1128 Lake Street Suite 1
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 386-6190




Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
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Our Staff
... She and her team have taken hundreds of hours of continuing education throughout the years in the areas of laser dentistry, orthodontics and invisalign, one visit CAD/CAM porcelain restorations, implants, botox and fillers, customer service, and most importantly her first love of cosmetic dentistry...

Our Services
... Services we offer include: Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth  Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment   If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

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Questions About Services at Signature Smiles We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about dentistry procedures such as Cerec one visit restorations, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and tooth whitening at our office...

How We Make Dental Implants Match Existing Teeth
Dental implants are replacements for missing teeth...

What You Can Expect With Treatment Of Gum Disease
...It may also be necessary to replace missing teeth with dental implants...

Five Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Options for replacement include the more traditional methods and the newest technique — dental implants...

Factors that Can Influence a Dental Implant
... The second category is “local factors” and includes bone quantity and quality — there must be sufficient bone to anchor implants...

Dental Implants: The Best Solution For Missing Teeth
If you have missing teeth, dental implants are the state-of-the-art tooth replacement system...

How Do We Make Your Dental Implants Look So Good?
...Most dental implants are made of commercially pure titanium, which fuses with the bone in your jaw, making it very stable...

Five Ways to Make Sure Your Dental Implants Succeed
Modern dental implants, sometimes called “your third set of teeth,” have revolutionized the practice of dentistry...

Know What to Expect With Dental Implant Surgery
As dental implants increase in popularity, the surgical procedures to install them are becoming quite commonplace...

Having a Tooth Removed is a 'No-Anxiety' Affair
...This new growth will aid with any future plans for dental implants...

Loose Dentures - No More
... Dental Implants — State-of-the-art tooth replacement systems...

Replacing Missing Back Teeth Deserves a High Priority
...The best option is dental implants: these free-standing replacements don't normally affect surrounding teeth, they're easier to clean, and they help support the bite...

TADs Contribute to Greater Precision During Orthodontic Treatment
...Best described as “mini-implants,” TADs provide orthodontists with more precise control over the movement and positioning of certain teeth that could reduce treatment time...

Extra Care is Required When Treating Teenagers With Lost Teeth
...The only real question for adolescents is when to install the implants...

Loose Dentures Could Lead to Further Bone Loss
There’s no dispute in most cases that dental implants are superior to removable dentures as a restoration for missing teeth...

Immediate Implants can Reduce Treatment Steps and Time
Dental implants provide a number of advantages as a tooth replacement system, like durability and imperviousness to decay or gum disease...

Your Osteoporosis Treatment Could Affect Your Tooth Restoration Options
...But while effective for osteoporosis, it could affect your oral health, particularly if you are considering dental implants...

What's The Difference Between Bridgework and Dental Implants?
...Presently, there are two excellent tooth-replacement systems in wide use: traditional bridgework and high-tech dental implants...

Oral Irrigation for Cleaning Between the Teeth
... Special tips may be also available for use with braces or dental implants...

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
Q: I’ve heard about dental implants, but I’m still not sure exactly what they are...

The Importance of Saving Impacted Canine Teeth
...If they must be removed, however, tooth replacement such as dental implants can help restore any lost form or function...

Smoking may Increase the Risk of Early Implant Failure
In a recent study, 92% of dental implants were found to have survived the twenty-year mark — an impressive track record for any dental restoration...

Bone Loss Could be the Reason for Your Loose Dentures
...One such advancement is a removable denture that’s supported by implants...

Planning and Preparation are Critical to Dental Implant Success
Dental implants are one of the best tooth replacement systems available...

Temporary Tooth Replacement with Flexible Partial Dentures
Modern dentistry offers several great ways to permanently replace missing teeth, including high-tech dental implants and traditional fixed bridgework...

Implant-Supported Dentures - a Better Fit with Excessive Bone Loss
Some patients who wear dentures face a kind of Catch-22: their denture fit may have loosened and become uncomfortable over time due to continued bone loss, yet the same bone loss prevents them from obtaining dental implants, a superior tooth replacement system to dentures...

Is Traditional Flossing too Difficult? Consider Water Flossing
... It can be even more difficult for people with implants or who wear orthodontic appliances...

Issues to Consider Before Dental Implants
With their durability, versatility and life-likeness, there’s no doubt dental implants have revolutionized teeth replacement...

Immediate Implants Help you Avoid Disruptions in Your Appearance
Dental implants are widely recognized as the best tooth replacement option available...

The Many Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants have become the standard for long-term tooth replacement...

Attention to Detail Crucial to a Beautiful Smile Supported by Dental Implants
Installing dental implants involves more than the mechanics of placing them into the jawbone...

Transforming a Cleft Lip or Palate into a Beautiful Smile
...At some point the treatment focus shifts to cosmetic enhancement (which can include implants, crown or bridgework) and periodontal health, to ensure gum tissues that support teeth and gums aren’t compromised by the effects of the cleft or its treatment...

Orthodontics Could be in Your Smile Makeover Plan
When considering “smile makeover” options, it’s easy to focus on whitening, veneers or implants — techniques and materials focused mainly on the teeth and gums...

Complex Mouth Conditions Call for Dental Specialties
...Besides treating advanced cases of periodontal (gum) disease, they’re also adept at reconstructive and cosmetic gum procedures or the placement of dental implants...

Know the Risks and Benefits for Same-Day Tooth Replacement
... Successful same-day replacements require special attention during the three phases for implants: the removal (extraction) of the existing tooth; placement of the implant in the bone; and attachment of the crown, the visible tooth, to the implant...

You may need a Periodontist to Fully Treat Your Gum Disease
...There may also be a need for a periodontist’s consultation if you’re preparing for cosmetic restoration, most notably dental implants, that could have a bearing on your gum and bone health...

Timing is Everything When Replacing a Teenager's Missing Tooth
...Natural teeth move with this growth; implants, though, are attached differently and won’t move with the jawbone...

Implant Placement in the 'Smile Zone' Requires Extra Attention
Dental implants are popular with both patients and dentists for their durability and likeness to natural teeth...

With Proper Care, Partial Dentures are a Viable Tooth Replacement Option
... RPDs have been a mainstay in dentistry for many years and represent a less expensive tooth replacement option than implants or fixed bridgework...

A Bird's-Eye View of Tooth Replacement
...Fixed (not removable) bridges are made up of an artificial tooth/teeth fused between two crowns that fit over your existing teeth or dental implants (see below) on either side of the gap...

Surgically Accessing Sinuses can Help Grow New Bone for Implants
Dental implants are by far the best way to replace missing teeth...

Using Sinus Surgery to Stimulate Bone Growth for Implants
... If you would like more information on forming new bone for implants through sinus surgery, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Dentures Still an Effective Restoration for Total Tooth Loss
...Dental implants can be used to keep the dentures more secure and can also slow or even halt bone loss where the implants are placed...

Antibiotics Could Help Ensure your Implant Surgery is Successful
If you're considering dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth, you'll need to undergo a minor to moderate surgical procedure (depending on the number of implants) to install them...

Dental Implants Could be Your Best Option to Replace Lost Teeth
...Since their introduction in the 1980s, implants have rapidly become the popular choice for tooth replacement...

Ensure the Best Outcome with the Right Care for a Teen's Missing Tooth
... Because of its lifelikeness, functionality and durability, dental implants are considered the best of the restoration options that can be considered to replace a missing tooth...

Success with Dental Implants Depends on Attention to Detail
Dental implants are all the rage...

Implant-Supported Dentures Could Help You Avoid Bone Loss
...We can now support dentures with dental implants...

A Partial Denture Can Restore a Smile Marred by a Few Missing Teeth
...Although dental implants have earned a well-deserved prominence of late, the denture still remains a viable tooth replacement option...

Be Alert to the Unintended Consequences of Cancer Treatment to Oral Health
... If your risk of osteoradionecrosis is minimal, though, we may be able to restore any resulting damaged or missing teeth with a wide range of options like dental implants or crowns before or after your cancer treatment...

Clean Your Implants Just Like you Clean Your Natural Teeth
Dental implants to replace teeth are a popular choice as much for their durability as their life-likeness...

Complications from Missing Teeth Could Limit Your Replacement Options
There are plenty of options today for replacing missing teeth, including dental implants...

Here are the Facts on the Impact of Metal Allergies on Dental Work
... But don't postpone your implants or other dental work just yet — the threat isn't nearly that ominous...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
...This is one instance where TADS are beneficial: These mini-implants can eliminate the need to use teeth as anchors, or stabilize a tooth that's being used as such...

Removable Dentures
...The upper jaw requires more implants (generally three or more) than the lower jaw due to a lesser bone density...

Space Maintainers
...But timing is very important with dental implants — they can't be placed in a growing child...

Bone Grafting
...Implants require good bone volume and density to achieve their excellent functionality and high success rates...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
...It's often performed as a routine in-office procedure — for example, to extract impacted wisdom teeth (molars that don't fully protrude through the gums), or to place dental implants in the jaw...

Sinus Surgery
...Sinus surgery makes dental implants, today's state-of-the-art tooth replacement systems, achievable for people who otherwise would not have been able to take advantage of today's best tooth-replacement method...

Missing Teeth
...Dental implants can preserve bone, improve function and enhance psychological well-being...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Bone Grafting
...Yes they can! It is very important to maintain bone volume following removal of a tooth so that dental implants remain a viable option for tooth replacement...

Dental Implants FAQs
...In some cases, the implant needs to fuse with the bone for several months before it is permanently crowned; in other cases, you can have new (but temporary) teeth the same day your implants are placed...

Fixed Dentures
...Doctors and patients alike prefer fixed over removable dentures because they: Look, feel and function just like natural teeth Don't slip when you eat or talk Prevent bone loss in the jaw Last a lifetime How It Works Dental implants serve the same purpose as the roots of natural teeth: anchoring the replacement teeth to your jawbone...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
...By actually becoming a permanent part of the jawbone, dental implants stabilize and stimulate the bone to maintain its volume and density...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Treatment
...These include unwanted tooth migration or shifting, which can lead to difficulties in chewing; the need for bridgework or dental implants, which may be costly and complicated; and even the eventual loss of bone structure from the area of the missing tooth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there's a wide range of exciting possibilities...

Implant Dentistry
...Implants also help preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost...

Oral Surgery
...Knocked-out teeth can sometimes be re-implanted, or replaced with dental implants...

Technology
...Tooth replacement took a giant leap forward with the widespread use of dental implants — today's preferred method of replacing teeth...