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At Lincoln Park Smiles in Chicago we offer Same Day Smile treatments to patients who need to correct a damaged tooth or teeth and the best part is, we can do it in just one appointment! Our crown treatment will have you in and out of the office in no time allowing you to continue with your busy schedule without having to undergo several treatments to achieve that brilliant smile you may desire.
A crown is a type of dental restoration treatment which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. They are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth, a tooth is damaged or decayed but may be used for any other oral health problem. During this procedure the damaged part of the tooth is removed and replaced with a permanent prosthetic cap. This technique strengthens and protects teeth from further damage, and can also improve the appearance of a discolored or misshapen teeth. Crowns can be used to:
Crowns are a restorative treatment that is natural looking, stain resistant, durable and will help you regain your smile and confidence. Someone’s smile is often one of the first things people notice on a person’s face, so if you are feeling uncomfortable or self-conscious about your smile let crown dentistry help you regain your confidence.
Here at Lincoln Park Smiles we use innovative technology to complete our treatments as quickly and efficiently as possible. We understand that our patients have busy schedules and time is always of the essence which is why we have adopted modern and innovative technology to help achieve the results you want in the time that works with you bets. Unlike traditional restorations that can take weeks and multiple appointments to complete, our CEREC technology allows our dental professionals to design, mill and install restorations in just one day. CEREC or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is a dental restoration product that allows us to produce a ceramic dental restoration using a variety of computer assisted technologies, including 3D photography and CAD/CAM. This CEREC technology is what allows us to restore your teeth in a single sitting, rather than the multiple sittings required with earlier techniques.
Not only do our crowns treatments offer a quick fix to your dental needs but there are other benefits for using crown treatment as an idea solution for your dental health. Dental porcelain can be sculpted to closely replicate the look of natural tooth enamel, while providing desirable strength and resilience. Porcelain crowns are an excellent choice when recreating the form and function of a damaged tooth, this is because a crown essentially replaces the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level. Crowns are not limited to simply replacing the original tooth, but can be designed to create an even better esthetic appearance for patients. They are also an option for people who grind and clench their teeth so much that the original structure of their teeth has been compromised; through a combination of a dental implant treatment with a crown your damaged teeth can be restored.
Maintaining porcelain crowns is no trouble at all, it’s actually quite simple. Similar to your natural teeth, crowns require routine brushing with non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste along with regular flossing. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled with Dr. Jack and Dr. Karina to assess the crowns shortly after they’re placed, this way he can review the work and see how your mouth is reacting to the crowns. At this time your crown will more than likely feel comfortable in your mouth and the appointment may not seem necessary however, this follow-up appointment is an important part of your future oral health. Dr. Jack Manikowski will assess the rest of your mouth and determine how well your crown is fitting in with your oral environment. During this appointment we will also evaluate the rest of your mouth as a general checkup to determine your overall oral health.
Want a permanent solution to your missing or damaged tooth? Dental implants are the answer! They are titanium screws that act as a replacement for your natural tooth root. These devices are highly biocompatible with your natural jaw bone material, and form a permanently solid foundation for prosthetic tooth replacements. After we have completed our implant surgery we will cap the implant with a crown or bridge to restore your smile. At Lincoln Park Smiles we also offer cosmetic dentistry options such as teeth whitening, veneers, Invaslign, and smile make overs as treatment options to work towards a straight and brilliant smile. Depending on your current level of oral health Dr. Jack Manikowski will make an assessment and prescribe the most appropriate treatment for your dental needs.
Recent studies show that one third of Americans are unhappy with their smiles. Our Same Day Smile treatment will help you smile with confidence knowing that your crown fits in naturally with your other teeth. To achieve the smile you desire and in just one appointment our Same Day Smile treatment may be the solution for you. Dr. Jack and Dr. Karina will assess your mouth and look at the best treatment options for you to achieve the smile you want in the most effective and efficient way possible.
