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Will My Dentures Look Natural?

Dentures | Aurora IL Dentist

If you plan on having multiple teeth extracted or already have missing teeth, you’ve likely considered dentures in Aurora, IL, as a quick, cost-effective way to replace your teeth. It’s natural to have questions about how dentures will impact your appearance. The good news is that not only will dentures help you eat and speak better, but they can also restore your smile and even support your facial muscles, making you look younger.

Today’s dentures are created to match your own gums, teeth color, and teeth shape. Your teeth will be beautifully you and add an element to self-confidence to your smile.

Types of Dentures

There are two main types of dentures: ...

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What To Do During a Dental Emergency

Drawing of Tooth near first aid kit | Dental Emergency Aurora IL

At one time or another, we have all needed emergency dental services. It can be anything from an excruciating toothache to a tooth knocked out accidentally. 

Relieving your pain and saving your tooth means finding emergency dental services ASAP and caring for yourself in the meantime. 

Here are a few tips describing what to do during a dental emergency. 

Tooth Loss

Tooth loss through trauma is a dental emergency. In this situation, it is best to keep the tooth wet. You can try placing it back in the socket. Alternatively, you can place the tooth in milk or use a tooth preservation product. 

Meanwhile, you should be contacting your dentist for emergency services. Time ...

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3 Orthodontic Problems Invisalign Can Correct

Close up of a woman putting clear braces on top teeth | Dentist Aurora IL

When you think of Invisalign, you probably think of straight teeth, and you should! But there’s more to these clear, plastic aligners than a radiant smile. In the hands of a skilled dentist or orthodontist, like those at Prairie Dental Care, Invisalign can also correct orthodontic problems that lead to pain and early tooth loss.

Invisalign is cosmetic dentistry with orthodontic benefits built right in! Here are a few ways Invisalign helps correct orthodontic problems.

Invisalign Can Fix Your Bite

Bite problems, referred to as malocclusions, can change your facial profile or the way you speak. When your bite is off, wear on teeth and strain on your jaw can even lead ...

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What Is the Dental Implant Process?

Diagram of dental implants | Dentist Aurora IL

Dental implants are one of the most popular choices to replace missing teeth in our Aurora, IL dental office because of the health and cosmetic benefits they provide for a long-term solution to missing teeth.

Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth or a full arch of missing teeth. 

The Dental Implant Process in Steps

Planning dental implants is a large part of the process and requires an experienced dentist who has the surgical skills and restorative capabilities to receive ideal results.

Step #1 Evaluation of oral health – We need to rule out periodontal disease or bone loss prior to beginning any surgical treatment. If gum disease exists, we will treat ...

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Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

Picture of Tooth | Dentist Aurora IL

The end of the year is fast approaching. Have you made the most of your dental benefits? If you have any benefits remaining, there’s still time to use them before you lose them! 

From cleanings to cavity fillings, or even getting started on more complicated dental work, we can help you maximize the dental care you are still eligible to receive based on your coverage. 

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Holiday season tips to protect your smile!

Two Decorated Pumpkins | Aurora IL Dentist

The holiday season is fast approaching.  Are you prepared to protect your smile from the sugar-laden sweets that lay ahead?  You can enjoy the season without sabotaging your oral health.

To keep cavities at bay from Halloween to New Year’s Day and beyond, try to do these things daily: 

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Back to School Drawing

Pediatric Dentistry Aurora IL

Kid's Dentist Aurora ILAt Prairie Dental Care, we feel all of our child patients are winners!  When the children come to our office for their preventative care, we can help them keep their "winning smiles!" 

Preventative Children's Dental Care

Preventative care for kids is simple and painless. Visits include a professional cleaning that kids usually describe as "tickling their gums", a checkup to make sure teeth are developing properly, and a fluoride application to help keep those teeth strong and healthy! This coupled with the proper home hygiene help ensure cavity-free teeth. When we do find cavities, we hope to catch them early on ...

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