Yellow Teeth? Whiten Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Yellow Teeth? Whiten Your Smile with Cosmetic DentistryDo you hide your smile while out with friends or family? Or maybe seeing photos of yourself leads you to think “are my teeth really that yellow?”. If this sounds like you, know that you aren’t alone. More and more patients are turning to The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry for cosmetic dentistry solutions for yellowed, but otherwise healthy, teeth. Your smile is an important part of your appearance; make sure you’re happy with it by exploring our options for patients looking to whiten “yellow” or dull teeth.

Dr. Abraham Stein and Dr. Zachary Weiss offer cosmetic solutions for patients in the Skokie, IL area looking for premium dental care from experienced, highly skilled dentists. We believe smiles should be more than healthy and strong – they should be beautiful, too! Let us help you craft your beautiful smile. Call us at (847) 676-3500 to schedule your cosmetic consultation.

Why Teeth Can Appear “Yellow”

Yellow teeth may not be aesthetically pleasing, but fortunately, a yellowed appearance isn’t harmful to a tooth; it’s actually quite natural. Teeth dull or develop a more yellowed appearance as we age. This is because as the enamel surface of teeth wears with age, the layer underneath tooth enamel, called “dentin”, begins to show through. Dentin is a bony tissue that is one of the four main components of a tooth’s structure. Dentin has a natural color that is less white than outer enamel.

However, certain lifestyle behaviors and environmental factors can expedite the yellowing process. Smoking, consuming richly-colored foods and drinks such as coffee or tea, and taking certain medications can all contribute to teeth becoming stained on the surface, or developing deeper stains within the inner structure of the tooth.

Solutions for a Whiter Smile

  • Whitening: Professional teeth whitening is not the same as the strips or trays you may find at the drugstore. Our in-office and take-home treatments are approved by the American Dental Association to be safe on tooth enamel. The active ingredient in our treatments, either hydrogen or carbamide peroxide, works deeper into layers of enamel below the surface, lifting and removing stains accumulated from food or drink. The result is teeth that are up to eight shades lighter! However, rest assured that you can always control the level of whitening to maintain a natural but healthy appearance. Teeth whitening works best on extrinsic stains, or those tooth stains that are on the outer layers of the teeth.
  • Bonding: If you have irregular discoloration on one tooth or one area of a tooth, dental bonding could be the best solution for a uniform smile. Dental bonding uses the same composite material used for fillings to cover irregularities on the surface of teeth. Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss can tint the composite to perfectly match your natural enamel, and smooth and buff the composite to mirror enamel’s glossy finish. With proper care, dental bonding should last about five years.
  • Veneers: For yellowed teeth that have deep, intrinsic staining and discoloration due to age, certain medications, or other health conditions, porcelain veneers are often the best solution for a truly transformative smile. Veneers are thin pieces of medical-grade ceramic that are securely bonded to the front surface of teeth. Veneers can correct not only discoloration and yellowed teeth, but crooked or misaligned teeth, irregularly sized teeth, and chipped or worn teeth. Veneers from The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry are custom-fabricated to fit your smile and, once placed, can last up to 20 years. However, veneers are one of the most costly cosmetic solutions and are considered a permanent solution, due to the amount of enamel that must be removed from natural teeth during treatment.

Whiter Teeth in Skokie, IL

If your yellowed or discolored teeth are aging your smile, and you’re looking for the best cosmetic solution, look no further than Dr. Abraham Stein or Dr. Zachary Weiss at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry! Our practice is currently accepting new patients and would love to help you accomplish your whiter, brighter smile goals. Contact us today.

A Stronger Smile Through Dental Implants

A Stronger Smile Through Dental Implants

Did you know that tooth enamel is the strongest biological substance? In fact, tooth enamel is even stronger than steel – though much more brittle. Our smiles are much stronger than we think! However, if you’ve recently lost a tooth due to decay or trauma, you may be wondering what the best treatment is for you to regain that strong smile you’ve become used to. Though other restorative treatments can help to fill the gap in your smile, a tooth implant remains the best way to restore missing tooth roots, strengthen and preserve bone density, and create a firmer bite for a lifetime. Below, discover more reasons why Dr. Abraham Stein and Dr. Zachary Weiss choose dental implants as often as possible for a stronger smile restoration.

If you are looking for restorative oral surgery care in Skokie, IL or the greater Chicago area, schedule a consultation at the Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry. Dr. Abraham Stein is widely regarded as an expert in his field of prosthodontics; Dr. Stein lectures nationally and is published in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, a peer reviewed, evidence-based dental journal. Trust your smile to the tooth implant expert; call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Abraham Stein!

