OPEN for EMERGENCY patients by appointments.

In response to the American Dental Association (ADA) and Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) recommendations regarding the COVID-19 virus, our office will be temporarily closed for elective dental procedures/visits.
Our team will continue to respond to all calls and emails during this time. Patients with a true dental emergency will still be provided care by appointment. New and existing patients are also welcome to call or email to schedule future appointments. Thank you so much for your understanding.

 
Elk Grove Smile Center
Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

At our office, we empower our patients to take charge of their own dental care and treat them as a valued member of their dental team. Effective education and understanding of the dental procedures and treatments we recommend is a part of that.

We encourage and welcome questions. Take a look at this selection of questions our patients ask often. If your question is not answered here, please give us a call or contact us online, and we will be happy to help you.
 

General Dentistry

Most people know that they should visit their Elk Grove Village, IL dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings, but maintaining their oral health in between visits might dentist elk grove village ilnot be as obvious. In addition to brushing twice each day and flossing once, there are a number of things people can do to maintain their oral health between trips to the dentist:

Eat nutritious, healthy foods

Many crunchy foods are full of fiber, and these stimulate saliva in the mouth, helping to wash away bacteria. Other foods, such as carrots, celery, and broccoli, actually act as natural abrasives, helping to keep teeth clean. 

Avoid soda and other sweetened beverages and drink plenty of water

Since most municipalities add fluoride to the water, it’s a good idea to drink tap water.

Be self-aware of any changes in your mouth

If your gums are bleeding when you brush or floss, this could be an early sign of gum disease. If a tooth is extra sensitive, this could mean you have a cavity that needs to be filled. And if you are in any kind of oral pain, always call your dentist: Pain in the mouth is never normal!

Call Elk Groves Smile Center today to your regular checkups today!

Dental Extractions Including Wisdom Teeth

wisdom tooth extractions elk grove village Thanks to improvements in dental techniques and technology and better anesthetic options, you are unlikely to feel anything during the actual extraction process except for some pressure. You may feel some discomfort following the extraction as the anesthetic wears off, but we are happy to provide you with medication to ease this discomfort.

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For more information about dental extractions, please call our office for an examination with Dr. Vishal Advani.
 

tooth extraction elk grove village ilFor some lucky people, wisdom teeth come in easily and comfortably with very little fuss. If you are one of these people, congratulations! You get to keep your wisdom teeth!

Wisdom Tooth Removal

For many others, however, the process is not so simple. As humans, our bodies are constantly adapting. As our diets changed over the millennia, so have the shapes of our jaws. Today, many of us have jaws that are much smaller than that of our early ancestors – and this means that our wisdom teeth no longer fit comfortably.

What happens instead is that the wisdom teeth may attempt to come in and get “stuck.” As dentists, we call this condition impaction.

Teeth can be partially impacted, which occurs when the tooth breaks through the surface of the gums but doesn’t fully emerge. This condition is associated with swelling and discomfort in the gums and can also leave you more prone to periodontal infections.

Teeth may also be fully impacted. When this happens, the tooth doesn’t break the surface at all and remains lodged in the jaw. This can lead to pressure on your other teeth, changes in bite alignment, and an increased risk of decay.

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Dr. Advani can check the condition of your wisdom teeth and determine whether extraction is the right choice for you. 

A common question that we get asked here at Elk Grove Smile Center is "should I remove all 4 wisdom teeth at once?". 

Dr. Vishal Advani recommends removing all four wisdom teeth at one time because the recovery is done all at one time.  It's much easier to have to go through the numbing and procedure and healing period once, rather than doing it in multiple visits.  The recovery period after an extraction or multiple extractions is typically 3-10 days.  Most patients are back to school or work the next day or 2 days later.  Removing more than one tooth at a time not only makes the procedure easier for you, but you also don't have to take as much time off. 

Scheduling Your Appointment

If you are still unsure about getting your wisdom teeth out, please call our office and one of our caring staff would love to talk you through the procedure!

