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By Lynch Dental Center
December 29, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns  

Ever bite down and hear a cracking noise? A weak tooth succumbs to the pressures of biting and chewing. Whether you have a large filling, untreated decay, abscess, or poor shape and size, a porcelain crown could restore that tooth. At Lynch Dental Center in Chicago and Rain Forest, IL, your dentists use crowns to complete and strengthen smiles. Just ask Drs. John, Sheila, or Frances Lynch if you qualify.

You have 32 teeth

And, you should keep them all for life. Every one of them is important. However, sometimes extractions threaten tooth loss. To avoid the jaw bone changes and negative smile appearance caused by extraction, consider restoring your tooth with a dental crown.

Today's dental crowns are very lifelike in color, shape, and durability. In fact, modern porcelain flexes with the forces of biting and chewing and is highly fracture resistant. Also, your Rain Forest IL dentist ensures your tooth is a good candidate for this restoration through careful examination and X-ray imaging. In other words, if Dr. Lynch recommends a crown, you can count on a healthy, beautiful smile for many years.

The crown procedure

Your dentist will shape and size your tooth so it receives its crown properly. Depending on the location of the tooth, you may wear a temporary crown until your permanent one returns from the dental lab. When it does, Dr. Lynch will remove the temporary one and bond the new one over your tooth with a light-sensitive, permanent cement.

Our Chicago and Rain Forest, IL, patients enjoy crowns that blend excellent functionality with superior smile aesthetics. Unlike old-style metal crowns, porcelain crowns are virtually indistinguishable from your other healthy teeth. So, you can smile, laugh, speak, and eat with total confidence.

Crown benefits

1. Your tooth will look and feel brand-new. Few patients experience dental sensitivity after their crown procedures, and if it does happen, it typically resolves quickly, reports

2. You treat your crowned tooth just like your others. Brush and floss daily, and keep up with your six-month cleanings and check-ups with your dentist in Chicago or Rain Forest, IL.

3. Be gentle with your restoration. Chewing ice cubes, taffy or your pencil eraser can compromise the integrity of your crown.

4. Expect to have your crown last for 10 to 20 years or even more.

5. Crowns support multi-tooth bridges, cover teeth spared by root canal therapy, and restore dental implants as well.

6. Porcelain is highly biocompatible.

7. ShareCare reports that crowns are very common because they present an excellent solution for teeth with multiple fillings or substantial amounts of missing enamel.

Contact us

At Lynch Dental Center, Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Frances Lynch, and Dr. Sheila Lynch offer the finest crown restorations. To learn more, call for a consultation with one of these expert dentists. Look good and feel just great with a sparkling dental crown. Phone (312) 263-3235 for our Chicago, IL, office. For the River Forest location, call (708) 366-6411.

By Lynch Dental Center
November 30, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so you want to be able to put your best smile forward. If your teeth are less than perfect, flawed with chips and cracks, discolored, or worn down, dental veneers can provide you with a complete smile make-over so you can flash your pearly whites with confidence. Dr. John P. Lynch, Dr. Sheila E. Lynch, and Dr. Frances E. Lynch are dentists at Lynch Dental Center in Chicago, where they provide fill dental services including porcelain veneers.

What You Need to Know About Porcelain Veneers

A porcelain veneer is a thin but durable porcelain sheath that is shaped to fully cover the front of a tooth. They can be customized to match the color, size, and shape of your existing teeth. To prepare your teeth for veneers, Dr. Lynch will remove one millimeter of enamel from the surface of your tooth then make an impression to send to the lab where your permanent veneers will be made. Dr. Lynch will fit temporary veneers until you return to the office to have your porcelain veneers fitted one to two weeks later. Once your permanent veneers have been fitted, Dr. Lynch will adjust them for your personal comfort.

Who Are Good Candidates for Veneers?

Chicago dental patients who have the following dental issues are good candidates for dental veneers:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Minor gaps between teeth
  • Minor overcrowding
  • Problems with your bite

Veneers can make a dramatic change to your smile and your personal, work, and social life. Don’t hide your smile any longer. If you would like to find out more about veneers, schedule an appointment with River Forest Dental Center today. Call our River Forest office on (708) 366-6411 or our Chicago office on (312) 263-3235.

By Lynch Dental Center
February 18, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Are you truly pleased with your smile? If you're like many Americans, you may feel embarrassed by the worn color of your yellow, dull teeth. Fortunately, here at Lynch Dental Center in River Forest and Chicago IL, your dentists offer professional teeth whitening, an in-office or at-home service that brightens teeth by several shades in a single treatment. Led by Drs. John, Sheila, and Frances Lynch, read on to learn how our team can rejuvenate your smile with this popular cosmetic dentistry option.

How dental stains happen

When you consume highly pigmented foods and beverages, your tooth enamel literally absorbs the dark colors, and when combined with the passage of time and poor oral hygiene, it is inevitable that unattractive organic matter will accumulate on your enamel. Furthermore, even the best brushing and flossing habits won't remove this material, and neither will retail mouthwashes or whitening toothpastes.

