Restorative Dentistry

DENTIST IN HOMEWOOD, IL

With modern technology and improved techniques, our team is able to provide better dentistry options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance and function. We can also provide relief from the everyday problems associated with missing teeth.

If restorative treatment is needed, we will discuss and offer all treatment options available to you. We will provide the best high quality care, ensuring a minimally invasive treatment plan. It is our top priority to provide comfortable care to your new smile with our highly experienced and talented dental team.

We also offer the following restorative dentistry treatments:

  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Dentures
  • Dental Implants

Bridges

Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth or teeth are missing. It is important to replace missing teeth to avoid shifting of surrounding teeth, a speech impediment or an increased risk for periodontal disease and tooth decay, and to chew your food better and avoid problems with digestion.

Dental bridges are custom-made to match your natural teeth. They can be made from gold, metal alloys or tooth colored porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable. With appropriate care, your dental bridges will last for years.

Crowns

Over time, our teeth may begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as recurrent decay, cracks or discoloration. Crowns are used to renew the function and appearance of a tooth. They are often used in conjunction with root canal therapy, dental implants or as an anchor for a bridge.

Crowns are typically made from porcelain in order to maintain a natural look and feel. Porcelain is a durable material that can easily be matched to the shade of your other teeth. The process of installing a crown usually takes 2 visits to our office. Once the treatment is complete, you will be able to enjoy your new smile.

Dentures (Full and Partial)

Dentures are recommended for those who are missing teeth. They are custom-made to provide a natural appearance and comfortable fit in your mouth. Our dentures will restore your appearance and confidence, which will allow you to smile freely.

Depending on each individual case, patients may receive full or partial dentures. Our dentists may determine that removal of some or all of your teeth is important to your health, depending on existing decay or infection. After extractions, your dentures are placed in your mouth. Denture adjustments or relines may be required as your mouth heals and the jaws reshape. We ensure to make this process as comfortable as possible for you.

Partial dentures are used to replace one or several missing teeth. They are removable, unlike a fixed dental bridge. Partial dentures also help prevent shifting and super-erupting of the other teeth.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a post that is placed into the bone to provide a long-term solution for tooth loss. They feel and look like natural teeth and can completely restore your smile and substantially improve your oral health.

Modern technology and sedation dentistry minimizes discomfort associated with receiving a dental implant. The surgeons that we work with are trained and certified to offer sedation dentistry. This allows for a very relaxed and comfortable experience, no matter the extent of dentistry needed.

There are many factors that our dentists will consider prior to recommending your treatment plan, including: adequate bone support, healthy gum tissue, overall health, and sinus and nerve location. Let us help to restore your smile today. Call our office today to set up an appointment at our Homewood dental office.