27Oct

As we continue to expand our practice, our Orland Park dentists are focused on providing our patients with the latest that modern dentistry has to offer. We have seen firsthand how effective, and even life-changing, these dental solutions can be. This short article reviews a few of the cutting-edge treatments and technologies at Zaibak Center for Dentistry has to offer.

Anesthetic Wand: this sedation tool is designed to deliver effective and precise amounts of anesthesia without discomfort. Essentially, the anesthetic want is a machine that administers sedation at such a rate as to be imperceptible to the patient. Pain-free, stress-free dental care is possible.

Ultrasonic Cleaning: using an oscillating small metal tip, over which sterile water flows, our team is able to clear away plaque and tartar that has taken root in your smile. Ultrasonic cleaning is effective, gentle, and safe for existing restorations.

Laser Reshaping: dental lasers have a number of different applications in aesthetic and restorative dentistry. For example, our team uses laser to refine and shape poorly balanced oral tissues. Not only does this treatment deliver immediate results; it also requires very little post-treatment healing time.

Zoom 2 Whitening: our dental team uses the Zoom 2 whitening system to remove existing stains, and help refresh and brighten your smile. Many people are able to see significant improvement after just one hour-long session. The Zoom2 whitening formula is safe for many types of patients, and it is designed to minimize dental sensitivity.

As you can see, our team makes it a priority to stay up-to-date and state-of-the-art. If you have any questions about these treatments, in particular, or the dental care we provide, in general, please feel free to reach out to our Orland Park dentists for more information. 

13Oct

When our Orland Park cosmetic dentists put together a treatment plan we always begin by talking to our patients and identifying their key aesthetic goals. What kinds of improvements do they want to make? What bothers them about their smiles as they are? This kind of information helps to ensure that you end up with a post-treatment smile that you truly love.

Here are a few of the aesthetic factors that our patients often want to focus on:

Shade

If your previously white and bright smile is starting to look stained and aged, dental whitening can help turn back the clock. You may choose to pursue treatment that whitens the natural shade of your smile, or you may decide to use a dental-grade material, like porcelain or composite resin, to cover unattractive enamel.

Size & Shape

Teeth that are toot angular or too rounded can throw off the balance of a patient’s smile. Likewise, poorly shaped gum tissue may make your teeth look shorter or smaller than they really are. Our dental team can build up diminished enamel using porcelain restorations or composite dental bonding. We can also shape your gum tissue to frame your smile perfectly.

Alignment

Many patients are unhappy with teeth that crooked, crowded, are spaced too far apart along the gum line. Orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign, actually moves poorly aligned teeth into more attractive positions. You could alternatively use veneers or dental bonding to resurface your enamel and make your smile appear straighter; this is an especially good option for those patients who need to transform their smiles quickly.

When you come in for a consultation with our Orland Park cosmetic dentists, we will be able to give you a better idea of what type of treatment suits your needs. The easiest way to get started is to give our team a call, or use the Contact Us page on our site.

29Sep

Sometimes taking protecting your smile means caring for the parts of it that are hidden and harder to see. This is the case with wisdom teeth: although you may not see your wisdom teeth affecting your smile, they are quite impactful. Keep reading to learn more from our Orland Park wisdom tooth dentists.

What are wisdom teeth?

A wisdom tooth is essentially a third molar—you may have wisdom teeth on the upper right, lower right, upper left, and lower left corners of your smile. Some people are even born without wisdom teeth.

Are they harmful?

A wisdom tooth itself is not necessarily harmful for your oral health; the problem is that few of us have enough room for our wisdom teeth to naturally and comfortably sit in our mouths. This leads to all kinds of potential problems when your wisdom teeth do try to come in:

  • Teeth that are impacted, or stuck in the jawbone
  • Teeth that come in at odd angles due to lack of space (the pressure from these teeth can even cause your existing dental alignment to shift).
  • Partially emerged wisdom teeth that are difficult to clean (leading to cavities and periodontal disease)
  • Pain around the site of the wisdom tooth

Wisdom tooth removal is designed to locate your wisdom teeth and then either pull them, or surgically extract them from your jaw tissue. The type of treatment that is right for you will depend on how many wisdom teeth you have, where they are located, and how much space you have along your jawline.

Timely wisdom tooth removal can help you avoid discomfort as well as expensive dental treatments down the road. Our Tinley Park dentists remove wisdom teeth in both adolescent and adult patients. Please feel free to call our office if you have any questions! 

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