At East Village Dental Centre, our goal is to prevent dental problems before they occur. Unfortunately, this is not always possible due to poor oral hygiene, genetics, infrequent checkups, and other risk factors. This is why we also specialize in restorative dentistry. Our restorative services are designed to improve the function and aesthetics of your smile, as well as your overall oral health.
Dental fillings are the best way to restore minor to moderate instances of tooth decay. Most fillings these days consist of a material known as composite resin. Composite resin is an aesthetically-pleasing material that we color-match to the existing shade of your enamel. For this reason, a composite filling is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.
Learn more about tooth colored dental fillings.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that improves the structure and cosmetics of a damaged or decayed tooth. During the procedure, your tooth must be completely reshaped to accommodate the shape of the crown. Once the tooth is reshaped, we will permanently bond the crown to the enamel using a special adhesive. Many crowns are fabricated these days with porcelain, due to its unmatched aesthetics.
Discover how a dental crown can be used on a damaged or decayed tooth.
CEREC® Same Day Crowns
When deciding to receive a dental crown to restore your teeth, you probably want to see results as soon as possible. Usually, a dental crown can take up to two weeks before a patient receives their crown after the impression has been made during the previous appointment. But we are here today at East Village Dental Centre to tell you that you can receive a dental crown in a single afternoon thanks to CAD/CAM technology.
Our CEREC crowns fit over and replace decayed or damaged teeth to help improve shape, strength, size and appearance. CEREC is especially convenient because you don’t have to wear a temporary crown. Crowns are especially useful after a root canal as well.
Read more about how CEREC® crowns can give you a new smile in a day.
A dental bridge is a tooth replacement that typically consists of two dental crowns linked together by a pontic, or false tooth. A traditional bridge is supported by the two surrounding teeth, known as abutment teeth, that we reshape to receive the crowns. A bridge can also be supported by a series of dental implants if multiple adjacent teeth are missing. If you are missing a tooth, a bridge will prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of their proper position.
Read more about how a dental bridge can help if you have a missing tooth.
Dental implants in Chicago are a permanent way to improve your smile. Through a titanium base that is inserted directly into your jawbone, dental implants can help strengthen your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Once your dental implant is placed, you care for it just as you would your regular teeth. In fact, dental implants have a 98 percent success rate! Implants are a great alternative to dentures because they are fixed into your jawbone, increasing your confidence because they will always stay in place.
Learn more about the benefits of dental implants.
All-on-4® Treatment Concept
At East Village Dental Centre, we specialize in several full-arch replacement options for patients missing all or most of their teeth. One of our most common treatments is All-on-4®, a complete fixed bridge supported by a series of dental implants. This immensely beneficial treatment concept has revolutionized the way we replace missing teeth.
Read more about All-on-4® process.
Implant Supported Dentures
Your jawbone begins to weaken due to lack of stimulation, which causes the bone to change shape and alter your bite. Significant tooth loss, such as the loss of an entire arch, can also cause your facial features to begin collapsing, aging you several years. If you are missing a full arch of teeth, East Village Dental Centre can help with implant supported dentures.
Read more about how and why to get implant supported dentures.
Dentures: Complete, Partial & Custom
A denture is a removable appliance that is usually used to replace one or more missing teeth. A partial denture usually attaches to the surrounding teeth with metal clasps. A complete denture consists of a flesh-colored acrylic base that supports a complete arch of prosthetic teeth. We offer custom-fit dentures as a more comfortable, functional, and durable solution.
Discover how different types of removable dentures can replace missing teeth.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are ideal for areas of decay too large for a filling, but not large enough to require the placement of a dental crown. The restoration is considered an inlay if it is placed within the occlusal (bite) surface of a tooth. The restoration is considered an onlay if it extends beyond one or more of the occlusal cusps.
Read more about inlays and onlays.
Root Canal – Same Day
A root canal is a last-ditch effort to save a tooth from extraction. We may recommend a root canal if an infection has spread to the “pulpy” center of the tooth that contains nerve endings and other connective tissues. Once the infection has been removed, we fill the canals with a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha. A tooth that has received root canal treatment typically needs to be capped with a crown.
Discover how a root canal could save a tooth from being extracted.
There are two types of tooth extractions: simple and surgical. We perform a simple extraction on a tooth that has already erupted above the gumline. We perform a surgical extraction on a tooth that has become impacted, or has yet to erupt, such as wisdom teeth. Extraction may be necessary to prevent the spread of infection and other complications.
Learn more about tooth extractions and when they are necessary.
Wisdom Teeth – Same Day
The last to erupt, the wisdom teeth are the most likely to become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause serious issues and often need to be extracted.
If you require an emergency extraction, including your wisdom teeth, we can get you an appointment quickly and go over all your options, so you can make the most informed decision possible.
Learn more about removing impacted wisdom teeth.
Schedule an Appointment
To learn more about our restorative services call 773-341-9325, and schedule your appointment now!