Cosmetic Dentistry Services for Chicago Area and Suburbs

Nothing makes a better impression than a bright smile showing well-shaped even teeth. Even subtle changes in your smile can make a dramatic difference in the way you look, feel and even on your social outlook.

Dr. Hogg provides several options for you to get an award-winning smile.

dental veneers Dental Veneers

Veneers, usually fabricated from porcelain, are a thin, semi-translucent "shell", custom made to fit precisely over an existing tooth. They are permanently bonded, held in place by special resin that adheres the back of the veneer to the front of the tooth. The finished result is extremely strong and durable. Dental veneers are best suited for:

  • Closing spaces between teeth
  • Restoring broken or chipped teeth
  • Covering unsightly, stained or discolored teeth
  • Correctly uneven or crooked teeth

Veneers can last for years, depending on how well you take care of them. Because veneers are stronger than simple bonding, they are also more resistant to stains and chipping.

Dr. James Hogg &

Family Dental Services

  • Dental Implants
  • Cosmetic Services
    • Dental Veneers
    • Inlays and Onlays
    • Laser Whitening
    • At Home Whitening
  • Prevention and Restoration
    • Sealants
    • Tooth Prints Program
    • Oral Hygiene Visits
    • Invisalign Braces
    • Painless Dentistry
    • Fillings
    • Crowns & Bridges
    • Dentures & Removable Partials
    • Root Canals

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are frequently used to restore teeth that are severely damaged by decay or wear. They are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.

An inlay fits within the contours of the tooth. An onlay not only fits within these contours, but it also covers the chewing surface of the teeth.

Laser Whitening

We use a laser whitening system called Zoom that lightens your teeth almost immediately. Within one hour, your teeth will be noticeably lighter and brighter. The Laser Whitening System is used with a dental laser, plasma arc light, or other high-intensity light source to accelerate the bleaching process.

After it has been determined that laser whitening is an appropriate treatment for you, our staff will set up your whitening appointment. Your teeth and gums will be prepared with special materials. The whitening gel is then applied directly to your tooth surface and exposed to the light source. The combination of thermal activity with the whitening gel will cause the surface staining of your teeth to be gradually removed.

At Home Whitening

We take impressions of your mouth to fabricate custom fitted trays that fit accurately over your upper and lower teeth. On the second visit, the patient is provided with the trays and a whitening kit. The patient then wears these comfortable trays for two weeks while they sleep. On the third visit, the patient is re-evaluated for the dramatic changes that have occurred. Depending on the color of your teeth, we may suggest wearing the tray for an additional week. See the new patient special on our home page.

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(708) 422-1900

Dr. James J. Hogg & Associates
10232 S. Central Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453