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FAQs

Explore our FAQs section to discover the answer to many of your oral concerns and queries!

At Lincoln Park Smiles our dental professionals are here to share their extensive knowledge in the areas of general, cosmetic, restorative and emergency dentistry.

How can I dramatically improve the appearance of my smile with a single dental treatment?

Dental veneers are a great cosmetic dental treatment to dramatically transform the appearance of your smile with a single dental treatment

This innovative cosmetic dental treatment can be used to:

  • Mask chips, cracks and worn teeth
  • Permanently whiten and brighten a discolored smile
  • Can be used to straighten an asymmetrical smile without the need for orthodontic work

The best thing about the dental veneers we offer at our Lincoln Park dental practice is that with good care they can create a perfectly beautiful smile that lasts for over a decade!

How often should I visit the dentist for a check-up?

Regular dental check-ups are the key to maintaining optimal oral health for life

These should be scheduled at least every six months. This gives our dental professionals the time to check for potential threats to your oral health and take preventative action to remedy these issues in their early stages.

During these appointments we will also perform a professional clean to remove hardened plaque that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone.

How can I straighten my smile without anyone noticing?

Many people have been put off traditional orthodontic treatment due to aesthetic concerns

If you wish to straighten your teeth but do not want to endure years of a mouth full of unsightly metal orthodontic work, the revolutionary Invisalign system may be the ideal orthodontic treatment for you.

Utilizing a series of virtually transparent aligners to gently move your smile into perfect alignment, Invisalign is a lifestyle friendly orthodontic option that is even removable!

What is the easiest way for me to enhance the appearance of my smile?

Teeth whitening can be a great choice for people who wish to beautify their smile in a single appointment

This relatively simple cosmetic dental treatment can produce dramatic results – creating a youthfully beautiful smile in just a single appointment at our Lincoln Park dental practice!

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile

At Lincoln Park Smiles we can custom design a dental veneer treatment to craft a perfectly beautiful smile that with good care should last for more than a decade. We have a range of dental veneer treatment options available, to suit your individual needs and desires.

What is the best way for me to replace my missing teeth?

If you have suffered from tooth loss, dental implants can mimic the feel, form and function of your natural tooth unlike any other restorative treatment

Dental implants are made from a titanium material that is highly biocompatible with your natural jaw bone material. Over a period of months these titanium implants are fully accepted by your body as part of your biological makeup, forming a solid foundation for prosthetic tooth replacements.

How can I stop snoring?

If you are experiencing chronic snoring we may be able to resolve this issue at our Lincoln Park dental practice

Our dental professionals can utilize oral appliance therapy to reduce or eliminate your snoring. Snoring is one of the major symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, and oral appliance therapy can also be used to treat this highly prevalent sleep disorder.

Do I need to replace my missing tooth?

If you have experienced tooth loss it is important to seek an appropriate restorative treatment as soon as possible

Tooth loss can have a dramatic impact on your oral and overall health, and can lead to a range of serious complications including:

  • Your existing teeth can migrate from position to fill the void left by tooth loss
  • Your gum tissue and jaw bone can begin to deteriorate
  • Your facial appearance can change in response to this jaw bone deterioration
  • Your bite can become misaligned which can lead to neuromuscular dental issues

At Lincoln Park Smiles we can provide innovative restorative treatments such as dental implants to rejuvenate your smile if it has suffered from tooth loss.

Why am I always so tired?

If you are experiencing regular fatigue and poor concentration, you may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea

This common sleep disorder can have a dramatic influence on your overall health, and has been linked with a series of startling health risks such as heart disease and driving accidents. At our Lincoln Park dental practice we can effectively treat and reduce your symptoms of sleep apnea by utilizing oral appliance therapy.

How can I straighten my teeth without using metal braces?

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that can straighten your smile without the use of traditional unsightly metal braces

The innovative orthodontic choice for celebrities such as Justin Beiber and Katherine Heigl, Invisalign is a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment that can be removed to enjoy your favorite foods, maintain your oral hygiene routine and for special occasions.

How can I replace my metal amalgam fillings?

Amalgam fillings are dark metallic in color and do not successfully blend with the shade, texture and translucency of your natural tooth enamel

If you are unhappy with your current amalgam fillings, we can replace these with our contemporary filling material that can be color-matched to the exact shade, translucency and texture of your natural tooth enamel.

What is a tooth crown?

A tooth crown is a strong and durable restoration designed to repair damaged teeth.

At Lincoln Park Smiles we utilize CEREC technology to design, mill and place custom designed crown restorations all within a single appointment. Crowns can be an ideal choice if you:

  • Have suffered from extensive decay
  • Have a heavily damaged tooth
  • Need to strengthen a tooth after root canal therapy
  • Require a dental implant restoration

Experience ‘Same Day Smile’ restorations with the help of the CEREC technology courtesy of Dr. Jack at Lincoln Park Smiles.

What is the average cost of porcelain veneers?

At Lincoln Park Smiles we custom design each cosmetic dental treatment in response to the unique needs of each of our patients…

The costs for each of our porcelain veneer treatments varies, as we strive to achieve seamlessly beautiful, long term results for each of our patients. During your consultation Dr. Jack and his team will work with you to design a cosmetic treatment plan that fits your budget and your desired outcomes. At Lincoln Park Smile we know that your time is at a premium and in response to this we have invested in CEREC technology to allow our dental professionals to custom design your veneer treatment from the convenience of our office.

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