Cosmetic Dentistry in Moline, IL

What is one of the first features that people notice when they meet you? It's your smile! If you don't feel confident about the appearance of your teeth, it could cause you to hide your smile when you first meet or interact with other people.

What is your smile saying about you? Would you like to change how your teeth look?

The truth is, the majority of us are not born with perfect teeth. Even most actors and celebrities have had their teeth enhanced with cosmetic dentistry. If you haven’t achieved the smile of your dreams, cosmetic dentistry in Moline, IL offers many options for restoring and enhancing your smile. At LJ Dentistry, both of our dentists have had extensive training in the field of cosmetic dentistry and would love to meet with you to discuss what's possible for your smile. Contact us today at (309) 764-3242 to get started.

Meet Your Moline Cosmetic Dentists

Whether you just want to brighten your smile or you’re hoping to change its appearance completely, you’re in excellent and highly skilled hands with Dr. Joseph Jackson and Dr. David Lemon. Both dentists have completed numerous hours of continuing education courses with Spear Faculty Club at their education center in Scottsdale, AZ. This is where dentists receive extensive training to master cosmetic and other dental procedures.

Spear Education focuses on the concept of facially generated treatment planning, which begins with the final esthetics and works backward to achieve the desired outcome successfully. With this advanced training, Dr. Jackson and Dr. Lemon bring a level of expertise to their treatment that we know you’ll appreciate because you won’t find it at most other dental practices.

How Cosmetic Dentistry Also Improves Oral Health

Any procedure that enhances the appearance of your smile is considered cosmetic dentistry. That being said, many of these procedures will also improve the function of your teeth and bite. Restorative and cosmetic dentistry definitely go hand in hand, and you’ll appreciate the beauty and function that you receive from these procedures.

For example, a porcelain tooth crown not only repairs a damaged or decayed tooth, but it also enhances your smile since it blends seamlessly with it. A tooth implant not only fills a gap in your smile and restores function to your bite, but it also gives you back your beautiful smile. Drs. Jackson and Lemon, your dentists in 61265, have helped hundreds of patients achieve their smile goals with both cosmetic and restorative dental procedures.

Teeth Whitening for a Dazzling Smile

Sometimes, all your smile may need is a quick upgrade that can be achieved by teeth whitening. You may be shocked to see what a difference a whiter, brighter smile can make for your appearance.

At LJ Dentistry, we offer two convenient options for whitening your teeth that you can choose from based on your specific needs. If you're looking for quick and immediate results, an in-office bleaching treatment is ideal for you. In about an hour, your teeth will become six to ten shades lighter, and you'll be prepared right away for the wedding, vacation, or next big event you have to attend.

We also offer customized take-home whitening kits that allow patients the freedom to brighten their smiles at home whenever their schedule allows it. Take-home whitening trays also let you update your smile in the future whenever you like since you'll always have your trays with you.

Design Your Dream Smile with Porcelain Veneers

If you are living with imperfections like chipped, broken, or oddly spaced teeth, dental veneers may be the solution. Veneers are micro-thin layers of porcelain that fit over the front of your tooth, bond directly to it, and cover imperfections as well as change the shape, size, or color of your teeth. Ceramic porcelain can be custom shaded to match your teeth and create a flawless smile. Veneers are a permanent solution to help you completely redesign your perfect smile.

Restore Imperfections with Tooth-Colored Restorations

Is it tooth decay, or broken teeth you're living with? Tooth-colored restorations such as fillings, crowns, or bridges can repair chipped or cracked teeth, and even replace missing teeth. A tooth-colored dental filling is ideal for restoring small areas of tooth decay or a cavity, while a crown handles much more extensive repairs like a fractured tooth. A dental bridge restores your smile after tooth loss by using crowns anchored to healthy teeth that support one or more artificial teeth in the middle.

At LJ Dentistry, we can provide restorations like tooth crowns in most cases, in only one visit to our dental office by utilizing innovative CEREC technology. CEREC allows your Moline dentist to scan an image of your tooth directly to a milling machine that fabricates your beautiful new porcelain crown in a matter of minutes instead of weeks. CEREC is also beneficial when we're providing restorations for patients who have a dental emergency and need relief and a quick solution. 

Straighten Crooked Teeth with Invisible Braces

If it's overlapped, crowded, or crooked teeth that are diminishing your smile, invisible braces may be just what you need to reclaim a straighter, more beautiful version of it. With solutions like Invisalign or ClearCorrect to provide the utmost discretion, there's no reason adults can't straighten their teeth and efficiently get the results they want.

Both Invisalign and ClearCorrect utilize clear plastic aligners that adults wear at least 22 hours throughout the day. However, the aligners are removable and can easily be taken out for meals, brushing, or flossing. This allows you to maintain the same home care routine during your treatment while also enjoying all the foods you love and would normally eat.

Our dentists are both certified providers of Invisalign and ClearCorrect, and if crooked teeth are bothering you, they would love to discuss with you how invisible braces can improve your smile. Contact LJ Dentistry today at (309) 764-3242 for more information about invisible braces.

Choosing the Cosmetic Dental Procedures That Are Right for You

Whether you are considering whitening your teeth or making more significant improvements to your smile, the best place to start is with an evaluation with one of our cosmetic dentists in Moline, IL. Dr. Jackson or Dr. Lemon will discuss your goals and desires for your smile with you and then make recommendations for procedures that will achieve the best results for your needs.

Your treatment plan may include multiple cosmetic procedures, and our dentists will explain your treatment in depth so you have a good understanding of what will happen during the procedures and you can feel comfortable with your plan.

At LJ Dentistry, we also utilize advanced technology such as CEREC one-visit crowns and laser dentistry, which allows us to complete your treatment in a much more comfortable and efficient manner.

The smile that you’ve always dreamed of is just a phone call away! Contact our dental office in Moline, IL to learn more about the cosmetic dental procedures that we offer.