Navigating Your Next Steps After SmileDirectClub’s Closure

As many of our patients have recently found out, SmileDirectClub has recently gone out of business. The shutdown of the company – which produced at-home clear aligners – has left many former patients “in limbo” and struggling with incomplete treatments, unanswered questions, and concerns about their investment. Unfortunately, this includes patients of our very own Naperville cosmetic dentist, David Newkirk, DDS. If you’re among those SmileDirectClub has left high and […]

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Why Switch to Implant-Supported Dentures?

In today’s oral health world, the benefits of implant-supported dentures are widely thought to outweigh those of their traditional counterparts.* The advanced restorations differ dramatically from removable dentures in that they are anchored into the jawbone with dental implants. Patients frequently consider implant-supported dentures to be the better solution for a variety of reasons, not limited to: A more comfortable fit with no opportunity for slippage  Improved chewing ability Enhanced […]

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Teeth Whitening vs. Porcelain Veneers

The desire to reverse tooth stains and discoloration is a common cosmetic goal. Fortunately, there are treatments that can significantly improve the shade and overall appearance of teeth. For patients with these goals, our Naperville cosmetic dentist – David R. Newkirk, DDS – often recommends two effective and natural-looking solutions for a more radiant smile: porcelain veneers and teeth whitening. Below, Dr. Newkirk shares the basics of each option. Porcelain […]

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Naperville Dentist on Composite White Fillings

Naperville Dentist Explains the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

David Newkirk, DDS – a Naperville cosmetic dentist – lists the many functional and aesthetic advantages of tooth-colored (or composite white) fillings. Naperville, IL – Dr. David Newkirk, a cosmetic dentist in Naperville, states that tooth-colored fillings have largely replaced amalgam fillings in recent years. Also referred to as composite white fillings, tooth-colored fillings are made of a sturdy composite resin that can be closely matched to a patient’s teeth. […]

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Naperville Dentist Shares Common Misconceptions About Dental Veneers

Naperville Dentist Debunks Four Myths About Porcelain Veneers

David R. Newkirk, DDS, a cosmetic dentist in Naperville, IL, debunks four myths about porcelain veneers – a widely-celebrated example of cosmetic dentistry. Naperville, IL – Dr. David R. Newkirk, a Naperville cosmetic dentist with three decades of experience, notes that porcelain veneers have become increasingly popular in recent years as a cosmetic dental solution. According to Dr. Newkirk, these thin shells of porcelain are custom-designed to fit over the […]

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Bridges vs. Implants: Which Is Right For Me?

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants and dental bridges are two popular options. Both treatments can offer effective solutions, but they differ in terms of procedure, longevity, maintenance, and pricing. Below, our cosmetic dentist – David R. Newkirk, DDS – compares these two popular tooth replacement options. The placement of a dental bridge involves using adjacent teeth as anchors to support the replacement tooth or teeth. The […]

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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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