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By Bolingbrook Dental Care
February 24, 2020
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You might benefit from orthodontic treatment if you have any teeth that are crooked, crowded, or spaced too far apart. Orthodontics can also correct bite problems, such as overbites or underbites. Not only can orthodontic treatment improve the appearance of your smile, it can also improve tooth functioning. At Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, our orthodontics team of Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Alina Huff, and Dr. Prabha Singh can discuss treatment options with you.

How Orthodontics Help

Orthodontic treatment can correct several types of problems with the teeth, including:

  • Overbites, underbites, or crossbites
  • Jaw alignment issues
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth

Some orthodontic concerns can cause discomfort. Correcting such problems with orthodontic treatment can lead to long-lasting relief. For example, a misaligned bite in which the top and bottom rows of teeth are not properly aligned tends to place additional tension on the jaw. This tension often leads to headaches and jaw discomfort. Correcting a misaligned bite through orthodontic treatment can alleviate the excess strain on the jaw so patients no longer experience jaw discomfort or headaches

Orthodontic treatment is also beneficial for helping you achieve better oral health. Teeth that overlap, are crooked, or crowded together are more difficult to clean. Bacteria and food debris can become readily trapped in spaces that are difficult to effectively reach with a tooth brush or dental floss. Lingering bacteria that have not been completely cleared away can lead to the formation of plaque and tartar, which can ultimately lead to gum disease and possible tooth loss. The straighter smile orthodontics can give you will be much easier to keep clean.

Braces

One of the most popular orthodontic treatments available is braces. Braces are a highly effective method for correcting a full range of orthodontic concerns, from crooked teeth to misaligned bites. Several types of braces are available, such as conventional metal braces, plastic braces, and lingual braces. We also offer space maintainers and other orthodontic options at our office in Bolingbrook, IL, for addressing different concerns.

Talk to one of our knowledgeable dentists about whether you need orthodontic treatment. There are many benefits to improving tooth positioning, spacing, and bite alignment. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Seeth, Dr. Huff, or Dr. Singh, our orthodontic experts, call Bolingbrook Dental Care at (630) 739-5500.

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
February 21, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Tooth Replacement  

Check out the many ways in which our dental team can rebuild your smile after tooth loss.

Are you an adult who is missing one or more permanent teeth? If so, then you may be wondering what your options are and which one will align with the results you want. Our Bolingbrook, IL, family dentists Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Alina Huff and Dr. Prabha Singh has helped patients replace missing teeth and achieve beautiful smiles again with the help of these amazing tooth replacement options,

  • Dental implants
  • Fixed dental bridge
  • Dentures (full or partial)
  • Implant-supported dentures

From dental implants to dentures, our Bolingbrook, IL, general dentists offer a wide range of tooth replacement options that can be adjusted and tailored to your health, lifestyle and budget. We make your health our number one priority by helping you find the right restorative dentistry to give you the results you are looking for.

Wondering which option is ideal for you? While this is certainly something we can discuss during your consultation, here are some things to consider that may make the decision-making process easier,

  • Dental implants have the ability to replace any and all teeth, not just a single missing tooth; therefore, whether you need to replace one or all of your teeth implants can still be a viable option for you.
  • What teeth are you missing? Teeth in the front are obviously more visible than ones in the back, which can be a deciding factor as to which tooth replacement option is better suited. For example, fixed dental bridges may be the perfect solution for replacing missing teeth in the back while implants can be ideal for replacing front teeth.
  • If you have healthy natural teeth remaining, partial dentures may also be an ideal solution for you, as crowns will be placed over the natural teeth to anchor your false teeth.
  • Implants can also support dentures. So even if you have dentures already you could still turn to our dental team to get implants, which will hold your false teeth in place so they feel and function even more like real teeth.

Are you dealing with smile problems caused by tooth loss? Want to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants? If so, our Bolingbrook, IL, dentists can provide you with the treatment and care you need for a healthier, more beautiful smile. Call Bolingbrook Dental Care at (630) 739-5500.

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
February 20, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Have your old fillings crumbled over time? Don’t be distressed—it’s bound to happen. While your old silver fillings served you well, there are new options available from Dr. Prabha Singh, Dr. Alina Huff, and Dr. Rani Seeth here at Bolingbrook Dental Care of Illinois to resolve this issue.

The latest development in restorative dentistry, tooth-colored fillings are a great option, especially if your fillings are towards the front of the mouth. This will make your smile more appealing without the distraction of shinning metal fillings—read on to learn the advantages of this new restorative option.

