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Cosmetic Dentistry in Breese Illinois and Highland Illinois

Are you self-conscious about your smile because of chipped, worn-down, or crooked teeth? Do you feel embarrassed about your smile? Well, we have good news for you! Breese Dental Care and Highland Dental Care provide quality cosmetic dentistry to those in the Breese, Illinois and Highland, Illinois area. With our cosmetic dentistry services, we can help you achieve the smile that you have always wanted.

Our cosmetic dentistry includes various dental treatments; designed to improve the magnificence of your smile. With our dental care, we can help increase your self-esteem with a smile that shines bright like a diamond, giving you the confidence that you’ve always wanted.

Visit our dentist offices in Breese and Highland, Illinois for top-rated cosmetic dentistry to help with your:

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Teeth Whitening

Breese Dental Care and Highland Dental Care provide a thorough teeth whitening treatment to their patients in order to help them remove stains and discolorations for restoring their smile back to its former glory days. Our teeth whitening treatment has proven to be easy and effective, with patients seeing results after their first treatment. Dr. Droege or Dr. Santel will apply a whitening gel to the surface of your teeth to lighten any stains, as well as any discoloration or yellowing on the tooth enamel. If you are in Highland, Illinois or Breese, Illinois and are looking for a whiter and brighter smile, teeth whitening treatment might be the solution for you. Teeth discoloration and stains are caused by:


If your smile is suffering from chipped, cracked or stained teeth, Dr. Droege and Dr. Santel may recommend dental veneers. Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, veneers are thin shells that are placed over the front or visible parts of your tooth. We offer two types of veneers: ceramic veneers or resin-based composite veneers. With the help of our dentists, veneers can enhance your smile and restore your confidence. We recommend veneers to correct various kinds of smile blemishes. Our veneers are a great match for the natural look of tooth enamel and are incredibly stain resistant, keeping your smile shining bright for years to come. Custom-made veneers can be used for a single tooth or all of them and our dentists may recommend veneers to:

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Orthodontics & Its Benefits

Orthodontics, also known as braces, is the dental care treatment that uses physics in order to correct and straighten your teeth. Breese Dental Care and Highland Dental Care offer both the traditional bracket and wire braces and clear aligner therapy called Invisalign®, depending on the age of the patient and the level of misalignment their teeth are currently in. While many people may think orthodontics is just about a nice smile, it’s more than that. Having teeth that aren’t properly aligned leaves them to be more susceptible to fractures, wear, and limited functionality. Improperly positioned teeth are also more prone to tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Some individuals don’t have the necessary space to allow teeth to grow normally and as a result, it leads to crowded or crooked teeth. 

The first step at Breese Dental Care is to provide a free consultation to any patient interested in braces and allows our dentists to sit down with each patient to discuss your treatment options and benefits. 

Then, we go over your medical and dental history, x-rays, and make models of your teeth. The final step is an in-depth discussion about the necessary phases and steps of treatment to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of what is going to happen. After starting treatment, you will need to schedule routine appointments so that we can monitor your progress. It’s important to avoid sticky, sugary, and acidic food and drinks to avoid tooth decay or white marks. Hard, crunchy, or sticky foods can also break off brackets and delay treatment.

Invisalign® Braces

Invisalign® is a custom-made series of aligners that is an alternative treatment option to braces and treatment typically last between six months to eighteen months. These aligners are interchanged about every two or three weeks, depending on your needs, and are similar to a dental retainer. The goal of Invisalign® is to move and properly straighten your teeth, just like braces. The series of aligners are computer generated and designed based on the initial impression or digital scan of the patient’s teeth to create a unique solution for each case. 

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Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® allows more freedom while trying to reach the same goal – straight teeth. For example, patients with Invisalign® can remove their aligners to brush, floss, eat or drink – something patients with braces cannot do. Additionally, since the aligner trays are clear, they are practically invisible, allowing patients to achieve a straighter smile without the embarrassment of metal brackets.

While you may be thinking if Invisalign® treatment offers more benefits and convenience than braces, why would anyone choose the traditional route? That is because, although Invisalign® can correct several dental problems, some patients aren’t qualified for Invisalign® because the alignment trays aren’t capable of fixing severe malocclusion or severely problematic bites. So, although Invisalign® is great to correct teeth that need to be ‘tilted’ into place, they aren’t effective moving molars.

Our professionals at Breese Dental Care and Highland Dental Care don’t expect you to make the decision on your own about which solution to choose. Therefore, we always discuss with our patients their options after a thorough examination, providing the best dental care options for you.