Create the Smile of Your Dreams with Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Nikol Kurziak, Dr. Michael Dymes and the staff at Greenwood Dental Care in Waukegan believe that each of our patients deserves a smile they can be proud of. We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry solutions to correct such common aesthetic flaws as stained teeth, broken teeth, or teeth that are chipped, cracked, misshapen, or crooked. Be sure to visit our online smile gallery to see some of the stunning results achieved for our cosmetic dentistry patients. We invite you to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by Dr. Kurziak and Dr. Dyme and then schedule an appointment for your smile makeover consultation.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that can be used to cover stains or mask flaws such as cracked, broken, or misshapen teeth. Porcelain veneers are sometimes referred to as "instant orthodontics" because they can also be applied to straighten the appearance of a crooked smile.
Teeth whitening is perhaps the most commonly sought cosmetic dentistry procedure at Greenwood Dental Care. Even the most beautiful smile can appear unhealthy or dull when teeth are stained or yellowed. Our patients can enjoy smiles that are up to ten shades brighter.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
By applying a thin coating of a tooth-colored resin composite material to teeth, we can improve the appearance of a number of cosmetic flaws. In many cases, cosmetic bonding is more affordable and just as effective as porcelain veneers, though results will not be as long lasting.
When a tooth has been severely damaged, a dental crown is placed over the entire tooth surface to restore functionality and appearance and to seal the tooth from further damage.
If a patient is missing one or more teeth but is not necessarily a good candidate for dentures or dental implants, he or she may be fitted with a dental bridge. A bridge is an artificial tooth that is held in place by a dental crown on either side of the gap created by the missing tooth.
At Greenwood Dental Care, we offer both full and partial dentures to our patients in the Waukegan area. Unlike dental bridges or dental implants, dentures are removable replacement teeth. We use the most modern materials and methods to create our patients' dentures, so they can always be assured of a comfortable fit and the most realistic appearance.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into a patient's jawbone to support permanent replacement teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants never need to be removed for cleaning, and they allow for more comfortable eating and speaking. Our doctors work closely with and will refer you to the best oral surgeons and periodontist to have the substructure placed. After a period of healing, our doctors will then restore the permanent replacement tooth above the gumline.
Traditional metal fillings are often composed of mercury, which creates a black appearance. At Greenwood Dental Care we usually use composite, or tooth-colored fillings. White fillings are less likely than metal fillings to cause tooth breakage. White fillings are also virtually undetectable, which makes your smile healthy and beautiful at the same time.
Smile Makeover or Smile Design
Dr. Kurziak and Dr. Dyme thrive at making smiles look their best. From unattractive coffee stained teeth to crooked and decayed smiles, our doctors will have you boasting and beaming with cosmetic dentistry procedures that achieve the ultimate in smile design.
We encourage you to request an appointment to consult with a member of the Greenwood Dental Care team at our Waukegan office, or call us today at 847-244-9000 for more information.