General Dentistry in Chicago, IL from Bucktown Wicker Park Dental
At Bucktown Wicker Park Dental of Chicago, we have created an office that is comfortable and bright, with conveniences and amenities to please the whole family. Kids love our relaxed atmosphere and fun team, and parents trust our gentle touch and advanced skill. We know what families want and need – we have families of our own and we live right here in the community. Our children might even go to school together! If you are looking for safe, dependable care with a focus on health, come see us. We’ll make you feel like part of the family.
Did you know that those old, metal fillings in your mouth usually contain at least 55% mercury? What many people think of as silver fillings are actually made up of a large percentage of mercury. To protect the wellness of our patients, we never place metal fillings. Metal is not only unattractive, it is unhealthy.
Metal fillings can also compromise the strength of your teeth, causing them to chip or crack as they fluctuate with temperature changes in your mouth. Because of this, these fillings allow bacteria to form underneath, causing decay in the very tooth it was meant to protect. We use natural looking composite fillings, or, for more extensive repair, pure porcelain, inlays, onlays and crowns.
Dental Services for Children in Chicago
Your children’s oral health is vital to both the future of their teeth and their whole body health. That’s why we take our time with kids, giving them instructions and providing entertaining dental education that helps establish a sound basis for a lifetime of oral health. It really is possible to keep children’s smiles as healthy in advancing age as they were when they first emerged.
Kids can begin their dental care as soon as one year of age. We offer the latest advancements in dental care and protective sealants so your children can develop health, strong smiles and keep them for the rest of their lives. To protect your child’s smile, we offer:
• Regular cleanings and hygiene to help gums and teeth stay healthy
• Sports mouth guards to protect precious teeth from injury
• Minor orthodontics to create beautiful, even smiles
• Sealants to protect teeth from decay and help prevent cavities
Sealants have become a standard in pediatric dental care because many children have deep grooves and fissures in their molars, which collect plaque and keep it there. Since the bacteria found in dental plaque causes tooth decay, the longer plaque remains on a tooth's surface the more likely it will be able to form a cavity. By bonding sealants of plastic resin onto back teeth, we make the surface of the tooth smoother and so much easier to clean. This is an especially important procedure for children who tend not to brush well enough or have history of dental cavities.
Life is unpredictable. Don’t we know it? We have families too! When an emergency happens we all want to know that we can get in contact with the doctor we are familiar with and receive care we trust.
Emergency dentistry in Chicago is just another way we help your family stay healthy and happy. Our office hours make emergency care convenient, but if you have an emergency after hours or at night, our doctors are available by cell phone.
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For more information about our general dental services, contact Bucktown Wicker Park Dental today to speak to a member of our team.