Oral health is essential to your overall health and wellbeing. Dr. Fiss offers a comprehensive list of dental services that protect and restore tooth health and aesthetics.
Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, develops from bacteria in the mouth. Dr. Fiss provides in-depth examinations and treatments to identify and lessen the development of bad breath.
Bleaching or tooth whitening restores a brighter and whiter smile with no discomfort or downtime. Dr. Fiss offers in-office and at-home teeth whitening options that will keep you smiling.
Cavity Detection Technology
Early detection of cavities is the best way to ensure cavities do not worsen and require more invasive treatment. The DEXIS CariVu™ uses light technology to identify cavities early and without X-ray radiation.
Cosmetic Dental Procedures
Cosmetic dentistry offers a selection of services to improve tooth aesthetics. Some of these services include veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants.
Dental implants restore an aesthetically appealing, durable chewing surface for patients who are missing one or more teeth. Dental implants provide long-lasting and natural results while preserving the health and integrity of the jawbone.
General dentistry ensures that cavities and gum disease are identified and treated before the conditions worsen. This care involves any treatment that restores the health and stability of the teeth and gums.
Gum Disease/Laser Therapy
Gum disease develops when bacteria create “pockets” in the gums that result in tooth loss if left untreated. Deep cleanings and laser therapy treats gum disease and restores tooth and gum health and stability.
Metal-free fillings are natural-looking, biocompatible restorations that offer aesthetics, functionality, and durability. These are ideal for individuals with metal allergies or for those who are concerned about metal in their mouths.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer affects more than 50,000 Americans annually and can be fatal when not treated. Oral cancer screenings with VELscope® identify and diagnose oral cancer so that treatment can begin swiftly, and survival rate can increase.
Porcelain crowns or bridges provide a natural-looking restoration for a tooth with a root canal or a tooth that is missing. Crowns and bridges cover the exposed surface of the tooth and maintain aesthetics.
Veneers are porcelain sheets that are placed over the tooth surfaces to enhance their aesthetic appearance. These natural-looking coverings wrap around the tooth face and provide lasting durability.
Smile Shapers, ClearCorrect™, and Invisalign®
Metal braces have been used for decades to straighten misaligned teeth. These are effective, but they are also painful and unsightly. Smile shapers, ClearCorrect™, and Invisalign® offer alternatives to metal braces that are unnoticeable, comfortable, and fast-working.
Snoring and sleep apnea are the result of constricted airways. Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP) is an anti-snoring oral device that repositions the jaw to increase the airflow and reduce snoring and sleep apnea.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you maintain good at-home oral health?
At-home oral maintenance is the cornerstone of a healthy mouth. At-home maintenance involves brushing the teeth twice a day, flossing the teeth at least once a day, limiting all sugary foods and beverages, and seeing your dentist twice a year for check-ups and cleanings.
Why should you schedule an appointment with Dr. Fiss?
Dr. Fiss was named one of the top three cosmetic dentists in Chicago, Illinois, by Three Best Rated®. He offers general and cosmetic dentistry services to patients in the Chicago area. At-home oral care is not enough to ensure that your teeth maintain their health. The skilled hands of a dentist can only remove some bacteria, plaque, and tartar. When this bacteria is not removed, it can turn into gum disease or tooth decay.
What type of dental technology does Dr. Fiss offer?
Dr. Fiss offers several top-of-the-line dental technologies for identifying and treating dental concerns from cavities to gum disease to oral cancer. Some of these technologies include the DEXIS CariVu™ that uses light illumination instead of X-ray technology to identify cavities, laser therapy to treat gum disease, and VELscope® for oral cancer.
What is the difference between a general dentist and a cosmetic dentist?
General dentistry deals with the health, maintenance, and strength of the teeth. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the aesthetics of the mouth. Dr. Fiss offers both general and cosmetic treatment options to address any oral concern you have.
Are dental implants worth it?
When patients lose a tooth/teeth, they have several treatment options, including removable dentures, fixed bridges, and dental implants. Although dental implants are the most expensive of these options, they offer a unique set of benefits. Dental implants restore aesthetics, provide a durable chewing surface that responds like a natural tooth, and maintains the health of the jawbone—the jawbone can eventually break down with both dentures and bridges. Implants are comfortable, and they react just like your natural teeth.
What are the signs of gum disease?
Gum disease occurs when bacteria grows and spreads in the mouth to form pockets. Some common signs of gum disease include:
- Swollen or tender gums
- Red gums
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Tooth loss
What type of teeth whitening services does Dr. Fiss offer?
Dr. Fiss offers personalized dental trays for patients who wish to undergo at-home teeth whitening. In-office whitening, performed with ZOOM!. ZOOM!, uses a gel that is activated by a bleaching light. This treatment can whiten teeth by six to 10 shades in as little as one hour.
How can I set up an appointment with Dr. Fiss?
Whether you have a specific dental concern or are looking to maintain your ongoing oral health, you are in good hands with Dr. Fiss. You can contact his office at (312) 951-5230 or fill out his online contact form to set up an appointment with Dr. Fiss.