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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|

Most Common Types of Teeth Restoration

Common Types of Teeth Restoration Teeth restoration is generally required for the repair of teeth damaged by cavities or injuries due to an accident. There are several methods offered by restorative dentistry that are used to solve these types of dental problems but the most common is a dental filling. Here are the most common types of teeth repair: Fillings. These can be made out of composite, porcelain (tooth-colored), and gold/silver amalgam fillings. Fillings may be used to even out tooth surfaces for better biting or chewing. In many cases, patients with enamel loss resulting in tooth sensitivity will notice [...]

2020-01-16T10:00:06+00:00January 16th, 2020|Dental Treatments, Tooth Restoration|

After Care of Root Canal Procedure

Root canal treatment is done to save and restore a tooth that is badly decayed. Dental infection not treated in its early stage may progress and infect the tooth’s pulp or the tooth’s nerve chamber, thus causing pain and swelling in the affected tooth. Your dentist will advise you to undergo the root canal procedure to remove the infected pulp and other dental debris that causes pain and swelling. After care of root canal procedure includes: You should take your medications as directed by the dentist. Pain relievers should be taken on its proper schedule to avoid the incidence of [...]

2019-12-18T10:00:08+00:00December 18th, 2019|Dental Treatments, dentists|

Dental Bridges: Advantages and Disadvantages

Usually, after a person has lost or knocked-out his/her tooth or teeth, the most suggested treatment is by having a removable prosthetic device like dentures, and dental bridges. A removable prosthetic device can provide coverage for your lost tooth but since they are not implanted, they can provide you discomfort and some inferiority functions. Your dentist, in place of the removable dentures, however can prescribe dental bridges when you have gaps between teeth. In having a dental bridge, you must know that your remaining teeth provides support to the crown. Like having a porcelain crown, the dental bridge is fabricated [...]

2019-11-13T10:00:19+00:00November 13th, 2019|Dental Treatments, teeth replacement|

Signs You Need to Go to an Emergency Dentist

There are simple reasons you go to a dentist, and there are emergency reasons too. How should you know and what should you do? A yearly and/or quarterly check up isn’t actually enough, you should know more to be more guarded. If you check in one or more of our red alerts below, go to a dentist pronto. Red Alert # 1: Tooth Pain, bleeding or aching gums Tooth pain or tooth aches are very common among the countless mouth/dental problems. If you are suffering from tooth pain, you certainly must go to a dentist. This might be because of [...]

2019-09-11T10:00:57+00:00September 11th, 2019|Dental Treatments, dentists|

Procedure and Benefits of Dental Implants

How Do Dental Implants Work? A dental implant acts as an artificial tooth root to hold your replacement teeth in place permanently. They contain small titanium rods that your dentist at Smiles of Naperville inserts into your gums and jawbone. Once your mouth has healed sufficiently from receiving the artificial roots, your dentist attaches your new dentures to them. Dental implants are popular because they offer many benefits over traditional removable dentures. In spite of this, most patients don’t completely understand the process. One of the most common questions they ask is, “How do dental implants work?” The Dental Implant [...]

2019-07-31T10:00:40+00:00July 31st, 2019|Dental Treatments, dentists|

Dental Implant: Procedure and Its Benefits

A dental implant acts as an artificial tooth root to hold your replacement teeth in place permanently. They contain small titanium rods that your dentist at Smiles of Naperville inserts into your gums and jawbone. Once your mouth has healed sufficiently from receiving the artificial roots, your dentist attaches your new dentures to them. Dental implants are popular because they offer many benefits over traditional removable dentures. In spite of this, most patients don’t completely understand the process. One of the most common questions they ask is, “How do dental implants work?” The Dental Implant Procedure Before your dentist can [...]

2019-06-19T10:00:38+00:00June 19th, 2019|Dental Treatments, teeth replacement|

Get More Sparkling Set of Teeth with Porcelain Veneers

  Porcelain teeth veneers attach to the front of a tooth to cover a wide variety of cosmetic dental problems. The dental lab technicians at Smiles of Naperville create them to match the color and shape of your existing teeth as closely as possible. Porcelain veneers are thin, lightweight and comfortable in your mouth. Other people won’t be able to tell that you have had restorative dental work unless you choose to share that with them. A porcelain veneer could be right for you if you have one or more of the following conditions: You are interested in a quicker [...]

2019-03-20T10:00:52+00:00March 20th, 2019|Dental Treatments, Tooth Restoration|

What is Oral Cancer?

  According to the American Cancer Society, an estimate of 51,540 individuals will get oral cancer in the U.S. in 2017. Oral cancer is the collective term that describes the growth of abnormal cells in the oral cavity that includes the lips, tongue, gums, cheeks, soft and hard palate, tonsils and also the pharynx. This condition is life threatening if not diagnosed and treated in its early stages. People who are at risk for oral cancer are those who are smokers and excessive alcohol drinkers, those with familial history of cancer and those who have and are exposed to human [...]

2019-02-13T10:00:17+00:00February 13th, 2019|Dental Treatments, Health Tips|

Dental Extraction of Wisdom Teeth

  Are you feeling discomfort or pain in the back of your mouth? Has your gum erupted and become swollen? Chances are your wisdom teeth are about to set it. Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth that people get in their teen years or early twenties. Wisdom teeth are essential to the mouth but not needed. In most cases wisdom teeth have to be removed because they are misaligned, but they can also remain in your mouth if they are properly aligned. Most dentist will recommend that your wisdom teeth be removed before they are actually fully developed. [...]

2019-01-30T10:00:37+00:00January 30th, 2019|dental tips, Dental Treatments|
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