Do you have an Achilles heel when it comes to a pursuit of looking younger? Many people are hard on themselves, but aging happens whether you choose to focus on it or not. We live in a privileged society where we have options and opportunities to look and feel great about ourselves. Whether it’s Botox for wrinkles, plastic surgery to tighten skin, or cosmetic dental procedures, you may be thinking about undergoing some sort of efforts to shave a few years off. Your Northbrook dentist, Dr. Brent Engelberg will talk about utilizing the great cosmetic services we offer to look a touch more youthful.
Shortened Teeth Due to Longer Life
Our teeth age, just as our skin does. When teeth are cracked, chipped, worn down, and/or discolored, you are likely to appear older and more tired. Luckily, cosmetic dental issues can be much simpler to reverse then skin wrinkles, spots, and blotches. Teeth will wear (more…)
The process of getting a proper dental crown can take patience. Generally, a minimum of two appointments is necessary for preparation to the tooth, procuring a mold and measurements for the fabrication, and waiting for the crown to be made in a high-quality lab. Temporary crowns can be cumbersome, uncomfortable, and ill-fitting, and are usually made of acrylic or stainless steel. They serve as a one-size-fits-all cap over a tooth to get by while you wait for your next appointment. It’s easy to see why people are intrigued by the idea of a natural looking, custom-fit porcelain crown in a single appointment. Unfortunately, as Dr. Brent Engelberg, your Winnetka cosmetic dentist will attest, some things are worth waiting for.
What is CEREC?
The acronym CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. CEREC is an undoubtedly innovative computer design tool and milling machine, all rolled into one. A dentist that provides CEREC crowns has the ability to prep, measure, and manufacture dental crowns with high-quality ceramic, right before a patient’s eyes. The process is minimally invasive, cost effective, relatively comfortable, and most of all, saves you time. But is CEREC too good to be true? (more…)
Our gums play a major role in the appearance and quality of our smile, in essence framing our teeth like a beautiful picture. A “gummy smile” is the way some people refer to the presence of an excessive amount of gum tissue. For people with this particular dental quandary, teeth can appear to be crooked even when they’re not. A minimally invasive laser procedure that is available from your Glencoe cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brent Engelberg, is called a gum lift.
Laser Technology Benefits
The invention and progression of laser technology has created a revolution in dentistry. Cosmetic gum therapy used to involve more traditional surgical methods, including cutting and sutures. This would usually translate into considerably more anxiety, discomfort, and a probable longer period of recovery. With lasers, a gum lift can be performed more precisely, and much less traumatically. In fact, the laser actually closes the tissue as it moves along the gumline, making stitches obsolete for this particular procedure. This leads to a shorter healing time and no need to take an extended absence from work, or disrupt your busy life. (more…)
Smiles are universally known, but there are some cultures in the world where smiles are less freely given. In our culture, when someone refuses to smile, we usually assume that they are unfriendly, sad, or unpleasant. The truth is there are people who have been dealt an unfair hand in the smile department, and may prefer to come across as aloof if it allows them to hide the way their teeth look. There is a way to deal with tooth issues that range from restorative to cosmetic. Dr. Brent Engelberg, your Wilmette cosmetic dentist, will talk about balancing imperfections with a smile makeover.
What is a Smile Makeover?
Smile makeovers are an ideal solution for people that feel overwhelmed with all of the dental work they need. Whether time or finances are the concern, sometimes it’s just taking that first step to find out exactly what you are up against. If you have misalignment, overlaps, gaps, or crooked teeth, but also have decay and gum disease, a combination of procedures might be necessary. Root canal (more…)