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




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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 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...

What Is A Veneer?
...We attach veneers to the tooth's surface using a special adhesive that creates a chemical bond...

Veneers: Not Just for Woodworking
...Exactly the same principle applies to porcelain veneers used in dentistry: A thin layer of ceramic material is used to cover parts of a tooth in order to improve its structure and appearance...

How to Obtain A Beautiful Smile Through Porcelain Veneers
If you've ever looked through a magazine and viewed the perfectly aligned white smiles of celebrities and models, you may be already familiar with the look of porcelain veneers...

A Future So Bright — Teeth Whitening Facts
... If you have had previous cosmetic dentistry performed, including the placement of composite restorations, porcelain veneers, or crowns, teeth whitening may not be for you...

What Is A Crown?
... To learn more on this topic, read the Dear Doctor article, “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers...

Porcelain Veneers: How Long Will They Last?
If your teeth are stained and discolored, misshapen or too small, porcelain veneers may be just the opportunity to treat yourself to a beautiful smile that can last for decades...

Treating a 'Gummy' Smile Depends on its Cause
...This can be corrected with orthodontic treatment (for bite correction) and porcelain veneers...

How Do I Look After My New Porcelain Veneers?
You've just had porcelain laminate veneers placed on your teeth to improve their appearance, color and shape...

Take Steps to Reduce Mouth Acid and Avoid Dental Erosion
...In moderate cases, we can reshape and cover damaged teeth using dental materials like composite resins or porcelain to fill decayed areas or cover teeth with veneers or crowns...

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...

White Spots on Your Teeth After Braces May Be An Early Sign of Enamel Loss
...For extensive defects, conventional bonding with composite resins or porcelain veneers can be used to cosmetically cover the tooth...

Effective Hygiene is Key to Preventing Enamel White Spots While Wearing Braces
...If these fail to produce satisfactory results, we can use cosmetic bonding that permanently covers the tooth with resin or veneers...

Your Options for Restoring a Chipped Tooth
...Depending on the application there are two different materials we commonly use: porcelains, a type of oven-fired ceramic most often found in veneers or crowns; or composite resins, a mixture of glass and plastic substances we apply in liquid form that hardens in built-up layers on the tooth's surface to ultimately resemble normal tooth shape and color...

Gummy Smiles
...If that's the case, your teeth can be made to appear longer by capping (crowning) them or covering them with thin porcelain veneers...

Porcelain Veneers
...If your teeth could use improvement in any of these categories, porcelain veneers could be just what you're looking for...

Smile Makeover
...Likewise, if you often drink red wine or other beverages that stain, you might do better with porcelain veneers than bleaching treatments...

Tooth Contouring & Reshaping
...It's also often used in conjunction with cosmetic bonding or dental veneers — both of which can be used to reshape teeth with larger imperfections...

Tooth Wear
...Depending on the situation, this can be done with bonding, veneers, or crowns...

Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...But the damage can be repaired with various restorative techniques including veneers and/or crowns...

Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
...Read Article Porcelain Crowns & Veneers Dear Doctor magazine examines two innovative strategies for improving your smile...

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...