The best time to remove your wisdom teeth is between the ages of 15-21.  Wisdom teeth aren't fully formed at this age and thus the tooth is smaller and easier to remove. wisdom tooth removal elk grove village il At this age, the bone isn't as dense in this area, which also makes the teeth easier to remove.  Recovery after the procedure is a lot easier at this age as well, since the teeth are easier to remove.  Healing is a lot easier and that's the main reason Dr. Advani recommends removing teeth at this age. 

Scheduling Your Appointment

It's best to schedule your wisdom tooth removal during a school break and no time will be missed from school. Make your appointment right here in Elk Grove Village today!

Dental Implants

Dental Implants Elk Grove VillageDental Implants Elk Grove Village | Elk Grove Smile CenterIn many ways, dental implants are better than dentures. Dental implants are titanium roots that are placed in your jaw to replace missing or badly broken teeth. The implant becomes a permanent part of your mouth -- the next best thing to your own natural teeth! 

Stable Tooth Replacement

Crowns or dentures can be attached to the implants, to provide stability to your denture.  Unlike dentures, you never have to worry about a dental implant slipping and sliding and causing a potentially embarrassing situation.  The implants can allow you to reduce the bulk of the denture as well, so it feels more natural to wear.  To clean dental implants, you simply brush and floss just like you would your own teeth.

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For more info on dental implants, give us a call at Elk Grove Smile Center today at (847) 437-3250!

 

 

      

dental implant elk grove village il The Dental Implant Process

Many patients wonder if the surgical placement of a dental implant hurts.  Dr. Advani will give you local anesthetic and make sure the area is very numb before starting the procedure.  Once the area is numb, no pain or sharpness will be felt.  There is only slight pressure that's felt during the procedure.  Most patients don't feel anything and don't even realize the implant has been placed when the procedure is over.

A Quick, Pain-Free Procedure

The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour and that includes the post-op instructions.  A prescription may be given after the procedure, but most patients typically only need over-the-counter Tylenol or Advil for the first 1-2 days after the procedure.

Contact Us

For more information on dental implants, or to schedule an appointment, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today at (847) 437-3250.

dental implants elk grove villageThe procedure to have a dental implant surgically placed by Dr. Advani usually takes an hour or less.  This includes the time to review what the procedure will entail and the post-op instructions after the procedure.  You'll be eating a soft diet for the first 3 days and will be able to drive yourself home right after the procedure.

Contact Us

For more information on dental implants, or to schedule an appointment, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today at (847) 437-3250.

Dental implants elk grove village ilTooth Replacement in Your Budget

The cost of dental implants can be a concern for most patients.  The cost of replacing missing teeth can be around the same as a bridge or denture.  Replacing a missing tooth with an implant is important because it prevents teeth from shifting, and prevents bone loss as well.  

Financial Options for You

Most insurances will cover a portion of the implant and/or crown.  Most commonly, insurances will cover 50% of the implant and crown. Financing options are available as well.  If you need multiple implants, due to multiple missing teeth or multiple teeth that need to be extracted, the cost per implant is less if multiple implants are placed the same day.  This also reduces the number of appointments you need and shortens the healing time.  The range for the cost of a single dental implant, abutment and crown ranges from $2,500 to $4,000, depending on if the tooth needs to be removed, if bone grafting needs to be done or if a temporary crown is needed. 

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Call our office today to discuss your options. Dr. Advani will listen carefully to your needs and help you find a solution that meets those needs and fits into your budget.
 

Dental Implants Elk Grove VillageAfter the placement of the dental implant by Dr. Vishal Advani, post-op instructions will be reviewed.  A soft diet will be recommended for at least 3 days, which includes: yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies and bananas.  You'll be able to eat a couple hours after the procedure, when the anesthetic has fully worn off.  

Contact Us

For more information on dental implants, or to schedule an appointment, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today at (847) 437-3250.

implant dentist elk grove village | cost dentures elk grove villageThese days, you have several options available to replace missing teeth. Two of the most popular options are dental implants and dentures.

Dentures vs. Dental Implants

These two systems work in very different ways. Dentures are a removable option that can replace all of your teeth (complete dentures) or some of your teeth (partial dentures). Dental implants can replace as many teeth as you like and are a permanent option that you care for just like you would your own teeth.

