In our Lincoln Park dental office, our number one priority is to help patients achieve and maintain healthy smiles. We use preventive and restorative dental treatments in order to achieve these goals. Today we will be discussing some of the most commonly employed treatments in our dental office.
The key to preventive dental care is the professional dental cleaning. The American Dental Association recommends that dental patients undergo professional cleanings every six months. During these cleanings our dental team is able to remove existing plaque and calcified plaque (called tartar) from your teeth and oral tissues. These simple cleanings help patients minimize their risks for dental cavities and periodontal disease.
Your dentist may recommend further preventive treatments for you if necessary. For example, some patients use specially formulated mouthwashes to deal with elevated bacterial levels or weak enamel. Additionally, if you take part in a contact sport or activity, our dental team may craft a mouth guard for you to wear as part of your preventive care.
If you are dealing with existing dental problems, you may benefit from restorative treatments that fortify and improve your smile.
· Dental crowns are used to rebuild portions of the teeth that have been diminished due to damage or cavity treatment. The crowns that we use are metal-free, so they look white, bright, and natural.
· Root canal therapy is used to clear away damaged and/or infected inner portions of a tooth, including tooth roots. The remaining healthy tooth structure can then be restored.
· We also offer a number of tooth replacement options for patients dealing with tooth loss. You may benefit from dental implants, dentures, bridges, implant stabilized dentures.
No matter what the current state of your smile, our Lincoln Park dentists are here to help you reclaim a healthy and glowing smile. Please reach out to use if you have any questions, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation with our helpful team!