Do you have teeth that are chipped, cracked, or missing? Are you suffering from poor dental health?
Dr. Gayed and Dr. Shaw provide restorative dental care for complex dental problems affecting the health and function of your smile. Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing tooth damage, tooth replacement, and treating advanced gum disease.
Modern dentistry offers many solutions for patients with dental problems affecting their oral health. From dental crowns to dental implants, we can help you get back a smile that is healthy, comfortable, and stable using advanced treatment options. Restorative dentistry is one of the dental services we provide to our patients in Lincoln Park, IL.
Repairing Tooth Damage: What Are the Options?
Our dental care team can repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged with various options. We want to provide a result that is healthy, stable, and complementary to your natural aesthetics. Repairing tooth damage promptly can help you avoid developing bigger dental problems, including tooth loss.
Teeth that are frequently chipped or cracked in the absence of trauma can indicate a possible bite problem. Dr. Gayed and Dr. Shaw will evaluate your concerns and look for any underlying structural problems before creating a personalized treatment plan to restore your dental health.
Damaged teeth can be addressed with several different procedures, depending on the severity and location of the damage. Tooth bonding can serve restorative purposes in the case of minor damage. For more extensive damage or decay, a dental crown may be placed.
Dental Bridge: Dental bridges can close gaps created by a single missing tooth or several consecutive missing teeth, revitalizing your natural smile. By using dental implants to secure the bridge permanently, the result feels similar to natural teeth. In addition to improving the appearance of your smile, dental bridges also support your bite and contribute to overall oral health and wellness.
Dentures & Partials: Dentures or partial dentures can substitute multiple missing teeth or a complete arch. Dentures and partials offer a permanent solution that restores your full smile, enabling you to enjoy life. Contemporary dental care simplifies replacing missing teeth, yielding results that closely resemble the fit and function of natural teeth.
TMJ Treatment: TMJ treatment aims to relieve pain and discomfort stemming from the temporomandibular joint, where the jaw meets the skull. Employing techniques like oral appliances, physical therapy, and medications can help improve jaw functionality and alleviate symptoms. Effective TMJ treatment enhances patients’ quality of life by diminishing jaw-related pain and promoting better oral health.
Replacing Lost Teeth in Chicago
The effects of tooth loss often go beyond the aesthetics of your smile. The loss of a tooth can impact your dental health in many ways over time and even your daily quality of life. If you have a missing tooth, it is important to seek dental care as soon as possible. Prompt treatment can mean that you may have options for your tooth replacement needs. It also minimizes the impact of tooth loss on surrounding teeth, gums, and bone structure.
Dr. Gayed and Dr. Shaw work with patients with one or more missing teeth individually to find the best solution for oral health and aesthetic needs. We offer advanced treatment options for tooth replacement, including dental implants and implant-secured dentures. Dental implants can provide the most stable and secure outcome for most patients.
Restoring Gum Health
We offer treatment for gum disease that is tailored to the unique needs of the individual patient. Gum disease can progress when left untreated and can lead to other dental problems, including shifting teeth and tooth loss. The health and stability of the gums are significant for your overall oral health and wellness. Signs of gum disease can go undetected until it has begun to enter the advanced stage known as periodontitis. Routine dental care helps patients avoid gum disease and its effects.
Restorative Dentistry FAQs
Does dental insurance cover restorative dental procedures?
There may be situations where part of your dental benefits may cover a portion of your treatment cost. Our front desk staff will help you determine the availability of benefits based on your treatment needs.
Can a chipped tooth become infected?
Chips or cracks in your tooth enamel provide openings for food particles and bacteria to take hold and begin to degrade tooth structure. If a tooth begins to decay after being damaged, you could be in danger of losing the tooth. Schedule a dental visit if you experience tooth damage, and our team can provide appropriate treatment to repair it before further problems can develop.