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Our Elmhurst Dentists Helps Patients Achieve Healthy Smiles After Sustaining Dental Damage

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Dental damage is never fun to deal with—there are a number of aesthetic and functional dental issues that pop up when your smile is damaged. So, while dealing with oral health problems is never going to be fun, per say, our Elmhurst dentists are here to make it as stress-free as possible. Keep reading to learn more about how we address dental damage with state-of-the-art solutions.

Dental damage can take many forms; you may find that your tooth or gum tissues become infected, that your enamel is fractured, or that you lose adult teeth unexpectedly. The first step to any restorative treatment process is to undergo a thorough evaluation with our dental team. Once we completely assess your oral health, we can start to make personalized recommendations on how you can achieve oral health again.

If you’re dealing with severe damage—that is damage that extends into the core of the tooth—you may require root canal therapy in order to restore your tooth. The purpose of root canal therapy is to remove the infected and damaged material at the core of the tooth. We’re basically trying to preserve any healthy dentin and dental enamel so that we can fill and restore the tooth.

When it’s time to rebuild your tooth, you’ll likely benefit form a customized dental crown. Every crown is designed to mimic the natural shape, color, and size of your real teeth, so once the crown is in place, it blends in seamlessly with your smile. In our office, we use completely metal-free crowns and restorations. We believe that this is the healthy and attractive choice when it comes to dental restorations.

Because every one of our patients is unique, every restorative dental plan is likewise individualized. The best way to get a better idea of how you can restore your smile is to call our Elmhurst dentists and schedule a personal consultation. 


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