Restorative Dentistry – Des Plaines, IL
Restore and Refresh Your Smile
Your teeth are made from a substance that’s even stronger than your bones, but over time they can still become worn down or broken. Luckily, Dr. Patel has multiple ways to address dental damage, including crowns and fillings made out of tooth-colored materials that match the rest of your grin. As soon as you realize that you have a tooth that needs repair, call Brite Smiles right away to schedule a consultation with our team.
Why Choose Brite Smiles for Restorative Dentistry?
- Long-Lasting, Natural-Looking Materials
- Accurate, Reliable Digital Impressions
- Honest and Friendly Dental Team
Silver amalgam fillings used to be the standard for restoring decayed teeth. While they can repair the damage, they also tend to stand out when you smile. Tooth-colored fillings make for a more natural-looking solution, as we can shade them so that they match the surrounding teeth; many people may not even realize that they’re there. Also, tooth-colored fillings can be molded into the teeth much more easily, so they are typically a more conservative solution than metal fillings.
If you have chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth, a crown might be the perfect way to prevent further damage while also making your teeth look like new. Our dentists will take a mold of your tooth and build a cap that fits securely over it. A crown will help you eat like normal and smile more!
Root canals are generally used to preserve and treat teeth that have extreme root damage and are where the root has become infected. You may be asking yourself, how do the roots of your teeth become infected? The pulp is the inner part of your tooth, which extends into the root and connects to the nerve endings and tissues. When this pulp becomes infected, it affects the nerve endings, rotting the inside of your tooth and creating an immense amount of pain and swelling. If left untreated for an extended amount of time, you may lose your tooth. We use root canals to remove the damaged pulp within your tooth as well as any harmful bacteria. Any portion of your tooth that remains after this procedure may be enhanced with caps to restore your tooth’s natural appearance.
Broken or decayed teeth can’t always be fixed. Sometimes there isn’t enough natural structure remaining to support a restoration, or there might be a severe infection that’s putting the rest of the mouth at risk. When there’s no other choice, we can remove your tooth to keep the rest of your smile safe. Then we can help you explore the different options for replacing it so that you don’t have to force yourself to live with an incomplete smile.