Caring for your teeth not only protects your health, but it also helps you maintain a beautiful smile. The best way to maintain healthy, attractive teeth is to have regular visits with an experienced dental team. Here at Dental Group of Bloomingdale, we are dedicated to offering top-notch services in Bloomingdale, IL and the surrounding areas.
We work hard to offer a broad range of dental services, providing your family with the care that you deserve. These are some of the general dentistry and cosmetic services that are available in our office:
First, the teeth are prepared by etching the surface and then applying a liquid bonding substance. Then, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted to create the right shape for the tooth. Finally, the resin is trimmed, polished, and smoothed.
Most of the time, this treatment can be completed in a single visit. Keep in mind that bonding lasts for three to five years, and then it will need to be repaired again.
Healthy teeth contribute to your overall appearance, and they also influence the way that you talk and speak. If you are missing teeth, then it could have a negative impact on the overall alignment of your jaw and your ability to maintain regular daily functions.
Regular dentistry treatments can help to prevent tooth loss. But, there are times when the teeth must be removed due to severe damage. Instead of leaving a gap in the mouth, consider using dental bridges to restore your smile. A bridge attaches to either natural or artificial adjacent teeth, and the device fills the gap where the teeth are missing.
This dental treatment can be designed to be fixed in your mouth or removable, depending on the location of the bridge and your individual needs. If you are missing one or more teeth, then you should talk to our experienced team here at Dental Group of Bloomingdale to learn more about the bridge treatments that are available.
There are times when extreme damage occurs, and a basic filling isn’t sufficient to reinforce the structure of the tooth. In this situation, we might suggest that you choose a crown treatment to restore the tooth. These crowns are designed to look and feel just like the natural tooth.
Not only will the crown improve the appearance of your smile, but it is also helpful so that you can maintain a functional bite. A good crown is designed to last for up to 20 or 30 years, giving you the long-lasting results that you desire.
If a tooth has been damaged due to tooth decay, chips, or cracks, then fillings can be used to strengthen the tooth and fill in the gaps. We offer mercury-free tooth fillings, creating beautiful results that are safe for your health. Our tooth-colored restorations are designed to match the color of your natural teeth so that you can have strong teeth with a beautiful smile at the same time. Tooth-colored fillings create a tight bonding so that you have long-lasting results from the dental treatment.
These fillings are used for general dentistry treatments. Also, we have patients who choose the cosmetic option to remove silver fillings and replace them with tooth-colored composite instead. We will gladly customize your treatment to match your needs.
Porcelain veneers offer another cosmetic treatment used to transform the appearance of your smile. These ceramic shells are placed on the front surfaces of your teeth, and the bonding can hold them in place for many years. Veneers are both simple and versatile, making it easy to create the beautiful smile that you desire.
One of the benefits of veneers is that they are designed to match your smile. This customization allows us to create a natural appearance. The ultra-thin porcelain is virtually undetectable! Additionally, veneers resist stains from cigarettes, tea, and coffee. High-quality veneers can last for more than a decade.
Root canals are common dental procedures because they can be used to save teeth that have been severely damaged due to decay or damage. There are times when the inner pulp of the tooth can become infected, and a root canal is needed to prevent tooth loss.
During the treatment, local anesthesia will be used to numb the tooth and gums. Then, the pulp of the tooth is removed, the inner portion of the tooth is cleaned, and finally, a sealing is used to prevent further infection. Often, a crown or restorative treatment is needed to strengthen the tooth after the root canal is done.
It is important to have an exam and cleaning twice a year if you want to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. This cleaning is designed to prevent and treat dental problems, to ensure that your teeth will last a lifetime.
Our standard teeth cleaning appointments include plaque removal, a thorough exam, and prophylaxis if needed. This appointment will allow us to identify potential problems in the early stages so that treatments can be administered when necessary.
Age, genetics, lifestyle, and other factors can have an impact on the color and appearance of your teeth. If you would like to whiten your teeth, then a fast, simple treatment can be used to reduce the appearance of stains and brighten your smile.
We will create custom bleach splints that are used in combination with a special bleaching agent. You wear these splints at home for several hours, and you will notice an immediate difference in the brightness of your teeth. The treatment can occasionally be repeated as needed to help you maintain the color that you desire.
Teeth whitening can be used for most discoloration and stains. But, if teeth are severely stained, then it might be necessary to use veneers or crowns to improve the appearance of your smile.
It might be necessary to extract a tooth due to severe decay, damage, or advanced periodontal disease. Other times, a tooth extraction might be needed in preparation for an orthodontic treatment if the teeth are poorly positioned in the mouth. If the tooth can’t be repaired, then it can be removed, and another restoration treatment can be used to replace the missing tooth.
During the extraction, the local area will be treated with anesthetic. Then, you will feel pressure as the dentist is removing the tooth. In some situations, it might be necessary for the tooth to be sectioned, which means that the dentist will cut the tooth into pieces to remove it from your mouth.
Keep in mind that removing one or more teeth could lead to a domino effect of problems that affect the entire mouth. A gap can cause the other teeth to shift, resulting in problems with the jaw, chewing, and speaking. So, if you need a tooth extraction, then it is important that you consider other treatments for restoration as well.
At Dental Group of Bloomingdale, we are always here to help with your dental needs. As you can see, our team offers a variety of general and cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of your smile. We want to ensure that you have healthy teeth and gums, and a smile that you are happy to share with others. Contact us to schedule an appointment and learn more about the treatments that can be used to create the smile that you desire.