Get the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of from premier Chicago cosmetic dentist, Dr. Nancy Block.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is the process of using specific dental treatments and techniques to improve the look, shape, and feel of your teeth and smile, as opposed to preventative or restorative dentistry which focuses on maintaining the health of your teeth and gums as well as repairing or “restoring” their functionality. The desire for cosmetic surgery stems from a wish to improve a smile that has lost its shine, oftentimes a as a result of tooth decay, discoloration, injury, accident or disease. Dr. Block is a highly acclaimed cosmetic dentist, who is located in the Gold Coast neighborhood, near the north side of Chicago. She is committed to aesthetic dentistry and her top quality work will leave you smiling, inside and out.

Types of Cosmetic Procedures

Tooth Whitening

Discoloration is a natural part of the aging process, and is most frequently seen in smokers and heavy coffee drinkers. Teeth whitening is a “bleaching” process that helps lighten your teeth. The procedure is usually done in our office; however the Dr. Block may have you complete this process yourself, in the comfort of your home.

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Tooth Bonding

This procedure is most frequently used in the case of a minor aesthetic blemish. Dr. Block carefully applies a composite bond to your natural tooth. This procedure is used to fix cracked or chipped teeth, or to hide the discoloration on a portion of a tooth.

Porcelain Veneers

A veneer is a very thin sheet of porcelain that is shaped to fit directly over your natural tooth, which provides an instant shape and/or color change to your teeth. Dr. Block uses veneers as a viable cosmetic alternative to crowns.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is designed to span a gap between existing teeth. The bridge uses abutting teeth as anchors for the span of artificial teeth to be supported by. There are various kinds of bridges and material options include metals or porcelain, or a combination of the two.

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Dental Crowns

Commonly referred to as ‘caps’, dental crowns are designed to fit over the existing tooth. Impressions are taken and then the crowns are handcrafted, custom fit to slip on and are cemented in place over an existing tooth. The crowns are used to create a more aesthetically pleasing smile, often over discolored or broken teeth.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants, or tooth implants, represent a very important advancement in modern dentistry. Implants offer patients with missing or severely damaged teeth an opportunity to restore their tooth and a fully functional bite. Implants can be used to permanently replace a missing tooth, or sometimes they can be used to create a structurally sound abutment for a dental bridge.

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Smile Makeover

In more comprehensive situations, Dr. Block may employ several types of cosmetic procedures used in combination to create a complete smile makeover. She is committed to giving each makeover patient an enhanced look, which will provide you with the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of.

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If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in Chicago, look no further than Dr. Nancy Block. Her office is located in the Gold Coast neighborhood, near Streeterville, Lakeview, Lincoln Park and the Loop.

About Dr. Nancy Block

Dr. Nancy Block is a licensed provider of General and Preventative Dentistry as well as Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry and accepts most major dental insurance plans in Illinois.

Dr. Block treats patients in the Chicago Metro area including the neighborhoods of Lakeview, Lincoln Park, The Loop, Magnificent Mile, Old Town, River North, Streeterville, The West Loop and the Gold Coast.