Do you worry about seeking restorative dental treatment, even when you know you need it, because you are concerned about how your smile will look after the restoration? Many people fear that the only way to repair a damaged tooth is through an unsightly, and sometimes uncomfortable, metal dental filling or crown. Fortunately, modern dental restorations include a number of more seamless, and often more comfortable options, allowing patients to smile confidently even after dental issues like cavities, chips, and other common tooth-related problems.
Do You Need a Tooth-colored Filling?
If you are diagnosed with a dental cavity, the dentist will likely recommend a dental filling to help address the damage and to restore the smile. First the tooth will be sanitized, then the filling can be placed.
While fillings were once made primarily of a metal amalgam material, now most modern fillings are created from a more natural-looking material, composite resin. Not only does the resin look great, but it also bonds tightly with teeth creating a great seal against further erosion.
Is a Porcelain Crown What Your Smile Requires?
If you have a chipped, cracked or otherwise damaged tooth the dentist may recommend a dental crown.
Porcelain crowns are effective forms of restoration, because they are designed to take the pressure of one’s chewing, allowing the tooth beneath it to stay safe and sealed. This can help prevent worsening of a chip or crack, but it also helps to protect against infection! By choosing a porcelain crown, patients can also enjoy the cosmetic benefits of a natural-looking restoration.
Call Our Dental Office in Norridge, IL, Today!
At our office, we believe that every patient deserves our complete and undivided attention every time they visit us. To us, customized dental care is about more than the treatment you receive, it also includes the time we take to get to know you personally. Your smile is unique, as are your dental health concerns, and we’ll strive to create a long-term dental care plan that’s tailored to your needs and goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Mischenko, call our dental office in Norridge, IL, today at 708-453-5320. We have flexible office hours, including evenings, and we always have someone available to answer the phone!
A healthy smile can mean improved overall health as well. We understand how your oral health connects to the rest of you, and strive to offer a variety of dental treatments. Working with our team, Dr. Mischenko can help you enjoy a more beautiful and healthy smile. Whether you need preventive, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry, we can offer a conservative and personalized approach to dental care.