You may be looking for dental care for a cracked tooth, a large cavity, or even for a full teeth replacement option in Skokie, IL. Our practitioners, Dr. Abraham Stein and Dr. Zachary Weiss offer restorative dentistry services at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry. We’re proud to offer innovative solutions to provide natural-looking restorations for a seamless continuation of your smile. With our comprehensive restorative dentistry services, your teeth will look great and encourage better oral health for years to come.
Our Restorative Dentistry Services
Restorative dentistry repairs the strength and beauty of your smile when trauma, injury, infection, or decay damages one or more teeth. Whenever possible, we work to preserve your natural teeth; natural teeth are “custom-fit” to your individual mouth, and are important to maintain as long as possible. However, when severe damage or decay presents itself, removing part of the tooth may be necessary. In the event of a full dental extraction, we can also provide tooth replacement options that are both functional and beautiful.
Patients most often need restorative procedures after experiencing tooth decay, cracked or broken teeth, tooth pain, missing teeth, or severely worn teeth.
Your restorative dentistry treatment plan may include one or more of the following solutions:
- Crowns: A dental crown is a “cap” designed for your natural tooth that restores the tooth’s shape, size, appearance, and durability after significant infection, injury, or decay. When placed, the crown covers the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line.
- Composite Fillings: When your dentist detects a hole in your tooth’s enamel from decay—called a cavity— he may use a composite filling to treat it. Unlike traditional amalgam or gold fillings, composite fillings can be shaded to match the color of your natural tooth and offer a more seamless appearance. Your dentist will clean the cavity before using some composite resin material to fill the hole left behind from tooth decay.
- Inlays / Onlays: To fill larger cavities or to replace old, deteriorating fillings, your dentist may recommend an inlay or onlay. Both made of porcelain, these restorative treatments can repair a larger area for teeth that do not require the full coverage of a dental crown. Inlays fill smaller areas between the cusps of teeth, while onlays include restoration of a cusp (or the top edges of the biting surface of teeth).
- Bridges: Patients dealing with the loss of several teeth need treatment options to restore the appearance and functionality of a fuller smile. Dental bridges are a permanent solution to tooth loss, and truly act as a type of “bridge” in your mouth. Treatment involves placing dental crowns on two remaining teeth and using those crowns as support structures to “bridge” artificial teeth in between them.
- Dentures: Full or partial dentures (often referred to as “partials”) are another option for patients needing multiple teeth replacement. Full dentures are for patients who have lost all their teeth. The full set of artificial teeth rests on a gum-colored plastic base which sits on top of the gums. Partials are a replacement option for patients with at least one remaining top and bottom tooth. Partials act as a type of dental bridge and connect consecutive artificial teeth to the patient’s natural tooth through a metal framework.
Improve Your Oral Health Through Restorative Dentistry
The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry has the training and experience to restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile safely and gently. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss.