While no one looks forward to having a root canal or dental implant, the truth is that most people will experience it at some point in their lifetime.
You can try to prevent this by maintaining a great oral hygiene routine that includes brushing and flossing two times per day and seeing the dentist every six months for an exam and cleaning. However, this won’t save you from potentially unforeseen accidents or tooth infections.
At 1st Family Dental of Arlington Heights, we strive to make our restorative treatments and procedures as smooth as possible so you can get back to your daily routines and smile with great confidence.
Our Restorative Dentistry Services Include:
Root canals are common treatment options for teeth that have become infected or have been badly damaged. The goal of a root canal is to remove the damaged part inside the tooth (the pulp) in order to save the outside of the tooth. Basically, a root canal will save enough of the tooth in order to avoid having to extract and replace the damaged tooth.
The root canal procedure has a scary name and a bad reputation, but, with proper numbing and a great dentist, it’s a nearly pain free experience.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are made of strong porcelain and are built to look, work, and feel like real tooth.
Crowns are built to go over the remainder of your natural tooth after a root canal, for example, or over a dental implant. A crown will look like your old tooth and you are able to eat and chew on it like you do with your natural tooth. You will barely be able to tell the difference between a crown and your real teeth.
Dental implants are the most common and long lasting tooth replacement option. An implant involves installing a titanium post into the jaw to act like the root of a natural tooth. The post is then covered by a crown or denture so it looks, feels, and is as strong as a real tooth.
The longest part of the 2-3 month dental implant process is giving the implant time to heal and fuse with the jaw bone so it’s strong and secure. During the healing process you will have a temporary crown installed to cover the titanium post and act like a real tooth through the healing process. When the implant is fully healed then a crown or fixed denture will be applied.
After the initial procedure, healing, and getting the final crown or fixed denture applied, the end result is a tooth that looks and feels just like the one you lost. If you are in need of a dental implant, the best way to get started is with a free dental implant consultation. Call us today to get started or click the green button on the top or bottom of this page to book a free consultation online.
Dentures are a common option used to fill the space of missing teeth.
Although they look like real teeth, removable dentures do not act like real teeth, which makes them more of a cosmetic option than a tooth replacement option. Removable dentures are secured using a temporary bonding agent and are removed each night before bed. Dentures typically last about 5-8 years. After that, you’ll find that they become worn from regular use and they do not adhere as well to your gums, which tend to shrink and change shape as you get older.
Fixed dentures are different than removable dentures. Fixed dentures are fastened to your mouth in a few places using dental implants which make them a more secure and comfortable option. They do not need to be removed at night and can be kept in while eating which is a big plus.
One of the biggest complaints about dentures is how long they take to be completed. From the initial impressions to the final fitting can sometimes take up to two months while you are left without teeth. Our team at 1st Family Dental can offer a much fast turnaround. Call us for more details.
Full Mouth Restoration
Full mouth restorations are an option for someone that is missing most or all of their teeth and are interested in completely restoring their teeth and smile. Depending on your specific needs, a full mouth reconstruction process can include a variety of restorative and cosmetic treatments, but often include a mix of implants and dentures.
Whether you need a dental implant, root canal, crown, or full mouth restoration, call us today to schedule your free restoration consultation. Our Arlington Heights dental restoration team will evaluate your individual needs and situation in order to provide a recommended treatment plan that fits your wants, needs, and budget. Get started by giving us a call today!
Previous: General Dentistry | Next: Dental Implants