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How cosmetic dentistry from your dentist in Mokena, IL, can remake your smile
Did you know you can remake your smile? It’s true! Thanks to today's cosmetic dentistry procedures, you can change just about anything you don’t like about your smile. Here at Mill Pond Dental Group in Mokena, IL, your dentist, Dr. Eric Young, offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to give you the smile you deserve. He proudly serves residents of Mokena, Orland Park, New Lenox, and Frankfort, IL, and he can help you too!
Let’s consider just a small sample of the many cosmetic dentistry procedures available:
- Professional teeth whitening, if you want to revitalize a dull, aging, yellowing, or stained smile. With the ability to brighten your smile up to 8 shades for up to 5 years on end, teeth whitening treatment is safe quick—only taking about an hour to complete in-office.
- Dental bonding, if you want to repair small cracks, chips, and other signs of wear-and-tear. Pain-free and requiring no anesthetic, this procedure uses composite, a unique liquid material that can be matched to the color of your teeth and sculpted to match the natural contours of your teeth. The material is hardened with an ultraviolet light, so the end result is a treatment that blends perfectly with your smile.
- Porcelain veneers, if you want to minimize the effects of aging on your teeth, cover up fracture lines, and cracks, or just want to have an amazing smile. Veneers are thin laminates of beautiful porcelain that are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. They allow you to change the color, size, shape, and just about any other characteristics of your smile. They can even minimize the appearance of gaps between your teeth, tooth overlap, crowding, and other issues.
You deserve a great-looking smile, and cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve it. To learn more about what cosmetic dentistry can do to remake your smile, call your dentist, Dr. Eric Young of Mill Pond Dental Group in Mokena, IL, today by dialing (708) 722-1600.
At Mill Pond Dental Group in Mokena, your dentist, Dr. Eric Young, offers the latest in diagnostic techniques, preventive treatments and of course, restorative and cosmetic services. One of the most sought-after is the dental implant. A completely artificial tooth, an implant can restore your smile to full function and lifelike beauty.
Titanium dental implants support posts and crowns or in the case of extensive tooth loss, bridgework or dentures. Shaped like a screw, complete with threads, a dental implant resides in the jaw, bonding with the jawbone to create a strong foundation.
This bonding process is known as osseointegration, and it maintains the integrity and strength of the alveolar ridge in the jaw. Other tooth replacements do not rebuild bone.
After a complete examination and X-rays to determine your bone health, Dr. Young numbs the implant site with a local anesthetic. He places the implant in the jawbone under the gumline.
After the implant is placed, in the coming weeks and months the process of osseointegration takes place. When the implant and jawbone are bonded fully, Dr. Young will attach a metal extension post and an all-ceramic crown. Your implant is ready for use.
If you grind your teeth, ask Dr. Young about a protective bite guard. Also, be sure to floss and brush every day to maintain the health of your smile. Avoid tobacco, and see your dentist every six months for your check-up and hygienic cleaning. Good oral hygiene habits and a tobacco-free lifestyle keep the implant site viable and infection-free.
A restored smile
It can be yours. See Dr. Eric Young at Mill Pond Dental Group for an informative and friendly implant consultation. Call the office today for an appointment: (708) 722-1600.