Request Request an Appointment Call Call Us Map View Map
Important Health and safety notice regarding COVID-19

Weiss Dental Arts Blog

How Long Does It Take to Make a CEREC Crown?

January 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — drweiss @ 11:16 pm

Image of a CEREC crown in Skokie.A dental crown is a versatile restoration that is placed over the entire visible surface of a tooth to provide an added layer of protection. It can improve the overall health, function, and appearance of a tooth. In the past, it took multiple appointments to receive a crown, but not anymore. A CEREC crown in Skokie can be made in a single visit. There isn’t any need for a temporary crown or a second appointment. Here’s how long the process will take when choosing CEREC technology.


How to Recognize Dental Implant Failure

January 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — drweiss @ 9:36 pm

Woman in pain from dental implant failure in Skokie. Dental implants are the most reliable option to treat tooth loss. In fact, they are proven to last for decades with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene at home and visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. They have over a 95% success rate, so you shouldn’t need to worry about needing to have them replaced; however, complications can arise. With quick care from your dentist, they can help prevent dental implant failure in Skokie. Here are the most common causes of complications and what you can do to avoid them.


How Do Face Masks Affect Your Oral Health?

October 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweiss @ 3:38 pm
Woman wearing mask

As an effort to protect yourself and others during the COVID-19 pandemic, you have been taking numerous precautions. This has included staying at home more often, frequently washing your hands, and never leaving the house without a protective face covering. These are all very effective steps that everyone should be taking during this time, but it is also important to consider how your face mask is affecting your oral health. Your dentist in Skokie discusses the impact of face coverings on your smile and what you can do to keep your teeth healthy.


What Happens If I Skip a Dental Cleaning?

September 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — tntadmin @ 4:43 pm

Man who isn’t skipping a dental cleaning in Skokie.Your smile can stay healthy for a lifetime with the right care over the years. Besides brushing and flossing, your teeth and gums also rely on preventive services from your dentist. The American Dental Association recommends everyone visits their dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. Unfortunately, 42% of adults don’t schedule an appointment as often as they should. If you’re among the people who have a habit of skipping a dental cleaning in Skokie, you’re putting your smile at risk. Here are 3 benefits of seeing your dentist regularly.


The Most Common Dental Emergency Procedures

August 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 9:01 pm
Woman with dental emergency in Skokie talks to her dentist

While you’ll hopefully never experience a dental emergency in Skokie, not all cracked, knocked-out, or painful teeth can be avoided. Thankfully, there are several common, reliable procedures your dentist can use to get your oral health back on track. Knowing what to expect when you get to their practice in the midst of a dental emergency can help you feel more prepared in these overwhelming situations. Here are the most common procedures used to provide urgent dental care.


Did Your Toothache Suddenly Disappear? Read This

July 31, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 7:42 pm
woman with toothache in Skokie holding her face in pain

Have you had a really bad toothache recently? Even when tooth pain occurs, many of us would rather take an ibuprofen and try to tough it out rather than call the dentist. In fact, sometimes if you put off getting dental treatment long enough, the toothache can go away on its own. What does it mean when this happens? Let’s talk about why a toothache in Skokie might suddenly disappear and why you should still seek dental treatment anyway.


4 Ways Your Dentist Is Practicing Social Distancing

June 26, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 12:58 pm
sticker on the floor as a reminder for social distancing in Skokie

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend continuing to wear a mask and social distance in public whenever possible to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Your dentist is dedicated to maintaining your health and wellness, which is why they’re continuing to make social distancing in Skokie happen. Read on to learn about four ways they’re preventing patient-to-patient and patient-to-dentist contact to keep everybody safe.


4 Dental Safety Protocols in Response to COVID-19

May 21, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 3:02 pm
dentist in Skokie sitting in a treatment room wearing PPE

If you’re worried about receiving dental care from your emergency dentist in Skokie due to the threat of COVID-19, rest-assured that they’re taking the proper preventive measures to prioritize your health. Without the proper timely care, emergency situations such as a tooth infection can become severe and even result in tooth loss. That’s why it’s best to visit your emergency dentist sooner rather than later. Read on to learn about four ways they’re protecting their community from the spread of COVID-19 while providing necessary dental treatments.


Know Your Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

August 19, 2015

sleep apnea keeping you up at nightAre you one of the more than 12 million American that suffers from sleep apnea? If you know the answer is yes, you’re already more informed than most sufferers–too many people never realize that their sleep is interrupted by this disorder. Often, adults assume poor sleep is a consequence of aging and simply live with the side effects, like fatigue and difficulty concentrating at work.

Straighten Your Smile with Invisalign

July 13, 2015

teeth with whitening tray

The annual presentation for all of the company big wigs went really well. You felt confident, and sure that you emphasized all the right points and that your department would be proud. Except for one thing. The entire time you presented you felt like no one could take their eyes off your teeth. You’ve had crooked teeth your whole life and never wanted to deal with the hassle of aligners, but you’re starting to wish you would have taken them to fix your smile as a teenager because the higher you rise in your company, the more people seem to notice your teeth. When you think about the alternative, a mouth full of metal, you start to feel like you’ll never be able to have a smile you’re proud to share. Dr. Brad Weiss has helped many people just like you straighten their teeth invisibly; restoring confidence and a happy, healthy bite. Invisalign clear aligners straighten your teeth with less time spent in the dentist’s office, no mouth full of metal, and a straight smile you can be proud of. Call to schedule your Invisalign consultation today.

Why Invisalign?

At the dental practice of Dr. Weiss, we’re dedicated to helping every patient achieve the best smile. When crooked teeth start to interfere with your ability to confidently perform at your job, smile for your family photos, or even makes chewing or speaking more difficult, Invisalign from Dr. Weiss can help. Unlike traditional aligners, Invisalign clear aligners are virtually undetectable. You can interact with coworkers, friends, and family as usual, and only those you want to share with will know about your tooth straightening treatments. Better yet, when you have a big presentation or photo opportunity, you can remove Invisalign, and replace after your big moment.

Invisalign’s alignment trays are uniquely designed to apply gentle pressure on teeth to shift them into alignment. Traditional aligners use pressure from surrounding teeth to pull your bite into alignment causing more discomfort than most patients report when using Invisalign to straighten their bite. Additionally, because the alignment trays are removable, you can maintain your typical dental health care routine. No need to floss and brush around aligners attached to your teeth. Are you addicted to popcorn or taffy? With traditional aligners, kiss those delicious treats goodbye, but with Invisalign you can remove your alignment trays and eat anything you want.

If all that weren’t reason enough to find out more about Invisalign, you can also count on needing less than half the number of dental office visits to adjust and maintain your aligners compared to traditional aligners. While skipping school to visit the orthodontist might have sounded appealing, missing work probably doesn’t seem like nearly as much fun. Wasting all your vacation days on painful dentists’ visits, staying late to play catchup. Save yourself the time and stress. Consider Invisalign.

Find Out More About Invisalign

Imagine one year from today, you could give your annual presentation with a picture-perfect smile. All the company big wigs might be focusing on your teeth, but only because they look fantastic. You can speak and smile confidently knowing you’ve made a lasting impression. In about 12 months, Invisalign can transform your smile. Consider Invisalign to align your teeth, improve your confidence, and make your teeth feel as good as they look. Call Dr. Weiss and his skilled dental care team to find out more about how Invisalign can help you get the smile of your dreams. Our conveniently located Evanston, IL office accepts patients from surrounding areas including Wilmette, Skokie, Lincolnwood, and Chicago.

« Newer Posts