Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on creating a positive change to your teeth and smile. Dr. Christopher Pottorff at Advanced Dental & Implant Care in Algonquin, IL understands that restoring your smile often means restoring function and good health to your teeth. Residents of Algonquin can contact the office today to schedule an appointment for an evaluation and discussion about what cosmetic dentistry can do for your dental health and confidence. We also service surrounding neighborhoods such as Huntley, South Elgin, Elgin, Barrington, West Dundee, Dundee, Lake in the Hills, Carpentersville, Gilberts, Hampshire, Woodstock, Crystal Lake, and Cary.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q&Aby Christopher R. Pottorff, DMD
What are some of the services offered in cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry at Advanced Dental & Implant Care may include:
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are caps or covers to protect a tooth that has had a root canal, a tooth that’s more prone to breaking due to a previous injury, or a single tooth that stands out due to discoloration or an unattractive filing. In these cases, a dental crown protects the tooth and makes it blend in with the surrounding teeth.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are teeth created with man made materials that are permanently implanted in the jaw. They’re quickly becoming the standard of care for a number of reasons. Implants offer patients a foundation for new teeth where natural teeth are missing or have been extracted. With an implant, the tooth has the opportunity to regain normal function without a bridge or dentures, both of which can cause deterioration of teeth and bone. Implants are cared for like natural teeth and don’t need to be removed daily as dentures do. They look completely natural.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are small pieces of laminate designed to replace your original tooth enamel. They stick onto your tooth to give it a new protective layer, while also providing cosmetic whiteness and a restored brightness to your teeth. Porcelain veneers fit naturally onto your teeth and can restore their natural function should they be chipped or decayed. Porcelain veneer specialists create a new and stronger bond that protects your teeth and your existing enamel from plaque and bacteria buildup.
What is dental bonding?
A fairly new and technologically advanced procedure, dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry tool in which a durable plastic resin the same color as your tooth is applied to your existing teeth and hardened – or bonded – to the tooth using a special light. The procedure is painless and almost never requires anesthesia or advance preparation. The tooth is coated with a conditioning liquid for the bonding light to stick, and a putty material is applied and molded to the tooth before hardening. The procedure is quick, typically taking 30-60 minutes per tooth.
We service surrounding neighborhoods such as Huntley, South Elgin, Elgin, Barrington, West Dundee, Dundee, Lake in the Hills, Carpentersville, Gilberts, Hampshire, Woodstock, Crystal Lake, and Cary.