Cosmetic Dentistry – Evanston, IL
Gain Newfound Confidence
In Your Smile
Our cosmetic procedures can change your smile and boost your confidence, self-esteem, and overall happiness. Many of these procedures double as restorative treatments as well. Modern technological advances and cutting-edge techniques allow us to stay on the forefront of cosmetics. From Zoom! whitening to all-porcelain dental crowns and more, we can help you achieve the smile you deserve in no time with cosmetic dentistry in Evanston, IL!
Why Choose Winning Smile Dental Group for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Treatments Customized for Every Patient
- Holistic Dentist with 34 years of Experience
- CEREC Same-Day Porcelain Restorations
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are used to cover teeth that are aesthetically-displeasing or significantly damaged. Veneers not only improve the cosmetics of your teeth, but also their structural integrity. For patients looking for a more conservative approach that can deliver dramatic results, porcelain veneers may be the ideal solution!
Metal-Free Dental Restorations
In the past, treating damaged teeth meant placing noticeable and cumbersome metal crowns and fillings. We utilize natural-looking materials, such as ceramic, composite resin, and porcelain, to help repair teeth without drawing attention to them. Plus, these materials are significantly gentler on your gums and teeth, making them more comfortable. With daily maintenance and care, tooth-colored fillings and porcelain crowns can continue protecting your smile for many years to come.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can correct a variety of minor imperfections. The material used for bonding is a composite resin, made up of fine glass particles and plastic. The composite resin is extremely flexible before it is hardened, and it can be molded to cover small chips, stains, and gaps. It is also tooth colored, which means that it blends in beautifully with the natural enamel, creating a seamless restoration.
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In-Practice Teeth Whitening
If you’re looking for fast, reliable, and trustworthy teeth whitening results that you can’t achieve with an over-the-counter kit from your local department store, we offer in-practice Zoom! and KöR teeth whitening. Using highly concentrated ingredients, we’re able to lift the veil of discoloration from your smile to reveal the bright and beautiful grin that you always knew was underneath. With professional-grade treatment, you can expect results within an hour when you visit our dental office.
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At-Home Teeth Whitening
To whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home, we also offer at-home Zoom! kits. These utilize customized whitening trays with a highly concentrated gel that you can choose to wear 30 minutes during the day or overnight, depending on what option fits best with your schedule. Within about two weeks, you’ll achieve a smile that’s up to eight shades brighter without the hassle of dealing with unreliable over-the-counter products.
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Gum Recontouring/ Crown Lengthening
Do you have what’s known as a “gummy smile”? This is when your grin shows more of your gums than your teeth. For some patients, this can discourage letting their smile show. In these cases, gum recontouring is a great cosmetic solution. Using our soft tissue laser, Dr. Reese can sculpt your gum line and remove any excessive oral tissue to make your smile appear more proportionate.
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Even if you’d like cosmetic dentistry, perhaps you’re worried about the price. A fair concern – its services usually aren’t covered by dental insurance. That said, the cost of cosmetic dentistry actually varies by patient. You’d need to consult our dentists in person for an accurate treatment estimate. At that time, we could explain our different services and their respective price points. We’d then discuss payment options that work for you. If you’d like to learn more, just keep reading!
Which Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?
Most patients want one (or more) of three things from cosmetic dentistry: whiter teeth, straighter teeth, or differently shaped teeth. Even so, however, our aesthetic procedures involve different prices and effects. It’d be wise to consider their differences before deciding anything. To that end, here are the available services:
- Gum Recontouring – As a cosmetic option, gum recontouring is best for patients with “gummy smiles.” It removes your mouth’s excess gum tissue to expose more of your smile. Best of all, the procedure costs little but offers permanent results!
- Dental Bonding – Dental bonding uses tooth-colored resin to correct minor smile flaws. In doing so, it can quickly and easily hide small tooth stains, chips, and cracks. Do note, though, that its results are short-lived. You’ll likely need follow-up care in just a few years.
