Restorative Dentistry in Lisle
Cracked, broken, or severely decayed teeth can steal your confidence and your smile. When restorative treatment becomes necessary, it's important to our dentists that you understand all the options.
Both Dr. Frank and Dr. Nellie Marchese are known for producing stunning results when addressing complex oral rehabilitation cases through restorative dental services. Restorative dentistry includes a range of services. Teeth can become damaged for several reasons, but we want you to know that we are completely non-judgmental when patients come to us in need of smile rehabilitation. Our goal is simply to use the restorative dentistry at our disposal to reverse the damage and rebuild both your health and self-confidence. We'll use the latest in materials, such as composite resin and porcelain, to make sure that the look of your restorative dental care is as satisfying as the function, fit, and feel.
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.
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 & 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.
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
Porcelain dental crowns offer both restorative and cosmetic repair for patients who want to improve the form and function of their smiles. These all porcelain crowns are shaded to flawlessly blend into a patient’s natural smile line. We can use porcelain crowns to repair damaged teeth, protect root canal treated teeth, or improve the cosmetic appearance of the smile. Natural looking porcelain dental crowns can also be affixed to implant posts in order replace a missing tooth.
Onlays & Inlays
Between a small filling restoration and a full dental crown, there can be a great deal of healthy tooth structure. When patients have decay or damage too advanced to be repaired with a filling but not quite severe enough for a crown, we can offer a happy medium by using onlays or inlays. These two durable, custom restorations allow us to preserve a greater amount of tooth structure while still fully repairing the damaged tooth. Inlays repair damage between the cusps, raised parts on the surfaces of teeth, and onlays repair damage to at least one cusp.
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, leakage, or additional decay. The process is simple and can be completed in a single appointment. We apply the putty-like resin to the surface of the tooth. Then, we shape the filling into position to replace the lost tooth enamel. A curing light is used to harden the filling material into position. Finally, we smooth and polish the treated tooth leaving patients with flawless smiles.
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. Whatever your oral health care need, we can create a plan that achieves your desired results within your budget and schedule. From advanced decay and discoloration to severe facial trauma, we are here to work with you as a partner in restoring your smile to its full form, function, and natural beauty.
Restorative Dentistry FAQs
Your teeth are designed to last for a lifetime; however, even with the best care over the years, a tooth can be damaged. Whether from decay, infection, or injury, your dentist in Lisle can restore the health and function of your tooth using the latest solutions in dentistry. We understand you have a few apprehensions before you’re ready to commit to a treatment. We’ll take the time to explain everything during your initial consultation. In the meantime, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions patients ask us about restorative services.
What restorative procedures will I need?
There isn’t any way to determine which procedures you’ll need without first performing an examination. Every situation is unique, which is why we’ll create a customized treatment plan. Depending on your needs, it can include one or more procedures, such as:
- Fixed Dental Bridges: If you’re missing one or more teeth in a row, a fixed bridge can complete your smile.
- Dentures & Partials: Significant tooth loss is treated with a partial or denture to reinstate a functional, beautiful smile.
- Porcelain Dental Crowns: Repair a damaged tooth using a restoration that looks natural.
- Onlays & Inlays: Enjoy a middle ground between fillings and crowns to rehabilitate a tooth.
- Tooth-Colored Fillings: Treat tooth decay using a metal-free filling that will blend in with your enamel.
- Full Mouth Reconstruction: Improve the health, function, and aesthetics of your smile using specific restorative procedures.
How much does restorative dentistry cost?
There is not a set price for restorative dentistry because the cost is based on several factors, like the procedure required. We’ll provide you with a personalized estimate and explain the fees associated with your plan. A member of our team will discuss your payment options, like third-party financing with CareCredit. We will help you find the solutions you need to restore your smile without breaking the bank.
Can I use my dental insurance to pay for restorative dentistry?
Every insurance policy differs; however, many dental policies offer coverage for restorative dentistry. After paying your annual deductible, you have access to your yearly allowance, which can be used to offset the cost of your treatment until reaching your limit. A member of our team will work on your behalf with your dental insurance company to file the necessary claim forms, so you have one less thing to worry about. We’ll maximize your coverage and explain how it’s being used to keep your care affordable. If there’s any remaining balance, we’ll discuss your payment options.
How long will it take to repair my smile?
During your consultation, we’ll provide you with an estimated completion goal for your treatment. We know your time is valuable, which is why our office embraces the latest technologies and techniques to reduce the amount of time you’re in the dental chair, so you can get back to focusing on more important matters. We are conveniently located and offer flexible office hours to make it easy to maintain your appointments around your daily responsibilities.