Restorative dentistry can play an important role in maintaining a healthy, functional smile for many patients. Treatments designed to repair damaged and decayed teeth, replace missing teeth and address bite problems enable patients to enjoy the best quality of life and feel confident in both social and professional interactions.
Dr. Brent Engelberg and Dr. Jennifer Mullarkey have advanced training in restorative dental procedures and can help you get back a comfortable smile with a personalized plan of treatment designed to meet your unique dental health needs and cosmetic goals.
During a consultation, Dr. Engelberg or Dr. Mullarkey will thoroughly evaluate your dental health, discussing both personal concerns and expected results. Restoring your smile will not only benefit your dental health, but will support overall physical health and well being. The state of your dental health has an effect on overall health and scientific studies have consistently shown the connection between poor oral health and an increased risk for cardiovascular and systemic diseases.
Restorative Dentistry Facts
A damaged tooth requires treatment: Without treatment, a damaged tooth, whether cracked or chipped can expose sensitive inner tooth structure to bacteria. Tooth decay, and eventually infection, can form, leading to discomfort and a greater risk of tooth loss. Fortunately, we can use a restoration, such as dental bonding or a dental crown, to repair the tooth.
We can treat decay with a restoration: A cavity can form due to injury or poor oral hygiene weakening tooth enamel. Patients often experience tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures or toothaches as a result of a cavity. We can use a tooth-colored filling, made from metal-free composite resin, to address cavities.
An infection needs to be addressed: A dental infection forms when decay allows bacteria to reach the inner pulp, your tooth’s nerve center. Without treatment, the tooth can die and allow the infection to spread to other teeth. We can avoid this with a root canal, an Endodontics procedure that allows us to remove infected tissue and restore the tooth.
Many of our restorations are designed to be lifelike: We mentioned our tooth-colored fillings, but we also have porcelain crowns and veneers. Porcelain looks natural and can actually be shaded to better blend with your smile. We want your smile to look beautiful, and for no one but you and our team to know you’ve had restorative treatment done.
Restorative Dental Procedures
Dr. Engelberg may recommend one of these restorative dental procedures to replace or repair your teeth:
Schedule A Consultation
The first step towards restoring your natural smile is a consultation with Dr. Engelberg at Arlington Heights Smiles. We serve many local communities including Long Grove, IL, Deerfield, IL, Northbrook, IL, Buffalo Grove, IL, Arlington Heights, IL and many other local Chicago suburbs.
A consultation provides the opportunity for you to learn more about restorative dental treatments and what is best suited to helping you achieve your goals. Bringing back a comfortable, functional smile will provide lasting benefits for all aspects of your life. Call our office at 847.230.9703 or request an appointment online and we will contact you shortly.