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By Bolingbrook Dental Care
October 21, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Here are the many reasons people are saying “yes” to implants.

While there are many ways to replace missing teeth, more and more adults dealing with tooth loss are turning to our Bolingbrook, IL, family dentists Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Prabha Singh and Dr. Manju Suresh for dental implants. Wondering why dental implants have become the most popular way to replace missing teeth? Here are just some of the reasons why,

They Look and Feel Like Real Teeth

You’re going to be hard-pressed to find a tooth replacement option that looks and feels as close to the real thing as a dental implant. Since implants replace the entire tooth, from root to crown, you will feel fully confident being able to smile, chew, eat and talk without worrying about your implant. No one will be able to tell the difference either.

They Can Last the Rest of Your Life

The implant itself is placed into the jawbone where the titanium post fuses together with the jawbone. This makes it an incredibly long-lasting tooth replacement option that you’re more than likely never going to need to replace. Dental implants are for life, as long you maintain good oral hygiene and visit your Bolingbrook, IL, dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings.

They Support the Facial Structure

Untreated tooth loss can lead to jawbone loss, which in turn can cause the face to sag and lose its shape. It’s important to preserve your natural facial structure by providing your cheeks and bones with support. One of the best ways to do this is through dental implants. They can fill those spaces in your mouth and preserve your smile without affecting neighboring teeth. This can prevent sagging and premature wrinkles and lines from forming.

They Prevent Drifting Teeth

Another reason you’ll want to replace missing teeth is that you will need to fill those gaps in order to prevent natural teeth from shifting into those spaces. If you don’t place a dental implant or tooth in the missing tooth’s place, eventually the adjacent teeth will start to shift toward these openings. This can lead to further gaps between teeth, crowding and crookedness.

Are you interested in getting dental implants here in Bolingbrook, IL? Want to discuss whether or not implants are right for you? If so, call Bolingbrook Dental Care at (630) 739-5500 for an evaluation.

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
March 12, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Oral Surgery  

There are several specialties within the field of dentistry, and oral surgery is one such example. At Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, Implant.IL, Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Alina Huff, and Dr. Fatima Quadri routinely perform oral surgery or refer patients to specialists. A few of the various types of oral surgery are discussed in this post.

Extraction

One of the most common oral surgery procedures is extraction, commonly known as pulling teeth. Although tooth extraction is less prevalent than it was in decades past, it continues to be a solution when other restorative procedures aren't possible, such as after a severe accident or breakage from advanced decay. Some of your Bolingbrook dentist's patients who require orthodontics will need to have specific teeth extracted in order to make space for the shift in alignment. The large molars known as wisdom teeth, located in the far corners of the jaw, may also need to be removed in order to prevent infection or other dental problems from developing.

Dental implant placement

In order to secure your dental implant, a metal post must be placed during a brief oral surgery procedure. Your Bolingbrook dentist will make an indentation in your jawbone where the implant's post will go; it will take a few months before the bone regenerates around the post to anchor it in place. Most patients, especially those who are nervous about the prospect of oral surgery, are surprised at the ease of the procedure and the resulting healing.

Corrective surgery

If the face or jaw has sustained trauma from a car wreck or other accident, reconstructive surgery may be needed in order to restore proper function and appearance. People with jaw-related issues, such as TMJ, may also need to have corrective surgery if conservative methods do not bring relief.

For all of your dental needs, the team of dentists at Bolingbrook Dental Care is here for you. Contact our office in Bolingbrook, IL, for an appointment today!

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
January 04, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Oral Surgery  

Oral surgery is any procedure that helps treat infections, relieve pain, restore function, or improve an individual's appearance.

Oral Surgery Procedures with your Bolingbrook, IL, Doctor

  • Dental Implants: People suffering from tooth loss may opt for dental implants. The advantages of dental implants are they prevent deterioration of your bones by providing support, they have a high success rate, 95 percent, compared to other dental restorations, and can last a lifetime if cared for properly.
     