Failure to take appropriate action on a dental emergency issue can increase the risk of permanent damage to your teeth, bacterial infection in your gums, tooth loss and the necessity for extensive treatment in the future. At Lincoln Park Smiles in Chicago we are here for you in your time of need and in the case of dental emergencies we do the best we can to you as soon as possible to rectify the problem in your mouth.
Dental emergencies can result from a variety of things, however, if you are experiencing unusual pain or discomfort or a have faced an oral trauma we recommend you get in contact with us as soon as possible. Some other dental emergencies are as follows:
Whether you’re dental emergency has affected a cosmetic tooth or natural your natural teeth both can be detrimental if not treated and a simple call to our office can determine the severity.
Urgency is dependent upon the emergency however the sooner you can inform your dentist of your ailment or otherwise the better. If your tooth has been knocked out it is important to see a dentist within 30 minutes if applicable as this time is crucial. This can mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth! It is important to pick your tooth up by the crown (never the root) and gently rinse it with milk. The best solution would be to keep the lot tooth in the missing spot however if this is too painful or not possible we recommend placing it in milk. Milk is good for storing lost teeth because cells from the root surface don’t swell up and burst as they do when placed in water. It contains proteins which keep a constant acid to alkaline ratio, anti-bacterial substances as well as sugars to keep cells growing.
If you are experiencing dental pain, Lincoln Park Smiles offers 24 hour emergency dental service as we understand that even 30 minutes could mean the difference between your natural tooth and a prosthetic tooth.
Correct treatment will be determined dependent upon your particular emergency and after a full mouth assessment has been performed so that Dr. Jack Manikowski can resolve your emergency. At Lincoln Park Smiles we offer cosmetic and restorative dental treatments such as; crowns, implants, veneers and many more that may be used to treat your dental emergency. We understand that during dental emergency patients will experience some or a lot of oral pain which is why we ensure that all patients are approached with compassion, dignity and respect. We pride ourselves on informing our patients about their treatment options and their associated costs before commencing any treatment. And by providing virtually pain free treatments to increase patient comfort and overall outcomes.
General dental appointments should always be a part of you yearly calendar to ensure you are maintaining good oral health and to prevent any future emergencies. At Lincoln Park Smiles our general care is conducted in a caring, tender manner that allows any threats to your oral health to be tackled before they cause extensive damage and trauma to your oral and overall health. Regular maintenance of your smile can help avoid lengthy restorative treatment in the future. At Lincoln Park Smiles we believe that prevention is far better than a cure, which is why it is so important to visit our practice every six months for an oral health examination and a professional clean.
During your regular checkup we can determine your level of oral health and work to avoid dental emergencies while treating any problem areas and potential oral health threats. A common problem found during regular checkups is gum disease which if caught early can avoid lengthy procedures in the future. Did you know that gum disease can cause severe health risks such as:
To help keep your body healthy and your mouth healthy we recommend you keep on top of your oral health with regular checkups and preventive at-home methods. A healthy dental hygiene routine reaches beyond brushing and flossing every day. It is also important to consider the foods you consume and the beverages you drink. Beverages like tea, coffee, wine and soda all have negative effects on your teeth. The corrosive effects of wine, soda, coffee and tea can lead to cavities and weakened enamel.
At Lincoln Park Smiles in Chicago we understand the frustration and fear involved with dental emergencies and will work towards a fast and comforting solution as soon as possible to ensure your oral health is maintained. A dental emergency needs to be treated urgently and should not be left to worsen without medical help, we recommend patients call or contact us as soon as possible to evaluate the severity of the emergency and the best course of treatment for you. It is important to note that general checkups and preventive methods for your oral hygiene, while they do not guarantee that you will not develop future dental problems, they are habits that can help reduce the chance of gum disease and other common oral health problems that may lead to future dental emergencies.
The smile is one of the first things you notice about a person, as it is often incredibly hard not to notice a smile. At a cursory glance, a smile can reveal a person’s personality, mood, emotions and attitudes. There are qualities that many of us find attractive in smiles such as straight teeth, color, pink gums and symmetry. Variations in these esthetics can cause teeth to appear unattractive and in turn can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. At Lincoln Park Smiles in Chicago, Illinois, we offer a range of dental treatments to subtly enhance your smile so you can regain your self-confidence and the smile you deserve.
Are you looking to straighten your teeth without it being obvious you are receiving treatment? Invisalign is a virtually ‘invisible’ orthodontic option for fixing minor malocclusions (misaligned bites) and crooked teeth. During the treatment you will receive a series of plastic aligners that each reveals a stage by stage template of your dental transformation. These aligners are created using some of the most advanced technology available to digitalize your treatment plan, meaning you can see the results before you even start the treatment.
Many adults experience minor malocclusions and crooked teeth that can be easily addressed with treatments like Invisalign in no time at all. The design of Invisalign also adds the benefit of discreetly and ‘invisibly’ straightening your teeth over time, so that your straighter smile is not as obvious or noticeable. Invisalign aligners are completely removable, so you can take them out to eat, drink and to maintain your regular oral hygiene habits.
Teeth are used to gnaw and mash food into a digestible paste so that the body can take sustenance. When our teeth break and wear away, food and bacteria can get inside and infect the fragile tooth pulp. Some common treatments for treating cracked or worn down teeth are fillings, dental crowns and root canal therapy, which work to clean and prevent further decay to the tooth when it is experiencing severe dental problems. Usually treatments take a few appointments to complete but at Lincoln Park Smiles our Same Day Crowns provide a convenient transition from old fillings and complications to new and fully functioning porcelain crowns.
Dr. Jack will assess your oral condition during the one appointment so you can ensure that any damage is seen to efficiently and quickly as possible. Our porcelain crowns are made in-house so we can clean the tooth, create a digitalized version of it through our scanning technology and have our machines create one to be fitted correctly. If you have received a root canal treatment a Same Day Crowns can reduce the risk of exposure and protect your natural tooth.
Subtle changes in your teeth, such as craze lines, blemishes, intrinsic staining (deep set stains) and fractures, may appear small; however these conditions can greatly hinder the effect of your smile. Porcelain veneers are perfect for these types of imperfections because they will retain as much of your natural tooth as possible, whilst giving you a smile with a blemish free appearance. Color-matched to match your other teeth, porcelain veneers are fashioned into a thin porcelain shell, a mirror image of your original tooth, bonded to your natural tooth. Porcelain is a strong durable material and will function just like your other teeth.
One of the best qualities about the porcelain veneers are that they can be filed and polished down to make your teeth appear symmetrical. A mouth full of symmetrical teeth will appear more pleasing to the eye, will allow your occlusion (bite) to fit together better and will evenly distribute pressure when you are eating. The porcelain veneers will be matched to the shade of your teeth, however many patients often get teeth whitening treatments before they have their porcelain veneers treatment. These patients usually wish to have a whiter smile, as well as cover their tooth blemishes and by getting a tooth whitening treatment prior to a porcelain veneer, we can color-match the veneer to the newly whitened teeth.
Teeth Whitening treatments help lighten your teeth and are better left to professionals to perform. The discoloration of your teeth is called intrinsic stains and these stains are caused by consumption of staining substances (without proper oral hygiene) over a period of time. These are substances such as:
Our dedicated staff at Lincoln Park Smiles can diagnose the source of your tooth discoloration and select the best teeth whitening treatment to suit your teeth.
Dr. Jack Manikowski, also known as ‘Dr. Jack’ by his patients, understands the impact teeth have on everyday life, not only esthetically, but also functionally, socially and personally as well. Those patients, who suffer low self-esteem due to mild to severe aesthetic tooth damages, may need options that will subtly change their smile. Even the smallest adjustment can make the biggest change in your smile and self-confidence. Our team of professionals at Lincoln Park Smiles, are here to make sure you receive the best treatment possible, with optimum comfort and quality care.