Patients are often concerned about the cost of replacing missing teeth and may find themselves gravitating toward the cheaper cost of dentures without really considering all the benefits of dental implants. While this is understandable, we do urge you to think of dental implants as an investment in your future dental health.

Unlike dentures, dental implants actually become a part of your mouth. The metal part of the implant is surgically placed directly into your jaw bone, where it eventually integrates with the bone.

Cost and Process of Dental Implants

This process is important because it provides implants with their key advantage over all other types of tooth replacement options; namely, that dental implants help to preserve precious dental bone.

If cost is still an issue, we can discuss a combination of these two options called implant-retained dentures, in which the dentures are securely held in place using strategically placed dental implants. 

Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Elk Grove Smile Center today!

Insurance for Implants | Elk Grove Smile CenterMost dental insurances will pay for a portion of dental implants and the crown or bridge that attaches to the implants.  Typically, insurances cover 50% of the cost of dental implants. 

Further Questions

If you have questions regarding if your dental insurance covers implants, please contact our office and we can call your insurance company and let you know the exact cost and how much your dental insurance will cover the procedure. 

dental implants elk grove villageAll Your Dental Work In One Place

Dr. Vishal Advani is skilled in both the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. This means you can get all your dental implant work from the same dentist you already trust, saving you time and hassle.  Dr. Advani has placed over 1000 implants and has extensive surgical experience.  Along with the surgical placement of implants, he performs bone grafts and sinus lifts for patients who have lost bone.

Contact Us

For more information on dental implants, give us a call at Elk Grove Village Smile Center today at (847) 437-3250. 

All-on-4 / Implant-Supported Teeth/ Teeth in a Day

dental implant elk grove village il The Dental Implant Process

Many patients wonder if the surgical placement of a dental implant hurts.  Dr. Advani will give you local anesthetic and make sure the area is very numb before starting the procedure.  Once the area is numb, no pain or sharpness will be felt.  There is only slight pressure that's felt during the procedure.  Most patients don't feel anything and don't even realize the implant has been placed when the procedure is over.

A Quick, Pain-Free Procedure

The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour and that includes the post-op instructions.  A prescription may be given after the procedure, but most patients typically only need over-the-counter Tylenol or Advil for the first 1-2 days after the procedure.

Contact Us

For more information on dental implants, or to schedule an appointment, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today at (847) 437-3250.

dental implants elk grove villageThe procedure to have a dental implant surgically placed by Dr. Advani usually takes an hour or less.  This includes the time to review what the procedure will entail and the post-op instructions after the procedure.  You'll be eating a soft diet for the first 3 days and will be able to drive yourself home right after the procedure.

Contact Us

For more information on dental implants, or to schedule an appointment, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today at (847) 437-3250.

Dental Implants Elk Grove VillageAfter the placement of the dental implant by Dr. Vishal Advani, post-op instructions will be reviewed.  A soft diet will be recommended for at least 3 days, which includes: yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies and bananas.  You'll be able to eat a couple hours after the procedure, when the anesthetic has fully worn off.  

Contact Us

For more information on dental implants, or to schedule an appointment, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today at (847) 437-3250.

A very common question that we get from patients is "What is the cost of an All-on-4 (All-on-X, Teeth-in-a-day, Same-day teeth, Same-day dental implants)?"  

The cost for the procedure ranges from $13,000-17,500 for 1 arch (top OR bottom) at Elk Grove Smile Center.  Most dental implant centers will charge anywhere from $20,000-30,000 for 1 arch.  

The cost varies from $13,000-17,500 based on the permanent material of the bridge chosen after full healing is completed.  The strongest material, which is called zirconia, is recommended.  The best permanent material is based on each individual patient and if a patient already has an opposing denture, then the strongest material may not be needed since less force is being placed on the implant bridge, which thus saves on costs.

Dr. Advani is able to offer a much lower price compared to other implant centers because our office has invested in state-of-the-art equipment, which allows fabrication of the permanent bridge using a 3D milling machine, which uses the strongest materials to make your bridge.  

