Posts for tag: cosmetic dentistry

By Advance Family Dental Care
November 25, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

From whiter teeth to a full-on makeover, our dentist here in Naperville, IL, offers it all.

While general dentists focus on ways to prevent cavities and gum disease while keeping teeth and gums healthy, cosmetic dentistry is focused on ways to enhance and improve your smile’s appearance so you can feel more confident. If you are interested in turning to our Naperville, IL, dentist Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi for cosmetic dentistry, here are some of the options we offer,

Teeth Whitening

You could use whitening toothpaste and try over-the-counter whitening kits first, but most people don’t see the results they want. That’s because many people, especially as they get older, start to deal with yellowing stains and discolorations due to age and diet.

If teeth are looking quite dull these days, your Naperville, IL, dentist can spruce your smile up in about one hour with chairside or professional at-home whitening. This system can easily remove all external stains and even get teeth several shades whiter.

Dental Bonding

Do you have a chipped tooth? Do you have a small discoloration, gaps between teeth, or a slightly unevenly shaped tooth? If you have more minor corrections to make to your smile, Dr. Zomorrodi can also help. Bonding is one of the least invasive ways to improve the color, shape and size of a tooth by placing a tooth-colored resin to the area to reshape or to hide small imperfections. This resin is then bonded permanently to the tooth.

Tooth Reshaping

Tooth reshaping, or contouring, often goes hand in hand with dental bonding. This technique allows our dental team to reshape and resize a tooth by removing very small amounts of enamel from a tooth. Just like bonding, this is another non-invasive technique that is used to improve your smile and can be combined with other options such as bonding or teeth whitening to give you a full makeover.

Porcelain Veneers

These mega-thin shells made from porcelain are custom-made to cover the entire front surface of your teeth. Veneers are crafted and then permanently bonded to your teeth to hide everything from chips and cracks to severe discolorations, gaps between teeth and even crooked teeth. If you’re looking to reshape, resize and improve the alignment and color of your teeth, then you’re going to be hard-pressed to find a better option than dental veneers.

Are you looking for a dentist in Naperville, IL, that can give you a new, improved smile with cosmetic dentistry? If so, call Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi of Advance Family Dental Care at (630) 357-2332 to schedule your initial consultation.

By Advance Family Dental Care
November 04, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  
TransformSmileZoneTeethWithCompositeResins

As far as your appearance goes, the most important teeth you have are those in the “smile zone.” These are the teeth most visible when you smile—and the ones that awkwardly stand out if they're chipped, worn or otherwise flawed. More than any other teeth, they determine how inviting your smile is to others.

You might think you'll need extensive cosmetic dental work to fix these kinds of dental defects. But that may not be necessary: We may be able to use a dental material known as composite resin to repair the defects in your “smile zone” teeth in one office visit.

Composite resins are a combination of ceramics and plastics that have been around for some time. They've only recently come into wide use, though, with the development of new techniques to bond them to tooth surfaces. They're ideal for chips, cracks, or decayed areas where front teeth make contact with one another. They may also be used occasionally to reshape irregular or misaligned teeth.

You'll first need a complete dental examination to determine if composite resin bonding is an appropriate approach for your situation. If so, we'll begin by preparing the tooth surface to better accept the resin material. We'll then apply the liquid form of the material in layers, along with other agents to increase the material's strength. Each layer is cured (hardened) before applying the next layer.

As the layers build up, we shape the material to achieve a normal tooth appearance. We'll also incorporate your individual color shadings, so that the prepared tooth blends well with surrounding natural teeth. In effect, the procedure requires as much artistry as technical skill to create a natural look.

Though not as strong as porcelain veneers or crowns, composite resins are durable if not subjected to heavy biting forces. And for a few hours in the dentist's chair with minimal tooth preparation, a composite resin treatment can create a dramatic and exciting change in your appearance.

If you would like more information on composite resin bonding, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Artistic Repair of Front Teeth With Composite Resin.”

By Advance Family Dental Care
August 01, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
ZacEfronsSmileTransformationCouldHappentoYou

Actor Zac Efron has one of the top smiles in a business known for beautiful smiles. Bursting on the scene in 2006 at age 18 in High School Musical, Efron has steadily increased his range of acting roles. He recently starred as Ted Bundy on Netflix, wearing prosthetics to match the notorious serial killer's crooked teeth.

With his growing fame, Efron's attractive smile has become one of his more memorable attributes. But it wasn't always so. Before Hollywood, Efron's smile was less than perfect with small, uneven teeth and a gap between his top front teeth. Before and after pictures, though, make it quite apparent that the actor has undergone a significant smile makeover.

While fans are abuzz on the 411 regarding his dental work, Efron himself has been hush-hush about his smile transformation. We won't join the speculation: Instead, here are a few possible ways you can get a more attractive smile like Zac Efron.

Teeth whitening. A single-visit, non-invasive teeth whitening procedure can transform your dull, stained teeth into a brighter, more attractive smile. Although the effect isn't permanent, it could last a few years with a professional whitening and good oral practices. Having it done professionally also gives you more control over the level of shading you prefer—from soft natural white to dazzling Hollywood bright.

Orthodontics. Like Efron, if your teeth aren't quite in proper alignment, straightening them can make a big difference in your appearance (and your oral health as well). Braces are the tried and true method for moving teeth, but you may also be able to choose clear aligner trays, which are much less noticeable than braces. And don't worry about your age: Anyone with reasonably good dental health can undergo orthodontics.

