At The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry, we offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to restore the beauty, health and function of our patient’s smiles. Our cosmetic dentists, Dr. Abraham Stein and Dr. Zachary Weiss, aim to give patients a smile they love. Our dentist office is located in Skokie, IL but we serve patients from Northbrook, IL seeking personalized cosmetic dentistry.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Most people who elect to have cosmetic dental work done do so to improve the quality of their life. Being embarrassed by your smile can impact many facets of your life including social and professional, not to mention the effect it will have on your self-esteem. Whether your issues include stained, yellow, misaligned, misshapen, chipped, broken, uneven, gapped or missing teeth, cosmetic dentistry can fix it. Your dentist will create a personalized smile makeover that will give you the smile you have always dreamed of. The cosmetic treatments we offer patients from Northbrook, IL will not only create beautiful smiles, but will also support overall oral health.
Smile Makeover Process
The smile makeover process will begin with a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss. Here you will explain what you like and dislike about your smile and what you are hoping to change. Your dentist will perform a thorough dental examination to make sure your cosmetic issues are not caused by an underlying dental problem that will affect the results. We will explain what we learn about your dental health and what procedures we recommend.
When recommending cosmetic treatments for our patients, we consider many things including the shape, color, spacing, and size of the teeth. We will also make sure your smile makeover will support your long term dental health while improving the appearance of a patient’s smile. The common cosmetic treatments we use include:
Invisalign®– a very discreet treatment used to straighten teeth. This popular orthodontic treatment requires the patients to wear clear aligners for up to 22 hours a day. They will be switched out every week to slowly move teeth into the desired alignment.
Tooth Whitening– used to brighten yellow, stained, or discolored teeth. Our dental team will apply professional grade bleaching agents to the teeth coupled with advanced dental technology to instantly whiten teeth. We also offer professional at home teeth whitening.
Porcelain Veneers– typically used on the six front upper and lower teeth to disguise any blemish including chips, cracks, misshapen, uneven, or severely stained teeth. They are ultra-thin shells that are permanently bonded to the front and sides of the tooth.
Tooth Bonding– just like veneers, tooth bonding can disguise a wide range of cosmetic issues. A composite resin in placed on the tooth and molded into the desired shape. This treatment is very affordable but is not permanent like veneers.
Dental Implants– used to anchor a dental prosthesis when teeth are missing. They are small, screw-like posts are that surgically implanted into the jaw bone. Once the implants fuse with the jaw bone, a dental crown, bridge, or denture can be attached.
Dental Crowns– can replace a large amount of tooth structure as well as improve the appearance of a tooth. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is customized to fit snuggly over a tooth.