What is Prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is an area of dentistry that pertains to the diagnosis and treatment of problems involving missing teeth and the jaw structure. Dr. Dhara Patel has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of complex dental problems and offers comprehensive, restorative dental care to help patients restore their smiles. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Patel can meet your needs under one roof for consistency of care and the best possible result.
Dr. Patel is experienced in providing full mouth restorations in the Schaumberg, IL area. She can help patients with extensive tooth damage, missing teeth, and advanced gum disease reestablish a healthy and beautiful smile. From implant dentistry to TMJ therapy and full mouth reconstruction, you can achieve your dental health goals with individualized care at Best Dental Spa.
Prosthodontics in Hoffman Estates, IL
Dr. Patel offers a full range of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. She will help you create a personalized treatment plan that will be designed to achieve your aesthetic goals while restoring and supporting your dental health. Treatment options can include:
Dental Bridges: If you are missing one or multiple teeth, you may benefit from a dental bridge. Dental bridges can be removable, fixed, or secured with dental implants for a more permanent restoration.
Dental Crowns: Do you have damaged or discolored teeth? Restore the appearance of teeth while protecting them with dental crowns. Dental crowns offer multiple benefits to patients who have chipped, worn, discolored, and damaged teeth. Dental crowns can also be used to hold a filling, attach a dental bridge, or cover the post of a dental implant.
Dental Implants: Dental implants are a great option for patients who want a more balanced smile. For a restoration that looks and feels natural, high-quality dental implants are optimal. Dental implants can also be used to secure dentures and dental bridges.
Dentures & Partials: Patients who are missing multiple teeth or full arches of teeth can benefit from dentures. They can also help patients speak clearly and bite and chew with ease. Professional dentures and partials improve the quality of life for patients.
TMJ Treatment: If you often find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth you may have a TMJ disorder. TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is pain experienced in and around jaw joints. Dr. Patel can treat TMJ disorders with oral appliances.
Do dental crowns hurt?
Crowns typically require anesthesia and sedation so during the procedure a patient should not feel discomfort or pain. Post procedure many patients report feeling uncomfortable, but this is temporary. The discomfort should not last more than 2 weeks, and oftentimes goes away much sooner than that.
What are composite fillings?
Composite fillings are tooth colored fillings. They typically cost more than metal fillings because of the materials that they are made up of. They are increasingly becoming popular because they are aesthetically less noticeable than a traditional metal filling.
How long can I expect my dental crowns to last?
Dental crowns last about 10 to 15 years. Dental bonding typically lasts around four to eight years. Porcelain veneers last the longest, and are expected to last 15 to 20 years.
What can dentures be made of?
Dentures can be made out of a variety of materials such as acrylic, nylon, porcelain, resin, or metal. These materials are moldable and fit well into a patient’s mouth. They also are made to look like real teeth, so aesthetically it will not look like you are missing teeth, or have dentures in.
Schedule a Consultation and Dental Exam Today
We welcome new patients and can provide personalized dental care for your needs and goals. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel and our team by calling our office at 847.660.6603, or request a dental exam appointment online and we will get back to you shortly.