5/5
408 Reviews

Prosthodontist in Matteson, IL

Restoring Confidence: The Vital Role of Prosthodontists

  • Restoring Oral Function: Prosthodontists restore oral function with personalized dental prosthetics for patients with missing or damaged teeth.
  • Smile Restoration: Prosthodontists enhance smile aesthetics with cosmetic dentistry. They use techniques like whitening, veneers, and reconstructions for natural-looking, beautiful smiles, boosting confidence.
  • Collaborating in Complex Dental Cases: Prosthodontists collaborate with specialists for comprehensive dental care, ensuring optimal outcomes.
  • Trust our certified doctor
    4.8 / 5

    Prosthodontist In Matteson, IL

    At Progressive Dental & Associates, we are regularly asked questions about being a Prosthodontist and why patients should visit one. There are specialties in dentistry just like there are in the medical field. Prosthodontics is one of those specialties and centers around replacing teeth. If you have experienced tooth loss, visiting a prosthodontist in Matteson, IL will likely produce better results than if you were to visit a general dentist, because you will be visiting someone with more educational and clinical experience. With that in mind, we encourage you to visit our 60443 dental office and discuss your teeth replacement solutions, even if you are under the current care of a general family dentist.

    What Is A Prosthodontist?

    A Prosthodontist is a licensed dentist who has received additional training to specialize in the branch of dentistry that focuses on restoring and maintaining the functionality of the mouth, be it replacing missing teeth or restoring bone density after resorption. This is done using prosthetic devices like dentures and partial dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants, along with conducting procedures like bone grafts. A oral prosthetics doctor has the expertise necessary to not only replace missing teeth, but to do so in a way that looks entirely natural and feels comfortable, so both the form and function of your smile can be restored. As a oral prosthetics doctor, we are also referred to as a prosthetic dentist.

    If you have suffered from tooth loss, we encourage you to call (708) 980-0110 and schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Durr. At Progressive Dental & Associates, we are confident in our ability to provide you with a durable tooth replacement that will allow you to speak and smile with confidence and eat your favorite foods without restriction. To learn more, visit our Illinois dental office today.

    Why should I See A Prosthodontist Over A Regular Dentist?

    Experience. As a oral prosthetics doctor, we have additional experience both in education and in the number of hours we have spent performing procedures replacing teeth. You can visit a dentist who tends to focus on preventative care and only replaces teeth occasionally, or you can visit a oral prosthetics doctor who spends a significant amount of time doing so.

    Oral Prosthetics Doctor

    What Types Of Procedures Does A Prosthodontist Perform?

    As a Prosthodontist, we can perform a variety of procedures to replace your missing teeth. This includes the more traditional option of dentures. We have found that many patients still prefer to wear dentures as either a temporary or permanent tooth replacement. Whether this decision is made for convenience or budgetary reasons, we can ensure your dentures will be created in a way that looks like a natural set of teeth and that the fit is snug and secure for maximum comfort. Another tooth replacement solution is a dental bridge.

    In this procedure, we place dental crowns on the two teeth surrounding the missing one. These crowns serve as anchors to hold the bridge and new tooth in place. This solution is semi-permanent, remains in place, and provides you with a stable chewing surface while restoring the appearance of your smile.

    As a oral prosthetics doctor, the procedure we most recommend for replacing teeth is dental implants. This is because an implant is the only solution that replaces the visible portion of the tooth and the missing root. To qualify for the procedure, you need to have sufficient bone density for the implant to secure to. If you do not, we can discuss options for a bone graft that can be done in order to prepare your jaw for implant surgery. Once ready, we will implant a small titanium post under the gums, securing it to the jawbone in each place you are missing a tooth. This can be done to replace one tooth or all your teeth. There are also hybrid solutions that use implant technology to secure a full set of teeth in place. The reason dental implants are so sturdy is because the titanium post and jawbone fuse together through the process of osseointegration. As a result, the jawbone will provide stability to the implant like it would to a natural tooth, and the implant will provide the stimulation the jawbone needs to prevent resorption. This symbiotic relationship is the best for your oral health and your long-term appearance.

