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By White Eagle Family Dentist
January 25, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

How your dentist in Naperville, Illinois can give you an outstanding smile

Has your smile lost a bit of the beauty it once had? If so, it’s time to make a change! Thanks to cosmetic dentistry procedures, you can achieve a smile you will be proud to show to the world. Dr. Joon Sun at White Eagle Family Dentistry in Naperville, Illinois offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you an outstanding smile.

So, which cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you? Well, that depends on what bothers you about your smile. No matter what aspect you want to change, there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure to give you the look you want. Consider:

  • Professional teeth whitening, if you want to get rid of stains, dullness, and yellowing; with professional teeth whitening, you can whiten your smile up to 8 shades. The dramatic results you achieve can last up to 5 years too! Unlike some over-the-counter products, professional teeth whitening methods have been rigorously tested for safety and effectiveness, and are approved by the American Dental Association. Professional teeth whitening can give you brilliant smile at a relatively low cost.
  • Dental bonding, if you want to repair small cracks, chips, tooth wear, and other aesthetic issues; dental bonding uses composite, a liquid resin which can be matched to the color of your teeth. It can be sculpted to match the contours of your teeth and when the material is hardened, it is virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. With dental bonding can have a beautiful, harmonious smile.
  • Porcelain veneers, if you want a dramatically beautiful smile; porcelain veneers allow you to cover large cracks, fracture lines, breakage, tooth wear, and other aesthetic issues to give you the smile you’ve been waiting for. Porcelain veneers are thin sheaths of light-reflective porcelain which look just like tooth enamel. They are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to give you a near-perfect smile.

These are just a few of the many cosmetic dentistry procedures available to give you an outstanding smile. The only question is, which will you choose? To find out more about cosmetic dentistry, call Dr. Joon Sun at White Eagle Family Dentistry in Naperville, IL, today! Our number is (630) 978-9005.

By White Eagle Family Dentist
April 20, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you ready to have a more beautiful and attractive smile?

Do gaps between your teeth, chips and cracks, or yellowing teeth keep you from flashing your smile? Do you feel embarrassed by your cosmetic dentistryappearance because of your smile? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions don’t despair. Our Naperville, IL, cosmetic dentist Dr. Joon Sun can help turn your smile around with one of these popular cosmetic treatments:

Dental Bonding

If you are looking for a simple and non-invasive way to make small alterations to your smile then dental bonding could help you. A tooth-colored resin is matched to the shade of your tooth and then applied over minor problem areas like chips, cracks and even small gaps between teeth to improve the shape, size or alignment of your smile.

While bonding won’t be able to handle more moderate-to-severe imperfections it can be a great way to hide little problem areas without the need for drilling or local anesthesia. It can be completed in one visit and it only takes about a half hour to complete.

Tooth or Gum Contouring

Tooth contouring is another easy and inexpensive cosmetic treatment that often goes hand in hand with dental bonding. Our Naperville, IL, dentist will shave down small amounts of enamel from one or more teeth to even out a tooth or to smooth down an excessively pointy or sharp tooth.

Teeth Whitening

If you hate that your smile has become dull, yellow and lifeless then you may be desperately looking for a fast and effective way to get a whiter smile. While at-home whitening kits could give you subtler changes it won’t be able to actually alter the shade of your teeth and it can take several weeks to see those changes. If you are looking for a quick, easy way to a whiter smile then it’s time to talk to us about professional in-office whitening. In just one whitening session we would get your smile several shades whiter.

Dental Veneers

Some imperfections are just too much for bonding or contouring to handle. Plus, if you have more widespread issues it’s sometimes easier to find a solution that can easily address all of these problems. This is where dental veneers come in. These thin custom-made porcelain shells are bonded to the front of your teeth to improve the shape, size, color and alignment of your smile in just two visits. It can hide everything from chips and cracks to severe discolorations to small gaps between teeth.

If you think your smile could benefit from a cosmetic makeover then it’s time to call White Eagle Family Dentistry in Naperville, IL, today to schedule an initial consultation with us. A beautiful smile could be yours; cosmetic dentistry can help.

By White Eagle Family Dentist
September 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

You can get a bright white smile with the help of teeth whitening in Naperville, IL, from White Eagle Family Dentistry. Sometimes it seems teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistrythat no matter how well you take care of your teeth, they look stained. This can be due to aging, tobacco and certain foods and beverages. If you feel that your teeth are looking less than their best, at-home teeth whitening may be the answer.

About Teeth Whitening in Naperville

Teeth whitening is a process where a bleaching solution is applied to the teeth with a custom fit tray to whiten discolorations. Discoloration can be caused by medications or trauma in the most severe cases. Using these custom-fit trays at home will yield whiter teeth in just 10 to 14 days. The type of whitening that is chosen for you will determine how often you apply the solution.

The teeth may need to be touched up a few applications, a few times a year. To maintain the whitest shade possible, avoid tobacco, tea and coffee in excess. Also, a regular brushing and flossing routine will help teeth look and feel their best too.

At-home teeth whitening uses peroxide, which breaks down and allows oxygen to enter the enamel and the dentin, which dissolves stains. The tooth structure remains the same while the teeth become lighter. Tooth whitening is safe and effective.

