Dr. Bana Mashnouk is pleased to offer three popular cosmetic dental services to patients in Westmont, Illinois and the surrounding communities. Whether your teeth are stained, misaligned, or have some other imperfection you would like to improve, we can help.
Many people who could benefit from orthodontic treatment fail to pursue it because they don’t want to wear traditional metal braces. This is especially true of adults who didn’t have the opportunity to straighten their teeth as children. Invisalign treatment enables you to correct alignment problems and crooked teeth with clear plastic aligners instead of brackets, wires, and rubber bands.
If you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Mashnouk will take impressions of your upper and lower jaws and send the results to our dental laboratory. Your dentist also creates a treatment plan at this time. Our lab technicians create a series of removable trays that you change every one to two weeks. Each customizable tray puts pressure on your teeth to move into the desired position. Not only are your aligners invisible to others, the total treatment time is shorter than with traditional braces. For best results, you need to wear your Invisalign retainers except when eating or cleaning them.
Dental veneers attach to the front of a tooth to disguise problems like chips, cracks, gaps, and staining. A veneer is an extremely thin and lightweight piece of porcelain. Receiving a veneer requires removing a small amount of enamel from the tooth to enable it to fit properly. Before applying it to the tooth, your dentist places an adhesive bonding agent to hold it in place. The next step is to place the veneer on the tooth and use a special curing light to cause the adhesive materials to harden.
Your new veneer looks as natural as your other teeth and is resistant to staining. With proper care and attention to oral hygiene, you can expect it to last around 10 years before you need to replace it.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening
Your teeth can become stained with an unattractive yellow color over time due to age, eating dark-colored foods, drinking coffee or soda, smoking cigarettes, and taking certain medications. While these may start out as light stains, eventually they reach the dentin in your teeth and cause them to turn yellow. Zoom! is a professional teeth whitening system that can increase the shade of your teeth by several times. People won’t be able to help noticing your dazzling smile.
Our teeth whitening service offers you two types of bleaching treatments that brightens your teeth to the deepest layer of the enamel. We can do the Zoom! bleaching treatment as an in-office procedure or you can use a home bleaching treatment by wearing top and bottom mouth trays filled with hydrogen peroxide a few hours every day for a pre-determined amount of time. You are free to choose the option that works best for your budget and schedule.