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.
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, 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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
Your smile gaps harm your self-esteem and oral health. At Bolingbrook Dental Care, Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Alina Huff, and Dr. Fatima Quadri offer cutting edge solutions: single-tooth implants or implant-supported bridges or dentures. Learn here how dental implants can help you regain a great smile.
What tooth loss does
When you lose a tooth due to accident, decay, gum disease or other circumstance, the effects are widespread. Losing just one tooth adversely impacts your:
- Personal appearance and self-confidence (tooth loss causes an aged appearance due to bone recession and sagging of skin and facial muscles)
- Jaw bone size (density, width and height of the alveolar ridge which holds tooth roots)
- Position and strength of teeth adjoining the gap
- Ability to digest food properly (due to poor chewing and consumption of softer, less nutritious foods, says the National Center for Biotechnology Information)
As such, the professionals at Bolingbrook Dental Care recommend tooth replacement with dental implants as soon as possible after tooth loss.
The implant treatment
You'll undergo a complete oral examination, including an analysis of your jaw bone suitability, to determine if you're a candidate. The vast majority of patients can receive implants.
Regarding the single-tooth dental implant, the oral surgery happens right at Bolingbrook Dental Care. It involves local anesthetic and a relatively quick insertion of the titanium implant (shaped like a screw or cylinder) into the jaw bone underneath the gums. Sutures close the site, and it begins to heal.
As the bone heals, it adheres to the implant. Titanium is a bone-loving metal, and the bond created is sure and permanent. Dentists call the bonding process osseointegration.
Unique to dental implants and no other dental prosthetic, osseointegration takes weeks to complete. At your next appointment, the dentist will re-open the implant site to bond a metal post and porcelain crown onto the implant.
With your single-tooth implant or implant-supported bridge or denture, your jaw bone will strengthen every time you bite and chew. You'll brush and floss your new tooth just as you do your natural teeth. (You won't have to use messy denture adhesives or keep your teeth in a bedside cup.)
You'll speak clearly, eat efficiently and best of all, enjoy a natural-looking, beautiful smile for years. The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness says that most implants last for decades--in other words, for the rest of your life.
For more information on today's best tooth replacement and how it can uniquely help you, call Bolingbrook Dental Care for a dental implant consultation. We are open Monday through Saturday. Phone our office in Bolingbrook, IL, (630) 739-5500.
There are several specialties within the field of dentistry, and oral surgery is one such example. At Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, .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.
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.
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!
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