Restorative Dentistry – Evanston, IL
Stunning, Long-Lasting Smile Repair
Teeth can’t heal themselves, but they can be fixed and protected. Call us right away if your tooth becomes cracked, significantly decayed, or damaged in some other way. We offer a number of custom solutions for dental repairs, such as tooth-colored fillings and personalized dental crowns. Do not lose any time in getting in touch with our Bowdental of Evanston team when you need help bringing back the shape, strength, appearance, and function of your smile with restorative dentistry in Evanston, IL.
Silver fillings are no longer the standard for treating small cavities. Nowadays, we prefer using tooth-colored composite resin instead. The material is made by mixing glass and plastic, and the results closely match the color of your natural teeth. This allows your fillings to blend in seamlessly with your teeth, so by the time we’re done, casual observers who see you smile will be none the wiser that you had a cavity at some point.
Crowns are placed on teeth that are too damaged for fillings. They can also be used to protect and strengthen weakened teeth, preventing any further damage. Each crown is carefully customized so that it fits perfectly over the tooth it is intended for. While we offer traditional gold crowns, we also have EMAX, zirconia, and porcelain crowns that can be shaded and personalized in a way that makes them virtually indistinguishable from your real teeth.
When a crack or cavity appears on your tooth, there’s a chance that the pulp underneath could eventually become infected. To avoid the pain and long-term dental consequences of a pulp infection, we can perform what’s known as a root canal. We simply take out the pulp and thoroughly clean the inside of your tooth so that the infection doesn’t have a chance to spread any further. Many people think root canals are painful, but they’re really not! Your mouth will be numbed during the procedure, and our team will work to keep you comfortable at all times.
We always make it our mission to save your teeth whenever we can. Not every tooth can be salvaged, though; some are just too broken or decayed to have a crown placed, and in some cases an infection might have already advanced to the point that a root canal is no longer viable. In such cases, the tooth might have to be removed. Our team will be with you through the entire extraction process, and they’ll help you figure out the best way to replace your tooth afterwards.