Cosmetic Dentistry

Selecting Invisalign

Invisalign consists of custom-made transparent aligners that are used to adjust the teeth into perfect alignment. It is similar to a dental retainer, and it offers amazing results without having to change your lifestyle. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are detachable, so you can continue doing all the things you usually do, like eating. If you are concerned about the condition of your teeth, this braces alternative is an excellent method because the clear aligners improve your bite without being apparent. Take a closer look at what sets the Invisalign treatment process at Affordable Dentistry Today in Columbia, Illinois, apart, below.

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Invisalign Teen

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size or length.

What Type of Problems Do Porcelain Veneers Correct?

  • Teeth that are discolored -- either because of root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Teeth that are chipped or broken
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped
  • Teeth with gaps between them 

Porcelain veneers are stronger and more durable than composite resin veneers and last 10 to 15 years, while composite resin veneers last between five and seven years. Porcelain veneers also resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. As you might assume, porcelain veneers cost significantly more than composite veneers. 

Talk to your dentist at Affordable Dentistry Today about whether porcelain veneers are right for you. Call us at 618-281-9294.

Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover is a process of improving the appearance of your smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as:

  • Dental veneers
  • Composite bonding
  • Implants
  • Teeth whitening

Some of the components taken into consideration include your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth (color, width, length, shape and tooth display), gum tissue and lips. Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customized according to your unique considerations.

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