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Monday: 9:00 am – 7: 00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 7: 00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 7: 00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 7: 00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 7: 00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 7: 00 pm
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Dental Exams In Joliet

Initial Oral Examination

Your first visit at our office is very important in establishing your oral health baseline. We will perform a complete oral examination which includes an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, an analysis of your occlusion (bite) and a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures and of the oral anatomy.

The Prevention/Hygiene Program

Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where proper oral hygiene is maintained. Our dental hygiene program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit with our hygienist, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits.

State-of-the-Art Equipment

  • Digital X-rays - Our system is digital, which allows us to take high quality films using minimal exposure to the patient. Our system uses 8% of the radiation that non-digital systems do.
  • Intra Oral Camera - This wonderful new technology allows you to relax in your chair while simultaneously observing a real-time pictures of the inside of your mouth magnified beyond normal size on an adjacent computer monitor! Not only does this make it simple to see and understand what the doctor is telling you, but it makes it simple for us to keep incredibly accurate records from one visit to the next.
  • Lasers - We use a soft tissue laser when necessary to enhance the outcome of some procedures. It is painless, efficient and helps us to keep our work at a high quality level.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, include gold, amalgam, porcelain, and composite. With the advent of the newest technologies in dental science, today's state-of-the-art restorative materials include ceramic and the latest composite materials. These materials are not only strong and durable, but restore the look of natural teeth and are very aesthetically pleasing.

Crowns and Bridges

The terms dental crowns and caps are synonymous. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, or to prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance. Crowns are fabricated in a laboratory and are made either of porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, all-porcelain, or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.

Implants

 

If a tooth is extracted or missing for some other reason, it is now possible to replace it using dental implants. An implant is like a new tooth made of metal and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. It's composed of two main parts: One part is the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. In addition to tooth replacement, implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural-looking smile.

Veneers

Gaps, chips, stains, or misshapen teeth can now be treated with wonderful results and very conservatively using porcelain veneers. Veneers are natural in appearance, and are a perfect alternative for patients wanting to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) designed to cover the front side of your teeth.

Tooth Whitening

We use the in-office state-of-the-art Zoom!™ bleaching system to make your teeth whiter and brighter. You can also choose our easy at-home applications with outstanding results achieved in just days.

Extractions

When tooth removal is necessary, we can perform simple extractions using local anesthesia.

Laser Therapy Procedures

We utilize the newest proven technologies and materials in dentistry to offer our patients the leading-edge care. With the most advanced dental lasers, we are able to perform procedures such as fillings, tooth whitening and dental implants, without damaging the surrounding tissues of your mouth.

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal, or gum, disease is an infection of the tissues that support the teeth. Your teeth are supported by gum tissue, connective fibers that anchor the tooth root into its socket, and bone. With proper gum care, these tissues can help you keep your smile for a lifetime.

At AT Dental, we provide regular examination of your gums during checkups with a periodontal probe and regular x-rays. If periodontal disease is diagnosed, we provide several types of treatments, depending on the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed. Treatment is key to preventing periodontitis, an inflammation that can erode the ligament and bone beneath the gums and result in tooth loss.

A thorough cleaning is done that includes Periodontal Scaling, a procedure that meticulously removes plaque and tartar deposits from under the gum line down to the bottom.

Pediatric Dental Care

We take pride in creating and maintaining beautiful and healthy smiles for our younger patients in an environment that is lighthearted and fun. We focus on establishing oral health habits that last a lifetime, with education and prevention as our primary tools.

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