Chicago General Dentistry
At Portage Park Dental we offer a wide variety of preventative services and general dentistry to the Chicago area like:
Exams and oral cancer screening, digital X-Rays, intraoral camera exam, dental cleaning , sealants and topical fluoride applications. We are also using new technology for preventive resin restoration – we are ICON DRILLING NO THANKS! provider.
Also we offer a multiple variety of restorative services that are intended to save or restore a proper teeth structure. Therefore, we will be happy to help with problems ranging anywhere from restoring a broken tooth, replacing an old filling, rebuilding a broken tooth with an onlay or a crown, or replacing missing teeth with a bridge, denture or an implant. If applicable, we will provide you with an alternative treatment options.
It is very important part of your visit. During exam doctor can detect decay, cysts, tumors and bone loss. The new technology allows us to take low-radiation x-rays which help determine your tooth, root and bone positions.
Oral Cancer Screening
This procedure looks for any signs of oral cancer or conditions which may lead to oral cancer. This is a thorough exam of the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums.
The most important step to a beautiful smile is good oral hygiene. This is why doctors strongly recommend routine dental cleanings and checkups, usually every six months. This can prevent common dental problems like decay or root canal therapy.
Resin composite material are used to protect the chewing surface of back teeth from cavities.
Fluoride can be either a foam or varnish applied on patients teeth after a dental cleaning. Fluoride makes teeth less susceptible to acid erosion, as well as strengthens and reduces sensitivity.
Preventative Resin Restoration
This procedure is to prevent progression of decay, without drilling. Great for kids and patients who are afraid of shots and drilling. For more info please visit ICON DRILLING NO THANKS! web site.
Are placed to restore damaged tooth structure usually from fracture or decay. We can replace old broken down amalgam. We are an amalgam free practice! Tooth- colored composite will restore your teeth for a natural look of your smile.
An enamel look like composite material that is applied to a chipped, broken or discolored tooth, and then hardened. Bonding will fill cracks, chips and worn areas of your teeth giving you a nice, healthy smile.
Are a tooth-shaped caps that are placed over teeth to either protect a weak tooth for instance from decay or after root canal treatment, to restore an already broken tooth, or to cover a dental implant.
Inlays and onlays
Restorations-porcelain or composite used to repair teeth that have moderate amount of decay. They can also be used to restore cracked teeth, if the damage is not severe enough to require a dental crown.
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth, mostly made of porcelain. Usually, consists of two or more crowns with a false tooth “bridged” between. The dentist places the crowns on the teeth adjacent to the gap for strength and stability. Other options for replacing missing teeth are partial dentures and dental implants.