  • Jaw Correction: Protruding chins, crooked, buck teeth, or misaligned teeth are good candidates for maxillofacial surgery. Your Bolingbrook doctor realizes that not everyone's jaws grow at the same rate (one comes in larger than the other). Jaw surgery moves jaws into their proper place and corrects upper facial feature problems. Your doctor may insert small fixation screws, or plates, to correct the alignment issues.
     
  • Extraction: You need a tooth extraction due to trauma and/or overcrowdedness, among many reasons. It's a simple in-office procedure where your dentist will examine the severity of the situation, extract the tooth, or whatever is left of the natural tooth and stitch the extraction area. An anesthetic will be administered before your procedure to numb your mouth, so no need to worry about pain.
  • Denture Fatigue: Patients who have worn dentures for a prolonged period of time, may start experiencing gum and bone tissue. This occurs due to wear and tear over time. In some cases, jaw correction surgery, mentioned above, may be necessary. You may also need bone grafts, soft-tissue manipulation and jaw realignment.

Your doctors Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Alina Huff, and Dr. Fatima Quadri can help with common oral surgery and jaw surgery. For more information on the various types of oral surgeries your Bolingbrook, IL, dentists can provide, just call (630) 739-5500.

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
July 19, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Must fillings be obvious and well, ugly? In times past, dark amalgam restorations were a dentist's only choice to fill a cavity. Today, modern fillingsdentistry offers cosmetic fillings. Long-lasting, bonded right to tooth structure and seamlessly beautiful, cosmetic fillings from your team of dentists at Bolingbrook, IL, strengthen and beautify teeth for many additional years of service. Here's what Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Alina Huff and Dr. Fatima Quadri offer their patients at Bolingbrook Dental Care.

What causes a cavity?

Oral bacteria does. Carbohydrate food residues, or plaque, stick in the cracks and crevices in chewing surfaces and between teeth. Plaque, which hardens into tartar, contains Streptococcal microbes which eat away at tooth enamel. The resulting hole is what dentists call a cavity. Undiscovered and unrestored, cavities worsen, leading to abscess and tooth loss.

The American Dental Association (ADA) says that tooth decay is a frequent problem for children and adults in the United States. While preventive dentistry practices at home and in the office help avoid this destructive process, patients must be vigilant about their oral health no matter their ages so they retain excellent oral function and complete attractive smiles for life.

Treating a cavity

Enter the dental filling. When Dr. Seeth, Dr. Huff or Dr. Quadri discovers decay through visual exam and/or X-ray, she treats it with a cosmetic filling. Typically, cosmetic fillings require less enamel reduction than their amalgam counterparts do. These naturally-colored restorations also are more flexible than metal fillings.

Types of cosmetic fillings

There are three basic kinds: composite resin, porcelain and glass ionomer. Each material has its own unique application and features a discreet appearance.

Composite resin fillings are crafted from the same material used in bonding treatments (which repair small defects such as chips and gaps). Your dentist prepares the site by removing the decayed enamel. Then, she layers in the acrylic and glass blend and cures each layer with a dental light. This technique ensures a strong bond to the natural tooth structure. After adjusting for proper bite, your composite filling is polished and virtually vanishes from sight.

Porcelain fillings repair larger cavities, particularly on molars. Also called inlays and onlays, these porcelain partial crowns lie within or over the cusps, or corners, of a large tooth.

Finally, glass ionomer fillings restore lingual or buccal decay--that is, on the tongue-side or the cheek-side of a tooth. Made of glass and sustained-release fluoride, these restorations resemble your natural tooth enamel and help make it stronger, too.

Your renewed tooth

Modern fillings last for years, particularly when you brush, floss and eat a tooth-friendly diet. When you next come to Bolingbrook Dental Care, inquire about these amazing restorations. Call today to get on the schedule: (630) 739-5500.