For front teeth that have more serious cracks, chips, or misalignment than can be covered by bonding, Dr. Kohler provides porcelain veneers at our Wilmette practice. These perfectly shaped and colored strips are made from the most modern ceramics available and are permanently bonded to the teeth to create a bright, uniform smile. To prepare your teeth for the placement of porcelain veneers at our Wilmette office, Dr. Kohler first removes a layer of tooth enamel and then replaces it with the veneer panel.
If your teeth aren’t as bright as you’d like, but are otherwise healthy, Dr. Craig Kohler provides Zoom!® in-office teeth whitening for his Winnetka and Chicago-area patients. To restore a youthful sparkle to your smile takes just over an hour and is completely painless and can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades. A special prescription-strength hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to the teeth and then activated by a special Zoom!® light for maximum effectiveness.
Dr. Kohler is pleased to provide Invisalign® for his patients. As a premier provider of Invisalign, he has improved many people’s smiles through invisible braces. It’s the nearly invisible alternative to traditional metal braces. Instead of a network of wires and brackets, the Invisalign® system uses a series of soft, comfortable aligners to gently realign crooked teeth.
Dr. Kohler will photograph and study your mouth, and then make a mold from which to custom craft the first set of clear aligners to slip over your teeth and begin the straightening process. The aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, flossing, and brushing, resulting in much easier maintenance than with metal braces. Every two or three weeks, a new set of aligners will be produced to gently continue the straightening process. Patients will use from 6 to 30 sets of aligners, depending on the degree of correction required.
Invisalign® enables our North Shore patients to have the straight, healthy looking teeth they want without the discomfort, dietary restrictions, and embarrassment of old-fashioned metal braces.
A smile makeover can rejuvenate your confidence and restore natural-looking beauty to your unique smile. A smile makeover is a comprehensive plan that addresses any and all of your aesthetic concerns. During a personalized consultation with Dr. Kohler, you will explore the many cosmetic procedures we offer and determine which are right for your schedule and budget. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Kohler today.
One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures at our Wilmette practice is reshaping of the gum line. It is frequently performed in conjunction with the placement of porcelain veneers. The latest technology for this procedure is laser surgery. Instead of a metal scalpel, this technique uses a laser to remove gum tissue that has overgrown the top of the tooth. The incision is bloodless, nearly painless, and micro-smooth. It’s much faster than using a scalpel and the healing time is much shorter.