Maintain your dental health with regular 6 month check ups and cleanings, and restoring any broken teeth, cavities and missing teeth
Maintaining Healthy Smiles with Dr. Shahvar Hussain, DMD.
The best way to maintain a healthy smile is to take great care of your teeth. By taking protective measures and practicing excellent oral hygiene, you can save yourself from costly procedures down the line.
Read on to learn about the general dentistry treatments at our Chicago, IL, practice.
Attaining and sustaining a superior standard of oral health starts with frequently scheduled appointments for professional cleanings. Vista Dental in Foster Ave, Chicago, serves adult patients seeking the highest quality dental treatments accessible within their grasp - all under the expertise of renowned Dentist Dr. Shahvar Hussain's trained skillset! With consistency being key, adults should visit their dentist at least every six months (sometimes more) to ensure an optimal level of care is achieved.
Why dental cleaning is important :
Plaque is a bacterial film that adheres to the teeth and gums, creating an environment for tooth decay and gum disease if left unchecked. Over time it hardens into tartar--a buildup that regular brushing alone can't remove. Proper dental hygiene helps reduce your risk of developing these problems associated with plaque accumulation.
During a teeth cleaning, our dental hygienists provide an in-depth evaluation of your oral health. This is done to assess any areas that require extra attention and ensure thorough cleaning for lasting results.
Without proper care at home, plaque buildup on teeth can harden into tartar which requires professional removal from the dentist. With their small mirror in hand for close guidance, the hygienist will use a scaler to scrape away any existing tartar deposits around your gum line or between your teeth.
Professional dental cleanings use toothpaste with a gritty texture for the perfect level of polishing. It works to remove tartar and plaque buildup while also maintaining enamel strength. Though it's recommended that patients have these deeper cleanings twice per year from an expert hygienist who uses high-powered electric brushes, it is important not to overdo at-home scrubbing as harsh treatments can damage teeth's protective layer of enamel.
To achieve optimal oral health truly, regular professional flossing should be part of your routine. Your dental hygienist can search those hard-to-reach areas and identify any signs that indicate more attention is needed in certain spots to avoid gum irritation or bleeding.
You rinse out your mouth to get rid of any debris.
This is the last step in the cleaning process. In this treatment, your dentist will use a protectant for your teeth. A mouthpiece containing either a foamy gel or sticky paste will be placed on your teeth. Then comes the fluoride varnish application with its one-minute contact time and quick hardening feature that allows for immediate eating and drinking afterward.
Dental fillings provide an ideal solution to restore teeth that have been impaired or decayed due to a cavity, crack, breakage, or misuse. This common procedure can be completed in one office visit with the help of materials like metals, plastics, glass, and other composites, which are capable of providing seamless repairs!
Types of fillings : Commonly used fillings are,
> Composite or tooth-colored filling
> Silver amalgam
At Vista Dental, we consider composite fillings to be the best option for restorative dentistry. Our team of experienced practitioners firmly believe in this material's ability to provide lasting beauty and beneficial results at a cost-effective price point - all reasons why it is our sole filling choice!
1. Your dentist will numb the affected area with local anesthesia.
2. Preparation of the tooth to remove the decay or cavity
3. After the preparation and cleaning, your dentist will fill the missing portion of the tooth structure with the composite resin filling.
4. Your dentist will shape the material to match as closely as the original tooth structure.
5. A comfort test will be done by asking you to bite down to make sure your tooth fits comfortably.
Tooth sensitivity after filling
After a filling, it's common to experience sensitivity in your tooth. This may be triggered by pressure, air exposure, and cold and sweet foods – but not for long! Usually, within a few weeks, the discomfort should subside on its own; until then, do what you can to avoid the causes of this sensitivity without relying on pain relief medications.
Insurance and Cost
At Vista Dental, we take into account a variety of factors when determining costs for dental fillings – from size and extent of decay to your insurance coverage benefits. Our staff would be more than happy to review these details with you prior to any procedure so that you can make informed decisions about how best to use your resources in obtaining top-notch oral health care services.
Crown and Bridges
Our Same-Day Crowns provide the ultimate convenience and accuracy in one visit. These tooth-colored crowns preserve healthy material while avoiding any metal, allowing for beautiful, long-lasting results that blend with your natural smile. We also offer bridges to help restore or replace missing teeth – including Maryland bonded dental bridges, cantilever bridges, and traditional options – offering you greater flexibility when it comes to restoring your perfect grin! During your consult, your dentist will discuss the available materials and what suits best for you to achieve your desired result. If the dental crown or dental bridge falls out, your dentist can easily do the dental restoration. The cost of the dental crown and dental bridge will vary depending on the type of procedure and the material you choose. To book your consultation with our dentist and for any further information, call +1 312- 607-8382 today.
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