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Dental Services

At Smile for Life Dental, we offer a comprehensive range of general, preventive, cosmetic, and restorative treatments for you and your entire family. Since 1981, Elgin dentist Dean Lodding, DDS has operated a private practice based upon the principles of maintaining healthy teeth and gums while helping his patients achieve the smiles of their dreams. Throughout all facets of dentistry, our entire team is committed to remaining up-to-date with the latest, most advanced technology and techniques to provide you with the best possible care. 

Whether you are looking for options to protect your oral health with routine exams and professional teeth cleanings, or to enhance the appearance of your smile with porcelain veneers or dental implants, our dentists can help you achieve your goals with beautiful results. To learn more about our dental services, we encourage you to follow the links provided below. If you would like to schedule an appointment here at Smile for Life Dental, please contact us today!

General and Preventive Dental Care 

General and preventive dental care is the foundation for maintaining excellent oral health and a beautiful smile. Our team at Smile for Life Dental also firmly believes that oral health is directly linked to general health, which is why we take a whole-health approach to care. From routine oral exams and dental cleanings to metal-free fillings, laser gum therapy, and other advanced options, we can provide effective general and preventive dentistry procedures for you and your family! 

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Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions 

Are you considering ways to enhance and renew the appearance of your smile? Cosmetic dentistry solutions can address numerous common concerns and significantly improve smile aesthetics. Options available at our practice include porcelain veneers, Invisalign®, ZOOM!® teeth whitening, cosmetic dental bonding, and even full Smile Makeovers to provide comprehensive smile rejuvenation. 

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Restorative Dentistry Solutions 

If you are experiencing damaged or missing teeth, our dentists offer several state-of-the-art restorative dentistry options that can improve dental function and appearance. Treatments such as dental implants, implant dentures, CEREC® same-day dental crowns and bridges, and full mouth rehabilitation can restore the teeth with results that feel natural and mimic the appearance of the original teeth. 

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Additional Care Options 

In keeping with our commitment to a total wellness approach here at Smile for Life Dental, we offer an array of additional care options that can be performed to address a variety of common concerns. Sedation dentistry techniques, customized nightguards, and treatments for sleep apnea and TMJ Disorder are among the selection at our practice. We also perform  BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal filler treatments for patients who would like to effectively reduce signs of age and enhance their facial appearance. 

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