What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Not everyone is born with a flawless smile or straight, gorgeous teeth, but that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve the look you want and regain the confidence you desire. Cosmetic dentistry offers men and women numerous treatment options that can not only improve your oral health, but correct and enhance the appearance of cracked, missing, discolored, uneven, and crooked teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can also alter the appearance of your gums by contouring them so they are in better symmetry with your teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry generally involves any procedure that alters the appearance of your teeth, gums, bite or smile. This branch of dentistry typically deals with aesthetics including:
- Teeth Whitening – The most common dental procedure to deal with discolored or stained teeth
- Porcelain Veneers – A porcelain layer is applied to give your stained or uneven teeth the perfect look and shape
- Bonding – Applying tooth-colored resin to reshape chipped, discolored, crooked, malformed, or uneven teeth
- Implants – Forming a secure foundation for tooth implants
- Invisalign – Teeth straightening with the help of transparent or ‘invisible’ braces
- Full Mouth Rejuvenation – Restores the aesthetic appearance of the smile, as well as reconstructs the teeth and occlusion (bite) for functional and medical reasons
- Smile Recontouring – Soft tissue contouring reshapes the soft tissue with a special laser in just one visit for longer, slender and more beautiful teeth.
Whether you need a single tooth corrected or desire a complete smile makeover, Hinsdale and Chicago, IL cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Weller, has the experience, skill, and artistic eye to create a smile you will be proud of. At your private consultation appointment with Dr. Weller, a personalized treatment plan will be created specifically for you.
Why our cosmetic Dentist?
Weller Dental is a leading cosmetic dentistry practice in Chicago. Dr. Weller and our team of experienced dental professionals have helped many men and women enhance their looks with a new smile. Whether it is size, shape, color, or alignment, we have the technology, experience, and treatments to attain the stunning smile you have always wanted.
When you visit Weller Dental, you will notice first hand the difference that our professional, warm atmosphere can make on your overall experience. Our cosmetic dentist is the first choice of many in Chicago because:
- We offer personalized attention.
- We take the time to understand your needs in order to provide satisfying results.
- Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Weller, is well-respected for his knowledge in aesthetics and dental skills.
- We have invested in cutting-edge dental technology keeping your comfort and safety in mind.
- We are realistic in our approach to cosmetic dental treatments—we will tell you what can or cannot be done.
Cosmetic dentistry can be life-changing and at Weller Dental we take great pride in personally helping transform the look and confidence of our patients.
Cosmetic Dentistry Reviews
"Dr. Weller and his team are OUTSTANDING. After deciding to invest in a brighter smile, I interviewed four cosmetic dentists in Chicago and did a lot of research to make sure I was basing my assessment of each dentist's capabilities on the appropriate criteria. At the conclusion of my search, I was relatively comfortable with the qualifications of three, but confident about only one. Dr. Weller was fantastic. He listened carefully to understand what was important to me. He explained everything and added an important dimension to my understanding of the desired outcome - the dental health benefits, as well as the cosmetic improvement. My bite is now realigned, my teeth are bright but natural, my smile is...well, judge for yourself. I would not have otherwise posted a picture to my profile, but this is the best way I know to offer proof. Dr. W's team of professionals is wonderful. The entire staff is patient-focused and totally responsive. It was a very satisfying experience and one I am happy to YELP."- K.P. / Yelp / Nov 11, 2009
"I first visited Dr. Weller three years ago when I had a problem that needed to be assesed prior to going overseas to a "third world" country the next day. He had never seen me before, but was kind enough to stay late since I could not postpone my business trip. In short, Dr. Weller provided a solution that "tied me over" until I could come back to finish the process. I decided to get my mouth back in order after consulting with Dr. Weller even though I hated visiting dentists. He provided a solution whereby I was able to take care of everything over a year and now visit for cleanings. My time is valuable and have never waited more than five minutes for my appointment. He is extremely good at what he does with no B.S., but a pleasure to talk with whereby I feel comfortable and relaxed... His staff is similar to the front desk at the Penninsula - focussed, friendly, don't waste your time and are there for what you need. I'm not sure what else to say other than I actually look forward to my teeth cleanings and had avoided them for four years. I highly recommend his practice."- BT / Dr. Oogle / Jul 21, 2009