Unfortunately, surface, or extrinsic stains, eventually become intrinsic stains, reports Dentistry IQ. Stubborn discolorations permanently change how you look and feel when you smile.

Would you like to rejuvenate your smile?

Professional teeth whitening is today's most sought-after cosmetic dentistry treatment, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Economical and quick, whitening is available as an in-office treatment, accomplished in just one hour by your dentist here at Lynch Dental Center in River Forest and Chicago, IL. Conversely, you can choose convenient at-home whitening if you would prefer to brighten your smile on your own time. Both use hydrogen peroxide gel to lifts stains right out of the enamel matrix.

In-office whitening takes just one visit and brightens teeth by many shades, up to eight, in fact. At-home whitening applies a less concentrated peroxide gel via custom-made acrylic trays. These snugly-fitting trays place the gel right where it's needed for a prescribed length of time every day for a week. Results are just as spectacular as the in-office version.

Maintaining a beautiful smile

After you complete your whitening, you can maintain your new look indefinitely by:

  1. Brushing twice a day for a full two minutes, as endorsed by the American Dental Association (ADA)
  2. Flossing once a day to remove plaque and keep your gums healthy
  3. Receiving whitening touch-ups as necessary at Lynch Dental Center
  4. Limiting the intake of coffee, tea, and colas
  5. Buffering acidic foods with cheese or bread
  6. Quitting all tobacco products
  7. Seeing Dr. Lynch twice a year for a check-up and cleaning

Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists today

Cosmetic dentistry is booming, and the results from teeth whitening prove why. Please contact the team at Lynch Dental Center for a friendly evaluation. Phone our River Forest office at (708) 366-6411, or for the Chicago location, dial (312) 263-3235.

By Lynch Dental Center
September 25, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

It’s pretty rare for someone to be born with a perfect smile. Everything from chips to discolorations can happen at any time. As a result, you may be feeling less than confident in your appearance because of your smile. If so, our River Forest, IL, dentists Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Fran Lynch offer a fast and effective solution for getting a brand new smile.

Here are some of the reasons people are getting dental veneers,

Brighten Your Smile

While teeth whitening is a great option for those who are dealing with yellowing smiles that have dulled over the years, this professional whitening system is only able to remove external stains. Internal stains will not respond as well to professional whitening. So if you are dealing with internal stains veneers could give you a brighter smile.

Veneers are also stain-resistant, which means that they won’t discolor over time.

Hide Cosmetic Flaws

Since veneers cover the entire front surface of your teeth they can hide a wide range of aesthetic problems. After all, these thin porcelain shells can easily change the color, shape and length of your teeth to give you a more uniformed and beautiful smile. They can improve everything from misshapen or uneven teeth to cracks and chips. Veneers may also strengthen teeth that have been worn down by teeth grinding.

Straighten Your Smile

While veneers won’t be able to always take the place of orthodontic treatment, veneers may be able to give you a straighter, more aligned smile without needing braces. If you are dealing with small gaps in your teeth, minor crowding or crookedness then veneers may be all you need to get a straighter smile quickly.

If you want to restore your self-esteem and appearance with the help of dental veneers then call Lynch Dental Center today. We have offices in Chicago and River Forest, IL. Schedule your cosmetic consultation with us.

By Lynch Dental Center
August 22, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

If our dentists Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Frances Lynch at Lynch Dental Center in River Forest, IL, and Chicago, IL, have found a cavity during your last checkup it will need to be taken care of to prevent the decay from spreading. Once the tooth has been treated and the decayed areas of the tooth have been removed we will need to restore the tooth with a dental filling. The most commonly used dental filling is made from a composite resin.

About Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings blend right in with the rest of the tooth. We know that this type of filling is ideal for many of our patients. They can feel confident knowing that when they smile no one will even be able to see their restoration.

A filling is placed the same time as a cavity is removed. Placing a tooth-colored filling is easy. The resin that we use is moldable. First, we will choose the shade of resin that most closely matches your tooth. From there, we will apply a thin layer of resin and shape it over the parts of the tooth that we need to rebuild. Once the layer is trimmed and shaped we will harden it into place with a dental light. We will continue to apply the resin in layers until the tooth is fully restored.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Some of the benefits of a tooth-colored filling include,

  • Restoring and strengthening a tooth after a cavity
  • Improving the appearance and shape of the tooth
  • Preserving more of the healthy natural tooth structure
  • Improving your bite to prevent excess wear and tear on certain teeth

If you are living in Chicago or River Forest, IL, and are looking for a dentist who can provide you with comprehensive dental care, from routine checkups to restorative dentistry, then call Lynch Dental Center to schedule your next visit. Call (708) 366-6411 for the River Forest, IL, office or (312) 263-3235 for the Chicago, IL location.