Breaking News: Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi Joins the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Chicago Cosmetic Dentist

Ivan Valcarenghi Chicago Cosmetic DentistElmhurst, IL: Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi, neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry, has joined the American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), a “brother” organization to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

Dentists are on the front line to evaluate, screen and treat patients for the potentially life-threatening problem of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a sleep disorder in which there is airway blockage. Subsequent health problems, such as increased hypertension, stroke and even death can occur.

Signs and symptoms can be subtle, such as snoring, excessive daytime yawning and sleepiness, easily falling asleep once inactive, decreased productivity, and impaired judgment, or more profound symptoms such as hypertension, stroke and even death can result. Patients may exhibit restless movements (Restless Leg Syndrome), moderate to severe snoring, periods of breathing cessation followed by gasping for air.

Dentists, in coordination with sleep specialists, whom are trained to help patients with this serious health risk can help patients obtain preliminary evaluation and even home testing as well as can offer oral appliance treatment for slight or moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea. For any questions, please call Dr. Valcarenghi at 630-834-8088 or visit www.drivansmiles.com.

Restoring Smiles with Veneers

Cosmetic Dentist in Chicago, ILAbout 1 in 4 adults in the United States feels embarrassed by the look of their smile. Our dental office is proud to offer porcelain dental veneers to new and existing patients. Our doctor has the training and experience to provide porcelain veneers to patients who wish to restore a whiter, healthier, more even look to their smile.

Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic and restorative dental solution that are designed to mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Veneers create an immediate improvement in the appearance of a smile. They are a minimally invasive treatment option and can be more cost-effective than many other cosmetic improvement options.

Patients  whose teeth are healthy, but are chipped, cracked, crooked, or mildly stained can benefit from veneers. Patients whose teeth are uneven or have gaps may also find veneers are a great solution for improving the look of their smile.

We offer custom-crafted porcelain veneers that are fitted precisely to cover the front surface of the tooth. Because porcelain is a semi-translucent material, the tooth continues to have a natural healthy appearance with the veneer in place. Veneers are chosen with care to match the natural teeth around them, to ensure optimal aesthetic results.

Once placed, porcelain veneers are a strong, stain-resistant, and long-lasting cosmetic dental solution. However, porcelain dental veneers need ongoing dental care, just like natural teeth. They should be brushed and flossed regularly and normal dental exam and cleaning schedules should be maintained. When cared for properly, veneers can last a lifetime.

There are some additional factors to consider before choosing veneers. First, it is common to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages for a few days following the placement of veneers. This is generally mild and unlikely to last more than about a week.

Second, while porcelain is a strong and durable material, it is recommended to avoid activity that will put great stress on the veneers, such as chewing excessively hard foods or using the teeth to attempt to open a nut or bottle. Finally, any patient who has issues with bruxism (grinding) should discuss this with our doctor before deciding whether to have dental veneers placed.

For more information or to schedule a consultation with our expert dentist, contact our office today. We’re here to give you a smile that you can show with pride.

Improve Your Life with Cosmetic Dentistry

Chicago Cosmetic Dentist 23Did you know that 1 in 4 adults avoid smiling due to the condition of their mouth and teeth? If you’ve been hiding your smile in photos and in your day-to-day life, it’s time to consider our cosmetic smile solutions. Our practice is equipped to help you achieve your dream smile. Strong, healthy teeth need to be both functional and beautiful. Cosmetic dentistry, when done properly, will allow for a proper occlusion (bite) and can treat bruxism (grinding), TMD (TMJ), and other problems related to function.

Our goal is to give you a smile that you are proud to show off. Each vastly skilled member of our team has a background that includes years of education, training, and cosmetic dentistry experience. We are dedicated to working with you to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.

We know that every smile is different, so our solutions are customized to fit your individual needs and your personal smile goals. We schedule ample time for every appointment in order to give you our undivided attention for a personalized visit. Our training and skills in cosmetic dentistry makes our team and office the ideal choice to be your patient-oriented cosmetic dental practice in your community.

There are many benefits to receiving cosmetic dental solutions, such as:

Improved Self-Esteem
Cosmetic dentistry can drastically enhance your overall appearance. Not only will you feel and look better, you will enjoy greater self-assurance. Choosing to utilize our cosmetic dentistry procedures can provide you with the look you’ve always wanted so you can smile with confidence again.

Improved Oral Health
While cosmetic dentistry helps to improve your smile, it also contributes to your oral health. Even with the best dental care, if your teeth are chipped or cracked, they are more prone to developing cavities. Fixing these problems will ensure your mouth is as protected as possible, preventing further problems from arising.

Improved Overall Appearance
Age can have an effect on the appearance of your teeth. Restoring the look of your smile through cosmetic dentistry can make your entire face appear younger.

Cosmetic dentistry is an ideal solution for many people. If you are looking to improve your self-esteem, dental health, or overall appearance, cosmetic dentistry may be right for you. If you would like more information or to schedule a cosmetic consultation, contact our office today. Your dream smile awaits.