Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

By Corley Family Dental
August 22, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

What's more appealing than a beautiful smile? Research from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry shows that people look good cosmetic dentistryand feel even better when they smile. However, if you reluctantly show your pearly whites because maybe they're not that pearly or perfect, then a consultation with Drs. Chad and Natalie Corley may help. They specialize in family dentistry, including treatments that change the bite, alignment and appearance of teeth and gums. Orthodontic services in Decatur, IL complete their repertoire. So learn here about your pathway to smile enhancement and a happier you at Corley Family Dental.

Get your oral health in order first

That's the first step in a cosmetic dentistry consultation at Corley Family Dental. Your dentist will inspect your mouth for decay, gum disease, proper bite and alignment, the condition of existing restorations and of course, oral cancer. With a healthy baseline established, your smile analysis continues with an honest discussion of how your smile can change aesthetically.

Smile aesthetics--yes, there is a subjective element to how your smile really looks and how you perceive it. You and Dr. Corley will consider your smile width, tooth color, the relationship of your upper lip to your teeth and more, devising a treatment plan tailored just for you. Much depends on the time and financial resources you wish to invest in your new look.

Offered services in Decatur

Here's what your plan could include:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Composite resin bonding
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental contouring
  • Orthodontics

Teeth whitening at Corley Family Dental addresses stains from what many of us put in our mouths--coffee, black tea, blueberries, soy sauce and yes, tobacco (cigarettes and smokeless tobacco). The in-office process uses concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel to bleach out stains, leaving them several shades lighter.

Composite resin bonding is a simple, quick treatment producing amazing results. The dentist employs a tooth-colored blend of acrylic and glass to reshape teeth flawed by hairline cracks, chips, pitting and odd shape. The material hardens well and lasts for many years.

Porcelain veneers cover the front of teeth with larger defects in structure and color. They are custom-made, tooth-shaped and bonded permanently in place, achieving an even and attractive appearance and adding a measure of durability, too.

Dental contouring is a gentle sanding procedure that shapes chipped corners and uneven tooth length. Dr. Corley often combines this service with others in a complete smile makeover as a wonderful finishing touch.

Orthodontics re-aligns crooked smiles and corrects various problems with dental bite. These days, conventional braces come in several configurations including lingual (tongue-side) and metal or ceramic braces bonded to the front side of teeth. Your dentist will help you choose the treatment type appropriate for the particulars of your case.

Sound interesting?

Then contact Corley Family Dental in Decatur, IL for your consultation with one of our expert dentists. You're sure to be pleased with the results. Call today: (217) 330-6217.

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