Be Proud of Your Smile
When you look in the mirror, are you unsatisfied with your smile? Along with improving the appearance of your teeth, our cosmetic dentistry services can also enhance the functionality of your smile. We offer a variety of cosmetic services that can polish your appearance and boost your confidence.
Whether you’re looking for a minor tweak or a life-changing transformation, we can achieve your smile goals. Dr. Hausten has been serving the cosmetic needs of the Wheaton area for decades. In addition to decades of experience, she has the skills and artistic eye to craft a smile that will complement your esthetic while staying within your budget.
Our Cosmetic Services
Below is a complete list of our cosmetic services. If you’re looking for a dramatic makeover, Dr. Hausten may recommend a combination of cosmetic services to achieve all of your goals and ensure your smile is as beautiful as it can be.
Teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive way to rejuvenate the appearance of your smile. With a single in-office treatment, we can brighten your teeth several shades and leave you with a beaming smile you’ll be proud of. In addition to whitening your smile, teeth whitening can also make you look more youthful and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Porcelain Veneers & Lumineers®
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the fronts of teeth to conceal a variety of dental imperfections. At our Wheaton office, we can use any number of porcelain veneers to achieve your smile goals. Furthermore, we can also use this treatment in combination with other cosmetic procedures to give you the smile of your dreams.
Alternatively, we offer Lumineers to patients who prefer less preparation on the surfaces of teeth. Lumineers are a type of porcelain veneer. Both treatments are used to disguise teeth that are misshapen, gapped, stained, and chipped. Moreover, veneers and Lumineers offer an unmatched, flawless finish for patients looking for a picture-perfect smile.
Dental bonding is a simple and affordable treatment that can revitalize the appearance of your smile. Not only is the treatment cost-effective, but we can typically complete the procedure within a single appointment. We can restore the esthetic of teeth that are chipped, gapped, misshapen, stained, broken, and cracked. During the procedure, Dr. Hausten applies a tooth-colored resin to your teeth and hardens it with a special light. Above all, with proper care, dental bonding can last a decade or more.
Within about 12 months, we can correct a variety of orthodontic imperfections with Invisalign. Invisalign utilizes a series of clear trays that work to slowly shift teeth into their proper alignment. The trays are easily removed for eating and cleaning and are virtually invisible to those around you. Most importantly, with Invisalign, you won’t have to alter your lifestyle or appearance to achieve your orthodontic goals. Within months, you’ll have the straight smile you’ve always wanted.
With a single mold, we can transform the appearance of your smile. Snap-On Smile is an appliance that’s customized to fit over existing teeth to give you a perfect smile you’ll be proud to show off. It’s removable, non-invasive, affordable, and easily snaps into place for a perfect finish. In addition to being almost effortless, it’s made out of a durable material and looks just like natural teeth. You’ll never want to go another day without a perfect smile.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you have missing teeth or teeth that are severely damaged or decayed, you might benefit from a full mouth reconstruction. In addition to restorative services, we also offer a smile makeover that can completely transform your appearance by combining our cosmetic services.
After reviewing your oral health and discussing your smile goals, Dr. Hausten will recommend a series of treatments that will restore and enhance your smile. We can combine any number of our procedures to meet your goals and improve your oral health.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re interested in straightening your teeth discreetly, Invisalign may be right for you. Invisalign can correct mild to moderate misalignment issues without changing your appearance or your lifestyle.
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hausten by calling (630) 653-3440. During the consultation, you’ll discuss your smile goals and Dr. Hausten will examine your oral health and create a customized treatment plan to fit your needs.
Yes, Snap-On Smile is meant to be worn every day to enhance the appearance of your teeth. However, Dr. Hausten recommends that patients remove and clean their Snap-On Smile appliance before going to bed unless otherwise directed to wear it during sleep.
Similar to other dental appliances, proper care is required to maintain its function. After you’ve received your Snap-On Smile, our team will explain how to clean and store it to ensure its longevity.
For the first few days following a dental bonding procedure, you’ll want to avoid anything that can stain your teeth such as coffee, tea, and tobacco products. If the bonding is performed on one of your front teeth, you should avoid biting into harder foods or objects that can damage the composite material and lead to chips, cracks, or break the tooth.
To improve the longevity of your bonding treatment, schedule biannual appointments at our Wheaton office where we can perform a professional cleaning and checkup to ensure your oral health is on track and the bonding composite is in good shape. In addition to scheduling regular appointments with Dr. Hausten, you’ll also want to follow a regular oral hygiene routine to keep your teeth free of bacteria.
While veneers and Lumineers are a durable cosmetic treatment, they won’t last forever. With proper care veneers can last 20 years or longer and Lumineers can last 10 to 20 years. Times tend to vary depending on lifestyle choices and wear and tear.
To get the most out of your veneers treatment, we recommend the following:
- Avoid biting into hard foods such as carrots and apples
- Refrain from consuming foods and beverages that are
- known to cause staining such as red wine and coffee
- Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals
- Address any issues with teeth grinding
- Don’t use your teeth as tools
- Wear a mouthguard
In addition to following our guidelines, you’ll also want to schedule biannual visits at our Wheaton location so we can examine your oral health and the integrity of your veneers. At this appointment, we may suggest a new set if it’s time.
Craft a Flawless Smile With Our Cosmetic Services
Achieving your dream smile isn’t out of reach. With our cosmetic services, we can transform your appearance into one you’ll be proud of for years to come. Dr. Hausten has an artistic eye for seeing the overall big picture. She knows which cosmetic procedures will benefit you the most and how to complement your overall esthetic. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hausten by calling (630) 653-3440 and we’ll craft a smile you’ll never want to hold back.