Bridges are fixed or removable artificial teeth spanning a space where one or more teeth have been lost in the dental arch. The teeth adjacent to the area of missing teeth will be prepared for crowns in order to support the bridge. This type of restoration can replace the lack or aesthetics and/or function in areas where teeth have been missing previously. The restoration will look just like your natural teeth. Today, dental implants can often replace teeth for about the same price as a bridge, without having to cut on the adjacent teeth
Bonding (composites or white fillings) can restores teeth that are, discolored, chipped, cracked, or misaligned. This technique restores teeth to their natural appearance. The Doctor will apply a tooth colored filling onto the tooth, sculpt to its final appearance, and polish to a final shine. This type of restoration has taken the place of amalgam (silver fillings) that have previously been used.
Cleaning is a treatment done by a dentist or dental hygienist. This removes stains, plaque and tartar from teeth. A normal cleaning is done in a healthy mouth (no periodontal disease). A preventative measure for adults and children is recommended by the ADA (American Dental Association) every six months. At that same appointment a thorough and comprehensive oral evaluation will be completed. This examination will include and evaluation of the supporting tissues and structure, oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, oral hygiene instruction and orthodontic evaluation. The Doctor will review the findings and offer alternative treatment when necessary.
Crowns are made from a variety of materials that strengthen and protect the tooth structure. There are three types of crowns: a full-porcelain crown, a porcelain fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown. Doctor will discuss and help you decide which type of crown is suitable for you. Crowns are suggested for the following reasons:

  • Severe damage from decay
  • A filled tooth can no longer support the filling
  • Root Canal – after a root canal, the tooth becomes increasing brittle and can require the protection of a crown
  • Bridges – when teeth are replaced by a bridge, the adjacent teeth need crowns in order to support the bridge
Dentures-Full and Partial
Dentures are artificial and removable replacements for missing teeth. They are made of acrylic resin. Complete dentures replace all teeth and are custom fitted for each individual, while partial dentures are fitted with clasps to replace a section of missing teeth. With dentures, patients improve their chewing and speech. Dentures also provide support for facial muscles.

For many people, dentures are very difficult to wear, with lower complete dentures are especially challenging. They can be continually loose and feel as if they are moving around in the mouth. To help minimize the problems that can occur with dentures, the doctor may recommend a combination of implants and a denture to allow the denture to literally snap into play. Implants can play a key role in improving a denture patient’s life

There are two types of fillings: silver and white. After the decay has been removed from a tooth, the dentist will place the filling into the tooth, harden it, and adjust it to your bite. There are a few pros and cons with each type of filling, which will be explained to you at your visit. White fillings have virtually replaced silver fillings because of aesthetic results.
Preventative Dentistry
Preventative Dentistry is a prevention dental health program that is essential to keep teeth clean, healthy and strong. Through regular dental visits, your dentist will clean and examine your teeth, including diagnosis and treatment of early symptoms. Between dental visits, patients must use dental hygiene products and techniques to maintain a healthy mouth. Preventative Dentistry can involve the use of sealants, floss, fluoride, and other take home tools, to minimize the chance of dental decay. We will make recommendations when necessary to include electronic toothbrushes to aid in proper home care.
White Fillings
White fillings are known technically as composites. They have virtually replaced silver and gold fillings because of their extreme durability. Composites are made up of a combination of quartz resin and a light sensitive agent and come in different shades in order to match the color of your natural teeth.
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Root Canal Therapy
At Global Dental Associates, root canal treatments and surgeries are performed by an Endodontist (Root Canal Specialist). Endodontic therapy is a procedure done in order to save a tooth. A root canal is a treatment in which the injured or infected pulp tissue inside a tooth is replaced with a filling material.

A root canal can most often be performed in one visit and involves the following steps:

  1. Your endodontist will examine and x-ray the tooth. After a local anesthesia, a small protective sheet called a dental dam will be placed over the root canal area in order to isolate said tooth to keep it clean and free of saliva during the procedure.
  2. Your endodontist will make an opening into the crown surface of your tooth. Very delicate instruments will be used to clean the pulp from the pulp chamber and to shape the space for filling.
  3. After the canals are cleaned and disinfected, your endodontics specialist will fill the roots with a bio-compatible material to ensure complete sealing of the root canal system.
  4. A temporary filling is then placed to close the opening.
  5. After the final visit with your endodontist, our general dentist will have a crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to full.
Implant Restoration
After a specialist has completed the surgery of putting in an implant and the tissues have healed, patient returns to Global Dental to get crown restoration placed which completes the implant restoration.
Pediatric Dentistry
At Global Dental Associates, we are dedicated to providing dental care to your entire family, by treating adults and kids of all ages in a kind and caring manner. We make sure that children at our office have fun and develop a positive dental attitude. We believe in educating kids about their oral health and importance of proper dental hygiene and diet, examinations and cleanings. Your child will enjoy interacting with our staff and be entertained with fun movies and cartoons during their visit.
Emergency Services
We are open Monday through Friday, and every other Saturday with late evening hours and emergency care is only a phone call away 847-965-9300. Our doctors are very familiar with extractions, root canals, urgent care situations and emergency cosmetic work for chipped or broken teeth. We can always help you with a dental emergency – same day appointments are guaranteed during working ours.

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