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Understanding the Different Types of Dentures Apr 4th, 2021

In 2020, nearly 41 million Americans used dentures. Despite being so common, dentures have a bad reputation. However, thanks to new types of dentures that have a more personalized fit and better appearance, they no longer deserve that reputation.  In this blog, our specialists at Bucktown Wicker Park Dental in...

The Benefits of All-on-4®️ Implants Mar 9th, 2021

At one time, not so long ago, if you lost all of your teeth, dentures were your only option. Dentures are OK for many people, but sometimes it can be difficult to keep them in place while eating or talking, and they eventually need to be adjusted or replaced. At...

How to Change Your Yellow Teeth to White Feb 10th, 2021

If you’re struggling with yellow or discolored teeth, you’re not alone. That’s because even with the most diligent dental hygiene efforts, teeth can lose their luster for a variety of reasons. Common causes of tooth discoloration include: Diet Illness Certain medications Aging Too much fluoride Poor oral hygiene Fortunately, this...

Remedy a Gummy Smile With Veneers Jan 1st, 2021

Next to your eyes, your smile tells people more about you than any other part of your face. A bright and open smile conveys confidence and inspires trust. So when you cover up a gummy smile, you’re doing more than hiding your gums from the people around you. You’re also...

Did You Know Your Orthodontist Can Treat Your Sleep Apnea? Dec 1st, 2020

At Bucktown Wicker Park Dental in Chicago, Illinois, patients are getting straight teeth and better sleep thanks to Melissa Daza, DDS, Michelle Schwartz, DDS, and their expert dental team. While they treat all dental issues, they treat sleep apnea as well.  If you have sleep apnea, you may not know...

Why Invisalign® Has Such a High Satisfaction Rate Nov 1st, 2020

Do you hide your teeth behind closed lips for family photos? Do you avoid showing your teeth to others for fear of ridicule? You can stop hiding your beautiful smile for good with Invisalign®. Here at Bucktown Dental, we know how important it is for you to feel confident when...

Myths and Facts About Invisalign Oct 12th, 2020

If you’ve been dreaming of straighter teeth — but hesitate to try traditional braces — you aren’t out of options. Invisalign is becoming a household name as more and more people trust Invisalign aligners to transform their smile.  Even though Invisalign isn’t new (it’s been around since 1997), there are...

Dental Implants Versus Dentures: Which Is Right for You? Sep 14th, 2020

Missing teeth are more common than you might think. According to the CDC, among adults from 35-44, 69% have lost at least one permanent tooth to decay. By age 50, they’ve lost an average of 12 teeth (including wisdom teeth). And in the 65-74 age group, 26% have lost all...

This Is Why Your Bright Smile Has Faded Aug 18th, 2020

Dull, discolored, stained, and yellowing teeth are a common problem for all people. They can cause embarrassment and even lower self-esteem. Sometimes the reason for discolored teeth is simply genetics. Other times your teeth reflect your lifestyle, diet, or poor dental hygiene. At Bucktown Dental in Wicker Park, Chicago, our...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers Jul 14th, 2020

Veneers make it easy to get the Hollywood smile you’ve always wanted. That’s because they can conceal numerous cosmetic flaws in an instant, ranging from tooth discoloration and staining to misshaped or uneven teeth. But the problems that veneers can address go beyond cosmetic issues alone. Our talented team at...

The Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea Jun 8th, 2020

Sleep apnea means “sleep without breath,” and that’s exactly what the condition is: you stop breathing repeatedly during your sleep. There are several reasons you may stop breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common form, means that something is blocking your airway. Central sleep apnea is when your brain fails...

Here's Why Veneers Are So Popular May 13th, 2020

Veneers may have been first used by actors, but there’s no denying that veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic services whether you’re a celebrity or not. Veneers can transform your smile, leaving you with an irresistible smile. We know that having a beautiful smile is important, and at...

What to Expect During and After Dental Implant Surgery Apr 29th, 2020

If you have lost a tooth, dental implant surgery restores your smile, protects your remaining teeth and jaw, and allows you to chew, speak, and have a full, gorgeous smile. An implant is a prosthetic tooth that is inserted into the space where the roots of the missing tooth were...

Missing a Tooth? CEREC® Same-Day Crowns Can Fix That Mar 23rd, 2020

Over time, your teeth can become chipped, broken, and discolored. You may try to hide your imperfect teeth by only smiling with your mouth closed, or covering your mouth from time to time. Do you wonder what things would be like if you could feel confident when you smile? At...

Uncover Your Whitest, Brightest Smile with Philips Zoom Whitespeed Feb 4th, 2020

Having a beautiful smile allows for an excellent first impression, whether it’s on a big job interview, a date, or just out and about. Why settle for anything less than a dream smile? With modern advances in professional teeth whitening, there’s no reason to settle. When it comes to dealing...

New Year, New Teeth: How All-on-4 Implants Can Change Your Life Jan 9th, 2020

Dentures may seem convenient since no incisions are necessary to put them in place, but they come with some downsides. Many denture wearers complain about sore gums, receding gums, difficulty speaking, and changes in facial appearance.    Our team of specialists at Bucktown Dental uses All-on-4® dental implants to eliminate...

It's Not Just Snoring: The Dangers of Sleep Apnea Dec 1st, 2019

Sleep apnea causes you to repeatedly stop breathing for at least 10 seconds at a time while you sleep. The most common type of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, occurs when your throat muscles collapse and block your airway. A person without sleep apnea may have up to five periods...

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Nov 1st, 2019

There is no doubt that a bright smile with straight teeth gives a good first impression. However, making sure that all of your teeth are in place and fit together when you close your mouth is also important for good health. Both adults and children benefit from properly aligned teeth....

Adjusting to Life With Dentures Oct 1st, 2019

Dentures can make you happier by restoring your smile and self-esteem. They’re removable, so it’s easy to keep them clean too. But they can feel a little loose and cause some pain at first. If you need dentures, Bucktown Dental in Chicago, Illinois, can help. Dr. Melissa Daza and Dr....

Veneers Easily Correct a Wide Range of Smile Flaws Sep 1st, 2019

Your smile is one of the first things people see. But when you have dental imperfections, your smile is the last thing you want to show off. You may even feel self-conscious or embarrassed talking and laughing with people.  Don’t let dental imperfections control your smile. Melissa Daza, DDS, Michelle...

3 Facts You May Not Know About Invisalign® Aug 2nd, 2019

Having a great smile makes you feel attractive and confident, and allows you to smile big for all of your selfies! Unfortunately, very few humans are born with perfect teeth. In fact, most people need a dentist’s help to improve them. Luckily, there are a number of treatment options that...

Why Dental Implants Are the Best Solution for Replacing Missing Teeth Jul 12th, 2019

You were born with 32 teeth, but if you’re like most people, you won’t make it past age 50 without losing a few due to injury or infection. But there’s no reason to live with missing teeth these days. There are more options than ever to close those gaps and...

Sleep Apnea: Why so Many Patients Prefer our Oral Appliance Over CPAP Jun 12th, 2019

Excessive snoring, gasping for air, and even cessation of breathing are all symptoms of sleep apnea, a serious condition that can endanger your life. To keep sleep apnea sufferers safe at night, many doctors turn to the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine for good reason — it works. However,...