Caring Dental Smiles Blog

August 20, 2018
dentures Chicago

Should a Denture be Worn at Night?

A denture is an appliance that consists of artificial replacement teeth. A patient may have a full set of dentures (replaces an entire arch) or a partial set that replaces just a few teeth. The dentist will instruct the patient as to the care of their new appliance but there is an adjustment period. The adjustment period varies for everyone. Even as people get used to their new teeth there are often questions that arise and one of the most common questions is about wearing dentures at night. Giving Your Mouth a Rest Appliances like these put a lot of […]
June 18, 2018
cosmetic dentistry veneers Chicago

Dental Veneers: Are There Special Considerations?

Dental veneers provide a solution for many cosmetic dental problems. Deep dental stain, misshapen or misaligned teeth, chipped enamel, and unwanted gaps between teeth are some of the dental maladies that can be resolved with cosmetic dentistry and dental veneers. Veneers are very thin tooth colored shells that are bonded to the fronts of teeth requiring correction. One or multiple teeth can be treated with veneers. Your dentist will consult with you and prepare a treatment plan that will outline which teeth should receive veneers and how you can protect them for many years. Patients known to grind their teeth […]
April 20, 2018
emergency dentistry Chicago

My Tooth Was Accidentally Knocked Out! What Do I Do?

Have you suffered from a dental injury that has left your tooth knocked out of its socket? Perhaps your tooth is loose after an accidental fall. Whatever the cause of your injury might be, it is important to seek professional treatment as soon as possible when a tooth is broken or dislodged from its socket. This is a situation that normally requires emergency dentistry treatment. Our practice strongly encourages you to call us as soon as possible in the event of an emergency. When patients require same-day treatment, we will make room in our schedule so that they can receive […]
February 20, 2018
root canals Chicago

What is the Purpose of Root Canal Treatment?

Root canals are performed on teeth that are suffering from severe infection, damage, or decay. The treatment removes all the infected tissue from the tooth’s interior. Without root canal treatment, a tooth with this kind of severe decay or damage would probably have to be extracted to keep the infection from spreading. Reasons for Root Canal Treatment Root canal therapy, often simply referred to as a root canal, is a procedure performed by a dentist or endodontist on a tooth that is affected with interior infection. The most common reasons for root canal treatment include: Severe damage to the tooth, […]