Sleep is essential for our survival, it allows us to recharge our ‘batteries’ and take a break from our busy schedules and hectic life styles. Unfortunately, with the availability of night time television/entertainment, work-related deadlines and internet downloads sleep can seem like a secondary priority most of the time. Getting the correct amount of sleep is crucial to keeping your body healthy and happy, at Lincoln Park Smiles located in Chicago, Illinois, we find that quality sleep is just as important. Conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring can ruin what sleep we allow ourselves to receive.
During sleep, the body goes through five stages:
These stages of sleep allow your body to recover and improve from the day’s activities and each stage is important in this process. Adults need around 7.5 to 9 hours of sleep a night which will allow at least three to four cycles of sleep. Children between the ages of 5 and 18 need between 8.5 to 13 hours sleep, allowing for three to five cycles a night.
Getting enough sleep is important and doing so consistently is even better for your health. Quality sleep always trumps quantity and if you are experiencing sleep obstructions like snoring it is more than likely you are not getting the sleep you deserve. Did you know that snoring effects over 18 million American’s nationwide? That means that over 18 million people are unable to get all of the benefits that uninterrupted sleep provides.
Snoring is caused by vibrations in your pharynx (throat) which is located behind your tongue and is usually a result of mouth breathing during sleep. There are factors that heighten the risk of snoring such as:
Once you identify the cause for snoring, actions can be taken to improve your condition. At Lincoln Park Smiles we can perform an assessment to discover the underlying reasons why you might be snoring during a consultation.
Obstructed sleep apnea (OSA), also known as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, is a condition that offers repeated episodes of interrupted sleep caused by complete or partial blockages to the throat. This results in breathing complications and causes the body to react instinctively by waking you from whatever stage of sleep you were experiencing. These interruptions can happen sporadically or consistently through the night without waking you up from your sleep. In some instances, such as complete blockages, the body will fully wake you from sleep. These interruptions do not allow you to complete cycles of sleep and if they occur consistently throughout the night it is unlikely that you will leave stage two of sleep.
If you wake up feeling exhausted or drained and go through the day feeling unable to concentrate, lethargic, restless and have headaches, sore throats and fatigue then these are the warning signs that you are not getting the sleep that you deserve. Seeing a professional to assess the cause of your sleep obstruction is essential to regain proper sleeping patterns, reinvigorate your body and sense of wellbeing.
Dr. Jack Manikowski, also known by his patients as “Dr. Jack”, find that many of his patients experience symptoms associated with OSA and his understanding of the oral region allows him to diagnose causes from both a dental and logical perspective. Diagnosis of causes for OSA can be difficult, but at Lincoln Park Smiles we offer advanced oral appliance therapy to both treat the symptoms and underlying causes of OSA, which has been proven to significantly reduce or solve snoring habits. Depending on the underlying cause of your OSA or snoring we will determine the type of oral appliance therapy option which should be recommended from our variety of options. With our busy lifestyles we need to be sure that when we have the time to sleep, it is time well spent.
Do you think you are not getting the sleep you deserve? Receive a diagnosis and discuss your solutions today.
There is no dental restorative treatment that is as effective as dental implants. Why?
Dental implant treatment is a comprehensive treatment. Dental bridges and dentures only restore your teeth whereas dental implant treatment replicates your tooth and tooth root. Not to mention the fact that dental implants are permanent and healthy.
The implant is made from biocompatible titanium. This means that after the implant is surgically inserted into your jaw, your jaw is far less likely to reject the foreign material. In fact, what your jaw will do is grow around the implant creating a strong support for a prosthetic tooth. Titanium alloy implant technology has been used for over 30 years, because it works.
One of the reasons that dental implants are the best tooth replacement for your oral health is that by replacing the tooth root you are helping retain strong jaw bone density.
When you lose a tooth, bone in your jaw dissolves away and it does not come back. At least not naturally, you can get bone grafts, but bone grafts are often painful exercises.
