Cosmetic Dentistry – Homer Glen, IL
Aesthetic Improvements for Longer-Lasting Smiles
Cosmetic dentistry can transform your teeth into the beautiful smile of your dreams. A brighter, bolder, and more attractive beaming smile can make you look younger, more vibrant, and improve your self-confidence! After all, recent studies have shown that people with straight, white teeth are perceived as more intelligent and trustworthy than their peers. As a skilled cosmetic dentist in Homer Glen, Dr. Alan R. DeAngelo and his team will identify the appropriate treatment(s) you need so that you can let your smile and personality shine. If you’re ready to take the next step in your journey toward aesthetic improvements, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR COSMETIC DENTISTRY?
Most patients who inquire about cosmetic dentistry will be eligible to receive one or more treatments. Before you start, however, it is necessary for Dr. DeAngelo to examine your oral cavity and determine if you are healthy enough to start treatment. A few key components he will be looking for include:
- Healthy gums – Periodontal disease can cause eventual tooth and bone loss if left untreated. Making sure your gums are healthy and free of disease will ensure your cosmetic procedure has long-term success.
- Tooth decay – Addressing cavities before starting cosmetic treatment will ensure that no underlying issues are developing that would cause your aesthetic improvement to quickly decline or prove ineffective from the start.
As long as your oral health is in good general shape, you will be given the green light to start cosmetic treatment and be well on your way to a fully transformed, more beautiful smile.
If you feel that your smile is unpleasant or unattractive on a comprehensive scale, a personalized makeover here in Homer Glen can help you regain the self-confidence you deserve. Our team will work closely with you to determine your personal needs and goals, and pinpoint the services needed to help you reach that point. We may recommend any number of cosmetic services, including ZOOM! teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, Invisalign, gum recontouring, and more. Every smile has the chance to turn heads when choosing to see Dr. DeAngelo and our skilled cosmetic team.
Dr. DeAngelo strongly believes that it’s never too late for patients to regain a complete and reliable smile, even after suffering from advanced decay or severe tooth loss. In these cases, he may recommend a full-mouth rehabilitation. This process is similar to a smile makeover, but it focuses more on helping patients regain health and oral function. Our team may recommend dental implants, dental crowns, and bridges, orthodontics – whatever patients need to start living their lives to the fullest once more.
Veneers have long been one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available, and it’s easy to see why: they’re able to correct numerous aesthetic flaws with one simple procedure. With them, Dr. DeAngelo can:
- Instantly whiten teeth
- Fix chips and cracks
- Close gaps
- Make small or misshapen teeth appear normal
- Straighten slightly misaligned teeth
Each veneer is custom-made and colored matched for every patient. You can get one to enhance a single tooth or an entire set to achieve a smile makeover. With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your veneers to last a decade or longer.
ZOOM! TEETH WHITENING
Everything from the foods and beverages we enjoy every day to aging and genetics can leave our smiles look stained, dull, and discolored. If you’re ready to make your smile shine again, then we can do it with powerful ZOOM! Teeth Whitening. This treatment combines a potent bleaching agent and a specially designed light to eliminate even the most stubborn stains in record time. It can make your smile up to 8 shades whiter with just one quick treatment! Dr. DeAngelo uses the upgraded Zoom White Speed! with no UV radiation for your protection and safety.
INVISALIGN® CLEAR BRACES
Want to get a straighter smile without dealing with the hassle or appearance of metal braces? Now you can with Invisalign. This revolutionary treatment uses nearly invisible, clear, plastic aligners to gradually straighten the teeth, giving you the ability to smile with confidence throughout treatment. Plus, you can take the trays off whenever you need to eat, drink, or brush your teeth, giving the best when it comes to convenience as well. Not to mention, Invisalign offers great versatility when it comes to treating crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, and minor bite alignment issues.
Our practice has been dedicated to using metal-free materials to repair teeth for decades, and the results speak for themselves. With metal-free, all-porcelain dental crowns, we can easily repair broken and decayed teeth in such a way that it looks like nothing bad ever happened to them. The material is just as strong as real enamel and even reflects light in the same manner. Thanks to Dr. DeAngelo’s skill, he’ll make your dental work look completely unnoticeable while making sure your crown helps to protect and strengthen your weakened tooth.
If you have small chips, cracks, gaps, or stains, then we can quickly fix them with direct bonding. Dr. DeAngelo will apply a liquid composite resin to your tooth, and layer by layer, he’ll sculpt it to perfection. With this treatment, he can easily improve the shape, size, and color of any tooth. Better yet, the entire procedure usually takes less than an hour, requires no anesthetic, allows you to keep more of your natural tooth structure, and it is much more affordable than other, more invasive procedures.
Do your teeth appear to be too short or stubby? Would you say that you have a “gummy” smile? If so, Dr. DeAngelo can make it a thing of the past thanks to laser dentistry. He has spent years training how to use the most advanced tools, and with a soft tissue laser, he’ll be able to painlessly remove any excess gum tissue and expose the previously hidden dental structure. He can then shape your gum line along your teeth to give you that perfectly proportioned look.
A NOTE FROM DR. DEANGELO ON THE WINNING COMBINATION
With a winning combination of technique, technology, and the finest porcelains available, I have been crafting some of the most beautiful smiles you'll ever see. It has taken many hours of continuing education, including learning more about advanced techniques such as gingival recontouring, laser sculpting, and deep bleaching. In addition, I’ve mastered the art of working with electric handpieces for smooth preparations, experimentation with various blends of porcelains at some of the nation's finest dental labs, and utilizing modern metal-free and quality alloy materials to get the beautiful smile you deserve. Of course, it doesn't hurt that I have a steady hand, advanced knowledge of dentition, and the ability to color match your existing teeth or create a new, whiter, brighter smile.
Nice-looking teeth are not enough for me. I have done high-quality cosmetic dentistry for years, but what was lacking was the "WOW" Factor. You know, the smile that makes you do a double take; the bright, beaming type of smile that catches your attention and the admiration of those around you. I’ve truly found it and my patients love it. Hugs, thank you’s, handshakes, and even tears of joy have become commonplace at my office and have not only enriched the lives of my patients but my life, too. Beautiful smiles: they're contagious.
Don't take my word for it, though. Come into my office and ask to see some of our before and after photographs. I'll let my work speak for itself. You'll be happy you did.
Changing lives…one smile at a time,
- Alan R. DeAngelo, DDS.