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5 out of 5 stars Porcelain Veneers
Terrific results. Did cosmetic veneers on the upper teeth years ago. Had TMJ issues with jaw, bite, headaches and alignment. Wore a custom designed and built orthotic which changed my life, eliminating my TMJ issues as well as opening up my sinuses after a lifetime of congestion. Finally moved forward after years with the orthotic device (like a retainer) and had my lowers done. Now, no...
5 out of 5 stars Dental Crown
I Would Wish to Say This is a Denture Not Dental Crown. Flutist Needs to Keep Playing and It Works! - Gurnee, IL
I have been a patient of Dr. Shapira for 13 years, Sadly after I had lost most of my natural teeth. He helped me with a set of teeth 13 years ago and then I moved away and tried another dentist to disastrous result and came back to Dr. S happily. He is kind, intelligent and talented. He cares how YOU feel about your smile and your needs. He remade a set of dentures for me and fixed my bite and cosmetic, Bad dentures can make you look old. They must support your lip and the right ones takes away a year or two : ). I love my new teeth.. Thank you so much... Dr. S I suggest him most highly. I am a happy musician and denture wearer.
5 out of 5 stars Orthognathic Surgery
Very solid dentist and TMJ expert. Excellent care, practiced by someone who really knows how to heal.
I have spent my professional career on the cutting edge of newest and best techniques. I specialize in the fields of Cosmetic Reconstruction with ceramic restorations, Dental Sleep Medicine, Neuromuscular Dentistry, Dental Facelifts, Implants and Treatment of TMJ disorders and migraine.
Awards & Recognition
Chair, Alliance of TMD Organizations
Chair, Alliance of TMD Organizations
National and International Lecturer, ICCMO
National Lecturer, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Author of chapter in Textbook of Anti-Aging Medicine
Award for lecture in Argentina, Development Pathways of TMJ and Sleep Apnea
Four Patents on Stem Cells
Dental Editor, Sleep and Health Journal
Published Editorials, Cranio Journal
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BS in Microbiology, Ohio State University
Dental: DDS, Loyola University Chicago
Post-Medical School TrainingFellowship: International College CranioMandibular Orthopedics
Treatments offered at Think Better Life a division of Chicagoland Dental Sleep Medicine
Most popular answers from Ira Shapira, DDS
Yes you can do beautiful veneers to give yourself the look you desire. I always suggest 4 veneers or 8-10 veneersIN GENERAL SIX VENEERS IS A COSMETIC... READ MORE
Concerned about teeth extraction in order to fix top teeth overjet and bottom teeth crowding. Is this common procedure? (photo)
I would be very leary of having the extractions and it could lead to sleep apnea or snoring problems in the future. It is possible to widen the... READ MORE
Assymetries of the face are often due to underdeveloped maxillas. This can be addressed by DNA Appliance in many patients. There is insufficient i... READ MORE
Can I get my teeth extracted and do Invisalign? I really don't want to go back to braces unless that's the best option. (Photo)
Your orthodontics did not address your underlying problem of an underdeveloped maxilla. You already have deep nasolabial grooves.I would suggest ... READ MORE
I would suggest transitioning into a snap-in provisional prosthesis utilizing current implants if possible. Then get evaluated for bone grafts with a... READ MORE
Your pictures indicate that a minimum or 10 veneers on top would be needed. You have a narrow maxilla and well you can give yourself a great smile ... READ MORE
Do not do veneers or prosthetic correction at this time. Excellent results in Esthetic Dentistry always demand a healthy physiologic condition of ... READ MORE
Is there a problem with my bite? Braces taken off two years ago, wear retainer every night, but my bite still looks incorrect...
Understanding both the esthetic issues and functional issues is important. The stiff jaw and cracking is a sign of a TMJoint issue. Typically the... READ MORE
Growing your Posterior Maxilla and Mandible wider will allow the formation of a wide U-shaped arch while retracting anterior teeth.. The DNA Appliance... READ MORE
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