    Will My Recovery Process Be Faster If I Visit A Prosthodontist?

    There is a high likelihood that it will. This is because a Prosthodontist has additional education and clinical experience when it comes to replacing teeth and performing procedures like the placing of dental implants. Anytime a medical provider has more training in a specific area, they will have a greater understanding in how the body will respond to certain procedures and how to best ensure a fast recovery. To learn more about how we place dental implants, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Durr.

    Does A Prosthodontist Offer More Procedures Than A General Dentist?

    In our 60443 dental office, we offer a variety of solutions for replacing missing teeth. The number of procedures a oral prosthetics doctor offers in comparison with a general dentist really depends on that particular dental office. In ours, we focus on providing the highest quality dental care and understand that offering a variety of solutions is important for ensuring our patients receive what they need. As such, we are always looking for innovative approaches and best practices that will give our patients a durable and natural-looking solution to tooth loss. One of these is dental implants. Implant dentistry requires oral surgery, so not every dentist offers it. At Progressive Dental & Associates, we can provide you with dental implants that replace both your visible tooth and your root, so you can be confident in the appearance and functionality of your smile.

    Smile Gallery

    Discover the power of a healthy, beautiful smile

    Meet Our Doctor

    Discover the power of a healthy, beautiful smile

    Robert D. Durr, D.M.D. F.I.C.O.I.

    Robert D. Durr, D.M.D.

    Dr. Robert D. Durr graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.

    Dr. Durr attends countless hours of continuing education at post-doctoral symposiums all over the country every year. Dr. Durr is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and member of DOCS. Since he began practicing dentistry, he has kept up-to-date on many of the latest products, procedures and dental technology, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care possible.

    Testimonials From Our Patients

    We are thrilled to offer exceptional services that exceed expectations!
    Patty Cahue
    December 12, 2023
    I highly recommend Dr Durr at Preogressive Dental in Matteson, he and his Staff are kind and caring. Dr Durr is very gentle when caring for your teeth. He also explains what the plan of care is before he treats you and is letting you what he is doing as he goes!! His assistant is there making sure you are ok at all time.. I love the office staff!!
    Andrea Wiley
    November 28, 2023
    Dr. Durr office took care of my problem right away. They were very prompt and showed exceptional care. I appreciate all the I tentativeness on my teeth. Thank you so much ☺️
    Romaine C
    November 9, 2023
    The service was really great!! They all definitely made me feel comfortable about the procedure that I was going to be getting done. The staff was amazing! I definitely recommend them!!
    Michael Usher
    October 24, 2023
    Always great service. Every time I come best Dentist office in the city. I would tell you to come by, but I don’t want you to know about my hidden jewels Progressive Dental
    Edwina Thomas-Bull
    October 23, 2023
    I am doing this review for my husband Robert. He says that his experience was awesome! The assistants are awesome & the dentist was fantastic. He says makes him more comfortable thinking about any future visits he may have since he’s always apprehensive & nervous about dental visits. Great place he says
    Andrea Siegmeyer
    October 3, 2023
    Staff was very friendly and professional. Dr. Durr was kind and gentle. Did not feel rushed and he answered all of my questions. He even asked permission to touch my teeth because I told him I was having pain. No dentist has ever done that. I am an extremely fearful patient and I felt comfortable and cared for during my visit. Thank you!
    Donna G
    September 26, 2023
    I’ve had a good experience working with the Progressive Team. The office is very clean, the staff is polite and very prompt, the longest I’ve waited was maybe 5 minutes. So you can beat that.
    Nadine
    September 11, 2023
    Today was my first visit to the dental office. I must say, everyone from the reception desk to the exam room were exceptionally nice and helpful. Dr. Durr was excellent and answered all of my questions.

    Come Visit Us

    Discover the difference of personalized dental care

    Are You Ready to Smile With Confidence Again?

    All the dental treatments you need are now together in one place.

    Can Dental Implants Work For You?

    Discover the Best Option to Get a Beautiful White Smile

    Discover your orthodontic options to see which is the best for you