Restorative Dentistry in Downers Grove Revitalizes Teeth
Nearly everyone will experience some sort of restorative dental concern over the course of their lives, whether it’s as simple as a small cavity or as complex as extensive tooth loss. Thankfully, Dr. Albert and Dr. Snow are more than capable of bringing back your smile’s full health, function, and longevity with a variety of transformative services. We will also prioritize aesthetics when possible so that patients can maintain a high level of self-confidence after treatment. Contact Esplanade Dental Care in Downers Grove, IL today to schedule a first appointment.
Traditional Crown & Bridge
When a tooth has become injured, decayed, weakened, incomplete, or even completely missing, it’s important to restore the missing structure as soon as possible for the sake of the patient’s oral function and self-confidence. Our practice offers custom-made dental crowns and bridges as durable methods for recreating teeth that can be wholeheartedly relied on. Better yet, we use materials of the highest quality (including tooth-colored dental porcelain) to ensure results that exceed expectations.
Older patients are surely familiar with the days of traditional amalgam fillings – in fact, you may still have some within your smile. While this tried-and-true technique had its merits, our team has chosen to invest in tooth-colored fillings for a safer, more conservative, and more attractive restorative result. Our dentists use composite resin, which can be directly bonded with natural tooth enamel and precisely shaded to match its natural color.
Missing teeth are always a serious concern, but when the loss extends to a majority of your natural smile, even simple activities like chewing a steak at dinner or speaking clearly with your friends may become difficult. Thankfully, dentures can repair the missing structure in reliable and cost-effective ways. Today’s prosthetics are much more comfortable, lifelike, and modern than ever before, and Dr. Albert will ensure a secure fit that ideally matches your unique mouth. In addition to traditional models, our office also specializes in implant-retained dentures for added seamlessness and security.
Endodontic treatment, commonly referred to as root canal treatment, is a general dentistry procedure used to repair or salvage teeth that are infected, damaged, or badly decayed. The procedure involves removing the nerve and pulp from the affected tooth, as damaged pulp can lead to bacterial infection which causes abscesses, bone loss, swelling, discoloration, and drainage problems. Once the tooth pulp and nerve have been removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed to prevent further decay. Though the treated tooth will no longer be sensitive to hot and cold, as the nerve will be absent, it will still retain full functionality.
If a tooth is severely damaged or abscessed, it may need to be removed entirely and replaced with a dental implant. Tooth extractions are often done with local anesthetic, though in some severe cases general anesthetic may be required. Once the affected tooth has been removed, the gum tissue will be sutured and covered with gauze to help absorb and prevent bleeding. Dr. Albert will often prescribe pain killers to make the post-operative recovery more comfortable and recommend a regimen of mild activity along with careful dieting and oral hygiene habits. Eating soft foods and gently brushing the teeth and tongue will be required until the healing is complete.