• May 27, 2017

Restorative dentistry has been around for centuries, but it has never been as effective as it is today.

If you have been dealing with a problem with your smile, there’s a good chance that we can help you fix it with one of our restorative services. It’s important to keep in mind that fixing your teeth is about more than fixing your smile. It’s about restoring the function of your teeth, and for many patients, it’s about restoring self-confidence as well.

If you live in or near Shorewood, IL, please contact our dentist office if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss our restorative options. Below we have identified some common problems along with some restorative options to fix them.

To make your appointment, call Shorewood Family Dental Care at 815-768-1615 or contact us online.

 

Problem: Tooth Decay

More than 90 percent of Americans will have at least one cavity in their lives. That means there is a good chance that you will need to deal with tooth decay sooner or later (if you haven’t already).

The solution for this problem depends on how soon you seek help.

If your cavity is small, a dental filling will be enough to restore the shape of your tooth. With one of our VOCO composite fillings, other people may never know that you had a cavity.

If your cavity is larger, then a dental crown may be required. This is a little more involved than getting a dental filling, but the end result is similar. Your tooth looks natural and still functions like it always did.

 

Problem: Broken or Cracked Tooth

Broken and cracked teeth happen more often than you may realize. They can happen anytime and anyplace.

You may crack a tooth by biting down on an unpopped kernel of popcorn. You may get distracted during a game of catch and wind up with a broken tooth.

The good news is that you have options on how you can fix these problems.

Again, a dental crown may be the best solution for either situation. Or we may be able to fix a small break with dental bonding. This is another way we can use our VOCO composite material. You also may want to consider a dental veneer in some cases.

 

Problem: Missing Tooth

A missing tooth can make it more difficult to eat certain foods. It can also make it harder to smile, too.

This is another case, where you have multiple options thanks to restorative dentistry.

One possible solution is a dental bridge. This kind of bridge is formed by bonding dental crowns together. They are attached to the teeth next to your missing tooth for support. When everything is in place, your smile will look whole once again.

Another option is to start with a dental implant. This is a replacement for the root of your missing tooth. After that has been placed, we can attach a dental crown to fill the gap in your smile and bring back the function of your lost tooth.

 

Problem: An Infected Tooth

Remember earlier when we mentioned tooth decay? If you don’t do something about it, then bacteria can eat deep into your tooth. This can lead to a painful tooth infection.

To stop the pain (and remove the infection), we can give you a root canal treatment. This can be done painlessly at our dentist office in Shorewood, IL.  The final step in the treatment is often a dental crown to restore the natural appearance of your tooth.

 

Problem: Losing A Complete Arch Of Teeth

Believe it or not, more than 35 million Americans are missing at least one arch of teeth. For many, dentures are a means to bring back the appearance of their smiles and at least some ability to eat.

Or you could take things a step further. You could eat all the foods that you enjoy with dentures that you can trust to stay in place.

How? You can get implant-retained dentures at Shorewood Family Dental Care. A series of carefully placed dental implants can give you nearly as much biting power as someone who still has all of his or her teeth.

Plus, you won’t have to worry about your replacement teeth slipping out when you are trying to place your order.

 

We Can Help You Solve Your Problems

When your need a dental filling, a full set of implant-retained dentures, or anything in between, our team wants to help you. Contact us online or call 815-768-1615 to schedule your consultation.