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Our Elmhurst Root Canal Dentist Reviews How This Treatment Works

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

When dental damage occurs, prompt treatment can make all the difference for the long-term health and appearance of your smile. Although many people have preconceived, negative notions, about restorative root canal, the truth is that this treatment can be truly smile saving in certain situations.

Our Elmhurst root canal dentists encourage you to learn more about this treatment, so that you can confidently seek out root canal therapy if necessary.

The Purpose

Root canal therapy becomes necessary when a tooth is damaged all the way down into the tooth root. The inner tooth is the part of the tooth that is “alive,” in that it contains blood vessels, pulp, and nerves. When a cavity or fracture extends into the dental core, the entire tooth is compromised.

Root canal therapy is designed to remove all of the inner tooth material, so that the remaining healthy tooth structure can be saved.

The Process

During treatment, our team uses increasingly wide instruments to go into the tooth and pull out any damaged or vulnerable material, including the nerves that run through the roots of the tooth. Once this is complete, we can clean the remaining dental structure, fill the tooth, and cap it with a customized restoration.

The Result

Successful root canal therapy saves a tooth that might otherwise fall out or need to be pulled. Once the patient’s restoration is in place, the patient will be able to eat, drink, and speak normally. The restored tooth will look healthy and whole—it will blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth!

Modern root canal therapy is quite comfortable and quick. Our team also offers sedation treatments for patients who are prone to sensitivity and anxiety.

If you want to learn more about how root canal works, or in which situations it becomes necessary, you can always reach out to our Elmhurst root canal dentists for information and support. We look forward to speaking with you!

Dental Veneers Are Designed To Fit You: Our Elmhurst Cosmetic Dentist Explains

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

In this short article our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists will be giving you information about one cosmetic treatment in particular—the cosmetic dental veneer. This explanation is designed to help you get a better idea of whether aesthetic veneers might be able to meet your dental needs. So keep reading, and remember that you can always contact our dental team if you want any additional information.

The first reason that many people turn to dental veneers is that this treatment process is pretty simple and straightforward for the patient. Our dental team shapes the dental patient’s teeth (the ones to which the veneers will be applied). Then, they place custom-made porcelain restorations over these teeth. The veneers appear like whole, unblemished, bright dental enamel.

As you can see, this placement process is much simpler than other cosmetic treatments. Veneers, therefore, have the additional advantage of being able to be completed very quickly. On average, it takes only three dental treatments for our team to transform a patient’s smile using veneers.

And once your dental veneers are finished and in place, you’ll find that it’s quite intuitive to care for them. You’ll need to brush your teeth, floss between your teeth and down to your gum tissue, and use a mouth rinse if your dentist finds it appropriate. Because veneers stay in place 24/7, you don’t need to use any specialty products or tools to keep your veneers fresh and attractive.

Finally, people trust dental veneers to deliver exceptional aesthetic results. This is because every part of the veneer can be customized to suit the individual.

Call our Elmhurst veneers dentists when you are ready to schedule a consultation with our helpful dental team. We can give you all of the information that you need about porcelain veneers, as well as any other cosmetic options that might work for you.

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