"I live in Adrian, MI and was referred to Dr. Weller by my daughter who lives in Chicago and is a patient of Dr. Wellers. I was immediately impressed by the professionalism and efficiency of his staff upon my first visit and equally impressed by Dr. Weller's approach to my dental needs. He assessed my immediate needs, discussed options and I felt no pressure by him or his staff to agree to any treatment that was outside my ability to afford. I felt he put health needs before cosmetic issues and was able to combine the treatment to give me the beautiful smile I now enjoy. I highly recommend Dr. Weller as a dentist with integrity and a perfectionist regarding the work he delivers. He and his office are truely a team dedicated to providing ultimate dental care to its patients."- A / Dr. Oogle / Mar 17, 2008
"I have been living in the Chicago area for about 13 years and not quite sure it took me this long to find Dr Weller and staff. An incredible experience to date. I was shopping around for a good cosmetic dentist and started with 5 candidates. Dr Weller's office was the 2nd dentist I visited and after meeting him and his staff I knew I found the perfect dentist and stopped shopping for dentists. Dr. Weller and Tina Weller gave me options for the work I wanted and also gave me guidance of what needs to be done and how to prioritize the work. Nothing more and nothing less. Very Professional yet very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I just finished getting some cosmetic done on my front teeth and I have to say that just the temporary teeth look better than I ever imagined.....UNBELIVEABLE really. On top of all that Dr Weller is a very very cool dude."- M.M. / Demandforce / Feb 08, 2014
"Dr Weller and his team are always professional, and I think his attention to detail and eye for beautiful and natural cosmetic dentistry is second to none. I have had nothing but good experiences with everyone from the administrative office to the hygienists and of course Dr. Weller himself!"- B.S. / Facebook / Aug 17, 2018
Am I A Candidate?
Cosmetic treatments may help if you would like to improve or repair your smile. Cosmetic procedures may address issues such as discoloration of the teeth, damaged, crooked, or missing teeth, or a gummy smile. Generally, several cosmetic treatments can be done together to give you more dramatic results. When needed, restorations, such as bridges and crowns, can also be included with your treatment plan to further enhance your smile. Before you consider cosmetic procedures, your mouth needs to be in good oral condition to prevent future issues such as ongoing decay, tooth sensitivity, or gum disease. We will perform a thorough examination to understand any issues that might need to be addressed first, then create a cosmetic treatment plan to attain that gorgeous smile!
What Can I expect?
At the start of your consultation with Dr. Weller, he will check the state of your gums and teeth to decide if your mouth is strong enough for cosmetic dentistry treatments. After this, he will talk to you in order to create your personalized treatment plan that focuses on your goals. After your plan is developed, Dr. Weller will explain your next steps and schedule your treatments. Certain services, such as whitening or bonding and contouring, can be completed in one or two appointments. Other treatments, such as veneers, restorations, or teeth straightening, will take a few appointments.
What is My Follow Up?
During your cosmetic treatment procedures, Dr. Weller will keep you informed and explain to you any follow-up instructions and suggestions. Careful protocols will be provided during the duration of your treatments, as well as when treatment has been completed. A good at-home dental hygiene regimen with frequent flossing and brushing will continue to help keep your teeth healthy and clean. We recommend regular check-up appointments at Weller Dental for cleanings and dental exams to help keep your teeth healthy and maintain the appearance of your new smile. Dr. Weller will discuss appointment frequency with you so you can get on a routine maintenance schedule.
Can I use My Insurance?
Total costs for cosmetic procedures will depend on what services you receive. Generally, not all cosmetic services are covered by dental insurance policies; however, some are depending on the treatment. We will consult with your insurance provider to determine what procedures might be partially covered as well the out-of-pocket expenses you will incur before you undergo any services. In your initial consultation, we will explain the fees of your treatment plan in detail and one of our team members will be able to provide you with more information about payment options and possible financing.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $1,600
- Recovery Time
- 3 Hours
- How Long It Takes
- 1 - 5 Hours
- Follow Up Time
- 3 Weeks
Ready For A Consultation?
If you are ready to transform your smile and learn more about the cosmetic dental treatment options available, we recommend contacting Weller Dental in Hinsdale or Chicago to schedule your consultation. With numerous options available, Dr. Weller and our team of seasoned professionals can give you the beautiful, confident smile you dream of.
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