Restorative Dentistry in Lisle, IL
Cracked, broken, or severely decayed teeth can steal your confidence and your smile. When restorative treatment becomes necessary, it's important to Dr. Frank Marchese that you understand all of the options. At Arbor Dental Care, we provide a full range of restorative dental procedures to replace damaged and worn teeth, and re-establish your oral health.
Restorative Dentistry Procedures
Restoring the natural look and feel of your teeth is our greatest concern. We select materials that will emulate the beauty and integrity of natural teeth, giving you a smile you'll be proud to show off. We also want your visit to be as comfortable as possible so if you're fearful or anxious, ask about sedation to sooth and relax you.
Fixed Dental Bridges. If you are missing one or more teeth, fixed dental bridges offer a permanent solution. The bridge consists of two dental crowns and false teeth. The crowns, which are located at both ends of the bridge, are adhesively bonded over healthy teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. The crowns in turn hold the false teeth in place to substitute for your missing ones.
Dentures and Partial Dentures. These prosthetic devices offer the same natural look of a fixed bridge, but they are removable. A partial denture can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Even if these teeth are not consecutive, a partial can be designed to fit securely between remaining teeth. A full denture is designed to replace an entire arch of teeth. False teeth are mounted on a gum colored base.
Dental Implants. For a tooth replacement that most closely imitates the structure and performance of a natural tooth, there is nothing like a dental implant. This tooth replacement substitutes for both the root and crown of a missing tooth. The implant is surgically embedded in your jawbone and the attached restoration provides the look and feel of a real tooth.
Porcelain Dental Crowns, Onlays and Inlays. These treatments actually cross the boundary between restorative and cosmetic dentistry. An all-porcelain dental crown can be used when a tooth is damaged by severe decay, a fracture or a deep crack. The crown, also called a dental cap, fully encapsulates the tooth thereby protecting it from further damage. Onlay and inlays are used when a filling isn’t enough to remedy tooth decay and a dental crown would be too much. Both are produced in a dental lab just like a crown, and are then set in place in our office.
Tooth-Colored Fillings. As the name suggests, these fillings blend in seamlessly with the natural color of your tooth. Made of composite resin, a tooth-colored filling is just as strong as amalgam and offers the advantage of bonding to the remaining tooth structure to prevent cracking and leakage.
Full-Mouth Reconstruction. This restorative procedure combines one or more of the above described treatments to rebuild your smile both functionally and aesthetically. The dentist creates this step-by-step plan based on a collection of x-rays, photos and impressions.
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