Dr. Craig Kohler’s patients appreciate his conservative approach to cosmetic dentistry. He creates an individualized look for each patient and recommends those services that can most easily accomplish the goal of a beautiful smile. From simple teeth whitening and Invisalign® , the modern alternative to braces, to dental crowns and implants, our Wilmette practice offers patients from Winnetka to the Chicago North Shore the entire range of cosmetic dentistry solutions.
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.
Why spend weeks using whitening strips when you can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades in just a little over an hour? Contact our cosmetic dentistry center in Wilmette today and get the results you want in just one visit.
Dental bonding is the next step beyond teeth whitening. For the front teeth, it can cover serious stains, fill in small cracks, and mask small chips and minor misalignment. Dr. Kohler applies a composite polymer compound to the teeth and sculpts it as it hardens. Besides giving you a beautiful smile, it creates a stain-resistant protective covering for teeth.
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 very thin layer of tooth enamel and then replaces it with the veneer panel.
Let us brighten your smile. Contact us today about porcelain veneers from our Wilmette cosmetic dentistry practice.
In keeping with his aesthetic standards for cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Kohler provides tooth colored fillings. Instead of ruining an otherwise natural looking smile with conventional silver fillings, these modern ceramic fillings blend in with surrounding natural teeth and are virtually undetectable. In addition to using tooth colored fillings for new cavities, Dr. Kohler will be happy to replace your old metal fillings and help restore your youthful smile.
Dr. Kohler provides dental crowns at our Wilmette practice for both front and rear teeth that have serious damage sufficient to cause structural weakening of the tooth. In these cases, enough tooth material is removed to provide a secure foundation for an artificial tooth to be bonded to the remaining portion. Dr. Kohler fashions dental crowns at his Wilmette dental center from modern ceramics to ensure a match with the remaining natural tooth material. Once the crown is secured with a strong dental adhesive, it should last for many years.
For natural looking, long lasting dental crowns, contact our cosmetic dentistry center in Wilmette today.
Dr. Kohler is pleased to provide Invisalign® for his patients. 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.
For the ultimate in natural looking and feeling tooth replacement, Dr. Craig Kohler provides dental implants. Winnetka and Chicago-area residents who are considering traditional bridges or dentures should consider this modern alternative. The procedure begins with the placement of a metal insert into the jawbone to simulate a natural tooth root. Next, a metal stud is attached to the insert. This will serve as the anchor for a ceramic replacement tooth. Since they are embedded in the jaw, not just wired around an adjacent tooth, dental implants crafted for our Chicago-area and Winnetka patients become a solid part of their dentition and should last for many years. The implant procedure can also be used instead of bridges or dentures to replace multiple teeth, up to a full set of upper or lower teeth, using several inserts and studs as anchors. Whether for the replacement of a single tooth or a full set, dental implants look and feel more like natural teeth.
Don’t settle for bridges or dentures. Contact our cosmetic dentistry center in Wilmette today to learn more about dental implants.
Teeth whitening , dental implants, porcelain veneers and more are available at our Wilmette practice. Please fill out the contact form below.
Craig S. Kohler, DDS, MBA, MAGD
1159 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091 • MAP
(Downtown, btwn Lake Ave.
and Central Ave.)