Aesthetic versus cosmetic dentistry. What’s the difference? The two may seem to be the same, but here at Sugar Fix Dental Loft, we see a distinction. While cosmetic dentistry involves treatment intended to restore or improve a person’s appearance by fixing one specific part, aesthetic dentistry looks at the entire picture as a whole. Aesthetic means to be concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty. We want the world to appreciate your smile!



“Aesthetic dentistry makes smiles look pretty, but takes into consideration someone’s entire bite,” says Sugar Fix’s Dr. Brittany Dickinson. Cosmetic dentistry can be fixing one particular tooth and thus only affecting the appearance of that single tooth to make it match the rest.


Aesthetic dentistry accounts for your bite’s form and function by looking at the entire face. It’s not only about affecting the appearance of a problem area, but rather digging into the core fundamentals that comprise the infrastructure of the human face. Dr. Dickinson looks closely at where the eyes fit, where the nose is placed and lip volume to ensure the correct fit and function of a person’s bite.

A natural feel and pleasing appearance are completely doable. Chicago’s Sugar Fix Dental Loft offers three treatment plans that help patients reach the level of attractiveness and radiant demeanor they deserve.


Nearly everyone is a candidate. Don’t wait. If you are thinking about this treatment at all, make it happen now rather than later. Trust us, you will not be disappointed. Modern dentistry allows for “no-prep” or minimal preparation veneers are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Often, the placement of no-prep veneers can be done more quickly and with less discomfort than traditional veneers as they typically don’t require the removal of much tooth material.


The clear alternative to traditional metal braces and absolutely the right choice for those who wish to straighten their teeth on the sly. You wear a set of custom-made aligners that gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment over a predetermined number of weeks. Once the teeth are set, you simply wear aligners at night to retain their position.


Sugar Fix provides three products that vary in cost, commitment, and result. The clear winner and most sophisticated system are KöR Whitening: a two-week take-home system with custom trays. KöR has yielded better results than the popular Philips Zoom and leading over-the-counter products while causing less sensitivity (if any at all) than other whitening procedures.


Often, cases vary in complexity, and sometimes we have to implement more than one treatment to achieve the best outcome. For example, interested in porcelain veneers? Terrific! However, teeth need to be in their correct position before veneers can go on. Therefore, using Invisalign would be an ideal method to acquire the strong foundation on which veneers are built.

Other times, one of the aforementioned treatments can take the place of another. Instead of porcelain veneers, you might need a reliable whitening treatment to achieve a dazzlingly bright smile. Dr. Dickinson can certainly inform you if porcelain veneers or KöR Whitening is the best course of action for your preferred color correction.

Call Sugar Fix Dental Loft (773.883.1818) today and see which treatment best suits your needs and desires. A new year marks the perfect opportunity for a new you. Spend time clearly identifying what improvements you want to accomplish to live life to the fullest and be the best version of yourself possible. We are here to help you.