Cultural differences from nation to nation can be shocking. Our American ideal of imperfections might be just what another country believes is the bastion of beauty. One example would be a trend in Japan over the last several years called yaeba. While American women with imperfect smiles might avoid grinning altogether, Japanese women actually go through cosmetic procedures to make their teeth more imperfect. Of particular desire are accentuated and crooked canine teeth. Dr. Brent Engelberg, your Palatine cosmetic dentist, will explain more regarding this cultural dental curiosity.
What is Yaeba?
Dentists in Tokyo are used to their patients requesting “the yaeba effect.” In essence, mini-fangs are adhered, usually to the canine teeth. Canines are the teeth in your mouth that are pointiest. They are designed to help you tear into your food for proper breakdown before you swallow. Yaeba translates as ‘double tooth,’ and the sought after treatment runs approximately $400 for patients.
Imperfections Believed to Appear Youthful
There is a small sect of people in the United States that are so compelled by the idea of vampires that they opt for Dracula-esque adhesive fangs, or even have teeth shaved into sharper canines. However, this is not the goal of yaeba. The intent of the Japanese trend is to replicate a look that generally occurs as the result of delayed primary tooth (more…)
Traditional braces have been made of stainless steel for over half a century. Generally, braces were reserved for adolescents and teens. Adults whose parents couldn’t afford braces simply accepted their lot in life. Crooked teeth became a part of their identity, albeit possibly diminishing their quality of life and joy of smiling. Fortunately, innovations in orthodontic technology now allow an option of nearly invisible “braces” in the form of clear aligners called Invisalign. Your Evanston cosmetic dentist will tell you why this procedure can offer you cosmetic results both after and during treatment.
While Invisalign might not be the best option for every single case, if you have gapped, crowded, or misaligned teeth, Invisalign can offer you surprisingly fast and remarkably incognito straightening. If you are well into you adult years, with an established career, this can be the primary (more…)
If you were to lose your teeth, the number one complaint would likely be the aesthetic problems. Your smile would not look right, and people would probably be staring at you and wondering why you hadn’t made the effort to fix your smile. Though there are many functional reasons for restoring missing teeth (inability to eat and speak correctly) we smile every day more than we realize. Once those beautiful teeth are gone, most people are surprised by how naked their mouth feels. So, while dental implants are generally considered to be under the realm of restorative dentistry, your Skokie cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brent Engelberg, would like to point out the cosmetic advantages of this method of replacing teeth that are no longer there.
Dental implants were designed to mimic the structure of teeth’s roots. Traditional dentures have had their place in dentistry, but the advent of dental implants answers to the deficiencies of dentures. Below the gumline of our teeth lies root structures that are responsible for a big portion of your dental health. When the entire anatomy of your teeth is healthy, your body will send vitamins and minerals to that part of the jawbone, keeping your density healthy and full. Dental implants are made from bio-compatible titanium posts that function as viable root-replacements. These posts are inserted through your gum tissue and into your jawbone to provide a secure point of attachment for attractive tooth-like prosthetics.
Dental Implants: A Realistic Looking Smile
The dental crowns that are attached to your titanium implants will be approved by you. Material, shape, and color can be customized for your desires. If your implants are only single or partial, the prosthetics can flawlessly match existing teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implant restorations allow people to eat whatever they want. Dentures tend to slip with certain foods, and keeping an empty space with no tooth can make chewing certain consumables totally uncomfortable. Dental implants provide more sensation and chewing satisfaction because they are very close in structure to natural teeth. They can be brushed with regular toothpaste. And you can rest assured that those nutrients that your body stopped sending will start going to the right place in your jaw again.
Skokie Cosmetic Dentist Provides Dental Implants
You can schedule an appointment with our 60076 dentist office, by calling 847-259-8030. Your dentist in Skokie is happy to serve patients in Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, and Northern Chicago Suburbs.
There are certain things that should be the right of every human being. Unfortunately, the hand that we’re dealt means that various issues might end up causing life-long embarrassment, or even deeper feelings of inadequacy. Smiles are amongst the first thing that people notice about others. Those with severe flaws in their smile might feel that the amount of work needed to making them look the way they want to is simply insurmountable. Dr. Brent Engelberg, your Libertyville cosmetic dentist, loves changing people’s lives with complete smile makeovers.
Defining Smile Makeovers
Smile makeovers are an ideal solution for people with an overwhelming amount of dental work (cosmetic and restorative) necessary. Time and finances tend to be the main concerns of prospective patients. You’ll never know what your smile makeover plan will entail unless you take the first step and schedule a consultation. Your Libertyville cosmetic dentist has seen it all, in many combinations. Misalignments, overlaps, gaps, crooked teeth, stains, chips, cracks, visible and deep decay – all of these problems can be solved. Smile makeovers are tailor-made plans designed by Dr. Engelberg to suit your individual needs. Just like snowflakes, every smile makeover is a little bit different. (more…)