Cosmetic Dentistry

Botox

For patients wishing to erase the signs of aging and have a more youthful appearance, Botox injections effectively treat facial wrinkles and lines, minimizing and sometimes eliminating them all together. The procedure is quick and requires no anesthesia, and takes anywhere from a few days to a week to take full effect. It is a technique that has been used for years and can be performed by your dentist at our dental office.

Botox is composed of botulinum toxin, a form of a purified protein. It is injected into the facial muscles and manipulates the nerve transmission to those muscles. As a result, the dynamic motion that causes wrinkles in the skin is relaxed, allowing the wrinkles to smooth and disappear.

In addition to cosmetic applications, Botox has clinical uses. Since it is a muscle relaxer, it can be used in TMJ and bruxism cases for pain relief. It can also be used with dermal filler therapy for high lip line cases and as a non-surgical alternative to crown lengthening.

Composite White Fillings

An increasingly popular alternative to silver amalgam fillings is composite white fillings. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings are virtually invisible, and our team at Mokena Crossings Family Dental can shade them according to the color of your teeth to create a perfect match, giving you a beautiful, white smile!

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap (these anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth) and a false tooth or teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.

Bridges can:

  • Restore your smile
  • Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
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Invisalign

Invisalign takes a modern-day approach to straightening your teeth. This treatment uses a series of aligners that are custom-made just for you. This method of alignment is known to be comfortable since the aligners are thin and transparent, and it's not as noticeable as other methods. Daily use of the Invisalign aligners will steadily shift your teeth into the correct position, providing you with a beautifully straight smile. Before beginning your treatment, you and our dentist at Mokena Crossings Family Dental will choose a plan which properly suits your needs. Learn more about the steps we take for this procedure at our Mokena, Illinois, dental office, below.

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Lumineers

If you’re self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, Lumineers by Cerinate can transform the quality of your smile in just two easy visits. Lumineers are contact-thin veneers crafted of high-quality porcelain that is fitted directly to your teeth without grinding, shaving or drilling. Lumineers from Mokena Crossings Family Dental in Mokena, Illinois are a long-lasting cosmetic solution for chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth.

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Veneers

Many factors can lead to the discoloring and staining of teeth, including smoking, coffee, tea, wine, etc. This doesn’t have to be a problem. At Mokena Crossings Family Dental, we can make your smile shine brightly again with veneers.

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