The problems of a missing tooth can snowball: a missing tooth can cause loss of jaw bone density. A lack of jawbone density will place stress on the remaining teeth. This will likely cause your remaining teeth to become weakened and damaged.
This can lead to gum disease. Do you know what gum disease can do to the rest of your body?
Before we get to the rest of the body, let’s take a look at what gum disease can do to your mouth. When gum disease advances from gingivitis to periodontitis it can cause bones, gums and tissue that support teeth to be destroyed. Eventually, you’ll need teeth extracted, and since tooth loss has occurred because of weakened bone structure it makes getting dental implants difficult.
Difficult but not impossible. If you have suffered tooth loss as a result of a loss of jawbone density, it could—depending on your overall oral health—to perform a bone graft. Once a bone graft is successfully completed, you would then be able to have the dental implant procedure.
Did you know that there a number of serious illness that have been linked to gum disease?
But we should be more specific. When we say gum disease we don’t mean that you’re going to have serious health issues if you get gingivitis. Gingivitis is curable with regular oral hygiene routine and a deep scale and clean from a dentist.
When we say that gum disease has been linked to a number of serious illnesses we are talking about periodontitis. Periodontitis has been linked to:
Gum disease is a prevalent oral hygiene problem; something like a third of all adults in the U.S. will suffer from one form of gum disease or another. This is just one of the many reasons why it is so important to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine: brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day. Visiting the dentist regularly is also important.
A dentist can clean your teeth in a way that brushing and flossing cannot. Also, by regularly visiting the dentist you significantly reduce the risk of serious oral health issues arising. For example: regular trips to the dentist (about 2 visits a year) could be the difference between needing a normal filling and having to get root canal treatment.
You shouldn’t think of regular dental check-ups as an optional extra, but as just one part of your oral hygiene routine.
There is no better restorative treatment for missing teeth than dental implants. They are the complete package: the implant itself acts as a tooth root and the prosthetic tooth attachment (usually a crown or bridge) mimics your natural teeth.
Not replacing a missing tooth has consequences other than gum disease:
Jaw bone material deteriorates rather quickly, so it is important that you seek appropriate restorative dental treatment as soon as possible.
Okay, so we’ve discussed the doom and gloom side of not getting dental implants. What about the benefits?
There is no better substitute for your natural teeth than dental implants. In fact, the only thing better than a dental implant for your oral health is your natural tooth. Some of the benefits of dental implants:
Not only all of that but because dental implants are permanent they are not only good for your health but for your wallet too. In a study that was published in June of 2013 it was found that, overall, dental implants are the most long-term cost effective restorative treatment. The study went on to say that in the last three years the demand for dental implants has risen. This rise in popularity is due to the strong, sturdy and solid nature of dental implants.
If you are looking for the best restorative dental treatment for missing teeth, then you are looking for dental implants.
For more information on dental implants, or to book an appointment at our dental practice in Lincoln Park, please contact us today.
If you are after a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth, Lincoln Park Smiles has the answer. With Invisalign orthodontic treatment we can help you straighten your smile without the treatment negatively impacting your lifestyle.
Your oral health is important, but so often it falls by the wayside because getting the proper care can be time consuming and can put you out. Invisalign changes all that.
Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that are:
Braces are most commonly worn by teenagers and children; however adults sometimes need braces too and Invisalign has proven to be especially popular amongst adults who are embarrassed by the thought of wearing metal braces.
Although it’s not just about being embarrassed. If you had a choice between an orthodontic treatment that hindered you or a treatment that was comfortable, effective and aesthetically pleasing which one would you choose?
Invisalign is an effective orthodontic treatment that is perfect for people who need orthodontic work but don’t want metal train tracks of any colour running across their teeth. Having said that, you should discuss your options with your dentist, everyone’s mouth is different and so too are your dental needs.
If Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment for you, it is a perfect lifestyle friendly way of straightening your teeth. What do we mean by lifestyle friendly?
