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Not all dental services concern your oral health. In fact, more people are visiting dental specialists for services that are purely aesthetic. Cosmetic dentistry is meant to improve your smile. Whether you want to get back the smile you once had or you’re wishing for a different smile, the experts at Rockford Dental Care can help you out.

Why Is Cosmetic Dental Care so Important?

Your smile is what makes you who you are. Did you know that your smile is one of the first things a person will notice about you when they meet you? Whether personal or professional, your smile is more important to your ability to make a first impression and build a rapport than you may have realized.

Cosmetic dentistry is important because it can broaden the opportunities available to you for self-improvement. People who have lost teeth due to age or disease have the opportunity to regain the smile that they once had (and the way they still see themselves). People who didn’t have the option of straightening or whitening in the past suddenly have services available to them that can perfect their smile.

Whether you think having a perfect smile is important or not, you have options now, and that’s great. Read on to learn more about some of the cosmetic dental services offered by the team at Rockford Dental Care.

Cosmetic Dental Services

Tooth Whitening

Over time, it’s natural that you’ll lose as least some the brightness and luster of your smile. Eating or drinking certain things, smoking, and simple wear and tear can diminish the whiteness of your teeth. Although there are products that you can use at home that claim to whiten teeth, tooth whitening in a clinical setting is much safer and more effective.

Dental Implants

When you’re missing teeth, you have a variety of options. One of the most low-maintenance and permanent solutions is the placement of a dental implant. In this procedure, a false tooth is implanted into your mouth to replace a lost tooth or number of teeth.

Braces and Aligners

For a long time, braces were the top choice to straighten teeth. Today, you have options between traditional (and more effective) braces and less intrusive clear aligners.

Tooth Polishing

More in-depth than the polishing you receive at a regular dental appointment, cosmetic polishing involves buffing chips, surface cracks, and imperfections out of the tooth enamel.


Over time, teeth have a tendency to darken and sustain cracks and chips that make them look different than how they once did. Depending on the range of this wear, it can significantly change your smile. Porcelain veneers are basically caps placed over your teeth, giving you a perfectly straight, white smile.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

In the past, fillings were done with a metallic substance, and depending on where they were in your mouth, had a tendency to be very conspicuous. As a cosmetic service added to a necessary dental service, fillings can now be done with a substance that matches teeth, improving the look of your smile.

Questions about any of these services, as well as cosmetic services not listed here? Give Rockford Dental Care a call! We’re happy to answer any of your questions.