Porcelain Veneers can change the shape, color, length, or width of your teeth. Veneers are a thin, semi-translucent laminate permanently bonded to your teeth. While they are not suitable for every patient, veneers are the most aesthetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions involving the front teeth, including diastemas (spaces between teeth), broken or chipped teeth, unsightly, stained, or washed-out fillings, permanently stained or discolored teeth that can't be bleached, or crooked teeth.
One of the great advantages of veneers is that the procedure usually takes only two visits. Veneers can last indefinitely, depending on how well they are taken care of. They are also more resistant to stains and chipping than regular bonding.
Whitening is the most common cosmetic dental procedure in America. In fact according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry whitening procedures have increased by nearly 300% in the last 10 years.
Our office uses three different whitening systems:
In office whitening, a 2 hour process powered by a light and done in the office.
Customized trays with whitening gel done at home.
Non-customized professional strength whitening strips.
Cosmetic bonding is a great aesthetic option for patients that have chipped teeth, small teeth, or irregularly shaped teeth. This procedure can usually be done without anesthesia and in one visit.
Many people have teeth that look too "short" due to the relationship between their teeth and gums. This creates a "gummy" smile.
Gum contouring removes some of the tissue to eliminate a "gummy" smile. Gum Contouring involves trimming away excess gum tissue with a special laser which also seals blood vessels, keeping bleeding at a minimum. After the procedure takes place, the gum is left to heal and the results are most often immediate. In some cases where more gum tissue is removed, the healing process may take longer.
Ultimately this procedure creates a consistent even gum line that results in a better looking smile
Dr. Litkowski is proud to be an Invisalign provider. Having won the Chicagoland New Invisalign Provder Challenge in 2017, Dr. Litkowski is passionate about helping patients with their aesthetic and oral health goals. Inivisalign is a great option not only to straighten teeth but also to improve gum health and prevent bone loss.
Check out some of our before and after photos below and call for a free Invisalign consultation to see how we can help you achieve your dream smile!
Dentures and Partials
An important step in maintaining a healthy smile is to replace missing teeth. When teeth are missing, the remaining ones can change position, drift into the surrounding space, and possibly damage tissue in the mouth. In addition, it may be difficult to clean thoroughly between malpositioned teeth. As a result, you run the risk of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to the loss of additional teeth.
A removable partial denture fills in the space created by missing teeth and fills out your smile. A denture helps you to properly chew food and may improve speech and prevent a sagging face by providing support for lips and cheeks. Thanks to Dr. Bartz, you will now be able to chew more easily, speak with clarity and finally smile with confidence.