Beauty that’s Good for You Too!
Two of life’s most precious commodities are health and comfort. We want to give you one more thing – beauty. The truth is, your smile is best when beauty, health and comfort are in perfect harmony: When you feel good, you look better, and when you look great, you feel great too! Our advanced cosmetic dentistry options can help you get the smile you have always wished for.
Stop worrying about crooked, chipped, overlapped or discolored teeth. The expertly trained Highland Park dentists at The Smile Group have an innovative and simple solution: porcelain veneers.
These elegant restorations can quickly and easily return structural integrity to your teeth while perfecting and beautifying your smile. Each porcelain restoration is made just for you and bonded to your prepared tooth. Veneers cover part or all of the biting surface as well as the visible part of the tooth. Because they mimic natural tooth structure and look so natural, no one will notice your restoration; they’ll just notice your bright and confident smile!
Lumineers are porcelain veneers made from patented Cerinate porcelain unavailable anywhere other than the Cerinate Smile Design Studio, and only a certified Lumineers dentist may apply them.
Very thin, Lumineers are noninvasive and do not require the removal of tooth structure, making them a great choice for younger patients. They are long-lasting and yet they are completely reversible. Imagine: In just a few, relaxing visits you can have the incredible smile you have dreamed of – as easily as getting a new hairstyle!
Having a beautiful smile is important both socially and psychologically, but having a healthy, functional smile is more important still. Our smile restoration can do both. If your teeth appear short and worn, or completely overlap your bottom teeth, or if you experience pain in the jaw joint, headaches, back pain, muscle tenderness or clicking or popping of the jaw, then you should consider full-mouth smile restoration. You will be amazed at the change it can make!
Sometimes all it takes is a little subtle shaping of the teeth or gums to make your smile look wider, friendlier and brighter. The Smile Group offers both gum contouring and tooth contouring to quickly and easily give you a more beautiful smile and renewed confidence.
Gum contouring allows us to sculpt your gums to show more of your beautiful tooth enamel. Sometimes we use this procedure (also called crown lengthening) to allow us to place a crown when there isn’t much tooth structure to work with. Other times we use gum contouring when too much gum tissue covers and masks your teeth. Cosmetic gum contouring can make a dramatic difference, leaving you with a whiter, brighter smile.
Are your tooth edges uneven? Are your canines too long? Do you wish your teeth looked more balanced and beautiful? An artful and conservative treatment, tooth recontouring can quickly and painlessly improve your appearance and create a more harmonious smile by reshaping chipped or misaligned tooth edges.
Either of these procedures can easily and conveniently help create a more attractive smile – your best accessory no matter what you are wearing!
Do you have some minor wear or cracking on your teeth and don’t want the commitment of porcelain veneers? Have you tried tooth whitening but your stubborn discolorations just won’t go away? Are your teeth gapped a little and you’d like a conservative way to fix that space? Cosmetic dental bonding can improve almost any Chicago smile quickly and conveniently. There is very little preparation required and bonding can usually be completed in our office in one visit. We also use composite bonding to repair cavities for a safe and natural-looking restoration. For large repairs or major cosmetic corrections, we recommend the use of porcelain, such as porcelain veneers or crowns.
You enjoy your morning coffee, and once in awhile, you like to have a glass of red wine. You eat handfuls of blueberries for their antioxidant properties and you enjoy sipping pomegranate juice for the same reason. Sure you are protecting your health, but your teeth are starting to look a little dingy for it. Don’t worry. The Smile Group offers one of the leading methods of whitening your smile – the KöR Whitening system. This system is so wonderful it was judged by a respected dental journal to be the most gentle, effective, reliable way to whiten your teeth – permanently! The results are truly astonishing and it works even on tetracycline-stained teeth. Its whitening reputation and power coupled with low sensitivity are why we chose this system for our patients.
For patients who prefer to whiten their smiles more gradually or simply want to whiten their teeth in the convenience of home, we also offer LUMIBrite professional-strength take home whitening.