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Restorative Dentistry in Matteson, IL

Repairing the Past: Essence of Restorative Dentistry

  • Preservation of Natural Teeth: Restorative dentistry preserves natural teeth by repairing and restoring them. Techniques like fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns maintain function and alignment.
  • Functional Rehabilitation: Restorative dentistry improves oral function by replacing missing teeth and restoring impaired structures, promoting overall oral health.
  • Aesthetic Enhancements: Restorative dentistry enhances smile aesthetics through various procedures, improving self-confidence and satisfaction.
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    Why Dental Restorations May Be Necessary

    Patients throughout Illinois frequently need to repair teeth due to accidents. An accident can happen at any time. Whether it is a car wreck, sports injury, playing with the kids, or falling at work – teeth are often the victim of daily accidents and when they are, it is important to fix the tooth right away. Otherwise, the area can become infected along with being uncomfortable.
    Restorations are also needed after a tooth becomes infected. When a patient gets a cavity, or a root canal is necessary, Dr. Durr can restore it so that the tooth can continue to function without needing to be removed. This is far better for your overall oral health since keeping your natural teeth is the best option in the long run.

    Different Types Of Restorations

    If you live in the 60443 area schedule an appointment with our dental office to learn more about the type of restorations that are available to correct your tooth. At Progressive Dental & Associates, we don’t believe that there is a one-size-fits-all-solution, but offer customized treatment plans based on the needs of each patient individually. This means that the restoration that works for your spouse is not necessarily the one that we will recommend for you.
    Here are some of the common dental restorations that we offer:

    Tooth-Colored Fillings

    At Progressive Dental & Associates, we use tooth-colored fillings as a way to restore teeth that have had cavities. Once the decayed area of the tooth has been removed a filling is necessary to replace the missing enamel. Traditionally, this was done using silver amalgam but now we can complete dental restorations using materials that look natural so that when you smile, no one can tell that you had cavities.

    Dental Veneers

    If a tooth is only slightly damaged with a small chip or crack, a veneer can be used to restore it. A veneer is a thin shell that is placed on top of a natural tooth and frequently used for restorations of the front teeth. The process of placing a veneer is similar to that of a dental crown only with less tooth preparation. If you live in Matteson, IL schedule an appointment so that we can discuss both options with you.

    Dental Crowns

    When a tooth is missing a large portion of its enamel, a dental crown is the best type of restoration because it is a cap that completely surrounds the tooth. This way you can bite down with full force and not worry about being uncomfortable or damaging the tooth further. This is most frequently used after a root canal or when the tooth is severely cracked or chipped. Fortunately, they now come in all-ceramic and ceramic-on-metal in addition to the traditional all-metal material. This means that patients getting crowns for restorations can have natural looking teeth after the fact.

    Bondings

    In the 60443 area, minor restorations often involve a simple bonding procedure, especially for baby teeth. Dr. Durr uses tooth-colored material to restore baby teeth, ensuring they function properly and look natural. In cases of tooth loss or damage in Matteson, various dental restorations are available. Temporary dentures with wire retainers are worn while deciding on a permanent solution, while dental bridges are popular alternatives that replace a tooth without surgery. Dental implants are the most durable option, where a metal post is implanted under the gums and fused to the jawbone, providing a synthetic root system for the new tooth.

    Expertise Matters

    Dr. Durr is a true expert at completing dental restorations and can do so in a way that is comfortable and natural looking. It is extremely important to work with an expert since it ensures that your restoration will blend in with your natural teeth. Patients throughout the 60443 area appreciate that once their tooth is restored, they can smile without worrying about how it looks.
    Additionally, working with an expert makes it possible to feel comfortable after a restoration. The restoration must be designed perfectly so that it fits with your existing bite and the surrounding teeth.
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    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.

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