Your teeth are incredibly tough, but it’s possible to crack, chip, or otherwise damage them. Fortunately, restorative dentistry can quickly and effectively address these issues, restoring your smile and confidence. The team at Northwestern Dental Group in Niles, Vernon Hills, Skokie, Gurnee, Arlington Heights, Deerfield, and Hawthorne Commons, Illinois, offers a variety of restorative dentistry services for people of all ages. To request your appointment, call the office today.
Restorative dentistry is a branch of oral health care focused on restoring cracked, damaged, or decaying teeth to their near original strength, appearance, and condition. Restorative dentistry doesn’t just address cosmetic imperfections, it helps prevent the need for extractions and works to lower your risk of further damage or decay.
The team at Northwestern Dental Group offers a variety of restorative dentistry treatments based on your individual needs, including:
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped coverings that fit on top of a cracked, chipped, or decaying tooth. Once placed, a dental crown covers the entire portion of your tooth that sits above the gumline. This improves your tooth’s overall appearance and also prevents bacteria from causing infection.
A dental bridge is a type of oral prosthetic that fills a gap or space in your smile. There are many different types of dental bridges, but traditional bridges, are the most popular. A traditional bridge features a metal framework and a prosthetic tooth. The artificial tooth goes in the socket of your missing tooth, and your dentist holds your bridge in place by attaching two crowns to your permanent teeth on either side of the gap.
If you chip a tooth after biting down on a hard object such as a candy or popcorn kernel or you develop a minor cavity, your dentist might recommend a filling. A filling restores the shape and function of your affected tooth, and only requires one in-office appointment.
To determine the type of restorative dentistry you’ll most benefit from, make an appointment with the team at Northwestern Dental Group. Following a series of digital scans with the cone beam CT machine, a thorough oral exam, and a review of your medical history, the team develops a treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs.
Caring for your dental restorations is easy and hassle-free. Simply brush and floss like you normally would and visit Northwestern Dental Group every six months for a professional cleaning and exam. You should also try to avoid bad habits such as biting your fingernails or chewing on ice cubes or hard candies. These steps will help ensure your restorations last for a long time.
To book your dental restoration exam call the office today.