Infinity Dental of Fox Lake strives not only to correct dental imperfections but to help patients achieve a comfortable, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. We take a comprehensive approach to cosmetic dentistry by planning and achieving the patient’s wants and goals. Whether you want a subtle change or a complete smile makeover, we are here to help you identify your needs and achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Prendergast is an experienced general and cosmetic dentist and will work with you on an individual basis to ensure that your outcome also supports optimal dental health and wellness. Feeling great about your smile will boost your sense of confidence in both social and professional interactions.
Cosmetic dentistry can benefit people of all ages. Some oral health issues can develop as we age that make our smile less beautiful or dull. We can help anyone achieve the look they desire with treatments that will enhance their natural smile and improve their overall dental health.
Cosmetic Dentistry is more than just creating a “brand new smile”. Something as simple as a teeth whitening procedure may be all that is necessary to achieve the look you desire. For more complex goals or if damage or problems are present, we will work with you to identify concerns and recommend appropriate options.
Comprehensive Evaluation: First, Dr. Prendergast will perform a physical evaluation of the teeth, gums, jaw, and muscles. Any existing problems such as tooth decay, malocclusion or teeth grinding should be corrected prior to a smile makeover because they are likely to reappear and impact your result.
Treatment Planning: Dr. Prendergast will create a unique treatment plan for your smile makeover based on your needs and goals. This includes taking x-rays, molds, and impressions of the teeth to create 3-D models of the patient’s mouth. You will discuss the options available with Dr. Prendergast, have the opportunity to see cosmetic dentistry before and after photos, as well as projected models for your new smile. This open and candid discussion with the dentist allows for a complete understanding of the treatment. The treatments we may use include: teeth whitening, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, or dental implants. Before your smile makeover, Dr. Prendergast may need to perform additional treatments to correct underlying issues such as gum disease treatment, tooth extractions, dental fillings, or root canals.
Preparation: The dentist may apply temporary restorations, which is a tooth-colored, plastic version of the final restoration in order to protect teeth and allow you to “get used to” the look and feel of your new smile.
End Results: Placing the final restoration is often a simple process because of the cautious and comprehensive steps taken to ensure the natural appearance and integrity of your results. The entire process varies from patient to patient, and some may be in the final stages in a few weeks and others who wish for more dramatic results, a few months. Our goal is to help you identify and achieve yours through personalized dental care.
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If you’d like to discuss your options for a complete smile makeover, call Infinity Dental of Fox Lake today. Dr. Prendergast welcomes new patients and provides the experienced care you need to enhance the natural beauty of your smile.