No matter how hard to we try to safeguard our smiles, sometimes dental damage occurs anyway. The good news is that you don’t have to settle for a damaged or incomplete smile; our Orland Park dentists provide the treatments that you need to restore and repair your smile. Today we’re going to be giving you some more information about the specific treatments that we use to treat damaged smiles. Let’s get started!
Dental Bonding: this is one of the fastest and most affordable restorative treatments available in dentistry today. Our team uses composite resin to fill in dental cracks and rebuild chipped away enamel. Dental bonding can also be used to close gaps between teeth, cover discolored enamel, and improve bite surfaces. The entire bonding treatment process is completed from start to finish in just one appointment, and, with proper care, the results can last for decades.
Root Canal: when a tooth is severely damaged, meaning that the dental core and pulp is affected, root canal therapy is performed to save any remaining tooth structure. During root canal treatment, our dentist goes into the tooth structure and removes the nerves and dental pulp, all of the way down through the dental roots. We then sterilize and fill the tooth, before restoring it with a crown. Timely root canal therapy can save teeth that would otherwise be pulled or fall out over time.
Veneers/LUMINEERS: these thin porcelain restorations cover the visible tooth structure in order to completely transform the appearance of the tooth. LUMINEERS are slightly thinner than traditional veneers, which means that our dentist does not need to shave down as much existing tooth structure before placing the aesthetic restoration.
Dental Implants: if you are missing teeth, then revolutionary dental implants can help you repair and rebuild your smile. These replacement teeth are permanently anchored into the patient’s jawbone with small titanium root and screws. The titanium root is then capped with a custom-crafted restoration. Depending on the type and the extent of tooth loss you’re dealing with, you may benefit from individual implants or larger implant stabilized prostheses, like dentures.
No matter what the current state of your smile, our Tinley Park dentists are here to help you get back on track. Give us a call to schedule a personal consultation!