Naperville cosmetic dentist compares the benefits of teeth whitening and veneers.

Veneers vs. Whitening: Naperville Cosmetic Dentist Explains When to Consider Which

For patients interested in brightening their smile and reducing discoloration, Dr. David Newkirk, a Naperville cosmetic dentist, compares the benefits of two of the most popular treatments at his practice: porcelain veneers and teeth whitening. Naperville, IL – As a renowned Naperville cosmetic dentist, David Newkirk, DDS is proficient in numerous techniques to enhance the smile. In his professional experience, while patients seek cosmetic dentistry treatments to combat a number […]

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Naperville cosmetic dentist on implants and other tooth replacement options

Naperville Cosmetic Dentist Discusses Replacement Options for Missing Teeth

Naperville implant dentist David Newkirk, DDS lists some of the most sought-after options to replace missing teeth and restore oral function.  Naperville, IL – According to Dr. David Newkirk – a Naperville cosmetic dentist with nearly three decades in practice – missing teeth are a widespread problem in the United States. “Even a single missing tooth can adversely affect both oral function and the appearance of the smile,” he states, […]

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How to Fix a Chipped Tooth

A chipped tooth can be the result of several factors, including injuries, accidents, tooth decay, or simply biting down too hard when eating. Regardless of the cause, anyone who’s suffered from a chipped tooth knows this condition can both cause discomfort and disrupt the quality of the smile. Thankfully, chipped teeth are generally treatable in the hands of a top cosmetic dentist like David R. Newkirk, DDS. With nearly 30 […]

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His Full Mouth Reconstruction is Going Badly

I need some help. I am having a full-mouth reconstruction done with a mixture of crowns and bridges along with one dental implant. The temporary ones seemed fine, but somewhere between there and the permanent restorations something went wrong. Some of my teeth are hitting each other and some aren’t. My jaw seems slanted and hurts all the time. I talked to my dentist about it but all he wants […]

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before and after dental bonding on a chipped tooth

How Do I Whiten My Dental Bonding?

I have had dental bonding for a bit over six months. It is already picking up stains. What is the best whitening gel for dental bonding? Caroline Dear Caroline, By whitening gel, I am assuming you mean a teeth whitening brand. Unfortunately, even professional teeth whitening will only work on natural tooth structure. It does not help with any type of dental work, including dental bonding. A lot of what […]

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porcelain crown being placed on a tooth

Crowns Don’t Match My Teeth

I have a disaster going on that I don’t know how to handle. My two front teeth had zirconia crowns put on them by my dentist. They didn’t match very well and he realized that so he sent me to a prosthodontist, which he said was an expert in tooth restorations. I was excited about that, but it ended up being worse than my original dentist. I used some dental […]

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An illustration of a dental implant next to a natural tooth.

Sinus Perforation During Dental Implants

I had a dental implant placed and things did not go as expected. The bone never integrated with the dental implant so he had to remove it. He did tell me that the sinus cavity had been perforated by a few millimeters, but that it was a common thing to happen. The one thing I don’t understand is why he didn’t give me an antibiotic until I developed an infection, […]

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A single porcelain veneer being placed on a tooth

Porcelain Veneer Fell Off Twice

I had four porcelain veneers placed for my front teeth. I’m having a couple of issues even a few weeks out even though he told me these would last for ten years. First, I wasn’t thinking about how wide my smile was so the teeth next to the porcelain veneers look very dark comparatively. If I whiten my teeth will it damage the porcelain veneers? My second issue is a […]

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teeth whitening trays

Teeth Whitened to Match Eye Balls?

Is it possible for me to whiten my teeth enough for them to match my eyeballs? I know that is a tall order. It may be unrealistic. I just wanted to see if it was even a possibility before I made it a goal. Patty Dear Patty, That is an interesting question. Technically, we haven’t found a limit to how white teeth can get. There isn’t really a secret to […]

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Will Dentures Make Me Ugly?

My dentist said if I got dentures, I’d end up ugly. My teeth are falling apart so I need to replace them. Are dental implants my only option to still be attractive? I’m 32 so I don’t want to be hideous, but they’re so expensive. Missy Dear Missy, I’m curious about the motivation behind your dentist’s statement that you would be ugly with dentures. If he’s saying the dentures themselves […]

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