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 plan options.
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 its appearance.
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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