Invisalign is virtually invisible, so no one will know you are getting work done. Invisalign is also removable: which means you can take them out at meal times and eat whatever you like without having to worry about getting food stuck in your braces.
It also means better oral hygiene since you can brush your teeth after every meal before replacing your aligners. This may not sound very amazing, but with traditional braces oral hygiene is much more difficult to maintain.
With traditional metal braces the brackets are bonded to the front of your teeth, so food can get stuck and it can be difficult to maintain your oral hygiene at home. This mean you need to go the dentist much more regularly because tartar (which causes problems such as gum disease and tooth decay) can easily build up around traditional braces.
Invisalign is comfortable. With traditional braces you would need regular tightening visits. These are unpleasant and uncomfortable, whereas with Invisalign you are given clear aligners that are smooth and not made of metal. Which is another great thing about Invisalign: there are no sharp edges to cut and irritate your gums.
Before your aligners are made, we use computer technology to map out what your smile will look like post-treatment, and instead of the uncomfortable tightening visits that accompany traditional braces, with Invisalign you are given new aligners every six to 8 weeks. This will, of course, depend on what you and your Lincoln Park Smiles dentist have discussed and planned.
The length of your treatment depends on a number of factors. One of those factors being that, in a way, it is up to you. Your diligence while you wear them (because after all, they are removable) will impact not only the duration of your treatment but the results as well.
Straightening your smile is about more than improving the aesthetics of your smile. So while an aesthetic benefit of orthodontic treatment is a healthy-looking straight smile there are a number of health reasons why you should straighten your teeth.
Let us begin first by saying that you’re never too old to get dental work done.
Invisalign can help correct a bad bite (or as dentists call it malocclusion), and there are instances when you might have straight teeth and still need braces. This is usually the result of your upper and lower jaws not meeting properly.
If you do not straighten your smile or correct your misaligned jaw it can lead to oral health problems down the track. We did this with our other article for August which is about dental implants. Except we did it the other way around. In our other article for this month we listed all the things that can go wrong with your oral health if you don’t replace your missing teeth before we listed the benefits of replacing your missing teeth.
This article we thought we’d mix it up and give you the benefits of Invisalign before showing you why orthodontic work is necessary. If you don’t correct an abnormal bite it can lead to further problems such as:
We can’t say that after your Invisalign treatment you will feel much more confident and happy with your appearance. What we can say is that the virtually invisible nature of the Invisalign treatment will encourage you to smile throughout your treatment because you won’t feel embarrassed by your orthodontic work.
That and you can always take your Invisalign out if you’re going to a party or other function.
Invisalign really is the lifestyle friendly orthodontic treatment. It is an effective and aesthetically pleasing way to straighten your smile and look after your oral health. Here at Lincoln Park Smiles, Invisalign is just one of the many ways we provide our patients with the best in dental treatments.
For more information on Invisalign offered at Lincoln Park Smiles or to book an appointment at our conveniently located dental practice in Lincoln Park, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Research, studies and surveys across a wide range of topics from dating to job seeking all seem to agree on one thing. Your smile matters. Not just for health reasons either—even though the list of illness linked to poor oral health is only getting bigger…
The research, studies and surveys we are referring to are about the aesthetic effects of your smile. For example: a survey of single men and women between the age of 25 and 51 came up with some interesting results. The survey was conducted by a dating website so it could better determine what men and women were looking for: turns out 73% of women said that a healthy looking smile was important—a healthy looking smile meant the man had more chance of a successful date. Only 37% of men said the same thing.
Another example: the shiniest, most expensive business suit does not guarantee you’ll beat someone in a shabbier suit. Apparently, this study found that if two men walk into a job interview (especially for public relations-style jobs) the man with the whiter, healthier looking smile is more likely to get the job. Even if the man with the whiter, healthier looking smile is in the shabby suit he’s still got a better chance.
