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5 Reasons Why You Might Need a Dental Crown

Dental crowns give new life to vulnerable teeth and can also work together with other dental treatments. If your general dentist in Lansing, IL recommends a crown as part of your treatment, you can rest assured that you’ll have a natural, durable tooth for years to come.

Here are a few common reasons dentists recommend dental crowns.

Crowns Protect Broken Teeth

A cracked or broken tooth is at risk for further breakage. If a tooth breaks below the gum line, it can become infected and eventually need extracting. That’s why dentists use dental crowns to restore and protect damaged teeth - to allow you to chew on the tooth normally without further damage.

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Fast Track to a New Smile with Porcelain Veneers

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At Pallotto Dental Care, our Lansing, IL dentists want you to have a winning smile. One of the fastest and most versatile paths to this smile is porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are a noninvasive approach to a great smile makeover.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are covers that go on over the fronts of existing teeth to camouflage a myriad of dental issues including:

  • Small chips
  • Small gaps
  • Discolorations
  • Height discrepancies
  • Shape abnormalities
  • Misalignment
  • Gummy smiles
  • Midline issues

Porcelain veneers are simply a way to dress up your teeth, almost like permanent makeup.

What Is the Process?

One of our dentists will start with a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health. In some cases, underlying issues like gum health may ...

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How Preventive Dentistry Supports Teeth and Gum Health

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Did you know that many dental conditions are preventable? However, you may not be aware of decay or disease in your mouth until you have pain or sensitivity. By then, the problem may have already progressed and need treatment. Home dental care combined with in-office preventative dentistry in Lansing, IL, can help you avoid or even reverse cavities, gum disease, and other painful, progressive conditions.

What Is Preventive Dentistry?

It may seem like your teeth and gums need only brushing and flossing to stay in good health. After all, if you don’t feel pain, everything must be fine, right? But your tooth structures have layers you can’t see, and hidden decay ...

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Myths About Root Canals

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Have you ever heard someone tell a story about a root canal? Many people fear root canals, and that may be due in part to what they’ve heard rather than their own experiences. Dentists who perform root canals in Lansing, IL, know that patients’ fears about root canals are often based on misconceptions.

When a tooth’s inner pulp is infected, damaged, or dead, it can lead to tooth and gum pain, sensitivity, and even loss of the tooth. Root canal therapy involves cleaning out the inner pulp of the tooth, sealing it, and restoring the tooth so that it is fully functional again.

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Use it or lose it! Insurance benefits.

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Yes, it’s that time of year again!

As a reminder, if you have treatment you have put on hold, now may be a good time to schedule an appointment to maximize your insurance benefits and use any remaining flex account dollars you may have. Appointments fill up fast as we approach the Holiday season so call us today to schedule your appointment at  708-895-0778

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The Importance of Routine Dental Cleanings

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You rush into work and immediately scan your calendar. Besides three meetings today, you also have your six-month cleaning and checkup with your dentist in Lansing today. How will you ever fit that into your busy day? After all, your teeth are not even hurting! Before you reach for the phone to cancel your appointment, here are a few reasons why you should keep that dental appointment. 

Avoid Bigger Problems in the Future

Dentistry is all about prevention because, by the time you start to feel pain or discomfort in your teeth or mouth, the damage is probably already done. Most dental issues such as tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease begin ...

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What to Expect From Your Root Canal Procedure

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Your dentist has told you that your tooth needs root canal therapy. A root canal diagnosis is probably the worst news you've had in a long time. However, since you're feeling pain, you're ready to get your procedure underway. Here's what you can expect from root canal therapy from start to finish.

Step #1: The Root Canal

You may have heard that root canals are painful, or that the procedure is long and arduous. However, you may be pleasantly surprised when your pain is relieved right away. Your dentist will ensure that your tooth and the area surrounding it are completely numb, which is why you'll no longer be feeling pain. ...

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