All the steps, from start-to-finish, are completed by Dr. Vishal Advani over a 4-6 month span.  The first step involves the removal of the teeth, placement of 4 dental implants, bone grafting and the placement of the temporary bridge all on the same day.  After healing of the bone is completed over 3-5 months, an impression of the healed implants is done and a new, stronger, permanent bridge is attached.  All of these steps are completed by Dr. Advani at our Elk Grove Village location.  

We offer a Free Consultation with Dr. Vishal Advani to discuss your implant needs.  Call our office at 847-437-3250 or you can email [email protected].com to schedule your free consultation. 

implant dentist elk grove village | cost dentures elk grove villageThese days, you have several options available to replace missing teeth. Two of the most popular options are dental implants and dentures.

Dentures vs. Dental Implants

These two systems work in very different ways. Dentures are a removable option that can replace all of your teeth (complete dentures) or some of your teeth (partial dentures). Dental implants can replace as many teeth as you like and are a permanent option that you care for just like you would your own teeth.

Patients are often concerned about the cost of replacing missing teeth and may find themselves gravitating toward the cheaper cost of dentures without really considering all the benefits of dental implants. While this is understandable, we do urge you to think of dental implants as an investment in your future dental health.

Unlike dentures, dental implants actually become a part of your mouth. The metal part of the implant is surgically placed directly into your jaw bone, where it eventually integrates with the bone.

Cost and Process of Dental Implants

This process is important because it provides implants with their key advantage over all other types of tooth replacement options; namely, that dental implants help to preserve precious dental bone.

If cost is still an issue, we can discuss a combination of these two options called implant-retained dentures, in which the dentures are securely held in place using strategically placed dental implants. 

Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Elk Grove Smile Center today!

Insurance for Implants | Elk Grove Smile CenterMost dental insurances will pay for a portion of dental implants and the crown or bridge that attaches to the implants.  Typically, insurances cover 50% of the cost of dental implants. 

Further Questions

If you have questions regarding if your dental insurance covers implants, please contact our office and we can call your insurance company and let you know the exact cost and how much your dental insurance will cover the procedure. 

dental implants elk grove villageAll Your Dental Work In One Place

Dr. Vishal Advani is skilled in both the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. This means you can get all your dental implant work from the same dentist you already trust, saving you time and hassle.  Dr. Advani has placed over 1000 implants and has extensive surgical experience.  Along with the surgical placement of implants, he performs bone grafts and sinus lifts for patients who have lost bone.

Contact Us

For more information on dental implants, give us a call at Elk Grove Village Smile Center today at (847) 437-3250. 

Same-Day Emergency Dental Care

Broken Tooth repair | Elk Grove Smile Center | Elk Grove Village, ILWe Work With You

If you have a broken tooth -- or any other dental emergency -- call us immediately for a same-day emergency dental appointment. Our office will treat the problem, relieve your pain, and work together with you to set up a plan for ongoing maintenance, if necessary.

emergency dental care elk grove villageDental emergencies are a fact of life, and we’ve set our schedule to be able to accommodate most emergencies promptly – usually on the same day.

Call Us For a Dental Emergency

If you are having a dental emergency during regular office hours, simply call our Elk Grove Village dental office and tell the receptionist that you are having an emergency. Our receptionist is trained to ask the correct questions so that we can determine how quickly you need to be seen. In most cases, we can get you in that very same day.

If your emergency occurs after hours, call our regular number and you will be given further instructions. We can help you stay comfortable until the office opens in the morning or we may determine that it would be best for you to go to the emergency room.

Your Treatment is Our Priority

Our priority when treating an emergency is to relieve pain and prevent further damage. This may mean performing a root canal or extracting a tooth that is damaged beyond repair. Before we perform any treatment – even emergency treatment – we will discuss your options with you and let you know our recommendation and why we are making that recommendation. The final decision, however, is always in your hands.

Once the immediate issue is treated, we will plan for any necessary further treatment, which may include a dental crown or other restoration.

dental emergency elk grove village il The easiest answer to this question is:

If you are in pain, call us.

