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... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridges, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Dentures, to help you smile again Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Implant Restoration, to repair damaged dental crowns Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Root Canal, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

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We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, and tooth whitening in Mount Prospect...

TV Wellness Guru Jillian Michaels Discusses Breaking Her Two Front Teeth
...Or to learn more about crowns now, you can continue reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers...

Changing Your Smile — What You Need To Know
... How we use “customized temporary restorations” to let you test-drive the look and feel of the final crowns and veneers so that we can guarantee success...

What Is A Crown?
... To learn more on this topic, read the Dear Doctor article, “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers...

Don't Like the Drill? Now There's Drill-Free Cosmetic Dentistry
If you have a tooth that just doesn't look good because of decay or injury, a porcelain laminate veneer is probably a good way to make it look as good as it ever did — and maybe even better! Dental veneers are composed of thin layers of dental ceramic material...

Whitening a Discolored Tooth from the Inside Out
...After the tooth has reached the level of whiteness that matches it to your other teeth, veneers or crowns must sometimes be used to repair the surface if it is chipped or misshapen, for example...

How Does Tooth Bleaching Work?
... In-office bleaching under the supervision of my staff and me is recommended if you have severely stained teeth, and particularly if you are about to have veneers or crowns made...

10 Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
...Porcelain veneers, thin layers of porcelain material, can be used to change the appearance of misshapen or undersized teeth...

Porcelain Veneers are a Viable Option for Smile Transformation
...Porcelain veneers stand out as one of the most popular and least interventional of these options...

Planning Your Wedding Day Smile Makeover
... Porcelain veneers offer a more striking and more permanent solution for discolored teeth...

Can You Envision Your Ideal Smile?
...Almost anything is possible from simple whitening procedures to a complete smile makeover, which may include repositioning your teeth with orthodontics and changing tooth shape and color with porcelain laminate veneers, to name a few options...

The Facts About Porcelain Veneers
If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile, porcelain laminate veneers can whiten, brighten and even help straighten your teeth! Made of a thin layer of dental ceramic, porcelain veneers are physically bonded directly to the surface of your teeth, immediately enhancing your smile...

Do You Want A "Perfect" Or "Natural" Smile? We Need To Know!
... We will also decide which cosmetic materials and techniques to use; this can range from composite resins (tooth-colored fillings), porcelain veneers (thin layers of dental ceramic that are bonded to your tooth enamel) or porcelain crowns (which replace the entire external form of a tooth)...

How Do I Look After My New Porcelain Veneers?
You've just had porcelain laminate veneers placed on your teeth to improve their appearance, color and shape...

Porcelain Veneers: How Long Will They Last?
If your teeth are stained and discolored, misshapen or too small, porcelain veneers may be just the opportunity to treat yourself to a beautiful smile that can last for decades...

Protect Your Veneers With a Few Common Sense Precautions
Porcelain veneers are a proven way to achieve a new smile...

The Top Ten Reasons To Consider Porcelain Veneers
... You might want to consider porcelain veneers: If your teeth are severely discolored...

Leave Enough Time for Your Wedding-Day Smile Makeover
...Stained or discolored teeth can also be dramatically lightened with veneers, where a porcelain shell replaces the tooth's outermost layer of enamel...

Stains from Within a Tooth Require Professional Whitening
... If we’re successful in achieving the desired color, intrinsic whitening could help you avoid more costly options like veneers or crowns for an otherwise healthy and attractive tooth...

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Teeth Whitening
Transforming your smile doesn’t necessarily require complex treatments like orthodontics, dental implants or porcelain veneers...

Your Veneers Have 'Staying Power' - if Cared for Properly
Porcelain veneers are excellent for restoring otherwise sound teeth that are stained, chipped or slightly misaligned...

Test Out Your Future Look With a 'Trial Smile'
...We can shape and sculpt the resin to mimic the effects of veneers, crowns or other dental work proposed to create your new smile...

Weigh a Poor Smile's Emotional and Social Cost when Considering Restorations
...The plan may be as singular as whitening procedures or porcelain veneers applied to the outside of your teeth — or it may be comprehensive with a variety of procedures that could include other specialties like orthodontics or oral surgery...

Crowns and Bridges
... Crowns are sometimes confused with veneers, but they are quite different...

Cosmetic Questions to Ask to Get You on the Right Path to a Better Smile
...It’s often possible to “see” your proposed smile through computer simulation, or in some cases “test drive” it with temporary (provisional) crowns or veneers...

See Your new Look Before Dental Work with a 'Trial Smile'
...” To create a trial smile, we begin with composite resin, a tooth-colored bonding material, and fashion it into temporary veneers or crowns that we then temporarily place over your teeth...

Answering Your Questions about Your Upcoming Teeth Whitening
...Depending on the location of your veneers, crowns or other bridgework you could have a color mismatch that will look unattractive...

Transform Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
...Less costly than crowns or bridgework, porcelain veneers can nonetheless correct many mild to moderate cosmetic problems with teeth and transform them into an attractive smile...

'Prepless' Veneers can Transform Your Smile Without Altering Your Teeth
Porcelain veneers represent one of the best values in cosmetic dentistry, capable of radically changing a person’s smile with little tooth surface preparation...

Plan Ahead to Make Your Smile the Best it can be for Your Big Day!
...In these cases, you might consider covering these less attractive teeth with porcelain veneers to transform their appearance...

Enhance Your Smile for that Special, Once-in-a-Lifetime Day
... Installing porcelain veneers is an effective way to restore more moderate tooth defects...

No- or Minimal-Prep Veneers Reduce Permanent Alterations to Your Teeth
Porcelain veneers are positive proof that unattractive teeth don't always require an intensive restoration to regain their beauty...

Be Sure to have These 3 Essentials Covered Beforehand for Veneer Success
For over three decades, veneers have helped mask dental imperfections like chipping, staining or gaps and improve the appearance of millions of teeth...

Gummy Smiles
...If that's the case, your teeth can be made to appear longer by capping (crowning) them or covering them with thin porcelain veneers...

Porcelain Veneers
...If your teeth could use improvement in any of these categories, porcelain veneers could be just what you're looking for...

Smile Makeover
...Likewise, if you often drink red wine or other beverages that stain, you might do better with porcelain veneers than bleaching treatments...

Tooth Contouring & Reshaping
...It's also often used in conjunction with cosmetic bonding or dental veneers — both of which can be used to reshape teeth with larger imperfections...

Tooth Wear
...Depending on the situation, this can be done with bonding, veneers, or crowns...

Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...But the damage can be repaired with various restorative techniques including veneers and/or crowns...

Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
...Read Article Porcelain Crowns & Veneers Dear Doctor magazine examines two innovative strategies for improving your smile...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there's a wide range of exciting possibilities...