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Who Might Need a Dental Cap?

One of the most common questions patients ask at Smiles of Naperville is “What is a dental cap?” A dental cap, also called a crown, is typically constructed from porcelain and placed on top of a tooth for a variety of reasons. Ceramic and metal also make attractive options, although they may not be as durable. A cap is a permanent dental prosthetic that remains in place indefinitely or until you request to have it removed. When you practice good oral hygiene and don’t put undue stress on the cap, it can last for more than a decade before needing [...]

2020-02-19T10:00:30+00:00February 19th, 2020|Dental Technology, Dental Treatments|

What is Teeth Bonding?

Teeth bonding is the process of applying a filling material, or composite, to one or more teeth to disguise minor cosmetic issues like cracks or staining. Dr. Prasad Gonavarum matches the color of the composite to the natural shading of your teeth as closely as possible. Over the past several years, the materials used for the teeth bonding process have become more durable than ever. If you are considering enhancing your smile with a cosmetic dentistry procedure, teeth bonding is a fast, non-invasive, and pain-free way to go about it. How it Works After Dr. Prasad Gonavarum layers the bonding [...]

2015-07-21T10:00:33+00:00July 21st, 2015|Dental Technology, Dental Treatments|

Want to improve your smile? Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

Taking care of our teeth is not just a daily responsibility, but rather, a lifetime commitment. Without our teeth functioning properly, we would have a difficult time doing simple tasks like eating, pronouncing words, and even smiling! Even though speech is not usually associated to teeth, there are some sounds that can only be produced when our tongue is in contact with our front teeth. This makes our teeth very valuable for us to effectively communicate. Imagine trying to eat without teeth. Hard, right? Our teeth are important to help us cut and grind our food before swallowing, and our [...]

2014-10-08T15:59:21+00:00October 8th, 2014|Blog, Dental Technology, Dental Treatments|

5 Reasons to Choose Invisalign over Traditional Braces

Traditional metal-wire braces are soon to be a thing of the past! Invisalign technology is fast becoming the number one dental braces solution in the country. In fact, since 2008 more than 700,000 patients have tried the Invisalign system. Most dentists know that the Invisalign technology is better for their patients than traditional metal braces, which is why they are investing in the training to make the Invisalign technology available to their patients. Here are the top 5 reasons why Invisalign works better for patients than traditional metal-wire braces: 1. More Aesthetically Pleasing The most obvious benefit of Invisalign is [...]

2014-05-16T21:11:53+00:00May 16th, 2014|Blog, Dental Technology, Dental Treatments|

Why Dental Implants are the Best Choice for Teeth Replacement

Dental implants make one look younger which a person may not look due to aging or some dental disease. These are some facts which every dental patient must know. You may not be having any dental work in the future but the added knowledge about dental implants can benefit someone who is contemplating on getting one. Success and failure of dental implants The main advantage of teeth implants is that they do not lead to formation of plaque and tooth decay. However, for a more successful implant procedure, dental implants should be cleaned and brushed like natural teeth. It is [...]

7 Benefits of Using Digital Dental X-Rays

Dental diagnosis is an important part of treatment because it enables the dentist to properly address the patient’s dental issues. Some dental conditions occur as puzzles; and as healthcare professionals, dentists make use of obtained findings to be able to give the proper solution to problems. Puzzles are clues and every dental condition leaves a trail that may be resolved with the help of a good dental theoretical and practical education. In dental diagnosis, there are different tools used and the dental x-ray is a valuable example. A radiograph gives a three-dimensional picture of the exposed area. It goes beyond [...]

2013-10-24T19:45:54+00:00October 24th, 2013|Blog, Dental Technology, Dental Treatments|

Are Digital Dental X-Rays Better?

When a dentist is presented with a problem, he makes a thorough assessment of the case in order to offer proper dental treatment. Some diseases are easily detected, so that the problem is easily resolved; but there are some conditions that are more complicated, so requiring extra attention and perfect judgement. Ideally, visual inspection is enough to confirm the presence of disease. The patient opens his mouth and under the light, the dentist is able to identify the problem. Aided with his tools, he looks into mouth and makes a definitive diagnosis of the case. Sometimes, when the problem lies [...]

2013-05-21T09:23:57+00:00May 21st, 2013|Blog, Dental Technology, dental tips|
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