Posts for: April, 2020

By Dr. Hughes
April 14, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentistry  

How cosmetic dentistry from your dentist in Herrin, IL, can give you the outstanding smile you deserve.


If your smile has lost a little pizazz, have you thought about renewing your smile with cosmetic dentistry? The truth is, cosmetic dentistry offers a world of options to give you the outstanding smile you deserve.

Dr. Christopher Hughes of Hughes Dental Arts Centre in Herrin, IL, offers comprehensive dental care services, including cosmetic dentistry options, to make your smile stand out.

These are just a few cosmetic dentistry options to renew your smile:

Professional teeth whitening; is the perfect choice to give your smile a boost, and it is quick, easy, and effective. In fact, you can whiten your smile up to 8 shades whiter, with outstanding results that can last up to 5 years too. Unlike some over-the-counter whitening products, you can count on professional whitening to be safe. That’s because all products and methods are approved by the American Dental Association.

Cosmetic dental bonding; is an excellent choice to repair small cracks, chips, tooth wear, and other damage, making your smile appear restored and balanced. Bonding is completely metal-free because the procedure uses composite, a liquid resin. Composite is matched to the color of your teeth and sculpted to match your natural tooth contours. Then, the material is hardened with an ultraviolet light, giving you a strong, beautiful smile.

Porcelain veneers; this treatment can turn an ordinary smile into an extraordinary smile. Veneers are thin overlays of exquisite, sparkling porcelain which are cemented onto the front surfaces of your teeth. They hide both major and minor flaws including fracture lines, cracks, chips, areas of broken tooth structure, and other aesthetic issues. In some cases, they can even make gaps between your teeth seem to disappear, and make slightly crowded teeth appear straighter.

These are just a few of the ways cosmetic dentistry can renew your smile. To find out more about cosmetic dentistry services and how to achieve an outstanding smile, call Dr. Christopher Hughes of Hughes Dental Arts Centre in Herrin, IL, at (618) 993-3100. Call today.

Teeth acquire damage for many reasons, including poor oral care habits, bruxism, cavities, an unhealthy diet, environmental factors, and sports injuries. When enamel becomes chipped, broken, or decayed, the tooth will appear unattractive, and this can have a detrimental impact on both your self-esteem and oral health. If your smile could use a little enhancement due to these effects, schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Christopher Hughes of Hughes Dental Arts Centre in Herrin, IL. Here we can discuss the benefits of tooth-colored fillings and how they can help your situation.

What is a Tooth-Colored Filling?

These types of dental fillings are a popular selection because they allow your teeth to both look natural while talking, laughing, and smiling, and operate as standard when eating. Composed of a material known as composite resin, our cosmetic dentist blends plastic, silica, and glass particles before applying these materials to the front or back teeth. The result is a straighter, whiter, smile when you need to repair gaps, stains, or other instances mentioned above.

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Patients often choose these cosmetic restorations because they:

  • Reduce sensitivity
  • Preserve natural teeth
  • Are non-invasive
  • Are long-lasting and durable
  • Keep enamel healthy and strong

If you experience sensitivity to hot, cold, or sugary foods/beverages, this is typically the first sign of a cavity. Cavities do not repair themselves and will require a filling to fix. During an initial visit to our Herrin office, your cosmetic dentist will examine the teeth and gums to determine how to proceed.

For more information about tooth-colored fillings, as well as other services provided to restore damaged teeth, visit our website. For appointment scheduling with Dr. Christopher Hughes, DMD, in our Herrin, IL, office, please call (618) 993-3100.

Contact Us

Hughes Dental Arts Centre

(618) 993-3100
504 Rushing Drive Herrin, IL 62948