Tooth loss is obviously devastating for a patient’s dental aesthetics, but it can also begin a chain reaction of oral health problems down the road. Our Lincoln Park dentists strongly encourage patients suffering from tooth loss to seek prompt restorative treatment. The sooner that you replace a missing tooth, the better it is for your smile and your peace of mind.

Our dental team actually offers a number of different tooth replacement options. We know that no two smiles are exactly alike, and we offer treatments to meet a wide variety needs.

You are probably already familiar with some of the traditional tooth replacement options, namely dentures and bridges. These prostheses are designed replace the visible portion of a missing tooth—dentures and bridges are made to sit on top of a patient’s gum tissue.

Thanks to advancement in restorative dentistry, our team is now able to treat tooth loss with restorations that mimic the structure of a natural tooth. The dental implant not only has a natural looking crown, it also has a titanium root that fills the space in the jawline where the natural tooth root used to sit. Individual dental implants are used to replace single missing teeth; these are permanent replacement teeth. In fact, the titanium root of the implant actually bonds to the natural jawbone tissue as time goes on.

Our team also uses implant roots to secure larger dental prostheses like dentures. In these cases, our team places a few dental implant roots in strategic spots along the patient’s jawline. Once these implant roots are in place, we secure a denture to the titanium screws. This treatment turns the denture into a permanent prosthesis, and greatly improves the comfort, fit, and appearance of the denture.

Tooth loss can wreak havoc on your smile, but the results of tooth loss don’t need to plague you permanently. Give our Lincoln Park dental implant dentists a call to get more information about how we treat tooth loss, and to schedule your personal consultation!

The root canal has obtained something of a reputation among dental patients. Many people are under the impression that root canals are painful, stressful, and treatments to be feared. The truth, however, is that root canals can truly be smile saving when completed in a timely manner. If you want to learn more about root canal therapy, keep reading this short Q & A from our Lincoln Park dentist.

Q: Why do I even need a root canal?

A: If your dentist recommends that you undergo root canal therapy, it is because at least one of your teeth has been damaged down to the core/the root of the tooth. At this point, our team will remove the damaged material in order to save any remaining healthy tooth structure. During root canal therapy our team removes the inner material of the tooth including the roots. We then clean and restore the tooth with a dental crown.

Q: What does it feel like to receive a root canal?

A: Patient report that undergoing root canal therapy is very similar to receiving a normal feeling. Additionally, our team provides a number of sedation and pain-management solutions to help anxious patients get the treatments that they need.

Q: How long does root canal therapy take to complete?

A: Many times, root canal treatment can be completed in just one appointment. After your tooth has been treated and cleaned we will fill the tooth and cap it with a restoration. There is very little down-time associated with root canal therapy; you’ll find that you’ll be able to jump back into your daily routine in no time.

If you want more information about root canal therapy, or any other restorative dentistry treatments, our Lincoln Park root canal dentists are here to help. Give us a call, or use the Contact Us page on our site in order to get started! And remember, the sooner that you seek restorative treatment, the better your long-term dental prognosis.

Children who receive high-quality and regularly scheduled dental care are less likely to suffer from a range of oral health issues, as well as dental anxiety in the future. Our Lincoln Park dentists firmly believe that pediatric dental care deliver benefits that extend far beyond childhood. Keep reading to learn more about the keys to pediatric dental care.

Optimize At-Home Care

One of the most important things that our dental team does is to help our young patients develop strong at-home oral hygiene habits. We talk to our pediatric patients about what a daily oral hygiene routine accomplishes, as well as how to clean most effectively. Here are some healthy oral hygiene habits we emphasize:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day—in the morning and at night
  • Brushing your teeth for at least two minutes every time you brush
  • Applying gentle pressure to buff away plaque
  • Using an appropriate type of bristle to minimize plaque—for most children this means a soft-bristled brush
  • Learning not to ingest toothpaste as you brush—children should not use a fluoridated toothpaste until they have learned not to swallow it.

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In order to set your child up for a lifetime of healthy smiles, it is important that they have positive dental experiences early in life. Our dental team is here to help your child learn that we are there partners in dental care; that we provide support, not judgement.

Additionally, pediatric dental treatments minimize your child’s risk of suffering from cavities and gum disease. Preventive treatments like topical fluoride treatments and sealant applications can protect your child’s teeth from harmful oral bacteria.

Our Lincoln Park dentists provide dental care for patients of many ages. If you’re looking for a dental practice to care for your entire family, give us a call to learn more about the treatments we provide!

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