According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States. More than 8,000 people die of the disease each year. While the five-year survival rate is near 50 percent, if not treated in its earliest stages, oral cancer can be… Read more »
Have you ever dealt with an uncomfortable canker or cold sore? If you have, than you know how uncomfortable they can be. The burning, nagging ache of a canker sore inside your mouth, or the unsightly look of a cold sore by your lips can be enough to ruin your day. Many people are forced… Read more »
Your Park Ridge dentists, Dr. Maria and Dr. Thanasi Loukas, utilize the latest technology to deliver top-notch dental care to their patients. That is why they provide No-Prep Veneers, extremely thin veneers that require very little removal of existing tooth structure. Porcelain veneers are a useful, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can revitalize your smile. Veneers… Read more »
When you lose a tooth, you may find both the health and appearance of your smile suffers. Fortunately, a number of options exist for replacing a lost tooth. Many dentists will recommend a dental bridge to replace one or more missing teeth. With a dental bridge, your smile can be returned to full function and health.
Millions of people in the United States suffer the loss of one or more permanent teeth. In fact, the number has grown to over 178 million people who are missing at least one permanent tooth. How do you replace a missing tooth? What can you do to return your smile to full function and health?… Read more »
Have you ever heard of endodontics? Also known as root canal therapy, endodontic treatment allows a dentist to repair and restore an infected or abscessed tooth. Unfortunately, this common procedure has gained quite a bad reputation over the years. Despite the rumors and exaggerations, endodontic treatment can return your tooth to full function and health…. Read more »
Our teeth are tough. The outer layer of enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, protecting our teeth from an onslaught of harmful bacteria. However, this doesn’t mean our smiles aren’t vulnerable to chips, breaks, or even permanent discoloration. Fortunately, your Park Ridge cosmetic dentist offers a single-visit solution to damaged smiles with teeth bonding.
When you mention Botox, most people think of facial treatments. Indeed, Botox improves facial esthetics by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. However, Botox also addresses a number of serious dental problems, including TMJ disorder and bruxism.
Do you wish you had a more beautiful smile? Well, you’re not alone. According to a study conducted by the American Association or Orthodontists, over a third of American adults are unhappy with the appearance of their smiles. Thankfully, with cosmetic dentistry, your Park Ridge cosmetic dentist can correct a number of common esthetic issues.
Do you have teeth that make you apprehensive to flash your smile? For many people, a number of common cosmetic imperfections lead to embarrassment. Fortunately, with dental veneers, your Park Ridge cosmetic dentist can offer instant smile rejuvenation.