Hoffman Estates dentist Dr. Dhara Patel provides advanced cosmetic dentistry treatment options and creates personalized treatment plans to help patients restore their dental health and enhance the appearance of their smile. Cosmetic dentistry can improve both smile confidence and your overall dental health, supporting the long term stability of your teeth and gums. If you have concerns about the appearance or comfort of your smile or would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, schedule an appointment at Best Dental Spa by calling 847.660.6603 and explore your treatment options with Dr. Patel.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Hoffman Estates, IL
Dr. Patel uses the unique Digital Smile Design® process to facilitate the planning of a personal smile makeover that will complement your natural appearance. Using digital images and software, you can “take a look at your future self” and see how a cosmetic dental treatment could address your aesthetic goals before the procedure.
Digital Smile Design (DSD) enables a more collaborative approach and allows Dr. Patel to educate you on all possible treatment options for your consideration. What could a smile makeover do for you?
Dr. Patel offers a full menu of cosmetic dental treatments to meet your needs and create the smile you desire. Procedures include:
Botox & Dermal Fillers: Dr. Patel is the only dentist in the Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg areas that offers Botox and dermal fillers to dental patients. Dr. Patel and her team are uniquely qualified to deliver a full range of cosmetic services to help you achieve a healthier smile. Botox and dermal fillers are best known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as addressing facial sagging.
However, in some cases, these cosmetic treatments can be used to address teeth grinding and symptoms of TMJ disorders, or temporomandibular joint disorders. They also address muscle problems that arise from chronic teeth clenching and grinding. Sore muscles, headaches, lockjaw, and jaw tension can be treated with Botox and dermal fillers.
Clear Braces: Do you want to correct crooked teeth for a straighter and more balanced smile? ClearCorrect is an alternative to traditional metal braces that offers comfortable and comprehensive treatment to teens and adults. To create the aligners, Dr. Patel uses CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) with computer software to make digital impressions of teeth. Impressions are sent to ClearCorrect to create a series of clear plastic aligners.
The number of aligners needed as well as the total treatment time depends on the needs of each patient. Each aligner is worn for one to two weeks to gradually straightens teeth over time. Aligners should be gently brushed with a toothbrush and water.
Porcelain Veneers: If you have chipped or crooked teeth, porcelain veneers may be a good treatment option for you. One or multiple teeth can be transformed by porcelain veneers. Durable, low-maintenance and natural-looking porcelain veneers can be used to treat multiple dental concerns. Porcelain veneers provide durability, require no special maintenance, are stain-resistant, and look and feel natural.
Tooth Bonding: Do you have stained, damaged, or discolored teeth? Tooth bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can improve the aesthetics of damaged teeth. This treatment can help rebuild the tooth structure and lighten the appearance of teeth by several shades. It is also composed of a long-lasting composite resin that is adhered and shaped to teeth. The resin is cured using a special bonding light. The tooth is then shined for a natural and brighter look.
Tooth Whitening: Dr. Patel provides patients with the convenience of take-home teeth whitening treatment. She will provide you with bleaching trays which are custom-fit to your teeth. You will need to schedule an office appointment with Dr. Patel so that she can create the molds for tooth trays.
The flexible tooth trays are used to hold bleaching gel. You can also wear the removable trays during sleep. To keep teeth your teeth white and bright, brush and floss them twice a day. Be sure to schedule dental appointments at Best Dental Spa twice a year for a tooth cleaning.
Common Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Do clear aligners get stained?
Clear aligners will stain from dark colored foods and drinks like coffee and wine. The physical bracket will not stain, but the clear elastic bands will stain over time. Depending on diet and oral hygiene staining varies.
Do clear aligners take longer?
Clear aligners take the same amount of time to treat your teeth as metal braces. They are also discrete and removable which reduces the potential for cavities post treatment. If you need braces but want a more aesthetic option, clear aligners may be a great choice for you.
Does teeth whitening hurt?
Your teeth may start to ache during the process of whitening your teeth. You may also feel slight pain or discomfort when drinking or eating hot or cold products. This discomfort is completely bearable and normal. It should only last for 24-48 hours post treatment.