Cosmetic Dentistry in Skokie, IL
Dr. Freeman is a skilled provider of cosmetic dentistry. He has more than 20 years experience providing cosmetic dentistry to patients in Skokie and the surrounding suburbs.
The cosmetic dentistry offered in his downtown Skokie office include:
- Crowns and Bridges
- Cosmetic White Fillings
- Dental Implant Crowns
- Dental Bonding
Everyone can have a bright, white smile. Whitening is an inexpensive, non-invasive way to dramatically enhance your smile. It is a very popular procedure and Dr. Freeman will guide you through a safe, fast, and effective method.
Dental veneers are used in cosmetic dentistry to correct the color, shape, and length of teeth. Veneers are “contact thin”, porcelain material that covers the front surface of teeth to enhance their profile. Veneers are stain-resistant, custom-made for your teeth, and can greatly enhance a smile.
Crowns and Bridges
Porcelain crowns and bridges are wonderful options in cosmetic dentistry because the doctor can control both the color and shape of the teeth. Dr. Freeman prides himself on achieving exceptional cosmetic results.
Dr. Freeman uses only state-of-the-art white, tooth-shaded filling materials for optimum cosmetic results. While silver (mercury) fillings used to be the filling of choice for posterior (back) teeth, innovations in dental materials have created new options. Decayed and chipped teeth can be restored to their natural beauty with a tooth-colored composite resin material. These natural-looking filling materials have the added advantage of being mercury free!
With so many teeth whitening options available—both over-the-counter and professional—it can be difficult to determine which option is best for your teeth. While take-home tray whitening systems are effective, patients typically prefer in-office teeth whitening with their dentist. That’s because professional whitening involves careful preparation and the use of high-quality products that yield results almost immediately.
Teeth typically become discolored through extrinsic factors like coffee, wine, or smoking—or through intrinsic factors like medications, or excessive fluoride use. Although some people experience discoloration simply due to aging.
Before your whitening procedure begins, your dentist will complete initial prep work, including a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums. Next, he or she will apply the whitening solution onto any exposed surfaces. Depending on the whitening system being utilized, a light source may be used to enhance the whitening gel.
The most common in-office professional teeth whitening procedures include the following:
- Philips Zoom!: Using a combination light and gel therapy, this system brightens teeth 6-10 shade in just one hour.
- BriteSmile: Similar to Zoom!, this system uses light and gel treatments to brighten teeth, but this gel contains less peroxide and is better for patients with sensitive gums.
- Opalescence: Using high-concentrated peroxide gel, this whitening technique offers brighter, whiter teeth in less than an hour.
- KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching: This is the only whitening system available today that brightens teeth up to 16 shades in less than an hour.