Teeth Whitening in Flossmoor

One of the most dramatic and fastest results that you can receive at Southland Smiles in Flossmoor is teeth whitening. Whether you choose a take-home whitening kit or an in-office session, your smile will be sparkle again!

Throughout our lifetimes, tooth color gradually fades as it stains from various foods and beverages. The discoloration is below the surface of the tooth and cannot be remedied with tooth brushing. Richard J. Mantoan and his associates use professional strength whitening agents that safely penetrate the enamel to whiten teeth. Patients have two options: a take-home whitening kit or an in-office session.

  • Take-home kit: The take-home whitening kit consists of custom-fit, soft trays and a two-week supply of a unique whitening gel. Each night the gel is applied into the trays, which are worn comfortably over the teeth. Patients report their teeth lighten by up to six shades by the end of the two-week period.
  • In-office whitening: Our dentists in Flossmoor can make your smile dazzle with just one office visit! First, the teeth are cleaned to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment. Next, a specially formulated whitening agent is painted onto the teeth in sections. After application, a blue light is shined upon each section of your teeth, activating the main ingredient in the whitening agent.

It’s the main ingredient, the hydrogen peroxide, in the agent that sets apart professional teeth whitening from over the counter products. The same ingredient is used in many over-the-counter whitening kits, but our dentists in Flossmoor use it in highly effective concentrations of 25 to 40 percent. Professional teeth whitening  might last up to a year.

Don’t hesitate to achieve the amazing smile you’ve dreamed of—visit http://www.southlandsmiles.com today to schedule a consultation.

About Dr. Richard Mantoan:

A proud graduate of Northwestern University Dental School, Dr. Mantoan opened his Flossmoor office in 1985. Believing in helping the less fortunate, he organized a group of volunteer dentists to provide urgent dental care for homeless persons. Dr. Mantoan is a member of Donated Dental Services, an organization of dentists who provide free dental care for those in Chicagoland with financial need due to disabilities. Dr. Mantoan has kept up to date in all aspects of dentistry including Cosmetics, Prevention and Practice Management. He has held all officer positions in the South Suburban Branch of the Chicago Dental Society and served for three years on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Dental Society. Professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society and Chicago Dental Society.

Tinley Park Dentist Announces the Release of His New Website

Dr. Crescenzo, dentist in Tinley Park, is happy to announce the release of his new website. The new website will include more information to help patients get better acquainted with Dr. Crescenzo and his dental practice. Patients will find procedural information, a doctor biography, a meet the team section, new patient forms, links to Facebook and Twitter, and much more.

At Aesthetic Family Dental of Tinley Park, Dr. Crescenzo and his team make it their number one goal to provide the best patient care and comfort at every visit. To optimize patient comfort, there is a meet the team and doctor biography section to help patients become more familiar with Dr. Crescenzo and his staff before their first appointment.

Patients can find information on a variety of different procedures offered at Dr. Crescenzo’s dental practice in Tinley Park. The procedural information will give a brief overview on dental crowns, dental bridges, dental implants, veneers, teeth whitening, and more. For patients who would like to make ensure long term oral helth, there is information on preventative treatments available at the Tinley Park dental practice as well.

Dr. Crescenzo values the time he has with his patients at every appointment. To save time, patients can fill out a new patient form that can be downloaded at http://www.tinleyparkdentalcenter.com. Filling out patient forms at home prior to a scheduled appointment allows more time for Dr. Crescenzo and his patient to discuss their dental and medical history and go over preventative treatments and possible procedures.

To learn more about Dr. Crescenzo and the procedures offered at Aesthetic Family Dental of Tinley Park visit http://www.tinleyparkdentalcenter.com. Patients can also stay up to date with Dr. Crescenzo and his dental practice on Facebook and Twitter  that can also be accessed from the new website.

What are my tooth replacement options?

When considering tooth replacement, there are a few different types of procedures that can be performed, including:

  • Dental implants
  • Implant-supported bridges and dentures
  • Traditional bridges
  • Traditional dentures

These procedures can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth.

Replacing a Single Tooth

A single tooth can be replaced with a single implant and a crown. A single dental implant will be placed in the jaw, replacing the root of the tooth. A replacement tooth (the crown) is then placed on top of the implant. When replacing a single tooth traditional bridges are also an option. However, the main advantages of dental implants over traditional bridges are that healthy neighboring teeth can be preserved since they do not have to be used as an anchor to support the bridge. Dental implants also look and feel the closest to the natural teeth and help to preserve the jawbone where the tooth was missing.

Replacing Multiple Teeth

Implant-supported bridges can replace multiple teeth at once. This type of bridgework relies on support from the implants rather than neighboring teeth as traditional bridges do, so there is no need to file down otherwise healthy teeth.

Replacing All Teeth

Those missing all of their teeth today can choose between traditional dentures and implant supported dentures or partials. Traditional dentures often slip out and require adhesives to stay in place.

Because of the advancements in implant dentistry, there are many different affordable options are available for those who prefer non-removable teeth replacement instead of traditional dentures.

Today, dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement options. There are safe, predictable, and improved the quality of thousands of patients’ lives. Dr. Rocio Martinez can help determine whether you would be a good candidate for dental implants or other tooth replacement options.

To learn more about dental implants and other cosmetic dental procedures in Chicago, visit http://www.rmartinezdental.com or call (773) 847-4540 for more information.

About Dr. Rocio Martinez:

Dr. Martinez graduated from Northwestern University and has over 20 years of dental experience. She is dedicated to providing patients with high-quality cosmetic dental procedures to help patients achieve the smiles of their dreams. Dr. Martinez and her staff are constantly staying up-to-date with the most modern technology and innovative treatments to help Rocio Martinez Dental better serve their patients.

Chicago dentist offers affordable cosmetic procedures

Some patients fear cosmetic dental procedures because they think they cannot afford it, or they do not want to undergo extensive treatment. There are, however, procedures available that are affordable and can completely restore a smile. Dr. Rocio Martinez, Chicago dentist, of Rocio Martinez Dental is happy to offer affordable, high quality porcelain crowns for patients.

Misshapen, chipped, or cracked teeth can dramatically change the appearance of one’s teeth and overall smile. Porcelain crowns are designed to fix these superficial problems and create a beautiful, bright smile. A porcelain crown is essentially a cap that covers the outside of the tooth to restore shape, size, and length. The procedure is very simple and can be completed in just two appointments.

During the first appointment, molds will be taken of the teeth to ensure perfect fit. The new crown will be prepared and placed at the second appointment. Porcelain crowns have the most natural appearance, and are stronger and longer lasting in comparison to other crowns. The color is perfectly matched to the patient’s natural teeth for. This simple and affordable treatment can dramatically change one’s smile.

To learn more about affordable porcelain crowns and other cosmetic dental procedures in Chicago, visit http://www.rmartinezdental.com or call (773) 847-4540 for more information.

About Dr. Rocio Martinez:

Dr. Martinez graduated from Northwestern University and has over 20 years of dental experience. She is dedicated to providing patients with high-quality cosmetic dental procedures to help patients achieve the smiles of their dreams. Dr. Martinez and her staff are constantly staying up-to-date with the most modern technology and innovative treatments to help Rocio Martinez Dental better serve their patients.