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Restorative Dentistry in Mundelein, IL

Restorative Dentistry

Excellent Dentistry provides restorative dentistry services for families in Mundelein, Illinois. To learn more, call us 847-566-7850 today or schedule an appointment directly online.

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is the term used for procedures that repair damage and restore the health of the teeth. It can also include replacement procedures for teeth that are missing or beyond saving. Restorative dentistry includes procedures such as cavity fillings, root canals, crowns, dental implants, and extractions.

Benefits of Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry offers many benefits:

Save teeth. Restorative procedures can save teeth that are decayed or damaged before they are unsavable.

Restore dental function. By repairing or replacing teeth, their function can be restored, allowing you to chew and speak effectively.

Improve your smile. Restorative procedures can improve the appearance of your teeth for a more natural smile.

Relieve pain. A toothache from a damaged or infected tooth can be relieved with restorative procedures.

Procedures Offered

Excellent Dentistry offers the following restorative procedures:

Composite Fillings

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Cavities are pits or holes that form in the teeth from plaque. Fillings can repair cavities with tooth-colored composite material that looks natural.

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Inlays & Onlays

Inlays & Onlays

When tooth decay is extensive, a filling may not be effective at restoring the structure of a tooth. Inlays and onlays are porcelain pieces that can be attached to a tooth to replace the missing portion.

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Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a tooth with extensive damage, allowing the natural root to remain in place.

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Dental Bridges

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When a tooth is missing, a dental bridge can replace it. A bridge is supported by the healthy teeth on either side of the gap.

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Dental Implants 

Dental Implant Restorations

Dental implants replace missing teeth with a natural appearance and function. A dental implant is surgically placed in the jaw for support.

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When a majority or all of the teeth need to be replaced, dentures provide partial or full prosthetics that can be attached with suction, adhesives, or dental implants.

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Root Canal Treatment

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A tooth that is infected or at risk of infection due to a crack or deep cavity can be treated with a root canal. The soft tissue is removed from the inside of the tooth and replaced with a composite material that fortifies the tooth and prevents infection. The tooth is then covered with a dental crown for protection.


Extracted Tooth

If a tooth can not be saved using restorative materials such as fillings or crowns, it may need to be removed to prevent infection, maintain oral health, or before dental implant placement.

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Why Choose Excellent Dentistry?

At Excellent Dentistry we understand that no matter how well you take care of your teeth, dental problems can still arise. We provide a wide variety of restorative procedures to repair damage to your teeth from decay or injury. Our judgment free practice means you never have to be embarrassed about the condition of your teeth. We simply assess your current dental situation and create a plan for restoration. You always have a say when it comes to your dental care. Our open and honest approach gives you all of the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Restorative Dentistry

Are composite fillings better than metal fillings?
There are multiple reasons that dentists have switched to composite fillings. For one, they don’t expand and contract with changes in temperature, which protects your remaining tooth enamel from damage. Composite fillings also look more natural for a better looking smile.
Does a root canal hurt?
Of the many dental myths that are often wrongly believed, root canals seem to be the most misunderstood. A root canal, just like a filling, can be done with local anesthesia to numb the area.
Which is the better tooth replacement option, bridges or dental implants?
While bridges are effective, dental implants are considered to be of higher quality. The reason is that dental implants are surgically placed in the jaw to replace the natural root of a tooth. This gives them a more secure hold than a bridge, which relies on the other teeth for support and can eventually cause damage to the support teeth. Dental implants provide the most natural look and function.
Is restorative dentistry covered by insurance?
Most restorative procedures are covered by insurance up to a certain portion or percentage. We work with most major insurance providers to help you maximize your coverage. For more information about your insurance plan, contact your provider.
When is a crown necessary?
We typically recommend a crown if a tooth is cracked or has extensive damage or wear that prevents a filling, inlay, or onlay from being effective. If the root of the tooth is still healthy, a crown can preserve the remaining tooth material for a natural look and function.

Contact Us

For more information, call us 847-566-7850 today or schedule an appointment directly online.


Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

Excellent Dentistry
1464 Townline Road
Mundelein, IL 60060