24Jul

When it comes time to repair or rebuild your smile, you absolutely do not want to settle for a one-size-fits-all solution. Our Orland Park dentists take great pains to tailor our patients’ restorations to meet their specific needs. Keep reading to learn more about what this entails, and how our team customizes individual crowns.

As you probably already know, a dental crown is used to repair or rebuild a tooth that has been diminished due to infection or fracture. The crown is meant to build the tooth back up, so that it is functional, and to improve the appearance of the tooth.

One of the most important things for our team to take into account when crafting a crown is the size of the restoration. A well-made crown will not disrupt the overall balance of the patient’s smile; it’s critical that the top and bottom teeth are able to come together naturally and evenly. A poorly crafted crown can throw off the balance of the smile, and actually lead to premature enamel deterioration as well as TMJ damage.

The shape of the crown will also be tailored to meet your needs. Some people naturally have more angular teeth, while others have teeth that are rounded in shape. We’ll use your existing teeth as guides as we design your restorations. When your crowns are crafted with this level of precision, you can be sure that you’ll be happy with the final result.

Keep in mind, also, that every restoration will be shaded to match the patient’s real enamel. You never have to worry about your new crown looking too bright, too dark, or generally artificial.

No matter what the current state of your smile, restorative crowns can help you get your smile back on track, so that you can smile confidently again. The best way to get started is to call our Orland Park dentists for more information!

10Jul

Repairing your smile doesn’t need to be a stressful or confusing experience. Our Orland Park dentists are of the opinion that suffering from dental damage is already stressful enough; we’re here to provide you with the care you need, in a relaxed and supportive environment. Keep reading to learn more about the technologies and treatments our team uses to help rebuild smiles.

Obviously, the treatments you use will depend on the type and severity of damage you’re dealing with. When you come in for an assessment, our team will be able to give you a better idea of how you can move forward with treatment. Using intra-oral cameras and digital X-Rays we’re able to get clear idea of the underlying oral health problems that need to be addressed.

If you’re dealing with relatively minor or contained dental damage, we may be able to restore your tooth with a simple filling. In cases of severe dental damage—that is, damage that extends into the core of the tooth—a root canal may become necessary. Root canal therapy allows our team to clear away the tissues and nerves at the dental core. Then, we are able to clean the remaining healthy tooth structure, and restore the tooth with a crown.

When untreated dental damage has led to tooth loss, our dental team is able to rebuild and restore smiles with state-of-the-art tooth replacement treatments. Dental implants, for example, are individual replacement teeth that are permanently grounded in a patient’s jawbone tissue with titanium screws. Our team can also use titanium implant roots to secure larger prostheses, like dentures. Thanks to dental implant technology, patients now have more restorative options than ever before.

If you’re dealing with dental damage, the best thing that you can do is to reach out to your dental team for an assessment and treatment. Remember, when dental damage persists unchecked, it will only intensify, and potentially spread to other areas of your mouth. You can always give our Orland Park dentists a call to learn more and to get started!

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