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By Willow Ridge Dental Group
May 12, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers   porcelain veneers  

It’s common to have flaws that make it hard for you to feel comfortable showing your smile off in public. Porcelain veneers from your dentists, Dr. Jeffrey Onik and Dr. Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL, can help give you the perfect smile that you’ve always dreamed of.

How Porcelain Veneers Can Perfect Your Smile

Dental veneers are shell-like objects made of porcelain and placed over the teeth like a covering. Veneers can cover up any worries you may have about your smile and replace them with perfectly white and flawless teeth. Whether you struggle with crooked teeth, gaps in your smile, a misaligned smile, chips, cracks, or staining, veneers from your dentist in Naperville, IL, can cover up all of your worries.

Veneers can be as white as you want and are resistant to future staining. The material doesn’t take on stains from coffee, tea, or wine the same way that your natural teeth do. Veneers also don’t require any extensive care that will change your normal routine drastically. To care for your veneers and ensure that they last for as long as possible, all you need to do is make sure that you brush and floss your teeth daily, as well as see your dentist for your regular check-ups.

The process is also fairly simple and will only take two appointments. This helps if you are concerned about spending a lot of time to get your veneers installed. At the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth as needed and take an impression of your smile. At the second appointment, your veneers will be placed on your teeth and checked for any adjustments as needed. After that, you’re good to go and you have the smile you’ve always wanted.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

If you struggle with flaws in your smile, veneers may be the best option for you! Contact Dr. Jeffrey Onik and Dr. Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL, at (630) 420-2800 today to ask any questions you may have about veneers and to schedule your appointment!

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
February 08, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crowns  

How dental crowns from your dentists in Naperville, IL, can give you a great smile

If you are tired of smiling because of damaged, broken-down teeth, it’s time to let dental crowns improve your smile! There are many benefits dental crowns can offer you and your smile. Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik of Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL, offer a wide range of dental services, including dental crowns to give you a great smile.

Dental crowns improve your smile by strengthening it. They do this by covering the entire visible surfaces of each tooth, above the gumline. The overall coverage means that when you bite down, the stress and pressure are spread throughout your tooth surface. Even distribution of pressure means your tooth will be less prone to breaking.

Dental crowns improve your smile by making it more beautiful. That’s because one of the main materials used in today’s crowns is porcelain, which looks virtually identical to the natural tooth structure. It’s also light-reflective, just like tooth enamel, AND, it’s stain-resistant, so your porcelain crown will stay stunning for decades.

Full porcelain crowns are the perfect choice for front teeth and teeth that are visible when you smile. For back teeth, where you need a little extra strength for chewing, consider porcelain-fused-to-metal, or PFM crowns. These crowns combine the strength of metal with the lifelike beauty of porcelain, to give you the best of both worlds.

Dental crowns improve your smile in many ways. They provide strength for teeth that are damaged, decayed, worn, broken, or missing tooth structure. Dental crowns also provide beauty for teeth that are heavily restored with old, crumbling, metal fillings.

If your smile needs a little added strength, enhanced beauty, or just some TLC, consider improving your smile with dental crowns.

To find out more about the benefits of dental crowns and the dental crown process, call Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik of Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL, at (630) 420-2800. Call now!

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
July 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth whitening treatments are offered by your Naperville dentist at Willow Ridge Dental Group. Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik provide in-office teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening kits to eliminate stained teeth. Why? Because a sparkling, white smile is a great first impression.

More About Teeth Whitening

Your dentists at Willow Ridge Dental Group provide a safe and effective way to brighten your smile. Depending on the whitening method chosen, results can be dramatic. In-office professional teeth whitening uses high-concentration bleaching gels to lighten teeth 3-to-8 shades brighter. At-home teeth whitening kits also work well but may need to be repeated to get the desired results.

More About the Professional Whitening Methods

  • In-Office Whitening works fast and produces powerful results quickly. Your Naperville dentist first protects sensitive tissue, gums, and tooth-root surfaces by covering them. Next, he/she uses a retractor to keeps lips and cheeks away from bleaching material applied on teeth. Finally, after an hour, you're done and go about your day.

  • Take-Home Whitening may be convenient for people with hectic work schedules. Your dentist creates custom-made molds of your teeth to have two thin, flexible plastic mouth trays made — one for the top teeth and one for the bottom — to fill with whitening gel and then position over teeth. Leave trays for about an hour at a time until you get the desired results.

