and can be trusted to stay in place for about a decade.
If you have a wedding, job interview, or date just around the corner, and you want your smile to look its absolute best, one easy way to guarantee this is to whiten your teeth. We can use Zoom! Whitening to make your smile six to eight shades brighter in a single appointment, or if you have a little more time, we can send you home with your own Opalescence custom-made kit. Either way, our treatments are guaranteed to make stains caused by coffee, wine, tobacco, and aging completely disappear!
Does your gum line make your teeth look short and stubby? This is a very common issue, and it’s one we can solve quickly and painlessly in a single appointment. Our dentists can remove excess gum tissue to reveal previously hidden enamel, instantly making the teeth appear longer and the smile more balanced. And, if needed, this can also enable us to place a porcelain veneer or crown to achieve a gorgeous final result.
Your dentist will customize a detailed plan that fits your personality, objectives, and budget. Usually, the enhancement process begins with a consultation. At this visit, your dentist will ask questions to gain an understanding about your idea of perfection. Bring photos of smiles you admire when you come to this appointment. We can also show you before and after photos so that you can get ideas for your personalized smile transformation.