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Finding The Best Cosmetic Procedure For You

June 12, 2016
Posted By: Drew Gripentrog, DMD
Cosmetic Dentistry in Glenview IL, Gallery Park Dental

Your smile is one of the first features people notice when they meet you. What does your smile say about you? Are there aspects of it that you'd like to change or improve? Have you ever considered cosmetic dentistry as an option for enhancing your smile? Whether you'd just like to whiten and brighten your smile, or completely change it, cosmetic dentistry has options that will meet your needs. Your Glenview cosmetic dentist reviews some of the options that cosmetic dentistry has to enhance your smile.

Porcelain Veneers and Crowns

Dental veneers are a thin shell of high-quality porcelain that is designed to fit over your natural tooth structure. Veneers are a great option for repairing small discrepancies such as chipping, wear, stains and discoloration. A veneer may be used to repair one or two teeth, or they can be used to enhance an entire smile.

Porcelain crowns are used to repair teeth that have been chipped, damaged or fractured beyond what a dental filling or veneer can repair. A crown fits over your natural tooth structure like a cap, and it protects your remaining tooth structure and root, while functioning like your natural tooth. Both porcelain crowns and veneers can be custom blended to match your existing teeth and naturally complete your smile.

Teeth Whitening

This is one of the most cost-effective ways to quickly amp up your smile! Teeth whitening can be completed in-office for those looking for immediate results, or at home with take-home trays for those who want to whiten at their leisure, based on their own schedule. Your dentist has access to much stronger whitening gel than you'll find at the drug store, so while over-the-counter whitening options may seem more cost-effective at first, you may not achieve the results you had hoped for.


Tired of living with crooked teeth? Invisalign is a great option for patients interested in discreetly straightening their teeth. Instead of using traditional metal brackets, Invisalign utilizes clear plastic trays to straighten your teeth that are virtually invisible. Most Invisalign cases can be completed in just 12-18 months, making it an efficient way to achieve the straight beautiful smile you've always dreamed of.

If you aren't completely satisfied with your smile, schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled doctors at Gallery Park Dental and learn about the cosmetic options that may be right for you!

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