Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Jefferson Park Smile Corner

Charles F. Lockhart, DDS, MAGD

Dentist located in Jefferson Park, Chicago, IL

If your smile doesn’t look quite the way you wished it would, you can improve its appearance with cosmetic dentistry. With over 40 years experience in the dental field, Charles F. Lockhart, DDS, MAGD, brings his accumulated knowledge and expertise to the men and women in the Chicago area at Jefferson Park Smile Corner. From minor tweaks to major smile makeovers, Dr. Lockhart has the resources available to make you look your best. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Lockhart by calling or using the online booking option.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is an unofficial dental specialty that focuses on improving the look of your smile. Dr. Lockhart uses the most up-to-date procedures to brighten teeth, fill in gaps, restore alignment, and fix other inconsistencies.

While the aesthetic appearance of your smile is the objective of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Lockhart always puts your overall health and dental function first. He also considers aesthetics when performing routine restorative procedures, such as offering tooth-colored cavity fillings and crowns.

What cosmetic dental services do you offer?

Dr. Lockhart offers the following treatments to enhance your smile:

  • Professional teeth whitening: in-office whitening treatment and custom whitening trays
  • Veneers: thin, custom-made shells that cover the tooth, improving color and appearance
  • Direct bonding: white filling material that’s bonded to your teeth to cover imperfections
  • Tooth-colored fillings: composite resins to fill cavities
  • Dental implants: artificial replacement tooth and root

What type of problems can you fix with cosmetic dentistry?

Dr. Lockhart uses the procedures listed above to fix:

  • Missing teeth
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Misshapen teeth

Dr. Lockhart discusses your goals for treatment and all the variables that affect your treatment choices, such as cost and long-term implications, before making his recommendations.

What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

Dr. Lockhart wants you to be proud of your smile, since it’s one of your most visible features — whether that means using tooth-colored fillings for cavities, or providing a full mouth makeover.

Some of those cosmetic services improve the function of your teeth in the process. For example, veneers and bondings that fill in gaps and broken teeth may improve your chewing function and reduce plaque buildup.

You may also experience other effects as a result of the improved appearance and function of your teeth — cosmetic procedures help you look better and feel better, improving your confidence and self-esteem in the process.

By offering cosmetic services at his practice, Dr. Lockhart addresses all your dental needs in one place.

If you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist in the greater Chicago area, contact Jefferson Park Smile Corner online or over the phone to meet Dr. Lockhart.