We offer a variety of general and cosmetic dental services. In the general and family realm of dentistry, we provide general examinations, oral cancer screenings, digital x-rays (80% less radiation), soft-tissue management programs, and long-term dental health strategies.
Our cosmetic dentists use the highest quality materials (veneers, crowns, & implants) to create the smile of your dream. We offer complimentary cosmetic consultations for those interested in cosmetic & restorative dentistry.
- They are a life-long solution for missing teeth
- The implant process is usually done with local anesthesia.
- 96 percent of dental implant are successful.
- Most similar to natural teeth in look and feel
- Can be placed without altering or grinding down nearby teeth
- Prevents sunken facial appearance caused by bone loss
Teeth in a Day
The All-on-4® treatment concept consists in establishing a permanent, fully customized acrylic bridge which is screw-retained on four titanium implants. This bridge which replaces the entire upper and / or lower set of teeth is inserted on the same day that the teeth are extracted.The advantages of All-on-4®:
• Beautiful new natural teeth in one day
• 96% success rate
• No sore spots from ill-fitting dentures
• No worries about your teeth slipping or falling out while you eat, speak or laugh
• Stabilizes bone levels and keeps jaw healthy
• Chewing function restored to 60 – 80%, compared to dentures which only gives 10% chewing function
• Rediscover the taste of your food
• No need for cream or adhesives
• Natural looking teeth that feel like your natural teeth
• Chew & speak as if they are your natural teeth
• Brush & floss just as you would your natural teeth
Orthodontics are commonly called “braces”. They are used to straighten teeth that are misaligned and to correct common structural problems such as overbites. Although some of these problems may not appear severe, over time they can cause teeth to wear out prematurely. Today braces come in colors that blend in with your natural teeth and often are hard for others to notice.In-Ovation comes in three styles that look great and are comfortable to wear. Ask your doctor which In-Ovation bracket is best for you!Which In-Ovation is Right for Me?In-Ovation R is smaller and has a lower profile than other self-ligating brackets. With no elastic or metal ties, you will have less irritation, less plaque build-up and less difficulty keeping your teeth clean.Watch this quick video to learn about In-Ovation RIn-Ovation C is a translucent ceramic bracket that offers fast and comfortable treatment with the added benefit of high aesthetics.Watch this quick video to learn about In-Ovation CIn-Ovation L MTM offers a superb alternative to tray aligners for patients requiring 6mm of movement or less. Completely invisible, L MTM self-ligating “quick clips” work within a few short months to give you the perfect smile you have always wanted.
Windy City Smiles uses a variety of methods to whiten teeth. This treatment is great for smokers and coffee drinkers whose teeth have darkened; or for people whose teeth have darkened naturally over time. Laser treatments can be used to whiten even the darkest teeth (Tetracycline Stains) with astounding results. For less severe cases, a peroxide gel treatment can be used.
Tooth Colored Fillings
In the past, dentists were limited to filling cavities with amalgams, which are metallic and silver colored. In addition to not appearing attractive, these fillings could cause your teeth to become sensitive and/or stained from the silver. This could darken the tooth. With the advances in modern dentistry, dentists are now able to provide fillings that look more natural. We offer the latest ceramic materials that restore and strengthen your teeth and look natural because they match the color of the rest of your teeth. These composites last much longer than the amalgams because in addition to filling the cavity, the composite bonds to your tooth.
Cleanings and Deep Cleanings
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Crowns: If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, you may need a crown — or dental cap – to restore your tooth to its normal shape and size. A porcelain crown (also called a cap) covers a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth. Our Avondale neighborhood Dental Office which serves Irving Park residents, specializes in providing Porcelain Crowns to our Chicago Dental patients.The advantages of crowns include:
- Size, shape, texture, and color can be controlled (custom-made)
- Restore aesthetics and function to broken, cracked, or filled back teeth
- Can be used on damaged or broken teeth
Although porcelain crowns require the reduction of more tooth structure than veneers, they are generally stronger than veneers.
Porcelain crowns look like natural teeth and are often stronger than the original teeth. A new crown should last between six to eight years. Crowns, however, can last much longer with the application of good oral hygiene and supervision. On the other hand, teeth grinding, ice chewing, and fingernail biting could significantly decrease a crown’s duration.
Dentures: Dentures are used to replace missing or damaged teeth. They are made of acrylic resin and are removable. Dentures can replace either some or all teeth. Dentures can help make speaking easier, improve your chewing and help your digestive system. They can also provide support for your facial muscles.
Bridges: Bridges are permanent replacements for missing teeth. They can be made of porcelain or ceramics/composites to match your existing teeth. They differ from dentures in that you do not have to remove them overnight. Bridges are created by using your existing teeth as “anchors” for the replacement of the missing teeth.
Uneven, chipped or discolored teeth are the easiest dental flaws to spot. The application of porcelain veneers, however, can turn those flaws into assets.A porcelain veneer (also called a laminate) is a thin glass-like shell of porcelain that fits over any problem teeth.
The advantages of porcelain veneers include:
- Natural color, translucence, and texture
- Extremely durable
- Resist stains and won’t decay
- Close gaps between your teeth
- Lengthen and reshape teeth
- Nearly as strong as normal teeth
Veneers can be applied in just two visits, require little or no anesthesia and are well suited to repairing front teeth. To read more about the veneer procedure, click here. Maintenance is a simple matter of routine oral care, based on regular brushing, flossing and rinsing.