Advanced Technology & Comfort
Our Arlington Heights team is always looking for ways to improve the quality of your care, whether through continuing education courses or the addition of new, state-of-the-art tools to our practice. Dr. Ernest Costello and Dr. Jay DeHart offer specialty services alongside a wide variety of general, restorative, and cosmetic options so that every member of your family can receive the personalized attention they need here in one convenient location. We put a great emphasis on patient safety and relaxation! We welcome you to contact us today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule a complimentary consultation.
CEREC in Arlington Heights
Having a new crown or other restoration placed is crucial for patients with damaged/decayed teeth, but the messy impressions, uncomfortable temporary replacements, and multiple appointments required can all be frustrating. At Costello Dental, we’re happy to transform this process for the better with the help of new, state-of-the-art technology: CEREC. With CEREC, our doctors can take patients through the entire restoration process – from preparation to impressions to final placement – all in one convenient appointment here in Arlington Heights, no waiting necessary. In fact, you can watch the milling unit craft your new, permanent restoration with incredible precision, followed by our team making any necessary adjustments to ensure the ideal fit of your same day crown. We look forward to exceeding your expectations at our cutting-edge dental practice!
Costello Dental Excellence, in Arlington Heights can help prevent the need for complex care to ensure all problems are solved with the most conservative approach possible. Highly-accurate and safe, the DEXIS CariVu caries detection device allows us to see cavities and cracks in your tooth earlier than ever. It works by bathing the tooth in a near-infrared light, under which spots of decay and weak areas show up as dark areas. It looks something like a traditional x-ray without the fear of radiation-- and it helps us determine if your tooth needs immediate treatment or if the issue is something we can monitor and heal. We can reduce the danger of radiation exposure with the DEXIS CariVu, while achieving an accurate, advanced look into your dental health.
X-rays are a vital part of dental work, helping our doctors to see damage and infection that’s lingering underneath the surface of your smile. Digital technology has allowed us to eliminate darkrooms and hazardous chemicals from the developmental process – now we can capture detailed images of your smile and transfer them immediately to our computer system for easy viewing and enhancement! Transferring your X-rays to insurance companies and additional doctors is a much easier process as well, and the amount of radiation we have to use is reduced by up to 90%. Your safety and wellbeing is important to our team at Costello Dental.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Do you snore at night? It’s possible that you might be suffering from sleep apnea, a breathing condition that occurs when the patient’s air passage becomes partially or fully blocked while resting. Other common symptoms include:
- Waking up constantly throughout the night
- Daytime exhaustion
- Problems with concentration or memory
- Dry throat
- Morning headaches
- Choking, gasping, or becoming completely silent while sleeping (check with a bed partner)
So how can a dentist like Dr. John Costello or Dr. Ernest Costello help treat sleep apnea, you may wonder? This answer is simpler than you think – instead of having to rely on a bulky CPAP machine, patients may be able to find the relief they need with a personalized oral appliance. This device should adjust the jaw and/or tongue just enough to keep air flowing freely, allowing you to rest without worry.