Are you missing a tooth, or do you have extensive decay? Naperville Family Dentists can help. We offer a variety of dental restoration procedures in Naperville to bring your smile back to its former health and glory. We can replace missing teeth, fix loose teeth, and even restore extensive decay. So no matter what state your smile is in, we can help you get it back to where it should be.
What is Dental Restoration?
Drs. Primiano and Mach are experienced in restoring teeth and will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. You can pick the best procedures among our recommendations that fit your needs and lifestyle. We’ll work with you every step to make sure you’re happy with the results.
Types of Dental Restorations
Indirect Dental Restoration
Indirect dental restoration procedures are also known as “lab-made” dental restoration procedures. With indirect dental restoration, our dentists work with dental labs to create dental prosthetics, like inlays, crowns, and onlays that we customize to fit your smile. The indirect restoration process usually takes place over the course of a few dental visits.
During your first visit, we will take impressions of your teeth so that the dental lab can create a model of your mouth. We may fit you with a temporary restoration to wear while the lab crafts your permanent restoration. Once your permanent restoration is ready, you will come back in for a second visit to have it placed.
Direct Dental Restoration
Direct dental restoration procedures are also known as “same-day” dental restoration procedures because we can usually complete them in just one visit to our office. Our dentists use tooth-colored materials to create dental fillings, veneers, and bonding that will blend in seamlessly with your smile with a direct dental restoration.
The direct dental restoration process begins with a consultation with one of our dentists. During this visit, we will assess the health of your mouth and discuss your treatment options with you. If you decide to move forward with direct dental restoration, we can prepare your teeth and place the restoration during this same visit.
Dental Restoration Procedures
A dental crown is a dental restoration that covers an existing tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. We often use dental crowns to protect teeth that have decay or damage from injury. They can also be used to support dental bridges, cover dental implants, or improve the appearance of teeth that are misshapen or discolored.
A dental bridge is a dental restoration we use to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are made up of two dental crowns that we place on the teeth adjacent to the empty space, with a false tooth (or “pontic”) in between. Dental bridges can be made from various materials, including metal, porcelain, or a combination of both.
Dental implants also replace one or more missing teeth. A dental implant is a small titanium post that is placed in the jawbone to act as a replacement for the tooth’s root. Once the implant has healed, we can place a dental crown, bridge, or denture on top of it to restore the tooth.
Recovery Time After Dental Restoration
The recovery time after dental restoration will vary depending on the type of procedure that you have. Most restoration procedures do not require a significant amount of recovery time.
After your procedure, it is essential to follow our dentists’ instructions for care. For example, you may need to avoid eating hard or sticky foods for a few days after having a dental filling.
Help Us Restore Your Teeth in Naperville, IL
A healthy, beautiful smile is important for your appearance and oral health. With our restoration procedures, we can help you achieve both of those goals.
Schedule an appointment today.