Dental pain is never “normal.” It always indicates that something is wrong. The earlier we can check it out, the better a chance we have of catching the problem when it can be easily solved.

Dental emergencies can take many forms, though.

Some of the most common reasons we see patients on an emergency basis include:

  • Dental pain
  • A “pimple” or lesion on the gums (this usually indicates an abscess, a potentially dangerous infection)
  • A broken tooth
  • A tooth that has been knocked loose or completely out
  • Injury to the gums or palate
  • A foreign object lodged between the teeth or in the gums that can’t be removed with dental floss or brushing
  • Damage to a dental restoration
  • A lost dental restoration

We can usually get you in on the same day for dental emergencies. In some cases, speed is definitely an issue. For instance, if a tooth has been knocked out, the sooner we can see you, the better chance we have of reseating the tooth.

Contact Us for a Dental Emergency

If you aren’t sure whether you are having an emergency, go ahead and give us a call. We’ll ask you the necessary questions to determine how quickly you should be seen. Don’t ever think that you are bothering us – this is why we are here! 

Cosmetic Dentistry & Dental Veneers

Veneers | Elk Grove Smile CenterCosmetic Dentistry Options

Dental veneers are a safe option for fixing teeth that have a variety of cosmetic flaws including discoloration, chips, and abnormalities such as bumps and ridges, or teeth that are chipped, too small, widely spaced, or mildly crooked.

The process does involve removal of enamel from the teeth so the veneers look natural, and once the veneers are placed, the procedure cannot be reversed. However, the improvement in your appearance is typically worth it. Call our office today to talk to Dr. Vishal Advani about what dental veneers can do for you.
 

teeth whitening elk grove village il

Teeth whitening has become a very popular way to make a drastic change in the way your teeth look. From over the counter whitening strips to in-office whitening treatments, there can be a lot to choose from. But how are you supposed to know if professional teeth whitening is right for you?

In general, as long as your teeth and gums are healthy and you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your smile, professional teeth whitening is a good choice. If you have concerns about the health of your gums, then you should consult your dentist before whitening.

Scheduling a Professional Teeth Whitening

The best way to find out if teeth whitening is right for you is to schedule an appointment with Elk Grove Village dentist Dr. Vishal Advani at Elk Grove Smile Center. He will examine your teeth and discuss your goals and then make a recommendation as to whether professional teeth whitening can help you meet those goals.

 

 

elk grove village cosmetic dentistryInsurance Covers Cosmetic Dentistry

It depends a great deal on your insurance and the exact procedure. Procedures that are purely cosmetic, such as teeth whitening or dental veneers, are typically not covered by dental insurance while procedures designed to restore functionality, such as crowns and dental bridges, are usually covered.

Speak To Your Insurance Provider for More Information

The best way to find out if a particular procedure is covered by your insurance – and how much they will cover – is to call your insurance provider and ask. If you need assistance navigating your insurance, please let us know. We know that it can be challenging, and we are always happy to help you.
 

Crowns and Bridges

Dental Bridges | Elk Grove Village CenterPermanent Dental Restoration

Once fixed in place, dental bridges are a permanent dental restoration that fills in the gaps left by missing teeth. A bridge may be held in place by crowns on the abutting teeth or by dental implants. Dental bridges do not require any special care other than the brushing and flossing routine recommended by Dr. Vishal Advani. For this reason, many people prefer bridges to partials or dentures.

Dental Bridges Elk Grove VillageDental bridges have been used for decades to complete the smiles of those who have lost a tooth. Dr. Advani and the team at our Elk Grove Village, IL dental office have helped many of our patients enjoy a full smile by using dental bridges.

Replace Missing Teeth for a Beautiful Smile

Nothing can mar a beautiful smile more than a missing tooth. The loss of a tooth is a serious dental issue that can lead to serious oral health problems, but that's not the worst of it. It doesn’t matter how or why you lost the tooth. You still feel self-conscious and embarrassed wherever you go, as if that space in your mouth speaks for you!

What is a Dental Bridge Made of?

