Our Lincoln Park dentists make it simple, straightforward, and fast to repair damaged teeth. Personalized dental crowns allow our team to rebuild missing parts of your tooth, so that your smile looks whole and healthy again.

In our office, we always customized restorations and crowns to suit our individual patients. We believe that this is absolutely crucial to delivering results that are attractive, structurally sound, and long-lasting.

Obviously, customized restorations are important for aesthetic reasons. Our team designs crowns that are shaped, sized, and shaded to match the patient’s existing smile. In the end, your restoration should blend in seamlessly with your smile as whole.

Your crown also needs to be customized to your smile so that it functions optimally and protects the underlying health and structure of your smile. When a crown is too large, or poorly shaped, this can cause your bite to shift. You can also develop problems with your temporomandibular joint: causing pain, oral health problems, and limited jaw mobility.

Poor fitting restorations are unlikely to stand up to the wear and tear of daily life. In order to maximize the life of your crown, you want to make sure that it helps you maintain healthy and even bite surfaces.  

When you meet with our dental team, we’ll assess the state of your smile, and give you some personalized recommendations on how to move forward with treatment. Throughout the treatment process, we will use your existing teeth as models for your restorations.

If you are dealing with existing dental damage, the most important thing is to seek prompt treatment for oral health issues. When these problems are left untreated, they can intensify and create additional oral health problems down the road.

Our Lincoln Park dentists are here to answer any questions that you may have, and to provide you with the personalized treatment recommendations you need to stay well. Feel free to contact us by giving us a call or using the Contact Us page on our website!

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Dealing with tooth loss can seem overwhelming and downright insurmountable for many patients. That’s why our Lincoln Park dentists are here to provide you with all of the information, support, and guidance that you need to restore you smile. In today’s article, we are going to be reviewing some treatment options for tooth loss. We hope that this overview helps you better understand how you can rebuild your smile!

Traditional tooth replacement treatments, like dentures and bridges, are individual prostheses that are designed to sit on top of the patient’s gum tissue. These restorations are held in place with adhesive or small brackets that connect them to adjacent natural teeth.

Advancements in dental technology have greatly improved tooth replacement treatment; now our team can permanently anchor your restorations in your jaw and gum tissue, to give you a long-lasting and stable replacement tooth.

Individual dental implants are used to replace single missing teeth. Every one of these dental implants has a titanium screw that serves as the new tooth root. Then, our team caps the implant root with a personalized restoration.

Titanium implant roots can also hold larger prostheses, like dentures, in place. Our dentist places titanium roots in strategically selected spots along the gum line. The prosthesis is then retrofitted to fit in place over the implant roots. Once this treatment process is complete, your smile will look whole and healthy.

Dental implant roots are made of titanium, because titanium is able to bond with natural bone tissue. So, implant roots actually work to support adjacent teeth as well as healthy bone tissue density.

Our Lincoln Park dental implant dentists can give you all of the additional information that you need about all of your tooth replacement options. No matter what you choose, it’s important to seek prompt treatment for tooth loss, as delaying treatment can lead to additional oral health problems. 

A straight and seamless smile can give you a boost of confidence, and help you maintain a cleaner smile over time. As with many things in the world of cosmetic dentistry, there are a number of different treatments that you can use to achieve a straighter smile. Today, our Lincoln Park cosmetic dentists are reviewing a few of the most commonly used solutions in our office:

Invisalign: this orthodontic treatment moves your teeth into better alignment using clear plastic aligners. Invisalign offers an alternative to traditional metal brackets and wires, and patients generally prefer Invisalign because it is easier to use, more discreet, and more comfortable than metal orthodontics. The entire Invisalign treatment process, on average, takes about a year or a year and half to complete; your treatment timeline will depend on the current state of your smile and your dental goals.

Dental bonding: this treatment can help people who have minor dental misalignment achieve better dental aesthetics. Using composite resin, our team will build up specific teeth, so that the patient’s smile looks more perfected. This treatment doesn’t actually move your natural teeth; it simply gives the smile a better appearance. One reason that patients love dental bonding is that the entire treatment process can be completed in just one dental appointment.

Porcelain veneers: these are individually crafted restorations, that are designed to cover the patient’s real tooth. Veneers are exceptionally thin, about as thick as a contact lens, so they are unobtrusive and natural looking. With veneers, you can make your smile look straighter, undamaged, white, and better proportioned. It normally takes just two to three appointments to achieve full results with cosmetic veneers.

When you meet with our Lincoln Park cosmetic dentists, we’ll talk to you about your dental goals, ideal timeline, and budget; all of these considerations will help us match you with the perfect treatment for you, as an individual.

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