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January 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   braces   Invisalign  

If you desire a straighter smile, Invisalign can help. Invisalign is a modern method for straightening and aligning teeth that does not rely on invisalignthe hard brackets and wires associated with traditional braces. Instead, soft aligner trays gently move your teeth into the desired position. There is no need to visit an orthodontist, either. Invisalign is available through many dental offices. At Distinctive Dental Care, Dr. Javed Bhojani is your dentist for Invisalign and orthodontics in Villa Park and Oswego, IL.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign straightens teeth just like braces. Unlike braces, though, Invisalign does not utilize hard brackets and wires permanently affixed to the teeth until removed by your dentist or orthodontist. Instead, Invisalign straightens the teeth using soft, removable aligner trays that fit over the top and bottom rows of teeth.

The aligner trays are custom made to fit you perfectly. Every few weeks, a new set of aligner trays is provided. The positioning of the teeth changes slightly with each new set of trays, which is how the teeth are gently guided into the desired position. Your Villa Park and Oswego orthodontics dentist can help you decide if Invisalign is the right teeth-straightening option for you.

Advantages of Invisalign

Invisalign offers several advantages over other types of braces, such as metal and ceramic. Both metal and ceramic braces rely on hard brackets and wires to move the teeth over time. The brackets are affixed to the teeth with a dental adhesive and remain permanently in place until your dentist removes them. Further, the brackets and wires associated with metal or ceramic braces are hard and can easily poke and irritate the gums and mouth. Invisalign is not permanently affixed to the teeth and has no brackets or wires to irritate the mouth.

One of the most exciting advantages of Invisalign is that the aligner trays are removable. They can be removed when eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. Removing them to eat means food cannot get trapped between the teeth and aligner trays. Additionally, brushing and flossing can be done more thoroughly with the trays removed. With metal and ceramic braces, food is easily trapped between the brackets and wires when eating, and is more difficult to remove when brushing and flossing.

Another advantage of Invisalign is how comfortable the aligner trays are to wear. The trays are made from a soft, flexible plastic material. There are no hard brackets or wires to irritate the mouth. The soft aligner trays are custom made for you to fit comfortably over your teeth. An additional advantage of Invisalign is the discreetness of the aligner trays. Since they are clear, they are barely noticeable. With traditional metal braces, the silver color makes them readily noticeable to others.

Invisalign is the comfortable and discreet method for straightening your smile. For Invisalign and orthodontics, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bhojani in Oswego or Villa Park by calling Distinctive Dental Care at (630) 882-2996.

November 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Tired of hiding your smile? Dental implants can fill in your smile's gaps and improve your look. Dr. Javed Bhojani of Distinctive Dental Care, dental implantswith offices in Oswego and Villa Park, IL, offers state-of-the-art dental implants to his patients. Read on to discover the benefits of dental implants.

1. Implants will improve your smile.

The absence of teeth can ruin a beautiful smile. It can take away from the smile that’s really you. Dental implants will make your smile whole again and take years off of your look. Dental implants are the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth. 

2. They improve chewing ability.

Tooth loss can make chewing difficult. With implants, you will experience an improvement in chewing ability. Dental implants will make eating your favorite foods easier. With implants, you will be able to eat the foods you have avoided in the past. 

3. They can improve your speech.

Tooth loss can cause immediate problems with speech. Tooth loss can result in speech that sounds mumbled or slurred. Speech problems are also common with traditional dentures. Dental implants can improve your speech. With dental implants, you will feel more comfortable and confident in social situations.

4. Dental implants stay in place.

Traditional dentures can slide or slip around in the mouth. Dental implants do not slip, move around, or fall out of place. The result is reliability, superior comfort, and freedom from embarrassment. 

5. They stimulate bone growth.

When a tooth is missing, the lack of applied force to the bone may cause bone loss. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates bone growth and prevent loss of jawbone.

6. They prevent teeth shifting.

When a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth begin to drift out of place. Crowded or unevenly spaced teeth could require orthodontic treatment down the road. Dental implants help prevent healthy, adjacent teeth from drifting out of place.

Ready to make a change? Call Distinctive Dental Care at 630-882-2996 now to schedule an appointment in Oswego, IL, or Villa Park, IL. Dental implants will do you and your smile a world of good.