Read on to discover the many benefits of dental implants.

Decay-Free Restoration

Tooth implants are usually made of titanium or a titanium alloy and thus, do not decay like enamel. With an implant, you do not have to worry about tooth decay under the surface of your gums; while your remaining teeth may suffer future enamel wear or decay, your implant will continue to offer uncompromised support within your mouth and jaw. However, it’s still crucial to practice proper oral care, as periodontal disease or bone deterioration around the implant can still negatively affect your oral health.

Decreased Bone Loss

Bone deterioration in the jaw is a common issue after tooth loss. Dental implants mimic natural teeth roots and can help the jawbone function normally, rebuilding bone density and strength as it would have with a natural root. The risk for bone tissue atrophy is reduced when implants are placed soon after tooth loss occurs.

Incredible Aesthetics

Dental implants can maintain the natural shape of your smile and face. Patients without dental implants can experience shifting smiles or even a change in their appearance due to bone loss. Dental implants maintain your facial structure and offer a seamless, undetectable connection to your visible restoration (such as a dental crown).

Lasting Durability

Dental implants have been used and studied in dentistry for over 30 years with very positive results. For many patients who practice proper oral hygiene, dental implants can last their entire life.

Versatile Support

A variety of restorations can be affixed to dental implants, including a single dental crown, as well as  multiple-teeth restorations such as implant-supported bridges, dentures, and full mouth restorations, like All-on-4® treatments. Implants offer incomparable support for the restoration that fits your smile.

Improved Comfort

Since implants anchor restorations in in a similar way to natural tooth roots, patients usually find the results of treatment more comfortable. The support of an implant allows for a firmer bite and improved chewing capabilities over dental restorations which rest on top of the gums. With implants, slipping, sliding, or shifting restorations are no longer an issue.

Contact The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry

Now that you are familiar with the benefits of a tooth implant, we can help you receive implant treatment in Chicago, IL. A one-on-one consultation with Dr. Abraham Stein can help you understand if you are a candidate for the procedure, and what to expect during treatment and recovery. Contact us now to schedule your appointment; we look forward to speaking with you!

These Milestone Events Deserve a More Beautiful Smile

A beautiful, bright smile is important for building confidence in your every day life, but sometimes, an especially important or landmark life event marks the perfect time to improve your smile aesthetics.  Aesthetic dentistry services from The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry can help you create whiter, brighter, and straighter teeth before you smile for the camera for one of these important life events!

Are you looking for a cosmetic dentist in the Skokie, IL or Chicago area? Trust your smile to Dr. Abraham Stein and Dr. Zachary Weiss at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry. Our practices offers professional whitening, dental bonding and veneers to help you look—and feel—your best. Call us today at (847)676-3500.

Graduation

If you have recently graduated from college or a graduate program, what better way to celebrate your achievements, and prepare for a new career, than with an aesthetic smile solution such as teeth whitening. With our professional whitening treatments, teeth can become eight shades lighter than the natural enamel color, while maintaining a natural look. There’s so much to smile about after a graduation, so be sure you are confident in the look of yours. Also, a professional whitening treatment can be a great gift for a graduate (and one that they will be able to use every day!).

Engagement

Are you thinking of popping the question? Or maybe you know an engagement is not far off. With a new engagement comes a flurry of photos and celebrations. You’ll be smiling more than normal during this happy stage of life. If you are self-conscious or chipped teeth, dull or discolored teeth, or misshapen or small teeth, dental bonding treatment can help. This affordable cosmetic treatment can camoflauge imperfections in teeth quickly and painlessly. With proper care and hygiene, your results can last for up to five or even 10 years.

Your Wedding

These Milestone Events Deserve a More Beautiful Smile

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable moments in your life. If you’re unhappy with the look of your smile, you may find yourself hiding your smile. Don’t let cosmetic imperfections keep you from smiling freely during this happy occasion! Porcelain veneers offer dramatic results, combining the effects of dental bonding, orthodontics, and professional whitening into one. A new smile with veneers can also come together in as little as two appointments. If you’re ready to start married life with a beautiful smile that enhances your appearance and gives you a new boost of confidence, consider porcelain veneer treatment from Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss.

A New Job

If you are looking to start a new career, want to land a promotion, or have just secured an important new role, a confident smile can have a big impact on your first impressions down the road. Meetings, sales calls, presentations, and performance reviews require face-to-face communication and a smile to brighten the room. If you are embarrassed about your smile, it can negatively affect these events, or lead to a negative first impression with clients or a new boss. Restore a beautiful smile so you can focus on your job. Let Dr. Stein and Dr. Weiss help you improve a dull, discolored, misshapen, or failing restoration with a new porcelain dental crown. A crown will not only protect and strengthen your natural tooth, but will cover imperfections with the glossy finish of porcelain.

