Arlington Heights Restorative Dentistry Revitalizes Smiles
Getting you out of dental pain and back to enjoying great oral health is an important priority for the father-son team of Dr. John Costello and Dr. Ernest Costello. We aren’t interested in judging patients or causing them to feel nervous – in fact, our staff is dedicated to offering a safer, more comfortable experience overall. Whether you’re experiencing minor decay or serious tooth loss, several restorative options are available that can meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Contact Costello Dental today to schedule an appointment for you or a family member! We welcome patients from Palatine, IL and the surrounding areas.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
A dental crown is designed to fully cover the remaining shape of a natural tooth, restoring much-needed strength, protection, and aesthetic value without requiring extraction. Our doctors recommend crowns in several situations, including:
- Significant tooth decay that can’t be repaired with a filling.
- A dental injury.
- Noticeable cosmetic concerns, like misshapen tooth structure.
- Restoring a tooth treated with a dental implant.
- Restoring a tooth treated with root canal therapy.
Crowns are also an important component of dental bridges, which are designed to restore one or more fully missing teeth in a row. When having a new bridge placed, it’s required that healthy teeth still remain on either side of the gap – here, our team will place dental crowns to serve as “anchors” that keep the bridge securely in place. Many patients prefer the sturdy fit of bridges compared to the relative looseness of traditional dentures; implant-retained prosthetics are also available for an even more lifelike fit.
Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth has become decayed enough that fillings and crowns can’t restore health, root canal therapy is the final line of defense before extraction. During this procedure, our doctors will remove diseased pulp from the inner workings of the tooth and clean away bacteria, sealing the area thoroughly to prevent further infection. A custom crown placed over the tooth can improve its strength and function as a final touch.
While root canal therapy tends to have a bad reputation, the honest truth is that the procedure is similar in discomfort to getting a simple filling. Plus, its high success rate means patients can maintain their wholly natural smiles that much longer.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are removable appliances that are designed to restore several teeth at once, whether on the same arch or spread over the entire mouth. At Costello Dental, we offer both partial and full models, depending on your needs. The traditional options are removable, allowing patients to store them separately at night and practice hygiene more easily. If you’re looking for a more permanent option regarding your tooth loss, talk to our doctors and staff members about the possibility of upgrading to implant-retained dentures!