Our teeth affect our self-confidence. Those with missing, misaligned, or darker teeth often become self-conscious and hide their smiles. On the other hand, those who feel good about their smiles are generally more outgoing and confident. At Dr. Fieldhouse & Dr. Peterson’s in La Grange Park, IL, we want all of our patients to exude confidence and display their smiles.
Cosmetic dentistry involves several procedures to improve the way a person’s smile looks. There’s nothing wrong or vain in wanting a brighter smile, and at Dr. Fieldhouse & Dr. Peterson’s, we can give it to you. Our dentists have the training and experience required to perform these procedures.
One of the major issues that affect the way a smile look is a missing tooth or teeth. People usually rush to replace a missing front tooth but might postpone or neglect to replace a hind one. While a missing molar, for example, won’t directly affect your smiles, it’s going to have a long-term effect.
As teeth realize they have more space, they’re going to start moving and shifting. This will ultimately lead to gaps and unusual spaces between teeth. Restorative procedures can help avoid this issue and replace missing teeth with efficiency.
Implants and bridges are the two restorative procedures we perform the most. An implant is a false tooth attached to a titanium screw placed in the jawbone. A bridge is an artificial tooth held in place by attaching to adjacent teeth rather than a screw.
Many simpler cosmetic procedures can brighten your smile. Teeth whitening, for example, is something we do almost daily. By applying certain chemicals to your teeth, we can remove built-up pigment and discoloration.
We can use composite resin for a variety of purposes. It can be used to replace a broken or chipped part of a tooth, or it can be used to fill a dental cavity. Composite resin can be altered to match the color of the rest of your teeth, so it doesn’t stand out.
The procedures used will depend on each case. We’ll always discuss options with you before we start working.