Finally: it takes four seconds for someone to form an impression of you. Just four seconds and their mind (unconsciously) is made up. That doesn’t really give you time to say anything: just time to smile.
At Lincoln Park Smiles in Chicago we offer a range of cosmetic treatments to help enhance and reinvigorate your beautiful smile. Our range of cosmetic treatments include:
• Teeth whitening
• Porcelain Veneers
• Smile Makeovers
• Bonded white fillings
As everyone is different our dentists approach each patient with this in mind. We take a comprehensive approach to cosmetic dentistry, looking at not just your teeth but your facial proportions.
Porcelain veneers offer the perfect solution for solving cosmetic dental issues. We offer different types of veneers depending on your cosmetic needs. From no prep veneers (Lumineers) to other conservative dental veneer options, Lincoln Park Smiles can help you.
The versatility of porcelain veneers offered at Lincoln Park Smiles is part of what makes them such a great treatment. The benefits of porcelain veneers are:
• Brighten and whiten your discolored smile
• Straighten an asymmetrical smile
• Cover cracks, chips and worn teeth
Veneers are custom made thin shells that are bonded to your teeth. Whether for restorative or cosmetic reasons, veneers offered at Lincoln Park Smiles can dramatically improve the look of your smile.
Your smile is another form of business card. It says just as much about you as the clothes you wear. Your smile can affect your self-confidence, your self-esteem as well as your job prospects and your social life.
For more information on our veneers, or to book an appointment at our conveniently located dental practice in Chicago, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Looking after your oral health is important but more often than not the prospect of going to the dentist can be a daunting one. At Lincoln Park Smiles we have the solution! Same day dental crowns save you time, money and more importantly, they are better for your oral health.
The answer is simple. In just one appointment your damaged tooth is enclosed in a strong, sturdy porcelain crown that will protect it from further harm. Many dentists do not have the technology to provide you with this great service, but at Lincoln Park Smiles we use the CEREC machine to give you same day dental restorations.
The first appointment involves the assessment of your tooth and from this information a lab technician takes around a week to make your restoration. During this time a temporary cap is put in place to protect your damaged tooth. The following appointments involve the temporary cap being taken off (and just hope the dentist didn’t use an overzealous amount of bonding material) from which point the permanent restoration is cemented in place.
In stark contrast to this you could come to Lincoln Park Smiles and get it done in one hassle-free appointment.
Crowns are designed to cover a damaged tooth to strengthen and protect it. Protecting your tooth is far better than having to have it extracted. Extraction is an unpleasant business—missing teeth can cause many health problems such as gum disease and loss of jawbone.
Dental bridges are an ideal solution for missing teeth as these prevent gum disease and bone loss. There are other oral health issues associated with tooth loss other than gum disease and bone loss—tooth loss can cause further tooth loss, it can also cause misaligned bite.
What does a misaligned bite mean for you? It can mean headaches, jaw pain and it can snowball into other problems. All of which can be avoided with the convenience of same day dental restorations from Lincoln Park Smiles!
When your tooth is damaged or weakened, your dentist will recommend a dental crown to protect and strengthen your tooth. But there’s a catch; first your tooth is going to be shaved down and fitted with a temporary cap for a week or so. This effectively leaves your tooth exposed to further trauma until a lab technician builds you a strong, sturdy dental crown.
At Lincoln Park Smiles we protect and strengthen your tooth straight away. Using the CEREC machine we are able to design, manufacture and place restorations in a single appointment. Saving you time, money and (equally important) discomfort!
For more information on our same day dental restorations, or to book an appointment at our conveniently located dental practice in Lincoln Park, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Here at Lincoln Park Smiles we are experts when it comes to restorative dentistry. We offer a myriad of different options for preventative and restorative dentistry including same day crowns, bridges and dental implants. Crowns are perfect for patients who have gone through oral trauma, or have been inflicted by a dental accident. Dental implants and bridges are generally used to conceal and fill in holes left by tooth extractions or tooth loss due to an accident. Dental implants are often referred to as the more permanent solution, although bridges can also last over a decade if cared for properly.