So, What Exactly Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Made of resin-based materials, tooth-colored fillings are used to fill in dental cavities after removal of dental decay or old metal fillings. Depending on how much of the tooth needs restoration, the procedure may be accomplished in just one visit. However, if a large volume of tooth material must be replaced, a section can be made outside the mouth and later bonded to the tooth.

The best way to decide if tooth-colored fillings are right for you is to schedule a consultation with one of the dentists here at our Bolingbrook office.

What Tooth-Colored Fillings Can Do for You

In addition to their ability to fix issues such as tooth decay, tooth-colored fillings provide a number of advantages, including:

  • They bear an uncanny resemblance to natural teeth, thus creating a seamless smile
  • They are easily molded to match the structure of the surrounding teeth
  • They are durable, fracture-resistant, and able to withstand chewing pressure

Need Dental Work? Give Us a Call

With the help of tooth-colored fillings, you can restore your natural tooth function and regain the ability to chew food and speak to others with complete confidence. To schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, contact Bolingbrook Dental Care today by dialing (630) 739-5500.

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
December 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Braces  

Braces are key when it comes to improving a variety of dental issues, including poorly aligned jaws, crooked, crowded, and missing teeth, and/or bad bite. Drs. Rani Seeth, Prabha Singh, and Alina Huff provide their Bolingbrook, IL, patients with much needed orthodontic care to repair these issues.

More About Orthodontics

Orthodontics deals with jaw-and-teeth-alignment corrections. Children ages 7 to 14 are the typical clients because their facial structures are still developing, contrary to adults who need additional procedures because their faces have already fully developed structurally.

There are three types of braces used at your dentist's Bolingbrook office:

  • Conventional braces which use metal strips or bands.
  • Metal or plastic brackets cemented to teeth.
  • Llingual braces which are brackets attached to the back teeth.

Orthodontic Procedures

Orthodontic procedures, called orthodontia, are complex. The dentist performs a full examination. They'll check teeth visually and perform an x-ray on your head and mouth to ensure there aren't any urgent issues that need to be dealt with immediately.

You'll have custom braces made for you and visit your dentist regularly to have braces adjusted. This will go on until teeth are in their proper position and afterwards, your dentist will give you a retainer. This ensure teeth remain in the proper position.

What do braces improve in your oral health?

Aesthetic

Braces are more advanced today than they used to be, making them more lightweight and easier to wear. The dental adjustments improve a person's smile, eliminating gaps in teeth and making them straighter.

Hygiene

When you use braces to fix dental issues, you improve your oral health hygienically. How? When crooked teeth are repositioned, this decreases the amount of food debris that gets stuck between teeth. Properly positioned teeth are easier to clean. Flossing and brushing aren't tedious and, when done right, protect your teeth against decay and gum disease.

Other functions

Braces also improve a person's ability to speak properly, bite and chew food and prevent jawbone erosion that may occur due to misaligned teeth.

For more information about braces and orthodontics in Bolingbrook, IL, call Bolingbrook Dental Care at (630) 739-5500!

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
September 25, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dental implants are the most innovative and successful tooth replacements available today. At Bolingbrook Dental Care, Drs. Seeth, Huff and Singh offer them to patients who need to rebuild their smiles after tooth loss. Learn how they might help you.

FAQs about dental implants from Bolingbrook Dental Care

What is a dental implant, and how is it different from a traditional bridge or partial?

A dental implant is a complete tooth replacement--from root to crown. Its titanium screw or cylinder resides right in the jaw. Because human bone adheres to titanium through osseointegration, the bond between implant and jaw is very hard to break.

Regarding traditional tooth replacements, no such bond exists. Instead, the prosthetic rests on the gums and cannot improve the jaw bone's size and density as a dental implant can.

Who can receive dental implants from Bolingbrook Dental Care?

If your oral and overall health is good, you probably can. Your dentist will evaluate your teeth and gums and look at your jaw bone with x-rays. If your bone is thin, Dr. Huff, Sing, or Seeth can augment it with special donor bone or other materials.

When can I use my new tooth?

A dental implant has three parts: the implant itself, a metal abutment and a porcelain crown. The implant site must heal fully before the dentist attaches the abutment and crown. Typically, osseointegration takes several weeks to months.

Are dental implants hard to care for?

No, they aren't. Brush and floss carefully every day, and see your dentist every six months for a cleaning and check-up. Good oral hygiene practices keep implant sites healthy, avoiding an infection called peri-implantitis.

Can implants support dentures?

Yes, they can. Full dentures usually rest on four to six implant devices.

Your wonderful smile

Dental implants from Bolingbrook Dental Care can restore it to you. Please call the office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Singh, Huff or Seeth. They'll fill you in on all the details. Phone (630) 739-5500.





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