Cosmetic Dentistry - Skokie, IL
Transform Your Appearance
Your smile is often the first thing other people notice upon meeting for the first time, as well as what they’ll remember after parting ways. If you currently aren’t happy with what you’re seeing in the mirror and in photographs, consider making a dazzling change with help from Dr. Schwartz. North Shore Family Dentistry is home to several cosmetic dentistry services that can revitalize the appearance of teeth and erase common flaws from existence, leaving patients with a new, strong sense of self-confidence. Contact us today in Skokie, IL to schedule a consultation.
Metal-Free Dental Crowns
Being in need of a new dental crown doesn’t have to mean that your beautiful, confident smile is coming to an end. Our dentist utilizes high-quality, metal-free materials whenever possible to ensure an aesthetically pleasing restorative result. These ceramics are so natural-looking that they even share the same translucent qualities with tooth enamel, and their biocompatible nature is highly comfortable within the mouth. With the help of proper maintenance, your new smile addition should last for several years.
Porcelain veneers are high-quality dental restorations that are designed to be extremely thin. This is so the “shell” can fit over the visible surfaces of teeth, hiding them from view and providing a gorgeous, flaw-free appearance that looks natural. Dr. Schwartz often recommends this service to patients who are feeling overwhelmed by their smile’s cosmetic problems, as we can create comprehensive improvements in as little as two appointments. The porcelain structure is also very strong and highly resistant to gradual staining – even more so than your tooth enamel!
If your requested smile improvement is relatively minor, like the removal of a stubborn enamel stain or a small gap between teeth, direct bonding may be the simplest way to address it. This procedure only takes one appointment in most cases. Dr. Schwartz will apply tooth-colored composite resin to the affected site and sculpt it into place so that it looks like just another portion of the tooth. While not as permanent as metal-free crowns and porcelain veneers, patients can still expect to enjoy their results for a handful of years as long as they brush, floss, and attend regular checkups.
Tooth enamel can become dull and discolored for a variety of reasons over time, from poor hygiene and diet choices to something as unavoidable as old age. While take-home whitening kits from the local pharmacy may not have much effect, professional-strength solutions from a trusted dentist can work wonders! Our Skokie team is capable of brightening your smile’s natural shade by anywhere from six to ten shades during just one appointment.