November 24, 2017
We’re all busy, but a full schedule is no excuse to skip your dental checkups. Visiting the dentist two times each year is the best way to make sure your smile stays whole and healthy for a lifetime. Every time you skip a dental appointment, you’re opening yourself up to advanced oral and overall health concerns. Keep reading to find out more about the negative effects of skipping your regular dental checkups. Then, call your dentist to seclude your next appointment.
August 6, 2017
Periodontal (gum) disease is a common oral health condition that affects millions of US adults. In fact, some studies indicate as much as 80% of the population over the age of 65 struggles with some form of gum disease. The mildest type is often referred to as gingivitis, and the warning signs of this common disease are very mild. Unfortunately, gingivitis can be easily overlooked by the untrained eye. That’s why visiting a dentist regularly for a maintenance appointment is so important. You can also educate yourself on the warning signs and risk factors associated with gum disease by reading this blog post. If we begin treatment in the early stages of gum disease, periodontal therapies effectively renew oral health.
January 6, 2017
The semi-annual exam and hygienic cleaning are foundational to preventive dentistry. Lisle dentists, Dr. Frank Marchese and Dr. Jeanelle Marchese at Arbor Dental Care, check many components of oral health, clean teeth and formulate treatment plans to keep smiles strong–and good-looking, too.
August 24, 2016
Are your gums red and puffy? Do you have a “long in the tooth” appearance? These symptoms and more indicate gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss among adult Americans. Your Lisle dentists at Arbor Dental Care diagnose and treat gum disease, using deep cleaning with a sophisticated diode laser. (more…)
August 12, 2016
Looking for exceptional skill and a welcoming atmosphere in a dental office? Find both with your Lisle dentists at Arbor Dental Care. Family, cosmetic and implant dentistry are cheerfully provided by Dr. Frank Marchese and Dr. Jeanelle Marchese. (more…)
September 24, 2015
At Arbor Dental Care, we know that finding a dentist you feel great about is no easy task. Some dentists are too rushed, and many dental offices just don’t feel all that welcoming. If you’re looking for someplace different this fall, we’re here to let you know you can stop the search. Dr. Marchese at Arbor Dental Care is already the trusted dentist of so many Lisle neighbors — and he’s now accepting new patients! Read on to learn about the excellent services offered at Arbor Dental Care, and choose Dr. Marchese for your next dental appointment.
September 11, 2015
If you’re past the age of 12, metal braces probably aren’t on your wishlist this year. They used to be so cool, didn’t they? But once you’re dealing in staff meetings instead of sleepovers, and swanky restaurants over lunchrooms, the thought of getting adult metal braces just isn’t a possibility. But if you’ve got gapped, crowded or crooked teeth, there’s good news for you: Invisalign provides Lisle residents with straighter teeth — invisibly. Read on to learn more about this fabulous option in clear braces.
September 4, 2015
Thanks to dental implants Lisle, IL residents rely on from Arbor Dental Care, tooth replacement looks and feels better than ever. If you’re in need of comfortable, permanent tooth replacement, call Dr. Frank Marchese, the local expert in implantology to schedule an appointment today.
Frank J. Marchese DDS, Lisle, Illinois family dentist, wants to see your child for a back-to-school check-up
August 3, 2015
Good dental care is an important part of maintaining your child’s health. Dr. Frank Marchese of Arbor Dental Care in Lisle, Illinois performs back-to-school dental check-ups to look for decay and bite alignment and to apply preventive fluoride treatments and sealants to ensure healthy smiles through childhood and beyond.
The start of school will be here before you know it–time for those important errands and purchases. While you’re thinking about the best deal on backpack or scientific calculator,
have you scheduled your child’s back-to-school check-up with Dr. Frank Marchese, children’s and family dentist in Lisle, Illinois?
June 17, 2015
At Arbor Dental Care, we believe that all dentistry is cosmetic dentistry because it always affects your smile esthetic. That’s one of the main reasons we offer tooth colored fillings as part of our restorative dentistry services. As a comprehensive dental care practice, we strive to restore your bite to optimal health while preserving as much of your natural teeth as possible. If you need a filling or are interested in replacing amalgam fillings near Lisle, IL, Dr. Frank Marchese and the outstanding Arbor Dental Care staff are here to help. Call to schedule an exam today.
Pros of Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth colored fillings are considered composite fillings because they are made from a composite of silicon dioxide and tooth-colored plastic resins. You may assume that the only advantage to composite resin fillings is esthetic appeal, but there are actually numerous reasons why these fillings may be a better option than traditional fillings. The material, the strength of the bond, and the ability to blend with natural tooth coloring are all advantages to composite fillings.
Because composite resin is non-metallic, it can be blended to perfectly match existing teeth, the bond between the resin and the tooth is much stronger which protects the existing teeth, and perhaps most importantly, potential health risks associated with amalgam (silver) fillings are avoided. Amalgam fillings are composed of 50% mercury. While mercury in its solid state is not harmful to humans, it is easily vaporized, and can be extremely toxic when inhaled. Choosing composite resin fillings instead of amalgam fillings or replacing already existing amalgam fillings can help you avoid any potential long-term health effects associated with mercury exposure.
The bond between the resin and your tooth is much stronger than the bond with traditional fillings. This means there is less chance your filling will come loose over time. The bond also makes it possible for our staff to preserve a larger amount of your existing tooth than they are able to with amalgam fillings. Finally, the tight bonding between tooth and resin protects your tooth from further decay because there is significantly less space for bacteria to collect.
If that wasn’t enough of a reason to consider composite resin fillings, the stark difference between a tooth with a composite and one with an amalgam filling might change your mind. While people are unlikely to see your tooth fillings during the normal course of conversation, laughing, yawning, and smiling often reveal fillings. With tooth colored fillings, your associates are none the wiser, but amalgam fillings stand out. To fully restore the esthetics of your smile after a filling, composite resin fillings are the best option.
Schedule an Appointment
Caring for teeth that are affected by decay is essential to protecting your overall oral health. Schedule an appointment as soon as possible, if you believe you have a cavity, or lose filling to minimize the amount of time bacteria are able to do further damage. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are always here to help you. Our “ask the doctor” feature allows you to reach ask Dr. Marchese about any dental care concerns that arise between appointments. Call to schedule your appointment at Arbor Dental Care conveniently located in Lisle, IL. We welcome patients from the surrounding area including Naperville and Downers Grove.