No one looks forward to experiencing a dental emergency or trauma, but there are people who are well-prepared for such situations. If you are faced with an unexpected dental issue, it is vitally important that you are able to reach a dentist quickly for care. Keep reading to learn more from our Elmhurst emergency dentists about the types of efficient, effective treatment we offer.
Composite Resin Bonding & Fillings
Composite resin is a widely-used material in restorative and aesthetic dentistry; it is effective, convenient, and comfortable for the patient. This mercury-free material is made from a mixture of ceramic and plastic compounds—not metal necessary.
In its initial form this type of resin is soft and moldable. Once our team has shaped and perfected the soft resin, we’ll cure it with a light so that it becomes hard and so it bonds with your real tooth.
This type of treatment may be right for you if you want to:
- Repair or rebuild damaged enamel
- Lengthen short, worn down teeth
- Perfect your bite surfaces—the places in which your top and bottom teeth come together
- Resurface and cover discolored dental enamel
Porcelain is considered to be the premier restorative dental material—it is exceptionally strong, and it looks just like real enamel. You’ll find that restorative crowns, as well as super-thin aesthetic veneers are made of porcelain.
In most cases, patients only need to set aside time for two or three appointments in order to have their porcelain restorations designed, fitted, and placed. You absolutely do not need to sacrifice quality in order to the treatment you need in a timely manner.
Gum Tissue Treatment
Many people don’t realize just how critical gum tissue is to the overall appearance of their smile. If you have gums that are damaged, or that developed unevenly, our team can help you refine this tissue, thus better framing your smile. One advantage of gum tissue refinement is that can be done in one appointment, and it doesn’t require a ton of post-treatment healing time.
Dental emergencies are stressful and derailing, but they don’t have to damage your smile for a long time. Our Elmhurst emergency dentists can answer your questions and give you any additional information that you may need—just give our team a call!