Glenview General Dentistry
At DentiStar, we believe the mouth is the gateway to your body. Healthy
mouth leads to a healthy body, leading to a healthy life. No matter how
old or what stage you are in life, we are here to a provide preventative,
educational, and necessary treatment for you and your family.
At DentiStar, we provide healing with you in mind for a healthier, happier, YOU.
What To Expect During Your Visit:
At DentiStar, we will provide a comprehensive exam to provide the very
best dental care catered to your needs. The examinations include:
- Teeth Examination,
- Periodontal/ Gum Examination,
- Soft and Hard Tissue Examination,
- Tongue Examination,
- Head and Neck Examination,
- Oral Cancer Examination.
- Orthodontic Consultation
- Implant Consultation
The results of each examination/ consultation will be discussed with you
to formulate the necessary treatment plan and schedule that fits your
needs. We have intra-oral cameras available to show you pictures for a
simple and clear explanations to recommended treatments.
Home-based oral hygiene technique of tooth brushing and flossing is very
important to maintain a healthy mouth. But sometimes, that alone is not
enough. Only a professional cleaning can thoroughly clean your teeth and
remove the tartar (or calculus) that builds up on teeth. After your teeth
have been cleaned, they are then polished to remove plaque and stains
on the tooth surface. The polish contains an abrasive substance and fluoride
for stronger, cleaner teeth. We recommend check ups and cleanings at least
2x a year for a happier, healther, YOU.
At DentiStar, we offer additional instructions for you to follow at home,
based on the results of your exam. We believe prevention is key. We will
happily recommend products, teach techniques, and answer any questions
to keep you healthy and smiling.
X-rays will be taken during your check up visit. X-rays are an important
tool used to provide accurate diagnosis. We use x-rays to monitor changes
in teeth and bone, as well as locate important anatomical landmarks for
optimal treatment. We offer digital xrays to our patients that use a very
small amount of radiation. Digital xrays are more comfortable, safe and
efficient than traditional film xrays. For implants or wisdom teeth treatment,
we will utilize the panoramic radiograph.
If any oral health problems are identified during your examination, we
will make recommendations for the best next steps. At DentiStar, we will
explain all treatment that needs to be done and answer any questions that
you may have. We will also give you a comprehensive breakdown of any dental
insurance benefits that you have and explain all the convenient payment
Q&A: List of common services:
Tooth-colored or "white" fillings that are designed to match
the color of your teeth are called composites. Composites are a mixture
of glass or quartz filler that provide good durability and resistance
to fracture in restorations that need to withstand pressure from chewing.
Composites are "bonded" in a cavity. This allows us to make
a more conservative repair to your tooth, meaning less tooth structure
is removed when we fix the cavity.
PROPHYLAXIS / CLEANING
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your
teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease
is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Also referred to as
periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film
of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth.
Advanced gum disease is called periodontitis. Chronic periodontitis can
lead to the loss of tissue and bone that support the teeth and it may
become more severe over time. If it does, your teeth will feel loose and
start moving around in your mouth. This is the most common form of periodontitis
in adults but can occur at any age. It usually gets worse slowly, but
there can be periods of rapid progression. As result, it is very important
to visit us every 6 months for professional cleanings and possibly even
Scaling and Root planning to maintain a healthy gum.
CROWN and BRIDGE
If you have a very large existing filling, broken or root canal treated
tooth, you may need a crown to cover a tooth to help restore it to its
normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve
A crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn't
enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. Crowns can also be used to
attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that's
already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored
or badly shaped. It's also used to cover a dental implant.
If you're missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in
chewing and speaking. Bridges can help restore your smile.
Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth
with artificial teeth and literally "bridges" the gap where
one or more teeth used to be. Bridges can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain
or a combination of these materials and are attached to surrounding teeth
for support. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean,
a fixed bridge will be cemented in for strength, comfort, and chewing strength.
A new variation of bridge is the implant bridge. Implant bridge attaches
artificial teeth directly to the bone. This is the new alterative to a
partial denture. Ask us for more information.
ROOT CANAL THERAPY
A Tooth is made of 3 layers. The enamel, dentin then pulp. Sometimes a
cavity is just too deep to be fixed and may require a root canal. Once
the bacteria penetrates or tooth breaks into the pulp level patients experience
pain and possibly swelling in the area. In these cases, the recommended
treatment is the root canal therapy. The pulp contains the blood vessels
and the nerves of the tooth, which run down into the root. The pulp tissue
can die when it's infected by tooth decay or injured. If you don't
remove it, your tooth gets infected and you can experience swelling of
face. During a root canal treatment, the dentist removes the pulp, and
the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then we recommend
a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger and protect it.
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, get their name by being the last teeth to
come in during young adulthood. As part of a dental visit, we will examine
to determine if your wisdom teeth are healthy and properly positioned.
Every patient is unique, and in general we at DentiStar prefer the conservative
method of treatment. But in certain cases, wisdom teeth may need to be removed:
- Damage to adjacent teeth
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay (if it is not possible or desirable to restore the tooth)
- Others Reasons such as: when removal is part of an orthodontic, restorative
or periodontal treatment plan.
In addition, the condition of your mouth changes over time. Wisdom teeth
that are not removed should continue to be monitored, because the potential
for developing problems later on still exists. As with many other health
conditions, as people age, they are at greater risk for health problems
and that includes potential problems with their wisdom teeth. Regular
dental visits are important so we can evaluate not just your wisdom teeth
but your overall oral health to help you prevent and manage dental disease
and achieve optimal oral health.
ADULT PATIENT SPECIAL:
we accept most insurances, All Kids welcome !!!
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