Teeth whitening in Naperville, IL is just a phone call away. Call our dental office today in order to schedule a comprehensive appointment at 630-978-9005. We can discuss the many options available to whiten your discolored teeth and how to get started. A simple smile makeover is just around the corner. We at White Eagle Family Dentistry can’t wait to help give you a white smile once again.

By White Eagle Family Dentist
January 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Modern advances in dental technology have made it so that even patients with major tooth imperfections can achieve a “Hollywood” cosmetic dentistryquality smile if they want. Some procedures can be completed in just one or two appointments. Learn about the various cosmetic procedures that are available at White Eagle Family Dentistry, a cosmetic dentistry located in Naperville, IL.

Veneers and Crowns
When a patient's goal is to have a beautiful, perfectly sculpted smile, veneers and crowns are often a part of the formula. Veneers cover the front surfaces of the tooth when there are cracks, chips, discoloration and unsightly gaps. Crowns also cover up gaps and help shore up a tooth that has weakened over time. Both veneers and crowns can be designed in the ideal shade of white to fit your smile and your face.

Cosmetic Bonding and Contouring
Another option for fixing your smile is cosmetic bonding and contouring. Your Naperville dentist places a thick material called composite resin around the surfaces of the tooth, solidifies it with a curing light and then shapes it with a contouring tool. This treatment fills in gaps in the smile and cracks in individual teeth. While it is a less permanent cosmetic dentistry solution compared to veneers, it is also more affordable.

Dentures and Bridges
Dentures and bridges are two cosmetic solutions that dentists sometimes recommend when a patient has a number of missing teeth. A denture appliance is created to fit over the gumline and cover up open sockets. A bridge is designed for a patient when there are two healthy teeth on either side of the space where there is a missing tooth. Crowns are fitted over the adjacent teeth with a false tooth at the center. Both options give the patient a nice looking smile and make it more comfortable to chew and talk.

Tooth Whitening
One of the simplest and most commonly requested cosmetic procedures is tooth whitening. Your dentist applies a brightening gel to the teeth with your lips safely retracted, waits about an hour and removes the gel to reveal a smile that is up to eight shades whiter.

Find Out What's Right for You
As you can see, there are a number of cosmetic solutions available at White Eagle Family Dentistry that you can discuss with a dentist. Call the Naperville, IL cosmetic dentistry at (630) 978-9005 today.

By White Eagle Family Dentistry
January 23, 2014
Category: Oral Health

Vanna White has been a household name for the last 27+ years and is best known as the first female co-host of the game show, Wheel of Fortune. She radiates a warm, friendly, down-home appeal and says when describing herself, “what you see is what you get!” While this is quite true, there is so much more to her. She has received a star on the famous Hollywood Walk Of Fame, has starred in an NBC movie and written a book. She is even featured in The Guinness Book of World Records as TV's most frequent clapper, and most recently started her own line of yarn called Vanna's Choice with half of the proceeds going to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. And while any one of these accolades could serve as the highlight of a lifetime for most, for Vanna they fall slightly short. Her favorite job is being mother to her son, Nicholas, and daughter, Giovanna.

The following are excerpts taken from an exclusive interview in Dear Doctor magazine, the premier oral healthcare resource for patients and consumers.

What is the secret to her dazzling smile?
Vanna's oral healthcare routine is the same today as it has been since her childhood — and one everyone can follow. She brushes her teeth at least twice a day (morning and at bedtime) and flosses her teeth daily. She also has strong feelings about flossing. “I think that flossing is the most important thing. I believe that dental floss helps a lot as it keeps your gums strong and looking younger.”

What about bleaching, has she done it?
Absolutely! Vanna bleaches her teeth once or twice a year to help retain her naturally white teeth and to offset any discoloration from coffee and an occasional glass of red wine. “I have done over-the-counter and professional bleaching, but I do like the trays my dentist made because they fit perfectly.” She also states, “Anything you can do professionally is probably better because I would assume that a dentist's ingredients are stronger than over-the-counter products.”

Has she had any cosmetic dentistry?
When it comes to answering a question about cosmetic dentistry, Vanna is just as open and honest as she is about everything else — a trait for which she is known. “I had a bridge put in probably 30 years ago, where I had a tooth pulled and there was a space. And I did have a little tiny chip on one of my front teeth years ago that my dentist fixed. But that is it. Again, I feel very fortunate to have good teeth. The braces [from her childhood] straightened them out and there has been no need for any cosmetics since then.”

Does she do anything to protect her teeth?
While she admits to occasionally forgetting to use her nightguard, a protective mouthguard worn during sleep, she firmly believes in their need. “I do sleep in a nightguard because I grind my teeth. I have a filling in the back that probably has been filled five times from grinding.” She added, “Both of my children do have mouthguards that they wear for their sports.”

Want a smile like Vanna's?
Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to discuss your questions about bleaching, cosmetic dentistry or mouthguards. You can also learn more about Vanna by reading the entire interview in the Dear Doctor article, “Vanna White — The Smile Defining America's Favorite Game Show — Wheel Of Fortune.”