Highland Park Cosmetic Dentistry by Carol Lockwood, DDS
Highland Park, IL cosmetic dentist Dr. Carol Lockwood offers cosmetic dental services to help her patients gain beautiful new smiles and added confidence. For patients who feel uncomfortable about their smiles, cosmetic dentistry isn’t just add-on oral health care, but treatments that provide the bright and appealing smiles they’ve always hoped for.
Correct Aesthetic Issues with Dental Cosmetics
Dr. Lockwood can correct a number of dental imperfections that include chipped and cracked teeth, severe tooth decay, lack of natural teeth, staining and discoloration on enamel, teeth that are unevenly shaped or spaced, and even worn-down and unappealing dental work.
We specialize in the artistry, skill and attention to detail that are necessary for successful cosmetic dental restorations. During cosmetic smile transformations, Dr. Lockwood uses dental loupes, or high-resolution magnifiers, that allow her to identify and correct even minor dental imperfections. Through cosmetic dentistry services, patients can achieve straighter, brighter and happier smiles.
Cosmetic Dental Treatment in Highland Park
Our office provides a comprehensive list of cosmetic services to help improve your smile. If you are curious about a particular procedure, we invite you to schedule a consultation to see how our care can help you. Dr. Lockwood is happy to provide the following:
Porcelain Crowns - All-porcelain, or porcelain-fused-to-Zirconia, our crowns are made of strong, tooth-colored materials that restore strength, aesthetic, and function.
Composite Fillings - Composite or tooth-colored fillings are a way to fill cavities without making the filling noticeable. Unlike metal fillings, composite fillings are not susceptible to heat and cold so you won’t experience tooth sensitivity with this treatment.
Bonding – Tooth-colored, composite materials is used to repair a chipped or fractured tooth. Teeth that are treated with composite bonding look natural, ensuring that your smile remains aesthetically pleasing.
Dental Implants - Dental implants are permanent teeth replacements that use an artificial tooth root implanted in the jawbone, and a custom-made dental crown to fill in the gap caused by a lost tooth. Dr. Lockwood is a Highland Park implant dentist who can create a custom crown for your dental implant once the rod is placed by a trusted located surgeon. If you already have a dental implant, and are noticing wear and tear on your crown, Dr. Lockwood can successfully restore your prosthesis so your smile remains fully-functional and beautiful.
Porcelain Fixed Bridges - A fixed bridge is an artificial tooth anchored on either side by a crown. Dr. Lockwood can create these dental restorations to minimize the appearance of a missing tooth in a way that is non-invasive. Fixed bridges are the perfect alternate tooth replacement option for patients who want to avoid oral surgery.
Porcelain Inlays and Onlays - A porcelain onlay or inlay replaces damaged dental enamel, like a crown, but covers only the top /cusp of your tooth, or the cusp and some of the outer walls of teeth, and is considered a conservative treatment for aesthetic and functional dental issues.
Porcelain Veneers - Porcelain veneers are thin coverings placed over the fronts of teeth that conceal a number of imperfections, including chips, cracks, discolorations and even gaps in your teeth.
Teeth Whitening - Professional teeth whitening offers dramatic improvements for stained and discolored teeth. Dr. Lockwood offers professional whitening as a more efficient and effective method to brighten your smile, compared to ineffectual over-the-counter whitening products.
Learn More about What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do for You
To learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, contact our Highland Park dental office to set up a consultation. A beautiful, healthy smile is waiting for you.