Family dental care in Highland Park describes a wide range of services aimed at patients of all ages. A family dental care in Highland Park can treat children, their parents and their grandparents.
What Are Mouth Guards?
Mouth guards are appliances used to protect the teeth during contact sports. They can prevent chipped or cracked teeth and even tooth loss. While people can buy mouth guards at a pharmacy, custom-made mouth guards from a dentist are more effective and more comfortable. The dentist will take an impression of the patient’s teeth and then mold a special material over the impression to make the mouth guard.
While most mouth guards cover only the upper teeth, the dentist can make mouthguards that cover both sets of teeth if the patient is wearing braces.
What Happens When You Get a Filling?
Fillings are a very common type of dental restoration. They are used to repair small cavities and other types of damage too minor to require more extensive restorations like crowns.
The procedure is actually a type of minor oral surgery, so an oral surgeon will perform it. After administering a local anesthetic to keep the patient comfortable, the surgeon will remove the damaged part of the tooth, leaving a small hole. The surgeon will use cement to bond composite resin to the tooth. They will choose a composite resin that is the same color as the tooth and use it to fill in the hole. Since the resin is very malleable, the surgeon can shape it to mimic the form of the tooth. The surgeon will then smooth and polish the filling so it will look and feel like a natural part of the tooth.
With good care, a filling can last for years. Contact North Suburban Dental of Highland Park or visit the website to learn more about family dental care in Highland Park.