Get Your Smile Makeover With an Experienced Cosmetic Dentist
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures to Enhance the Appearance of Your Smile
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures for Your Smile Makeover
If you are ready for a smile makeover, be sure to work with an experienced cosmetic dentist who can create a customized solution for you. Dr. Brian Shin and our team perform a full range of cosmetic procedures to improve the esthetics of a patient’s smile. Whether you want porcelain veneers or professional teeth whitening treatment, we will work to enhance and beautify your smile with a custom smile makeover package.
Patients with damaged, weak, eroding, or broken teeth may be ideal candidates for composite fillings. These are made with several different types of materials and can help to rebuild and restore a damaged tooth. A filling is necessary when a patient has a cavity, but composite material can also be placed solely for aesthetic improvement. We can provide more information about the benefits of composite fillings during your consultation with Dr. Shin.
Misshapen teeth, stained teeth, and teeth with worn enamel can be enhanced with a set of porcelain veneers. These are custom-made for the patient and look just like real teeth. Porcelain veneers look very natural and can mask some common flaws, including a misshapen or crooked tooth, permanent tooth stains, and chipped teeth. We may recommend veneers as part of your smile makeover package.
Professional teeth whitening treatments are much more powerful than over-the-counter products and can drastically change the look of your teeth. If you want a brighter and whiter smile, schedule a teeth whitening consultation. We can get rid of coffee stains and other common stains with a simple in-office treatment.
Bridgework and Dental Crowns in Glen Ellyn
Experienced Dentist for Tooth Restoration Procedures
Tooth Restoration Procedures to Enhance Your Smile
Dr. Brian Shin can restore your smile if you have weak or damaged teeth with tooth restoration procedures like crowns and bridges. Getting dental crowns or a dental bridge in Glen Ellyn can strengthen your smile and also improve the esthetics of your teeth. Many patients come in for bridgework or crowns if they have missing teeth or damaged, decayed, or misshapen teeth. We can customize your procedure based on your individual needs.
You may be an ideal candidate for dental crowns in Glen Ellyn if you have teeth that are cracked, decayed, or otherwise damaged beyond the point of needing a filling. If you have a very large filling or a misshapen tooth, a dental crown can be the ideal solution for restoring the tooth structure and can also improve your smile. Dental crowns are typically placed in two visits and are an affordable, natural looking solution for patients who need teeth restored.
If you need to replace a missing tooth but are not quite ready for dental implants, a dental bridge may be a good option for you. Dental bridges work by bridging a gap between one or more missing teeth, and are made with crowns that are fused together and cemented to adjacent teeth. Dental bridges can be an attractive solution for adults with missing teeth, and work to restore the overall functioning of the mouth. The dental bridge procedure is typically completed in two to three office visits, as we first need to prepare the anchoring teeth and take impressions of the area. We can discuss the process in more detail during your consultation.
Restore Missing Teeth With Dental Implants
Let us rebuild your smile with implant dentistry procedures
Facts About Missing Teeth
Here are some interesting facts about missing teeth:
Approximately 90 percent of patients with missing teeth wear dentures.
More than two-thirds of the adult population has gum disease that can cause tooth loss.
Approximately 4 percent of adults end up losing all of their teeth.
More than 178 million people in the United States are missing a single or several teeth.
Approximately 35 million Americans have lost all of their teeth.
Replacing Missing Teeth With Dental Implants
Implant Dentistry Procedures to Restore Your Beautiful Smile
Dental Implants Can Replace Teeth Permanently
We encourage all patients to resort to some type of tooth replacement procedure when they have a single missing tooth or several missing teeth, for many reasons. First and foremost, losing a tooth can cause bone loss and interfere with your ability to eat and speak properly. We can place dental implants directly into the jaw bone to reduce the risk of bone loss and help you maintain optimal functioning of the mouth and jaw.
Implant Supported Dentures to Restore Your Smile
Some patients are better candidates for implant supported dentures — especially if they have lost an entire arch of teeth. We can discuss the benefits of both the dental implant procedure and implant supported dentures during your consultation.
Enjoy a Better Quality of Life With a Dental Implant
Undergoing a dental implant procedure can improve your quality of life. If you have lost some teeth, let us restore the look and functioning of your smile with dental implants or implant supported dentures.
What Are Implant Supported Dentures?
Some patients are great candidates for tooth replacement with implant supported dentures. These provide more stability than traditional dentures and can be a viable solution for patients with missing teeth..
We will place a set of metal bars along the gum line that connect the implants placed within the jaw bone. Together these serve as the foundation for the dentures to rest upon. This method provides a secure fit and makes it easier to chew food and speak properly.
These dentures are secured to the implants with a ball and socket mechanism. They do not shift or slip as a result, and no adhesives or pastes are required.
Affordable Dentures in Glen Ellyn
Restore Missing Teeth With High Quality Dentures
Custom Made Affordable Dentures for Patients With Missing Teeth
Patients who are missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw may be good candidates for dentures, a viable tooth replacement solution for many of our patients. Dr. Brian Shin can create a custom set of dentures to improve overall functioning of the mouth and restore your smile. Our dentures look and feel very natural, so you can finally smile with confidence.
Fixed Dentures for Missing Teeth
If you have lost all of your teeth in the upper or lower arch, you may be a good candidate for fixed dentures. These types of dentures are placed permanently and cannot be removed without the help of a dentist. We may place a set of dental implants to support fixed dentures.
Traditional Dentures for Missing Teeth
If you have not lost a significant amount of bone tissue after losing your teeth, you may be a good candidate for traditional dentures. These dentures are secured on the gums with adhesives or paste. They can be removed for easy cleaning and have minimal complications. Many denture wearers do need to have their dentures replaced at some point because the mouth changes and the internal structure may shift over time.
How Partial Dentures Work
Patients with some natural teeth remaining may be good candidates for affordable dentures that are supported by existing teeth. Partial dentures are attached to existing teeth with metal or plastic clasps, and can restore the smile and provide better function. We can explain how partial dentures work and what to expect from treatment during your consultation.