Caring for Your Whitened Smile

Preventive care is essential to keep teeth white and clean. Brushing and flossing daily go without saying, but also avoid drinking too much coffee and tea. Avoid eating food that stains teeth, like berries or beetroot, and stop smoking and chewing tobacco. Talk to your Naperville dentist about other ways to avoid teeth staining.

Who to contact?

If you have more questions about professional teeth-whitening options and what best suits you, then call Drs. Jeffrey or Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville IL at (630) 420-2800 today!

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
July 08, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Veneers  

Dental veneers are a great way to upgrade your smile, providing whiteness, straightness, and evenness to your teeth. But while you want to improve your smile, you also want it to look natural.

With custom veneers from dentists Drs. Jeffrey Onik and Connie Onki at Willow Ridge Dental in Naperville, IL, you can feel confident showing off your fabulous grin.

What are veneers?

Veneers are sturdy, thin coverings attached to the surface of your original teeth, concealing any gaps, cracks, chips, or crookedness. Veneers are bonded securely to your teeth so you can eat, talk, and brush without any worry about them budging or shifting. They are one of the most popular services at your Naperville dentist.

How can my veneers be customized?

Veneers from your Naperville dentist are customized to fit your mouth and aesthetic. Your dentist will take a mold to ensure the size is appropriate and comfortable. Together, you collaborate on the tint and shape of your veneers, with varying levels of whiteness and translucency to choose from.

You can select veneers with rounded or squared edges to craft the look you want. Feel free to show your dentist pictures of teeth that you like for reference. Your finalized veneers will be attractive yet inconspicuous, so no one will know that they aren't your natural teeth. As a bonus, veneers also help repel stains from drinks and foods like wine and coffee, keeping them whiter and brighter.

How do I take care of my veneers?

Veneers are durable and permanent, so they require no removal for cleaning, sleeping, or eating. You can brush, bite, and chew like you would with your original teeth. It is best to avoid biting especially hard or sticky objects so as not to disrupt or chip your veneers, which are strong but can still be damaged. If you do crack or chip a veneer, contact your Naperville dentist right away.

Feel great about your smile with veneers from Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville IL. Call us today at 630-420-2800 to make an appointment.

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
April 14, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Diet  

Here are some ways to keep your smile radiant from the comfort of your own home.

Whether you’ve just turned to our Naperville, IL, dentists Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik recently for teeth whitening or you’ve been whitening at home, you want your results to last as long as possible. Of course, this involves amping up your current routine and following these habits to ensure that your teeth stays radiant,

Alter Your Diet

Assess all the typical foods and drinks you consume in a day and see which ones could be causing you the most stains. Remember, dark foods and drinks are the likely culprit. This includes:

  • Coffee and tea
  • Wine
  • Dark sodas and sports drinks
  • Berries and citrus fruits
  • Dark condiments and sauces such as mustard, soy sauce, and ketchup
  • Tomato sauce and paste

If you do drink something that may cause stains, you should consider using a straw. It might seem silly but using a straw will limit how much of the dark liquid comes in contact with your teeth.

Brush Thoroughly and Often

While we can limit the amount of stain-causing foods and drinks we consume it is challenging to avoid them completely. So, if you do decide to indulge in a slice of blueberry pie or a heaping bowl of tomato pasta, just make sure that you brush your teeth immediately afterwards to prevent stains from forming.

Use Whitening Toothpaste

If you’ve just turned to our Naperville, IL, cosmetic dentists recently for professional teeth whitening then you definitely want tips for making your results last. If you haven’t been doing it already, it’s a good idea to start using whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste contains safe but effective abrasives that can polish teeth and scrub away surface stains. It’s also great for preventing new stains from forming.

Use an At-Home Whitening Kit

That whitening kit that perhaps wasn’t giving you life-changing results months ago may actually be a great way to help you maintain your professional results longer. Whitening strips and trays, along with whitening toothpaste, can also be great ways to support your radiant smile and keep it looking fresh and radiant.

Here at Willow Ridge Dental Group, your health, safety and wellbeing are of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we are only treating urgent and emergency dental problems until the lockdown is over. Until you can turn to our Naperville, IL, dentists for teeth whitening treatment or even dental veneers for a brighter smile, try the tips above to keep your smile sparkling (because we could all benefit from smiling more).

If you are dealing with an urgent dental matter don’t hesitate to call us at (630) 420-2800.