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Posts for: October, 2020

By Bolingbrook Dental Care
October 21, 2020
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Braces  

Orthodontic braces come in many shapes and styles. At Bolingbrook Dental Care, our dentists, Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Prabha Singh and Dr. Manju Suresh, evaluate children, teens and yes, adults in the Bolingbrook, IL, area for orthodontia to improve smile aesthetics, oral function and dental health.

Your teeth, gums and jaw

They work together to create your facial appearance and allow you to speak, bite and chew. Regrettably, some people have crooked, gapped smiles, poor dental bite (malocclusion) and misaligned jaws that impact the health of their teeth and gums.

That's where braces come in. The American Association of Orthodontists says the optimal age for orthodontic correction is when the jaw and supporting tissue is most pliable--between ages seven and 14.

However, even adults can pursue well-aligned, attractive smiles with our talented team in Bolingbrook. We offer all kinds of modern braces, including metal, ceramic and lingual (tongue-side) braces. Plus, we cater to our very young patients with space maintainers and palatal expanders which leverage the fluidity of their jaws.

Problems treated by braces

Your evaluation at Bolingbrook Dental Care will pinpoint your smile alignment issues. Your dentist will customize a treatment plan to create the perfect--and perfectly healthy--smile.

Straight teeth really are easier to brush and floss, harboring far less plaque and tartar and avoiding tooth decay and gum disease. Also, proper dental bite and jaw function help eliminate the ear pain, migraine headaches, teeth clenching and enamel wear which result from crooked smiles. Even sleep apnea may improve when you correct dental alignment.

Also, treatment with dental braces avoids:

  • Mouth trauma from a fall or sports injury (protruding front teeth put you at risk for oral lacerations and tooth fracture)
  • Enamel chipping
  • Mouth-breathing
  • Speech problems
  • Inability to close the lips completely
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Poor biting and chewing

Contact us about braces

At Bolingbrook Dental Care, Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Prabha Singh and Dr. Manju Suresh value their patients' oral health and overall well-being. As such, they deliver orthodontic consultations in their Bolingbrook, IL, office. Also, they offer special pricing on full sets of braces.

Contact us for your consultation. Learn about how orthodontic care can help you or a family member. Phone (630) 739-5500.


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.