Root canal treatment and dental crowns are both extremely useful when trying to salvage your natural tooth. Crowns have a variety of uses including functional and cosmetic restorations. They can also be used to mend cracked teeth which are a common occurrence for people who have received amalgam fillings earlier in their life. This occurs because amalgam swells and shrinks with temperature changes, causing the tooth to be put under varied pressure. Crowns can also be used to ‘cap’ your tooth after a root canal treatment has been performed. This seals the tooth from further decay and restores the function of your smile. Same day crowns provided by Lincoln Park Smiles can also strengthen teeth that have become weakened due to loss of enamel and decay.
Although same day crowns can completely restore your smile, in some instances your dentist at Lincoln Park Smiles may determine that your decay has progressed too far to be salvaged. This will require a tooth extraction which will mean you will also require either a dental implant procedure or a bridge. Bridges are one of our most popular teeth-replacement procedures because it can be performed quickly and if cared for properly can last over a decade. The dental bridge itself is made up of two crowns which fix to the teeth surrounding the gap left by the extracted tooth. The tooth in the middle will be solid and appear exactly like a natural tooth. Your dentist at Lincoln Park Smiles will be able to color match your bridge so that it blends perfectly with your natural teeth.
Here at Lincoln Park Smiles, we pride ourselves on delivering outstanding results to patients, as we offer advanced treatments which make our patients’ dental experience much more enjoyable. Our most advanced technology is our CEREC equipment which enables us to design, mill and apply your crowns and veneers all in the same appointment, on the same day! This procedure is perfect for time-conscious individuals who have a busy work schedule as it can be performed during a long-lunch break.
If you would like to find out more about our bridges, same day crowns or CEREC technology please do not hesitate to visit our dental practice in Lincoln Park or contact us here.
Same day smiles are the most convenient and effective way to completely rejuvenate your smile! Lincoln Park Smiles is passionate about staying at the forefront of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Our state-of-the-art dental studio offers a full range of cosmetic treatments including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening and crowns made with the help of CEREC technology. Veneers and crowns can both be used in our same day smile treatment where we will enable you to achieve a brilliant and stunning smile all in the same day and same appointment!
The same day smile treatment uses our most advanced dental technology – the CEREC machine. CEREC is an all-in-one device which enables us to create customized veneers and crowns all in the same appointment. In order to create these customized restorations your dentist will take a scan and evaluate them on the CEREC computer screen. We will then use our in-house milling machine to produce the physical veneers or crowns. After we have made sure your restorations are suited to your teeth shape and color, we will roughen the surface of the tooth so that they can be secured properly, if you are receiving a crown it is likely that we will have to grind more of your teeth down to make room for the crown. Veneers are much thinner as they are as thick as contact lenses. They will still provide minimal protection although their main purpose is for cosmetic benefit. Veneers are one of our most popular treatments as they enhance the overall appearance of your smile as well as provide a little more protection for your enamel.
Veneers can conceal many imperfections in your smile, including crookedness, discoloration, chips, cracks and misshapenness. If you experience any of these esthetically displeasing conditions, veneers can completely reinvigorate your smile. Studies have found that an improved smile can significantly increase the mood of the individual as well as make their visage appear more professional and healthy. Take the plunge to enrich your smile and your lifestyle today with Lincoln Park Smiles’ same day smile treatment!
It is always better to receive the advice of a professional dentist when you’re thinking about completely reforming your smile. Your dentist at Lincoln Park smiles will be able to suggest areas where your smile could be improved, including the whiteness and the crookedness. Most people with relatively straight teeth choose veneers to conceal their unsightly teeth, or simply give them a more celebrity-standard smile. With the veneers you can hit two birds with one stone, alleviate discoloration and conceal your crooked teeth!
If you are interested in finding out more about the same day smile treatment available at Lincoln Park Smiles in Chicago please do not hesitate to contact us.
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