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.
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.
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.
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.
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.