Preventive and General Dentistry
At Pallotto Dental Care, our number one goal is to keep our patients’ smiles healthy and to help you keep your natural teeth, whenever possible. We do this by providing high-quality preventive and general dentistry that supports excellent oral health throughout each stage of life.
Our dentists prevent oral conditions by customizing preventive treatment plans for each patient based on their changing needs.
Preventive dentistry includes:
- Comprehensive dental exams
- Professional dental cleanings
- Diagnostic dental x-rays
- Fluoride treatments
- Dental sealants
- Athletic mouthguards
- Nightguards (for clenching and grinding)
For most patients, we recommend dental exams and cleanings approximately every six months. This guideline, however, is for healthy patients with few dental conditions who do not have periodontal disease. To keep gum disease under control, we may recommend more frequent dental cleanings.
Patients with medical conditions such as diabetes and pregnancy or those who have issues with dexterity may also find dental cleanings every 3 to 4 months highly beneficial.
Maintaining preventive dentistry appointments is the best insurance policy when it comes to keeping smiles comfortable and healthy.
General Dentistry for Families
Patients are keeping their natural teeth longer than ever because of fluoride treatments and advanced knowledge about the importance of good oral health. With the proper care, it is possible to avoid dentures.
Few patients, however, can avoid having at least one dental restoration throughout their lives. Fillings and dental crowns repair damaged teeth and extend their vitality.
Fillings – A filling is how we repair a tooth after removing decay. At Pallotto Dental Care, we use tooth-colored fillings so that smiles look completely natural. Tooth-colored fillings, or composites, allow us to treat decay more conservatively and only remove the damaged tooth structure. Our dentists will match the composite to the patient’s tooth shade so the filling is virtually invisible.
Crowns – Dental crowns, sometimes called "caps," cover the tooth structure after deep decay, a cracked tooth, or a root canal. As with fillings, esthetic options are a popular choice. Crowns provide structural support by absorbing the force from chewing.
Tooth-replacement – Despite our best efforts, sometimes removing a tooth is the best approach to protect a patient’s smile. We offer fixed dental bridges, dental implants, partial dentures, complete dentures, and implant-retained dentures to restore the appearance and function of a patient’s smile after an extraction.
Cosmetic dentistry – Sometimes patients come to our Lansing, IL dental office wishing to improve the way their smiles look. A full range of cosmetic dentistry options provide our patients with their dream smiles:
- Teeth whitening
- Cosmetic dental bonding
- Porcelain veneers
- Invisible braces
- Full smile makeovers
Dental emergencies often occur at inconvenient times. Our extended hours and three dentists make getting treatment the same day possible.
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Pallotto Dental Care welcomes patients of all ages!