Matteson, IL, General Dentist
Enjoy Comprehensive, Top-Notch Dental Care
If you are seeking a Matteson, IL, general dentist, oral surgeon, pediatric dentist, cosmetic dentist, or endodontist, we are here to provide the results you are looking for. Our team wants to provide the most enjoyable dental visit you will ever have! Experience the difference with The Center For Dental Excellence, and give us a call at 708.866.0095.
Thorough Teeth Cleanings
Brushing and flossing after each meal is essential to ensure optimal dental health. However, brushing and flossing alone aren’t sufficient to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Food and bacteria in the mouth will leave hardened deposits called tartar regardless of your at-home regimen. These hardened deposits, if not routinely removed, can cause cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. There are many toothpastes and mouth rinses on the market that reduce the amount of plaque or tartar build up, but none can completely prevent it. Routine, preventive dental cleaning appointment should be a part of everyone’s dental hygiene regimen at least once every six months.
Relaxing Sedation Dentistry
If you are someone who feels anxious when getting dental treatment, The Center For Dental Excellence has the solution for you! Sedation Dentistry allows you to relax or even sleep during your treatment for a truly worry-free visit! We have a variety of sedation options, depending on your treatment, personal needs and preferences. By the end of the visit, you will be fully lucid and awake and ready to carry on with the rest of your day!
Brushing, flossing, and a good routine of dental cleanings are necessary to prevent cavities. Additionally, one should be mindful of the effects that sugary beverages and snacks can have on gum and teeth health. Excess sugar can feed bad bacteria that remains in your mouth after brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Also, highly acidic foods, such as orange juice, can break down the protective enamel in your teeth, giving bad bacteria a place to latch on to and feed on excess sugar.
However, certain mouths are prone to cavities regardless of dental hygiene habits and diets. Specifically, a mouth with crowded teeth often has points of friction between the teeth that lead to incipient dental caries, or signs for potential cavities. If you are someone who is prone to cavities (one or more per year) despite a rigorous dental regimen, you may want to consider Invisalign.
Cavities can be treated at The Center For Dental Excellence. The cavity must be cleaned, all tooth decay removed, and filled with a porcelain material. If you are suffering from general tooth pain or haven’t had a dental cleaning in the last 6 months, be sure to schedule your initial exam and consultation so that we can access the condition of your mouth.
If you have a missing tooth or need to have a tooth pulled, The Center For Dental Excellence can replace that tooth with a dental bridge. A dental bridge is used when a tooth can’t be salvaged with a filling or crown, but a functioning tooth is still necessary. Much like it sounds, a bridge is a tooth that is firmly affixed between the other two teeth. The bridging tooth is made to match the color of your other teeth, giving you a complete row of teeth and confident smile.
Healing Gum Treatment
There are many causes of gum disease, including excessive sugar in the diet, poor brushing or flossing habits, smoking, or oral piercings. Gum deterioration allows bad bacteria and food particles to access the root of the tooth, causing more damage. If caught early, gum disease can be managed and The Center For Dental Excellence can establish a plan for eradicating it.
Some mouths are prone to gum disease or deterioration due to certain ligaments being tighter, shorter, or looser than they should be in an ideal mouth. Regardless of good dental habits or optimal diet, certain mouths simply need routine gum treatment.
If you have extensive tooth decay, you may require more than a dental filling. If the tooth decay threatens the health of the tooth, surrounding teeth and gums, it may be necessary to cover the tooth after removing all of the tooth decay. A dental crown may also be necessary if a tooth has decay in a spot that is difficult to effectively fill. Using the base structure of your teeth, a new tooth will be molded as a cover for the damaged tooth. If action is necessary before the new tooth can be ready, you may have an initial visit to prepare the tooth, with a secondary visit to crown the tooth.
Protective Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are an effective way to protect your teeth from cavities and tooth decay. Sealants are made of a thin, BPA-free plastic coating that is adhered to the chewing surface of your teeth. The sealant acts as a barrier to bacteria and cavity-causing food particles and ensures that debris doesn’t become trapped in the grooves of the tooth. While most patients get sealants with the eruption of molars, between the ages of six and 12, adults can also benefit from sealants. In fact, by the age of 65, 95% of American adults have had tooth decay! Contact The Center for Dental Excellence to see if sealants can help protect you.