July 26, 2017
Category: Oral Health

Modern life can be incredibly busy no matter what you do for a living, and most of us have an unmanageable amount of activities and preventative dentistrydistractions competing for our time and attention. Under such circumstances, making time for preventive dental care can understandably fall through the cracks. But putting off going to the dentist until something is wrong will ultimately cost more time and money in the long run, and can have potentially drastic consequences on your oral and even general health. With over 40% of American adults suffering from some form of periodontal (gum) disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regular dental care is necessary to prevent tooth loss and other complications from poor oral health. Dr. Javed Bhojani, your dentist at Distinctive Dental Care in Oswego, IL, recommends keeping up a good daily oral hygiene routine at home (yes, you should floss every day), and a dental exam and professional cleaning every six months to a year to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Preventive Dental Care in Oswego, IL

There are three stages of gum disease: mild, moderate, and severe (also known as periodontitis). Because gum disease is progressive, meaning it generally advances slowly over time, catching and treating it early is the best way to prevent developing full blown periodontitis, which is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults over the age of 65 (although anyone can develop gum disease and experience tooth loss at any age). Mild gum disease (also known as gingivitis) usually causes gum bleeding and inflammation, but many people do not experience noticeable symptoms until it has progressed. The only way to ensure that your gums and teeth are completely healthy is to get yearly exams and treatment from a dentist.

Find a Dentist in Oswego, IL

Don't leave your oral health to chance. Contact our office by calling (630) 882-2996 for more information on gum disease and tooth decay prevention, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bhojani today.

By Distinctive Dental Care
May 16, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canals  

Losing a tooth can cause a variety of problems, ranging from shifting teeth to the loss of additional teeth. If your tooth is infected or teeth whiteninginflamed, there's no need to risk these serious consequences when a root canal may help you keep your tooth. Dr. Javed Bhojani in Villa Park and Oswego, IL, explains how root canals save teeth.

How do root canals help?

Root canals are performed if a nerve has died or is dying, or if you experience an infection or inflammation in your tooth pulp. Just as fillings remove tooth decay, root canals remove tooth pulp. Once the pulp is gone, you'll no longer experience pain. If you have an infection, the source of infection will be gone, although you'll still need to finish your antibiotic prescription.

Do root canals hurt?

Pain is one of the most common concerns people have about root canals. Luckily, the procedure doesn't have to be painful. Local anesthetics are very effective in preventing discomfort and pain. In fact, your procedure won't begin unless you're feeling no pain.

How is a root canal performed?

During the root canal procedure, a drill is used to expose your tooth pulp. After the pulp is removed, the tooth is cleaned and antibiotics are placed inside. Tiny files are used to clean the tooth and the canals that reach deep into the roots. You'll probably receive a temporary filling at the end of the first appointment in order to allow time for the tooth to drain completely. When you return to Dr. Bhojani's Villa Park and Oswego offices in about a week, a rubber-based material will be placed in the tooth to fill and seal it. In most cases, you'll also need a dental crown to help support your tooth.

How long will it take to recover from a root canal?

After your procedure, you may need to take some over-the-counter pain medication, as your tooth will probably be a little tender for a few days. During the next week or two, the pain will gradually decrease, and you'll soon forget you ever had a root canal.

There's no need to extract a tooth when a root canal can save your tooth. If you're concerned about a tooth, call Dr. Bhojani at his Villa Park and Oswego, IL, offices at (630) 882-2996.

By Distinctive Dental Care
February 07, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   Clear Braces  

In childhood, braces are a common right of passage. The same social stigmas that an adult might face are usually not an issue because chances are that a young teenager with braces will have at least a few friends and classmates who are wearing them too. And although 25% of braces wearers in the United States are estimated to be adults, wearing traditional braces after a certain age can pose a problem for many people. But adults who would prefer to leave the braces to the tweens are not doomed to a life of crooked teeth. Invisalign clear aligner trays offer the best of both worlds: an effective and discreet option for adults in need of orthodontic treatment. Dr. Javed Bhojani, a dentist in Villa Park and Oswego, IL, recommends Invisalign for adult patients and older teenagers looking to get straighter teeth, without the metal and wires.

Alternative to Braces in Villa Park and Oswego, IL

Invisalign is made of a series of custom designed clear plastic trays that can be removed for up to two hours a day. This makes it possible to maintain a regular oral hygiene routine throughout the treatment period, ensuring that the teeth and gums remain healthy and reducing the risk of gum disease. It also eliminates the dietary restrictions that are often necessary with braces. Like braces, the trays gradually shift the teeth into the desired alignment, but rather than wearing the same tray for the entire treatment period (typically 15 months), each tray is worn for approximately two weeks, and then replaced by the next tray. Invisalign is the most discreet and non-invasive orthodontic option for adults and teenagers.

Find a Dentist in Villa Park and Oswego, IL

If you ever dreamed of getting a straighter, healthier smile - without braces - Invisalign clear aligner trays might be the ideal orthodontic treatment for you. For more information, contact Distinctive Dental Care by calling (630) 882-2996 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bhojani today.

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