A dental implant is a tooth root replacement placed into your jaw in order to hold an artificial tooth. For patients who want a lifetime solution for missing teeth, dental implants are a viable option. Ideal candidates for dental implants are in good oral health but have lost a tooth due to infection, periodontal disease, or trauma. Dental implants appear and function as natural teeth. With tooth implants, you can talk and chew food as you normally would. If you are self-conscious about your missing teeth, consider getting dental implants in Plainfield, IL.
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells bonded to the front of the tooth. Veneers are used to restore the shape of an unsightly tooth, change tooth color, close gaps in between teeth, and to protect chipped teeth. Veneers are highly resistant to stains, even from dark foods and beverages such as beets, coffee, and red wine. One of the benefits of custom veneers is that they allow your teeth to achieve a beautiful, uniform smile. Dr. Patel is not only trained in the technical skill of placing veneers, but she has also studied the aesthetics of cosmetic dentistry to ensure your veneers fit your smile.
Teeth can become discolored due to a variety of factors: age, smoking, medication, and consuming dark foods and beverages. Teeth whitening restores the color of yellowed teeth, improving one’s self confidence and appearance. At Ivory Dental, we offer both in-office whitening and take-home whitening kits for your convenience. Our whitening treatments are a safe, cost-effective way for you to rejuvenate your smile!
In cases where a tooth is severely damaged or decayed past the point that a filling could fix it, porcelain crowns are used to repair the tooth. Crowns encapsulate the surface of the tooth, acting as a shell. Depending on the severity of the tooth damage, either a partial crown or a complete crown may be recommended by your dentist. Porcelain crowns can be matched to the color and shape of a natural tooth. When positioned over the tooth, the crown becomes the tooth’s outer surface.