Bonding. We may be able to correct chips and other slight tooth flaws with durable composite resins. After preparing your tooth and matching the material to your particular color, we apply it directly to your tooth in successive layers. After hardening, the unsightly defect is no more—and your smile is more attractive.

Veneers. Dental veneers are the next step up for more advanced defects. We bond these thin, custom-made layers of dental porcelain to the front of teeth to mask chips, heavy staining and slight tooth gaps. Although we often need to permanently remove a small amount of tooth enamel, veneers are still less invasive than some other restorations. And your before and after could be just as amazing as Zac Efron's.

Improving one's smile isn't reserved for stars like Zac Efron. There are ways to correct just about any dental defect, many of which don't require an A-lister's bank account. With a little dental “magic,” you could transform your smile.

If you would like more information about how to give your smile a boost, please contact us or schedule a consultation. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “The Magic of Orthodontics” and “Porcelain Veneers.”

By Advance Family Dental Care
May 02, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
HereisHowYoucanImproveYourWeddingDaySmile

Congratulations—you’re engaged! It’s a stupendous (and hectic) time in your life as you plan your upcoming wedding.

You want to look your best for the big day—which means you may be dieting, exercising or making changes to your hairstyle and makeup. Be sure, though, to consider another important part of your appearance—your teeth and gums. Here are a few options that could help your wedding day smile shine even more.

Cleanings and whitening. While dental cleanings are primarily about removing disease-causing plaque and tartar they can also give your teeth that clean and polished look. And if you want an extra boost in brightness, consider whitening—we may be able to lighten up your teeth’s stain-induced dullness.

Bonding. If your teeth have slight imperfections—chipping, slight gaps or staining that doesn’t respond well to whitening, consider bonding techniques to repair or cover these defects. Composite resin is a dental material that can be shaped and bonded to teeth to reform a deformed tooth—and with color matching as well. For more extensive defects you can cover the front of imperfect teeth with bonded porcelain veneers or completely cap a tooth with a custom crown.

Tooth restorations. If you have missing teeth marring your smile, you have several options. The top choice: dental implants, which replaces the root of the tooth and will be able to have a crown attached to it. An implant can thus restore both better function and appearance. For more affordable options, you can also turn to fixed bridges or removable dentures. The latter can be custom designed to replace all the teeth on a jaw arch or just a few in different locations.

Gum enhancements. Teeth aren’t the only part of your smile that might need a helpful touch—your gums’ appearance might also be a problem. There are cosmetic procedures including plastic surgery and tissue grafting that can help correct overly prominent “gummy” smiles or, at the other end of the spectrum, longer appearing teeth because of gum recession.

Orthodontics. If you have extended time before the wedding date, we may be able to correct crooked teeth or a poor bite (malocclusion) that’s adversely impacting your smile. In some cases, you may be able to choose clear aligners, removable plastic trays that are hardly noticeable to others, over more visible braces to correct your bite.

If you would like more information on cosmetic dentistry for lifetime events, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

By Advance Family Dental Care
December 20, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

How cosmetic dentistry from your dentist in Naperville, IL, can transform your smile

Did you know that dental treatment can actually enhance your appearance? It’s true. In fact, there is an entire branch of dentistry dedicated to helping you look your best. It’s called cosmetic dentistry and it’s truly revolutionary. Gone are the days when dentistry was just about filling cavities. Modern dental procedures can revitalize your smile. Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi at Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville, IL, provides cosmetic dental services to remake your smile.

If you don’t like the color, shape, or features of individual teeth, or your entire smile, cosmetic dentistry can change it! This is just a small sample of the many procedures available to transform your smile from dull to dazzling!

Professional teeth whitening, a state-of-the-art procedure that can whiten your smile up to 8 shades whiter, with results that can last an amazing 5 years! The procedure is safe because the materials have been rigorously tested for safety and effectiveness and approved by the American Dental Association. You can achieve a dramatically whiter smile in as little as one hour, just in time for a special occasion when you need to look your best.

Cosmetic dental bonding, if you have chips, cracks, or fracture lines, or if you want to change the shape of your teeth to make your smile more harmonious; bonding uses composite, a liquid resin that can be matched to the color of your teeth, and sculpted to match the natural contours of your teeth. The composite is put in place as a liquid, and then hardened with a special ultraviolet light. Cosmetic dental bonding is virtually undetectable. All your friends will notice is your gorgeous smile.

Porcelain veneers, the procedure to choose if you want to dramatically enhance your smile and achieve a perfect smile that is uniquely yours. Porcelain veneers are thin laminates of beautiful, light-reflective porcelain that look just like tooth enamel. The veneers are cemented over the front surfaces of your teeth and are an excellent choice to hide problems like these:

  • Breaks, cracks, or fracture lines
  • Chips, tooth wear, or erosion
  • Gaps, spaces, or tooth overlap
  • Discolorations, stains, or uneven tooth color

Cosmetic dentistry can do a lot for your smile, and for your self-confidence. You deserve to show off your best possible smile, and cosmetic dentistry can help. For more information about cosmetic dental procedures and other dental services, call Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi at Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville, IL, today!



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Naperville, IL 60563
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