Cosmetic Dentist Arlington Heights

Create the Smile of Your Dreams

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What’s the first thing you notice about another person when meeting for the first time? Research suggests that it’s usually their smile, which might not be great news for some patients. The sad truth is that imperfections can accumulate even on healthy teeth over time, resulting in a lackluster appearance and diminished self-confidence. With quality cosmetic dental attention, Dr. Ernie Costello and Dr. Jay DeHart can practically erase these issues, replacing them with a bright, beautiful look you’re sure to enjoy. Contact our dental office today to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss cosmetic dentistry in Arlington Heights, IL!

Why Choose Costello & DeHart Dental Excellence for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Straighten Smiles Without Bulky Metal Brackets & Wires
  • Custom Restorations Created Without Messy Impressions
  • Comprehensive Smile Makeovers for Most Complex Cases


Young woman being fitted for veneers by cosmetic dentist

Instead of undergoing several cosmetic dentistry procedures, patients can enjoy dazzling changes faster than ever at Costello & DeHart Dental Excellence with just one – veneers. Veneers are crafted from the same quality material as ceramic dental crowns, but they’re designed by a cosmetic dentist to fit over just the front surface area of your teeth instead of the entire shape, hiding cracks, chips, stains, gaps, and other flaws from view. Their extremely thin structure allows them to look natural, and they’re even more resistant to discoloration than your original enamel. Our doctors can even design your new veneer to correct minor, personal issues like the length or size of certain teeth.

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All-Ceramic Dental Restorations

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Our Arlington Heights cosmetic dentists recommend custom restorations when significantly damaged teeth need revitalization and rebuilt structures. This may not be good news for older patients who are sure to imagine gold and silver crowns marring their otherwise natural smiles. Thankfully, our dental office has invested in an alternative: all-ceramic restorations. This treatment solution is the perfect blend of aesthetic and restorative benefits, restoring teeth seamlessly in a durable and biocompatible fashion. Better yet, CEREC allows our team to create and place the finished product in just one appointment, saving patients plenty of valuable time.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

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Minor imperfections can also be concealed with the help of cosmetic bonding. Using composite resin, which is the same biocompatible solution that fills cavity-stricken teeth, our dentists can cover small chips and stains by sculpting the resin into place on the enamel and hardening it with a curing light. In just one hour, you can walk away with a brand-new, damage-free smile.

Glo Teeth Whitening

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It’s never too late to enjoy brighter teeth! Our teeth whitening options are designed to improve your smile at a convenient, gradual pace. Using our specialized Glo teeth whitening system, we can quickly enhance smiles in just one hour using in-office treatment, or you can use high-grade gel and custom-oral trays at home whenever you have the time. After just a few weeks of diligent use, you should see a significant improvement in your smile’s brightness.

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Invisalign Clear Aligners

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Straighter teeth no longer have to be an unattainable dream thanks to Invisalign Clear Aligners. Made of discreet clear plastic, these customized trays are delivered as part of a series that requires you to wear each set for 20-22 hours a day, 1-2 weeks at a time. As you progress through treatment, you can expect gentle, continuous pressure to be applied to your teeth so that they’ll move in the right direction. On average, Invisalign may only take 12-18 months to complete.

Gum Recontouring

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If you have excess gum tissue surrounding your teeth, you may wonder if there is anything that can be done to remove it. With gum recontouring, we can carefully expose more of your natural tooth structure by eliminating the “gummy” portion of your smile to create a more even gumline. This not only reduces your chances of gum disease but also enhances your aesthetics so that you can feel more confident in your appearance.

Smile Makeovers

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Want to improve your smile but aren’t sure where to start? For patients who are dealing with numerous dental flaws or need to incorporate several treatments, a smile makeover in Arlington Heights might be the perfect answer! These custom treatment plans are designed to offer the most effective and efficient path toward the beautiful results you deserve, even if you’re dealing with more than one type of dental imperfection. We can even incorporate digital smile design to show you the kind of smile you can expect to see when finished with treatment!

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic dentistry isn’t usually covered by dental insurance, so you may be wondering more about how much your treatment will cost. Because everyone has unique smile goals, we can’t determine exactly how much you can expect your treatment to cost until you see us for a consultation. We have a wide range of cosmetic services available, and we’re happy to help you navigate the cost. In the meantime, here are some things for you to take into consideration.

What Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

In most cases, patients are eager to achieve a smile that’s straighter, whiter, or shaped differently. Here are some of the services that we provide that can help you achieve these goals:

  • Teeth Whitening – Teeth can become discolored in all sorts of different ways, but with professional teeth whitening, you can see noticeable results in a short period of time. This is another more affordable cosmetic solution, and results can last anywhere from a couple of months to several years depending on how well you care for them.
  • Veneers – Veneers aren’t the cheapest option out there, but they are one of the easiest ways to transform numerous aspects of your smile at the same time. This includes the color, shape, and minor alignment issues.
  • Invisalign – If you have alignment issues, Invisalign is likely an ideal solution. The treatment costs several thousands of dollars, but it is an excellent way to correct crooked teeth and bite problems.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

Cosmetic treatment is a commitment, but it’s an investment that will pay off over time. If you’re feeling self-conscious about your smile, making changes with the help of a skilled dentist can lead to significant improvement in your confidence and self-esteem. Ultimately, this can mean better professional and personal relationships and a higher quality of life. To find out whether or not cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment for you, it’s important to take a look at the whole picture.

To find out exactly how much you can expect your cosmetic treatment to cost, schedule a consultation with us. We’re eager to help you achieve your dream smile!

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Does Dental Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?

Dental insurance usually only covers procedures that maintain or improve your oral health. However, there are situations in which repairing a damaged tooth also improves its appearance, such as fixing a dark, unsightly cavity with a filling or dental crown. In these cases, restorative treatment would be deemed necessary by an insurance company, which would typically cover it from 50% to 80%. After you’ve had a consultation, our team will always explain your benefits and answer any insurance-related questions you may have.

Which Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Are Right for Me?

We’ll determine which procedures are right for you during your consultation, where we’ll start by asking about your goals and what kind of changes you want to make. From there, we’ll make sure you don’t have any problems such as cavities or gum disease that need to be addressed first. Finally, we’ll create your cosmetic treatment plan, explain our recommendations, and answer any questions. Some people need just a single procedure while others get the best results from a combination of treatments.

Do You Offer Smile Makeovers?

Yes! Our talented cosmetic dentists offer many different services that can be included in a smile makeover. With that said, your smile must be healthy before it can be beautiful, so we always begin by ensuring that you have a foundation of good oral health before we move forward with cosmetic work.

How Many Visits Will It Take to Improve My Smile?

While the number of visits you need will depend on the procedures you’re undergoing, you’ll be glad to know that most are finished in just 1 or 2 appointments. If you need several procedures, we always try to consolidate them into as few visits as possible.

How Can I Fix the Gaps in My Smile?

We offer Invisalign for both teens and adults, which is an excellent option for closing gaps. Relying on clear aligner trays instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign is comfortable, convenient, and effective. Not to mention that the average treatment time is just 12 months, which is significantly faster than traditional braces, which take an average of 18 to 24 months.

Can Cosmetic Dentistry Make My Smile Healthier?

In many cases, yes. For example, replacing damaged or missing teeth with dental implants, crowns, or a bridge keeps the remaining teeth healthier and preserves your jawbone. Repairing tooth decay with fillings or other treatments will help the teeth look and function better for many years to come.