Cosmetic Dentistry in Lake Bluff, IL
Dental issues can affect your self-esteem and your oral health in several ways. At Lake Bluff Dental Care, we believe that a beautiful smile begins with optimal oral health. We provide you with cosmetic dentistry services that not only help you restore your appealing smile, but also support your oral health.
Dr. Randal A. Knudson and Dr. James R. MacNaughton are committed to providing you with quality treatments to establish a healthy oral foundation before proceeding with further cosmetic procedures.
Whether you’re looking to replace missing teeth with implant-supported restorations or you want a whiter or straighter smile, you can rely on us. We proudly serve Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Libertyville, IL,F and all surrounding communities. Call to schedule your consultation today!
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The Building Blocks of Cosmetic Dentistry
Bonding, fillings, and crowns are the most popular cosmetic treatments used by dentists. Which of these treatments you need depends on your situation and what type of cosmetic concerns you have. Dr. Knudson and Dr. MacNaughton are known for their high precision. They strive to diagnose and treat various conditions to help you achieve your oral aesthetic goals.
Dental Bonding: This is a conservative treatment we use to repair cracks, chips, or enamel defects. We carefully fill in affected areas using a natural-colored composite material. Then we artistically create a tooth that looks and feels natural.
Composite Fillings: We offer amalgam-free fillings. These filings are especially useful for repairing areas that are highly visible when you smile. Small to medium areas of decay can be fixed quickly and easily and help stop further damage.
Porcelain Crowns: Crowns are incredibly versatile and used for many different cosmetic and restorative treatments. If a tooth has severe damage or decay, a crown covers and protects it down to the gum line. A crown can be used to fix a single tooth. It can also be combined in a bridge to replace missing teeth. Crowns provide the finishing touch for root canal therapy or a dental implant.
Accomplish Your Oral Health Goals with Personalized Treatments
At Lake Bluff Dental Care, we take the time to listen to your concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan built around your needs. Our talented professionals use the latest dental technologies to provide you with faster, more comfortable treatments.
Misaligned or stained teeth may affect your confidence or cause social discomfort. Our dental team is eager to provide you with all the help you need to get back your confident smile.
Invisalign® for A Straighter Smile
Many people take for granted the importance of having straight teeth. Straight teeth make chewing more effective and decrease the buildup of plaque between teeth. Straight teeth also give you a more confident smile.
Invisalign is a custom set of invisible aligners made of clear plastic. While there are several ways to address dental misalignment, few are as comfortable and discreet as Invisalign.
This treatment is designed to help cases of medium to mild misalignment. The aligners apply precise pressure to slowly adjust the position of your teeth. Treatment starts when Dr. Knudson creates a digital map to prepare the custom aligners. You will need to wear them every day to achieve the best results.
These aligners are effective at fixing any of the following oral health issues:
- Unwanted Gaps: Invisalign is a useful treatment option for closing unwanted gaps. In possibly as little as three months, your teeth can shift to cover these gaps and restore an attractive smile.
- Overcrowding: Crowded teeth can push others out of position and cause overlap. Invisalign can reposition crowded teeth to make them fit evenly.
- Underbite: Patients with minor underbite problems can also benefit from Invisalign. An underbite is the opposite of overbite, and the lower jaw protrudes further than the upper jaw. Invisalign can gradually adjust the lower jaw positioning to restore your smile.
- Overbite: An overbite is when the top set of teeth overlaps the bottom set by a significant distance. This causes complications in biting, chewing, and overall jaw strength. Invisalign can slowly adjust your bite to restore proper alignment.
Professional Teeth Whitening for a Bright Smile
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. Whiter teeth make your smile brighter and more attractive. For your convenience, our practice offers both in-office and take-home whitening techniques. This helps you choose the method that suits your lifestyle and preferences.
Ultradent Opalescence Go™ Take-Home Whitening
This method provides you with the flexibility of whitening your teeth at home while under the supervision of a professional. In this kit, we will provide you with a professional whitening gel. The gel is available in 10% or 15% hydrogen peroxide concentrations. Along with the gel, we will provide you with custom trays to help spread the gel evenly across your smile.For most patients, you will wear the trays fifteen minutes a day for 5-10 days, then enjoy your brilliant new look!
Ultradent Opalescence Boost™ In-Office Power Whitener
This method gives you the required whitening results in one visit. Opalescence Boost in-office power whitener is a gel that provides you with whiter teeth without requiring a hot, uncomfortable light to work. Our team activates the 40% formula and applies it to your smile. It takes around one hour to give you the bright smile you are longing for.
Gum Disease Treatment for Balanced Oral Health
We provide you with the dental exams and preventive care you need to maintain healthy gums. You can help by establishing a consistent dental routine and scheduling regular oral cleanings. If you have periodontal disease that has progressed to form deep pockets, Dr. MacNaughton may need to perform scaling and root planing. Root planing and scaling deep cleans your teeth under the gum line.
Benefits of this treatment include:
- Preventing tooth decay
- Eliminating bad breath
- Stopping gum disease
- Protecting the tooth root
- Preventing tooth loss
If you require surgery, we have a network of talented specialists including periodontists and oral surgeons that we are happy to refer you to.
Enhance Your Smile with Composite and Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are thin coverings designed to cover only the front surfaces of teeth. Veneers can cover deep stains and conceal chipped or cracked teeth, as well as correct crooked teeth and uneven spacing. At Lake Bluff Dental Care, we provide you with both composite and porcelain veneers.
Veneers require minimal removal of your original enamel for a perfect fit. Once applied, the veneer bonds securely with the remaining tooth structure. Veneers are durable and look exactly like natural teeth. With proper care, they can last for many years.
Dental Implant Restorations
Our experienced dentists offer dental implant restorations to provide a long-term, effective solution for missing teeth. We provide implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures. These restorations are permanent, durable, and can last for decades. Our dentists work with an implant specialist for the placement, then finish your treatment with the custom restoration.
During a dental implant restoration, a biocompatible post is inserted in your jawbone to fill in for the missing space. Each implant consists of a titanium post, an abutment, and a porcelain crown or other restoration. The abutment connects the post to the crown. A custom crown is designed to match the surrounding teeth, blending into your smile. Implants replace the root as well, preserving gum tissue and bone health.
Your Trusted Cosmetic Dentists in Lake Bluff, IL
At Lake Bluff Dental Care, we offer a full suite of cosmetic dentistry treatments that are customized around your individual needs. We are more than just dentists; we are an experienced team with a great passion for what we do and love helping people. Located in Downtown Lake Bluff across from Inovasi and two doors east of the post office, we look forward to serving all your cosmetic needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
CALL US: (847) 234-0557 REQUEST APPOINTMENT