Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your smile. Most cosmetic dentistry procedures can correct minor flaws such as teeth stains, gaps, misalignment, and cracks.

Although cosmetic dentistry encompasses many different procedures, there are some that tend to be more popular than others.

Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments are:

Teeth Whitening

The main reason for wanting to whiten teeth is the natural darkening that occurs as we age. Teeth darken and become more yellow because enamel gets thinner, and the natural bright white color of the dentin layer beneath becomes visible.

In-office teeth whitening can give you a bright, white smile in no time. At-home whitening kits are chemical treatments that can whiten teeth in the comfort of your home. The active ingredient is usually either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These ingredients are very effective at whitening teeth. A custom whitening tray is worn for a certain amount of time each day. The whitening gel is put inside the tray, and the tray is worn over the teeth. The gel gradually lightens the color of the teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

There are several benefits of porcelain veneers. They can correct the appearance of misshapen or crooked teeth, as well as gaps between teeth. They are also resistant to stains, giving them the bright and white appearance that porcelain is known for. They can also protect the teeth from damage caused by clenching, grinding, and nail-biting since the porcelain is so durable.

Dental Bonding

A porcelain dental bonding procedure uses a dental resin that is color matched to your teeth. The resin is liquid when it is applied to your teeth, and then it hardens using a special light. This resin can be used to repair chips, cracks, or gaps in your teeth. It can also be used to make your teeth look longer or cut down your gum tissue.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth. They are a permanent solution that functions just like your natural teeth. Compared to other options, dental implants have a higher success rate of over 95%. They are similar to crowns in that they are used to repair damaged teeth, fill gaps in your smile, and act as an anchor for dental prosthetics.

Crown Lengthening

A dental crown lengthening procedure can help your restoration fit better. A tooth may break at the gum line, or the bone surrounding a tooth may be thicker than usual. During a dental crown lengthening procedure, we reshape the gums and bone around the tooth. We then take impressions of your teeth to create a custom dental crown.


Schedule an appointment with Lincolnway Dental Center to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry procedure. Walk into 648 North Randall Road, Aurora, IL 60506. Contact us at (630) 897-1300 or visit our website for more information. 

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