- Teeth Whitening – As you’d expect, teeth whitening whitens your grin. It works by removing your enamel’s tooth stains with a bleaching gel. The option can be done pretty quickly, too, though it’s moderately priced and only affects tooth color.
- Metal-Free Restorations – Unlike metallic types, metal-free crowns and fillings use ceramic, resin, and porcelain. Such materials allow these restorations to protect teeth without drawing attention.
- Porcelain Veneers – Veneers are thin, porcelain shells placed on the fronts of teeth. Dentists use them to hide dental imperfections – chips, cracks, stains, misalignments, etc. The treatment’s versatility lets it improve tooth color, shape, and position, making it expensive.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making
Indeed, cosmetic dentistry can get a tad pricey; that’s not in question. Still, its treatments nonetheless make for a great investment with many pay-offs.
Cosmetic dental work, you see, has many priceless benefits. One is that its smile improvements will greatly boost your confidence. Another, meanwhile, is the enhanced social life that a confident attitude brings about. As your charm and smile win over friends, family, and others, the ultimate result of treatment is a higher quality of life.
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
While dental insurance (usually) won’t cover cosmetic dentistry, there are other ways to make aesthetic work affordable. Many dental practices happen to offer helpful payment options.
Consider our own Winning Smile, for instance. We work with CareCredit, which allows patients to pay with low-interest monthly installments. You could thus cover cosmetic dentistry’s cost gradually instead of all at once.
Ultimately, Winning Smile would love to transform your teeth in a budget-friendly way. With that said, book a consultation with our office to learn how we’d do so!
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Do you have questions about cosmetic dentistry in Evanston that are keeping you from scheduling a consultation for treatment? Our team at Winning Smile is happy to help you get the answers you need to move forward on your journey towards beautifying your grin, which is why we’ve collected some of the most common questions we receive from our patients below. If you don’t see the answers you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to call us!
Is cosmetic dentistry covered by insurance?
Cosmetic dentistry has a pricey reputation, but that’s likely just because most dental insurance companies don’t cover the cost of these treatments because they deem them not crucial to the health of your smile. However, there are other ways to make these services more affordable, like additional financing through CareCredit. This allows you to break up the cost of treatment into small, manageable monthly payments at little-to-no interest. Many of our patients will tell you that investing in the appearance of their grin is something they don’t regret!
How do I know if I need cosmetic dentistry?
Some patients who come in for cosmetic consultations aren’t 100 percent sure whether treatment is right for them. We recommend that anybody whose self-esteem is affected by the appearance of their smile, whether they suffer from damaged teeth, a gummy smile, or misalignment, visit us to learn more about their options. Cosmetic dentistry can truly be life-changing, and we don’t want you to miss out because you’re nervous about learning more about it!
What is the difference between a dentist and cosmetic dentist?
All cosmetic dentists have completed basic dental training and earned either their DDS or DMD degree, but not all general dentists have completed specialized training in cosmetic treatments. In addition, “cosmetic dentistry” isn’t considered a specialty in the same way that orthodontics and pediatric dentistry are, but that doesn’t mean that someone can’t have specialized training in treatments in smile reconstruction, makeovers, veneers, etc.
That’s why it’s a good idea to speak with your dentist and read their biography to determine what type of dental work they’re passionate about doing and what additional education they’ve completed. This will help you choose a qualified and experienced professional to transform your smile.
How long does cosmetic dentistry last?
How long your cosmetic results last depends on what type of treatment you receive and how well you maintain your smile following the procedure. Here are some lifespans of cosmetic treatment results based on diligent aftercare:
- Veneers- up to 20 years
- Teeth whitening- up to one year
- Gum recontouring- a lifetime
- Dental bonding- between two and five years
- Metal-free crowns- up to 15 years
Our team will provide you with maintenance tips to ensure that you get the most out of your newly restored smile.