As an Invisalign® Dentist Dr. Maja Simic straightens teeth using a series of aligners. First, an impression of your teeth is taken so that a series of aligners can be created in a dental lab. The material is virtually invisible, and cosmetically a better choice for those looking for an alternative to traditional braces. Over several months, the aligners will slowly move teeth into place, making minor adjustments at a time targeted to specific teeth. Once you are finished wearing your aligners, your teeth should be perfectly straight and you can show off your new smile!
The process begins by Dr. Maja Simic examining your teeth and learning more about what goals you have for your smile. Options will then be presented, and you can decide the route you want to take. Most of the time, patients in the North Shore area will use a combination of procedures in order to achieve the results they have in mind. Some of the many options are cosmetic bondings, teeth whitening, veneers, crowns and Invisalign®.
tooth colored fillings
At Smile Dental Studio Glenview we offer dental restorations so that patients throughout North Shore can stay in excellent oral health. Dr. Simic is an expert at completing restorations in a way that restores the functionality of a tooth while also looking completely natural. This is important for ensuring that once the dental work is complete, no one can tell your tooth was ever damaged.
Dental bridges are an excellent solution for closing gaps in a person’s smile caused by missing teeth. It takes less time to restore the space with a bridge than with an implant. You could expect a new bridge in about two weeks whereas an implant placement with crown could take 3-6 months.
We will take digital X-rays of your teeth, jaw, and mouth to get a more detailed look for any potential issues. The digital X-rays may reveal decay in between teeth, impacted teeth, infection, jaw damage, or jaw misalignment, all of which should be addressed immediately.
oral cancer screening
At Smile Dental Studio Glenview, Dr. Maja Simic will carefully examine your mouth for any suspicious-looking sores, or red or white patches on the cheeks and gums. If any questionable bumps or marks are found that could signal oral cancer, further testing will be administered.
inlays and onlays
Made to match your natural tooth color, inlays and onlays consist of either a composite resin material or porcelain. The restorations are fabricated in a lab and customized to fit your specific tooth. Once ready for placement, Dr. Simic bonds them into the teeth. Inlays and onlays treat decay within the indented surface or the cusps of the tooth. They are very durable, lasting many years with the proper care. Many patients choose to replace silver fillings with inlays or onlays.
Gum disease can be treated at our dental studio with a simple scaling and root planing procedure, in which we thoroughly clean down to the tooth roots and in between the gums and the teeth. If diagnosed with the advanced form of gum disease (periodontitis), antibiotics or even surgery may be necessary. We will do everything possible to prevent having to extract the tooth. The best way to avoid gum disease is to practice good oral health habits, such as brushing and flossing.
Fluoride Treatment is a gel-like substance consisting of useful minerals. Dr. Simic will apply the treatment to the surface of your teeth to strengthen them and prevent decay.
Our team at Smile Dental Studio Glenview is ready to restore your teeth to create a healthy and happy smile!