Is your smile suffering? Do you look in the mirror and notice all of the dental damage that has accumulated over time? Well, our Tinley Park dentists are here to help you!
We understand that sometimes, despite our best efforts, dental damage just happens. The key is to seek timely treatment for oral health issues, so that they do not compound and intensify over time. In today’s article our team is reviewing a few of the specific treatments that we employ to address existing damage. Keep reading to learn more!
Custom crowns: if you are dealing with a dental cavity, or you have cracked or chipped enamel, a custom crown can repair this damage and make your tooth function optimally again. These restorations are shaped, sized, and shaded to look natural for the individual.
Dental bonding: this treatment allows our team to repair your tooth using composite resin. Because resin is malleable, our dentist can shape it and refine it look perfect for the individual patient. With bonding, you can fill in cracked enamel, rebuild chipped away portions of the tooth, and close gaps between teeth. Bonding is also used to resurface unattractive enamel. One benefit of bonding is that the entire treatment process can be completed in just one appointment.
Root canal therapy: severely damaged teeth do not just get better on their own. If you have a cavity or a cracked tooth, these problems will compound over time. Eventually, this damage will extend all of the way into the core of the tooth—where the sensitive pulp and nerves reside. Root canal treatment clears away all of the damaged tooth structure, as well as the vulnerable pulp and nerves. When remains is the existing healthy tooth structure. To complete treatment our team cleans the remaining dentin and enamel, and then fills and restores the tooth. Root canal is gotten a bad rap over the years; this treatment can literally save teeth that would otherwise fall out or need to be pulled.
These are just a few of the tools and treatments that we use to help patients reach their dental goals. You can always learn more by taking a look around our website or call our Orland Park dentists to schedule a personal consultation!