Elmhurst Dentist Offers Accessible Treatments To Address Dental Damage

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on May 16, 2016

Our Elmhurst dentists understand that sometimes, despite our dental patients’ best efforts, our patients’ smiles become damaged or infected. That’s life!

The good news is that thanks to modern dental technology and treatments, you smile does not need to stay damaged for the long-term. We provide the treatments that you need to regain oral health. Today we are going to be talking about some of the most commonly used restorative options in our office. Let’s get started!

One of the foundational pieces in the restorative dentistry world is the dental crown. Crowns are used to restore teeth after they have become cracked, or after our dentist has cleared away infected dental material. Our office always uses natural looking tooth-colored crowns.

Another treatment that we use to correct minor dental damage is dental bonding. This treatment process involves our dentist using dental resin to fill in cracked enamel, and/or to rebuild chipped away portions of the patient’s tooth.

If you are suffering from a more serious and severe dental infection, your tooth may require root canal therapy in order to get healthy again. Root canal therapy basically involves our dental team removing the inner core of your tooth—the tissues and roots. Once all of this material is gone, and only the healthy portions of your tooth remain, we will rebuild the tooth using a restoration. Root canal therapy allows our dentist to save teeth that would otherwise fall out or need to be pulled.

Let’s say that you are already missing teeth—what to do then? Well, one options is to replace your teeth with dental implants. Every dental implant has a titanium screw that serves as the replacement tooth root. On top of this root our dental team attaches a natural looking restoration. Once your implant is in place, it stays in your mouth permanently, and you basically treat it just like a natural tooth.

Our Elmhurst dentists can provide you with any additional information that you may need regarding restorative dental treatments. Give us a call to get started!