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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for Me?

Find out what makes someone the perfect candidate for cosmetic dentistry. 

Gapped teeth? Crooked smiles? Cracked teeth? Severe stains? There are so many issues that can affect the appearance of your smile and make you feel self-conscious. If you are ready to enhance and improve your smile then our Wheaton, IL, cosmetic dentists Dr. David Carlson and Dr. Michael Schuiling can certainly help. Here’s what you should know about cosmetic dentistry, 


You should be in good health 

In order to be a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry, our dental team will need to examine your smile and make sure that you are healthy enough for treatment. This means running X-rays and examining your teeth to look for decay, gum disease or other issues that will need to be treated before undergoing any cosmetic treatment. This is why anyone who is interested in cosmetic dentistry will need to come in for a consultation and examination prior to getting treatment. 


You have a healthy smile that has cosmetic flaws 

Cosmetic dentistry is a field of dentistry that focuses on ways to enhance and improve the shape, color and overall appearance of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is not the same as restorative dentistry; it is not designed to fix or repair damaged, broken or decayed teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is purely esthetic; however, if you are dealing with gaps between teeth, chipped teeth, discolorations and misshapen teeth then cosmetic dentistry can help to fix these common esthetic issues. 


You should be dedicated to maintaining your smile 

Once you go through the time and expense of cosmetic dentistry you certainly want to maintain your beautiful new smile, right? While most cosmetic restorations do not require special care, it’s important that you are doing what you can to keep your smile healthy and clean. 


What does maintaining your smile entail? It means practicing good oral hygiene (e.g. brushing twice a day and flossing daily) and eating a healthy diet. You should also visit your dentist twice a year for cleanings and checkups so he can also check to make sure that your restoration is healthy and intact. 


You have lots of options 

When you turn to our Wheaton, IL, cosmetic dentist, know that Dr. Carlson and his team offer a wide range of cosmetic services that can be tailored to your needs and treatment goals. Some of the cosmetic dentistry options we offer include, 


  • Teeth bonding 
  • Gum contouring 
  • Tooth reshaping 
  • Teeth whitening 
  • Dental veneers 
  • Dental implants 
  • Invisalign 


If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist here in Wheaton, IL, that can help you achieve your dream smile then the next step is to call Carlson Dental at (630) 653-9002.

Contact Us Today!

Carlson Dental

610 E Roosevelt Rd, Suite 101
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: (630) 653-9002
Fax: (630) 653-9003

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours

Monday 8AM - 6PM
Tuesday 10AM - 6PM
Wednesday 8AM - 5PM
Thursday 8AM - 2:30PM

Saturday 8AM - 1PM
(1 Saturday/month)