Add The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry to Your To-Do List

If you’re planning for one of these events, congratulations! We would love to help you achieve the perfect smile for your engagement photos, wedding, or new job with a cosmetic consultation with either Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss. Don’t underestimate the power of a beautiful smile. Celebrate today by booking your next appointment at our Skokie practice.

Your Guide to Choosing a Prosthodontist

Did you know that there are over 3,500 practicing prosthodontists in the United States? These dental specialists hold advanced training in dental restoration, so whether you are needing a crown, bridge, implant, or dentures, prosthodontists can help ensure your restoration is as strong and cosmetically beautiful as possible. If you are needing advanced restorative work, beyond a simple filling, a prosthodontist can offer guidance or more insight on the procedure.  But how do you choose which prosthodontist to see? Below, discover our tips on finding the right prosthodontist for you—and your smile!

If you are in the greater Chicago area and are searching for a “prosthodontist near me,” look no further than The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry. Dr. Abraham Stein is a leader in the field of prosthodontics, and has developed an implant identification tool that has been used by dentists throughout the world. If you’re looking for the highest level of care in prosthodontics, trust your smile to the experts; schedule your consultation with Dr. Abraham Stein.

Selecting a Prosthodontist

The wellbeing of your mouth and smile is critical to your physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. Therefore, it is important to ensure that you thoroughly research “prosthodontists near me” before selecting a provider. If your general dentist recommends you to see a prosthodontic specialist, he or she will most likely offer a referral. However, it never hurts to conduct your own research to decide who you would be most comfortable seeing. Check out the following criteria to review when selecting a prosthodontist provider near you.

Your Guide to Choosing a ProsthodontistOnline Reviews

Though individual online reviews and patient testimonials can sometimes be dubious, the overall sentiment of reviews can help indicate what a typical patient experience is like. Additionally, reputable providers will often offer a response to negative reviews in a professional, compassionate manner. Any negative response, or a lack of response, could be a red flag.

Educational Background

Discover where the prosthodontist received their training. This information should be freely available on their website. This can help you understand what advanced training they completed, and if they have any areas of specialty or focus within the umbrella of prosthodontics (for instance, some providers focus heavily on implant placement or implant-supported dentures).

Certifications and Industry Affiliations

You should always look for “board-certified” prosthodontists. This identification means that the doctor has passed a rigorous competency test, after completing an advanced training program after dental school, that is administered by the American Board of Prosthodontics. Board-certified prosthodontists practice at a level that is set by a national board of leading dental professionals, and gives you peace of mind that your doctor is knowledgeable in all areas of prosthodontics which could be a part of your own smile restoration.  Prosthodontists must re-take the exam every eight years to maintain certification. In addition, a prosthodontist should list any associations or industry affiliations they are a part of on their website bio. Maintaining membership in these organizations shows that the prosthodontist is committed to staying on top of the latest technology, best practices, and research in the field.

Patient Results

Prosthodontists should share photos of previous patients on their website and/or social media. Review their work and see real-life examples of how they transformed smiles. This can be one of the best ways to determine whether you feel comfortable entrusting your smile to them.

Searching for a “Prosthodontist Near Me”?

Researching and reviewing several prosthodontist providers can help you feel more confident in your decision, and help you have confidence during your restorative procedures. If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Stein or our practice’s patient-centered approach to advanced dentistry, contact our Skokie, IL practice today.

 

We’re here for you.

Dr. Abraham E. Stein

4711 W. Golf Rd, Suite 912
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 676-3500

Located at the corner of Skokie Blvd and Golf Rd., adjacent to the Double Tree hotel

Providing Dental Care For the Communities of:

Skokie, Evanston, Des Plaines, Wilmette, Niles, Lincolnwood, Park Ridge, Northfield, Winnetka

Convenient Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: Call for hours

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Dr. Abraham E. Stein

From start to finish, a fabulous experience (sounds like an oxymoron when talking about "dental visits", but actually true). From stepping in and encountering a superbly run front desk and incredible dental hygienist (whom I have seen for 20+ years), great dental assistants, and of course the master himself -- Dr. Stein. He has done amazing things to my 65+ year-old choppers such that they are in the top tier of my peers. Need I say more?

Paul Ringel, M.D. Skokie, IL Dental Patient October 20, 2017

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