Whether you have a small chip in your teeth or your teeth are significantly worn down, Crystal Clear Dental offers a variety of ways to repair tooth chips. For small teeth imperfections, dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the tooth, shaped, hardened using a special light, and then polished. Dental bonding is easy, fast, and cost effective.
Larger chips in teeth may require dental veneers or dental crowns. Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are used to improve the appearance of worn or discolored teeth. They can also help elongate short teeth and restore the shape of a tooth. Dental crowns cover the complete surface of the tooth, fixing teeth that are damaged beyond the repair that a filling would provide. One benefit of porcelain crowns is that they can be matched to the color and shape of a natural tooth.
For more information about bonding, veneers, and crowns, please read the sections below.
Dental bonding is recommended to fix minor decay, chips, and gaps in the teeth. During the dental bonding procedure, a tooth-colored resin material is applied and cured with a special light, bonding the material to the tooth. This is the same procedure that you undergo when you obtain composite fillings for your cavities. Dental bonding is hassle free, quick (it usually takes about half an hour), and affordable. The tooth-colored material is carefully sculpted to your teeth for a natural look.
When your teeth are damaged, worn, or discolored, dental veneers are protective shells that can be positioned over them to hide flaws and restore their original shapes. As veneers are tooth-colored, they are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are recommended over composite resin veneers because they are longer-lasting and give more natural results. With proper care, dental veneers can last as long as 10-15 years, saving you the cost of constantly repairing your teeth.
EZ Veneers™ is a safe and affordable alternative to porcelain veneers. These new veneers are artistically custom fabricated to ensure the most beautiful and natural smile. Utilizing the latest nano technologies these veneers are stronger and more beautiful than any other veneers today.
Because it is minimally invasive and predictable, this safe and painless procedure is done in only two appointments.
The EZ Veneer procedure is always repairable and reversible.
With new nano technology, composites are stronger and more esthetic than ever. With regular visits to your dentist for routine hygiene check-ups, EZ Veneers can last a lifetime.
Ask Dr. Eagan or any of our team members about EZ Veneers or schedule a complimentary consultation today!
Porcelain crowns are used as the outer dental surface for a tooth that is decayed, damaged, or cracked to the point where other restorative options may not be a solution. Obtaining a crown requires two dental visits: one where Dr. Egan takes impressions of your tooth to send to a dental laboratory, and a second dental visit when Dr. Egan receives the crown from the dental laboratory. During your second appointment, Dr. Egan will make sure that your crown fits comfortably in your mouth and then cement it into place.
Missing teeth can severely age your smile, cause bone loss from lack of stimulation, impair your bite, and make it difficult to eat and speak. It is important to find a tooth replacement solution that best fits your needs in order to maintain a high quality of life. Fortunately, there are a variety of tooth replacement solutions available at Crystal Clear Dental, such as dental implants, bridges, and dentures. Dental implants in Tinley Park are lifelong tooth root replacements that consist of a titanium post, an abutment, and a crown to permanently anchor the tooth to the bone. Dental bridges consist of two anchoring crowns and a false tooth – called a “pontic” – in between. Dentures are complete or partial plates that contain artificial teeth, temporarily replacing several missing teeth at a time
Besides making patients feel self-conscious about their appearances, misaligned teeth can be detrimental to one’s oral health. Teeth that are too close together may be difficult to clean, causing patients to suffer from frequent cavities or even periodontal disease. In addition, uneven tooth surfaces may cause the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) to become strained, leading to chronic headaches, migraines, and jaw pain. Dr. Egan provides adult orthodontics in Tinley Park for adults who would like to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. He also provides Invisalign in Tinley Park, a misalignment corrective system in which a series of clear, removable aligners are worn by the patient to straighten teeth discreetly and comfortably.
For more information about adult orthodontics and Invisalign in Tinley Park, please read the sections below.
While it is true that orthodontic treatment is usually associated with teenagers, there are plenty of options for adults to correct teeth misalignment as well! For discreet orthodontic treatment, Invisalign consists of a series of clear aligners designed to shift the teeth to the desired alignment. Invisalign trays are made of smooth, invisible plastic, so they are comfortable and practically undetectable.
Braces are also a viable orthodontic solution for adults. Far from their thick, heavy days, braces are now made using lightweight dental technology and small brackets. Some braces do not even require rubber bands or extra wires. Additionally, adults can opt for white or clear brace brackets for a more subtle appearance.
Invisalign is a convenient, sophisticated way for adults and teenagers to correct their smiles. With Invisalign, Dr. Egan will take impressions of your teeth and have them sent to a dental laboratory to create your clear aligners. Once Dr. Egan receives the aligner trays, he will schedule a second appointment with you in which he will place the aligners on your teeth to ensure a proper fit. You will leave with a set of aligner trays designed to follow the corrective shifting of your teeth over the following months. Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can eat whatever you want and brush and floss as normal. Best of all, no one will know you are receiving orthodontic treatment, since the aligners are virtually invisible!