Restorative Dentistry in Chicago
Restore Your Healthy, Beautiful Smile at Contos Smile Center
You deserve functional, healthy teeth you’re proud to show off, and that can be a challenge if you’re living with a smile affected by cavities, tooth loss, or other damage. At Contos Smile Center, Dr. Peter Contos offers personalized restorative dentistry services to patients looking to revitalize their oral health.
Our Chicago restorative dentists have helped patients in Evanston, Skokie, and Bucktown fall in love with their smiles again. Learn how our friendly dental team can do the same for you.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
The goal of restorative dentistry treatments is to restore the function and appearance of the teeth and improve the overall oral health of the patient. Whether you’re struggling with damaged, decayed, or missing teeth, restorative dentistry solutions can help. Our Chicago dentist will evaluate your teeth and gums to determine the best dental restoration for your needs.
Our Restorative Dentistry Services
Tooth-colored fillings are a natural-looking alternative to silver (amalgam) fillings that restore teeth affected by cavities and decay. Tooth-colored dental fillings are a simple and convenient way to restore your tooth’s bite surface without sacrificing your smile’s image. These non-metallic restorations also sidestep many of the problems caused by silver fillings, such as sensitivity and shock. Dr. Contos will ensure the composite filling matches your teeth’s shade for a seamless appearance.
Dental crowns are placed over teeth to restore their shape, size, strength, and appearance. Also known as tooth caps, crowns are typically used to protect damaged or weak teeth or to improve the appearance of teeth that are misshapen or discolored. We offer ceramic and porcelain crowns for a natural appearance.
Dental bridges can replace up to four adjacent missing teeth with natural-looking dental prosthetics known as pontics. This restoration effectively “bridges” the gap left by missing teeth and uses dental crowns on either side for stability and support. Our Chicago dentist will create your bridge with your needs in mind for stunning results.
Dentures can replace a full mouth of missing teeth. We offer partial, complete, and implant-retained dentures. Partial dentures are ideal for patients missing a few teeth, while complete dentures are a traditional tooth loss solution for patients missing full arches of teeth. Implant dentures combine the benefits of dentures and implants for a permanent solution.
Dental implant restorations are the only tooth loss replacements that prevent jawbone deterioration and replace teeth from root to crown. Implant posts fuse with your jawbone for unmatched stability and longevity, creating the most natural-feeling and natural-looking restoration for missing teeth. With proper oral hygiene and regular exams, implants can last a lifetime
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction involves rebuilding or replacing all teeth in the upper and lower jaw. This procedure is for patients with severe dental problems, such as extensive tooth decay or multiple missing teeth. The goal of reconstruction is to restore the function and aesthetics of the teeth and improve overall health.
Smile makeovers, similar to full mouth reconstruction, involve several restorative and cosmetic dentistry services to revitalize a patient’s smile and oral health. Smile makeovers are customized to meet the needs and goals of each patient, including aesthetic and functional concerns.
Oral surgery procedures restore a patient’s health by treating or removing teeth that pose a threat to their oral health. This includes impacted, decayed, or infected teeth, and may warrant extraction or root canal therapy. Our dentists always strive to preserve natural teeth and will do everything they can to keep your smile intact.
Frequently Asked Questions
▼How do I know if I need a restorative dentistry treatment?
There are several signs that you may need a restorative dentistry treatment, such as:
- One or more missing teeth
- Severely decayed or damaged teeth
- Persistent or severe toothaches
- Difficulty eating or speaking due to dental problems
- Visibly misshapen or discolored teeth
If you’re experiencing any of these issues, seek a restorative dentist as soon as possible. The dentist will assess your dental health and recommend the appropriate treatment options.
▼How can restorative dentistry improve my oral health?
Restorative dentistry services can improve your oral health by preventing and eliminating potential oral health issues. For example, missing teeth can lead to the remaining teeth shifting out of place, but dental implants and other dental restorations can keep your smile aligned and functional.
If you struggle with damaged, decayed, or missing teeth, protect your oral health by consulting your dentist for an ideal treatment plan.
▼What types of treatments are available through restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry includes services designed to repair, restore, and replace teeth. This includes dental crowns, bridges, implants, and other procedures that involve fixing or replacing teeth. Consult your dentist to learn which restorative treatment is ideal for your needs.
▼Will my insurance cover restorative dentistry treatments?
Dental insurance typically covers restorative dental treatments. Contact your insurance provider beforehand to learn which benefits you’re entitled to with your plan. If you need assistance covering out-of-pocket expenses, ask your dentist if their office offers financing options.
Your Smile is Worth It— Schedule a Consultation Today
Don’t put up with a damaged, incomplete smile. The dental professionals at Contos Smile Center are here to help restore and rejuvenate your teeth’s function and appearance. Regardless of your oral health needs or smile goals, Dr. Contos is one of the best dentists in Chicago, IL, for the job.
Schedule a consultation today by calling (773) 973-0531 or filling out our convenient contact form to book your appointment online. We look forward to restoring your smile!
We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service and quality to our patient community by cultivating strong relationships, communicating thoughtful treatment solutions, and providing an enjoyable atmosphere, we can empower our patients to take ownership of their oral health.
We are committed to researching and offering state-of-the-art dental solutions in order to deliver the most advanced treatment options to our patients.