SOURCE: The Dental Implant Associates

The Dental Implant Associates

February 13, 2013 06:01 ET

Chicago Dentist Rejuvenates Patient's Smile With Lumineers

Dr. Flicker Discusses Patient Increase in Self-Confidence Due to LumineersĀ®

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2013) - Dr. Steven Flicker, a Chicago dentist, regularly performs cosmetic dental procedures at Dental Implant Associates. In one recent Lumineers® case, he rejuvenated a woman's smile and helped boost her self-confidence.

Dental Implant Associates has been a Lumineers® Preferred Provider for the past six years, and Dr. Flicker says Lumineers® are one of the most innovative alternatives to porcelain veneers available. He adds that Lumineers® offer a virtually painless method of providing patients with the same benefits as porcelain dental veneers without the need for injections or extensive tooth reduction. Benefits of Lumineers® include:

  • Straightening the appearance of tooth alignment
  • Lengthening short or worn down teeth
  • Brightening discolored teeth

Dr. Flicker's Chicago dentistry patient said that she was dissatisfied with the appearance of her smile. She had short teeth that were misaligned with a dark pigment, and though she had undergone whitening procedures, those efforts were ineffective. The patient decided that she wanted to do something for herself to boost her self-confidence.

As an alternative to full porcelain dental veneers, Lumineers® are ideal for patients with:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Stains
  • Yellowed teeth

According to Dr. Flicker, Lumineers® are also a great alternative for patients who have fears and anxieties about dental visits, in many instances Lumineers® do not require the patient's natural tooth structure to be reduced. In fact, Dr. Flicker adds that Lumineers® are the least invasive cosmetic procedure available. The procedure can be performed in as little as two visits and offers long-lasting results.

In this particular Lumineers® case, Dr. Flicker used LUMIsmile Digital Imaging technology in order for the patient to preview the anticipated results. This software allows the patient and the doctor to see a visual goal before the procedure. At this point, Dr. Flicker's patient has had Lumineers® applied to eight of her upper teeth. The before and after photos illustrate a dramatic contrast -- not only does the patient's smile now feature a straightened alignment, but there is also a significant increase in tooth brightness.

About Steven Flicker, DDS
A graduate of the University of Illinois, Dr. Steven Flicker has served as an implant and cosmetic dentist in the Chicago area for the past 35 years. He has received several awards from the Chicago Dental Society and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Flicker is available for interview upon request.

About Dental Implant Associates
Dental Implant Associates specializes in helping patients maintain the health and appearance of their smiles through the latest cosmetic, general, and implant dentistry procedures. Both offices feature on-site laboratories and a highly trained staff who perform every stage of restorative or implant dentistry treatment on location.

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