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Preventative Services

on March 26, 2014

Preventative Dentistry Evanston, IL

Prevention is the cornerstone of our dental practice. At our Evanston dentist office we believe that the best method for protecting your smile is to use excellent preventative care. Our kind and caring staff are here to coordinate with you and ensure that your smile and you get the best care possible.

 

The best preventative care begins at home and continues in the dental office with a routine prophylaxis (dental cleaning). Your hygienist will clean and polish your teeth, take any needed x-rays, take gum measurements, and do a fluoride treatment. The x-rays help our Evanston dentists diagnose tooth decay between teeth and below the gum line, as well as allowing them to look for any bone loss. The gum measurements that your hygienist takes allows our dental staff to evaluate the health of your gums. You can learn more about why we take x-rays and gum measurements in our blog. Based on your current dental care and oral health, your hygienist will discuss in-office and at-home options to help you keep your smile in perfect health.

Our doctors are at the forefront of the dental field. Through continuing education courses, they discover new methods and new treatments to help keep your smile healthy. Both doctors work closely with all of our hygienists to provide the best that dentistry has to offer.

In addition to routine prophylaxis (cleaning), our office offers the following preventative services:

Stephens Dentistry has been providing quality dental care to patients in Evanston and the North Shore for over 60 years.

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Restorative Services

on March 26, 2014

Restorative Dentistry Evanston, IL

Restore your mouth to its full form and function.
Our Evanston dentists provide evidence based, minimally invasive, restorative dentistry. Using intra-oral cameras as well as digital x-rays we are able to show you the conditions and reasoning behind why your teeth need the treatment that we diagnose. Our state-of-the-art dental office lets us provide the best restorative techniques and materials to our patients. This allows us to create beautiful restorations that may last a lifetime.

We understand that dental treatment may seem costly. Our doctors and staff will work with you to ensure that you maximize your insurance benefits and health savings accounts. Find out more about the financial options that we provide on our financial options page. No matter what your financial situation, our office is here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Dr. Robert Stephens will work with you to help create a treatment plan that provides you with restorative treatment that you, while maximizing your insurance benefits.

Often when you have a cavity, it may not hurt. As our Evanston dentists are minimally invasive, they believe it is important to fix cavities, cracks, and chips when they are small. This allows you to retain more of your natural tooth structure, as well as costing less than larger more expensive restorations.

Our Evanston dental office offers the following restorative, oral surgery, and endodontic services:

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Cosmetic Services

on March 26, 2014

Cosmetic Dentistry Evanston, IL

99.7% of adults believe that a smile is an important social asset.

Cosmetic dentistry are dental services that help enhance your smile. In some cases, cosmetic services may also be suggested as a preventative measure. As our dentists in Evanston, IL are continually learning about advancements in the dental field, they are able to offer the most up-to-date options to you.

Cosmetic dentistry may be as simple as at home whitening or cosmetic contouring or as complex as a full mouth restoration. With so many different options, it may be confusing to sort out on your own. Our Evanston dentists will discuss your cosmetic dental goals and will help you find the services that best fit your situation and budget.

If you are interested in learning more about specific options to enrich your smile, call our Evanston dental office to set up an appointment. Our expert dentists will sit down with you and discuss your current dental health as well as any cosmetic treatment that you are interested.

As your dental health is our primary concern, our Evanston dentists recommend that you have any preventative or restorative treatment done prior to beginning any cosmetic services. In some cases, restorative treatment and cosmetic treatment can be coordinated to provide the best cosmetic results.

Our Evanston dentists would be happy to discuss your cosmetic services options. Learn more about the cosmetic services that we offer at our Evanston dental office, by clicking on any of the links below:

Stephens Dentistry has been providing quality dental care to patients in Evanston and the North Shore for over 60 years.

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Before & After

on March 26, 2014

Stephens Dentistry’s Smile Gallery

View some before and after photos of our actual patients!

Reconstruction of Upper Teeth

Reconstruction of Upper Teeth

Dr. Robert Stephens’ patient came in to discuss a full mouth restoration. After an initial exam, Dr. Robert and the patient agreed that CEREC crowns would be the best way to proceed. Using our CEREC process, the patient was able to finish his upper arch in half the time of traditional lab made crowns. The patient told us that it took a while for him to stop looking at the ground and start really smiling at others.

Fixing a Broken Tooth

Fixing a Broken Tooth

Often, chipping or breaking a tooth can be a traumatic experience. Using tooth colored resin material, a natural restoration can be placed quickly with beautiful results.

Teeth Straightened using Invisalign™

Teeth Straightened using Invisalign™

This patient worked with Dr. Robert Stephens and Invisalign to straighten their teeth. Every two to four weeks, the patient would return to have Dr. Robert assess the movement of her teeth and give her the next set of aligners. One year later, she had the smile of her dreams and she was engaged!

Closing a Diastema using Cosmetic Contouring

Closing a Diastema using Cosmetic Contouring

Dr. Robert Stephens used tooth colored resin material to close her diastema. By building up the material, Dr. Robert was able to create a natural look to the new restorations.

Cosmetic Contouring to Reshape Teeth

Cosmetic Contouring to Reshape Teeth

This patient came to our office and was not happy with the shape of her teeth. Dr. Robert was able to use tooth colored resin material to reshape her teeth and create a smile that she is proud to show off.

Worn and Ground Down Teeth

Worn and Ground Down Teeth

After grinding her teeth for years, this patient wanted to update her smile. We used veneers to lengthen her teeth and give her a natural looking smile that matched her current dentition.

Closing a Diastema using Veneers

Closing a Diastema using Veneers

We were able to give this patient a brand new smile painlessly with Veneers. The patient was so happy with his new smile he recommended our practice to his brother.

Worn, Discolored Teeth Fixed Using Veneers

Worn, Discolored Teeth Fixed Using Veneers

This patient wanted to freshen her smile. We used contact-thin Veneers to give her a younger smile. She is a nervous dental patient and she really appreciated everything we did to make sure she was comfortable.

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