Learn More About The Treatments And Technology Our Elmhurst Dentists Use To Treat Serious Damage

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Aug 29, 2018

Dealing with dental damage isn’t fun for anyone, but our Elmhurst dentists are here to at least make it as stress-free and straightforward as possible. To that end, we use the latest treatments and technologies to deliver exceptional results efficiently. Keep reading to learn more about the tools we use to repair serious dental damage.

Before we start rebuilding your smile, we may need to clear away damaged material first. Root canal therapy allows our team to go into the inner core of a damaged tooth, and get rid of any infected material as well as nerves, blood vessels, and roots, all of which are sensitive and vulnerable. Then, once we’ve cleaned out the tooth, we can restore and rebuild it.

In our office, we use metal-free restorations to repair damaged teeth. Essentially, we’ll look at your natural teeth to design the restoration: size, shape, and color. The restoration is personalized to fit your needs, so that once it’s in place, it blends seamlessly with your natural smile.

Veneers can likewise be used to cover damaged or unsightly enamel. These restorations are only as thick as a contact lens; they are attached to the front of the patient’s tooth in order to resurface and transform the enamel.

We also offer tooth replacement treatments to rebuild your smile. Dental implant technology allows us to permanently embed a patient’s replacement tooth into his or her jaw tissue. Dental implant roots can anchor individual replacement teeth, or be used to ground larger dental prostheses like dentures. No matter how you end up using dental implant technology, you’ll benefit from a stable replacement tooth that looks natural.

Before we go, we’d like to review a few of the sedation and relaxation treatments that we use to keep dental treatment comfortable and stress-free. We use nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to help patients relax in the dentist’s chair. We also utilize Syrijet anesthetic technology to administer anesthesia through a concentrated jet of air, rather than through a needle.

No matter what your smile looks like today, our Elmhurst dentists can help you achieve a smile you’ll love for years to come. The best way to get started is to contact our team by phone or through the Contact Us page on our site. You can schedule a personal consultation with our team to learn more!