Missing, broken, crooked, or cracked teeth are not only an aesthetic issue. They can also pose dental health problems affecting the function of your bite and your risk for decay and periodontal disease. Missing teeth create a cascade of concerns, exposing the gums to bacteria and infection and allowing remaining teeth to shift position. Crooked teeth can affect the alignment of the bite, leading to facial pain, and also harbor bacteria in hard-to-reach places.
Dr. Thomas Prendergast and the team at Infinity Dental of Fox Lake specialize in restorative dentistry and offer many procedures to repair and restore your natural smile with natural-looking results.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing and replacing damaged and missing teeth. Addressing these issues as soon as possible can help you to avoid the subsequent development of additional dental concerns. Restorative dentistry ranges from filling a cavity to replacing lost teeth with bridges, implants and dentures. The goal of restorative dentistry is to bring the entire mouth back to health and harmony, restoring both function and aesthetics. We offer the range of restorative dentistry necessary to meet your needs and bring back your natural smile including:
- Dental Crowns
- Dentures and Partials
- Dental Bridges
- Gum Disease Treatment
- Dental Fillings
Restorative Dentistry: what to expect
Many patients who come to us for restorative dentistry have avoided the dentist for years. We understand the fear and anxiety that some people have about visiting the dentist. Our office is designed to be comfortable and inviting and our staff goes above and beyond to make patients feel at ease. If you have been suffering from poor dental health due to dental anxiety and fear, we welcome you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Prendergast to learn more about the many benefits of restoring your smile.
You can expect one-on-one time with the dentist to discuss your dental history, any problems or concerns you have as well as your goals. Together you and the dentist will create a personalized treatment plan to give you a healthy, natural looking smile. We will discuss all of your options as well as costs associated with treatment. We will file dental insurance claims on your behalf and offer dental financing options for qualified patients.
The proper diagnosis is critical for developing a successful treatment plan that will provide lasting results. An evaluation at Infinity Dental of Fox Lake will include:
- Diagnostic x-rays
- Oral cancer screening
- Periodontal screening (for gum disease)
- Dental caries (cavities) screening
- Private consultation with the dentist
Why Choose Infinity Dental?
Dr. Prendergast offers experienced care for the restorative needs of our patients. Whatever your concern or oral health condition, he takes the time to thoroughly evaluate your needs and discuss your goals. We believe that the best dentistry is a collaboration between dentist and patient, developed through communication and trust.
We offer complete services under one roof for dental implants and dentures for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dr. Prendergast places all types of implants and will wowrk with you to choose the most suitable treatment option for missing teeth.