Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry services located in Glen Ellyn, IL

A beautiful smile has the power to boost your confidence and help you feel more comfortable in professional and social settings. At John T. Zaffer, DDS, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, experienced dentist Dr. Zaffer uses the latest digital technology, such as intraoral imaging and 3-D scanning, to enhance your smile. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry solutions Dr. Zaffer offers.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What does cosmetic dentistry involve?

Cosmetic dentistry is a specialty that focuses on improving the shape, size, and color of your teeth. This area of dentistry prioritizes your smile’s appearance, targeting aesthetic imperfections that can diminish your confidence and self-esteem. 

With a passion for staying abreast of the latest technology and techniques, Dr. Zaffer works with you to enhance your teeth, gums, and overall appearance with personalized treatment plans.

Can cosmetic dentistry restore my teeth?

While improving the appearance of your teeth is the main goal of cosmetic dentistry, some treatments can restore their function. Many aesthetic imperfections, such as cracks and wear-and-tear, can shift your bite. Over time, these changes may cause additional concerns, such as toothaches, jaw pain, and gum disease.

Cosmetic treatments that fill in gaps and cracks in your smile can help rebuild your teeth and improve their function.

What can cosmetic dentistry treat?

Cosmetic dentistry can address a wide range of aesthetic imperfections and concerns, including:

  • Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Slightly misaligned teeth
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Discolored dental restorations

Dr. Zaffer performs comprehensive evaluations to determine the appropriate treatments for your needs and cosmetic goals. Once he assesses your oral health and discusses your desired outcomes, he develops an individualized plan that aligns with your needs and expectations.

Which cosmetic dentistry treatments are right for me?

John T. Zaffer, DDS, offers many cosmetic treatments, including:

Teeth whitening

Laser teeth whitening can remove discoloration and brighten your smile by several shades in one visit. Dr. Zaffer can also create custom-made take-home trays that allow you to whiten your teeth on your own terms in a couple of weeks. They can also help maintain your results after laser teeth whitening.


These custom-made porcelain shells alter the shape, size, and color of your teeth. They bond to your tooth surface and hide imperfections for a whiter, more uniform smile. With CEREC® technology and custom shading and glazing, Dr. Zaffer can create veneers in a single visit.


Lumineers are ceramic veneers that require minimal to no tooth reduction during the application process. They offer an ultra-thin, conservative solution for enhancing your smile.

CEREC same-day crowns and onlays

Same-day crowns are tooth-shaped caps that restore damaged or decayed teeth in one appointment. Onlays may be an option to restore the tooth more conservatively. Custom staining and glazing gives Dr. Zaffer the ability to create the most natural result. 

John T. Zaffer, DDS, offers many cosmetic treatments to help you achieve the smile you desire. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.