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Cosmetic Dentistry – Arlington Heights, IL

Create the Smile of Your Dreams

Arlington Heights dentist talking to patient about cosmetic dentistryWhat’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 on even healthy teeth over time, resulting in a lackluster appearance and diminished self-confidence. With quality cosmetic attention, Dr. Ernest 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!

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Nearly everyone will need a filling at one point or another in their life to correct tooth decay. Thankfully, the process is simple and comfortable. At Costello & DeHart Dental Excellence, we’re happy to offer composite resin, tooth-colored fillings as an alternative to the traditional amalgam material. This quality material can be shaded to closely match your natural smile, and because of the lack of metal, it’s not sensitive to changes in temperature. They’re also durable and conservative, allowing patients to maintain more of the treated tooth’s natural healthy structure. We can use composite resin to replace silver fillings, revitalize areas with failing fillings, and even treat minor fractures and cracks.

Porcelain Veneers

Instead of undergoing several cosmetic procedures, patients can enjoy dazzling changes faster than ever at Costello & DeHart Dental Excellence with just one – porcelain 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 against 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.  We want to help you enjoy the smile you’ve been dreaming about!

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All-Ceramic Dental Restorations

Our Arlington Heights cosmetic dentists recommend custom restorations when significantly damaged teeth are in need of revitalization and rebuilt structure. This may not be good news to 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.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

It’s never too late to enjoy brighter teeth! Our teeth whitening options are designed to improve your smile at a convenient, gradual pace – patients can use the gel and custom-oral trays at home whenever they have the time. After just a few weeks of diligent use, you should see plenty of beautiful improvement.

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Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs – Arlington Heights, IL

A man’s beautiful smile after getting cosmetic dentistry in Arlington Heights

At Costello & DeHart Dental Excellence, we love creating smiles that look as great as they feel. And with our team of outstanding dentists and a wide menu of services, you can bet that we have something for everyone. But if you’re ready to transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry, you may have a few questions beforehand. Keep reading for answers to frequently asked questions below, and contact us any time to schedule a consultation or ask any additional questions!

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, who 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 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 having done, 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. And repairing tooth decay with fillings or other treatments will help the teeth look and function better for many years to come.