A dental bridge is a single unit that is usually made up of three parts and includes an artificial tooth, or pontic, suspended by two crowns. The crowns are made to fit the teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth, providing strong support for the artificial tooth that sits in the center. Dental bridges not only restore your appearance but they also enable you to eat and speak comfortably.

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If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of dental bridges, please call our Elk Grove Village, IL dental office. We will be happy to arrange a smile consultation with Dr. Advani so he can answer your questions and go over all your options.

crowns elk grove villageWe use dental crowns to solve a range of problems. Crowns are a versatile and aesthetic way to cover, conceal, and protect teeth in many situations.

Conceal and Protect Damaged Teeth

For instance, we may use a crown to conceal and protect a tooth that has been severely damaged by trauma or decay. This is a good option if the tooth has broken above the gumline and the root is still intact. Whenever possible, we’d prefer to save the tooth and the root because this keeps your periodontal bone healthier and prevents further restorative work in the future.

Crowns can also be used to conceal teeth that grew in an unusual way or are significantly discolored to the point where whitening treatments are ineffective.

We also frequently recommend crowns following root canal treatment. Because we must remove a great deal of the interior of your tooth during a root canal, the tooth can become brittle and more prone to breakage. A crown helps to protect your tooth and restore it to full function so that you can chew without worry.

Today’s crowns are attractive and can be created to look exactly like one of your own natural teeth. This allows them to blend in beautifully with the rest of your teeth so that people won’t know your secret. 

Dental Bridges Elk Grove VillageReplace Missing Teeth

A dental bridge fills in the gap left behind by missing teeth and prevents the surrounding teeth from shifting. With proper care, your dental bridge can last for up to a decade—or even longer. It’s difficult to answer the question precisely since every patient who has a dental bridge is different.

There are many things our patients in Elk Grove Village, IL can do to ensure their dental bridges last as long as possible. One of the main things patients can do is to avoid foods that might put any stress on their dental bridge. For example, hard or chewy candy can put a lot of pressure on dental bridges.

A healthy diet that is high in fruit, vegetables, and fiber is good for oral and overall health. Avoiding sugary and starchy foods can help keep dental decay at bay.

Taking good care of your dental bridge by brushing and flossing regularly will also help protect your bridge and your remaining healthy teeth. Many dentists recommend a floss threader, which can get floss under the bridge to remove food that might be trapped there.

Visiting your dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings is another important part of making sure your bridge lasts as long as possible.

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For more information on dental bridges, or to schedule an appointment, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today at (847) 437-3250. 

Dental Crowns | Elk GroveSMile CenterDental crowns are expected to last for decades. However, while crowns are made to be strong and durable, just like your own natural teeth, they can break if put under unexpected pressure. A broken crown is considered to be a dental emergency. If one of your crowns should break or come loose, call us immediately for a same-day emergency dental appointment.

When you come in for your twice yearly examinations, one of the things Dr. Advani will check is the condition of your restorative dental work, including your crowns. If your crown is found to be in need of repair or replacement, Dr. Advani will let you know and discuss your options with you.
 

Mercury-Free Tooth-Colored Fillings

tooth colored fillings elk grove village Many people are familiar with metal amalgam fillings, which are often referred to as silver fillings although they are actually composed of about 50% elemental mercury. Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin that is completely free from metal or mercury. Once placed, they blend in well with the natural color of your teeth for a flawless finish that hides the fact that you have had a cavity filled.

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If you are in need of a filling and are looking for a tooth-colored, natural-looking filling, please contact Elk Grove Smile Center to schedule your appointment today. 

Invisalign and Braces - Orthodontic Treatment

invisalign elk grove village ilOrthodontic Treatment for Your Teen

Invisalign has a line of their famous clear, plastic aligners that is specifically designed to meet the needs of teenagers -- Invisalign Teen. If your teenager needs orthodontic treatment but isn't thrilled by the idea of traditional metal braces, talk to us. Dr. Advani will discuss your options with you and help you decide if Invisalign Teen is right for your child.

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For more information on our Invisalign options, give Elk Grove Village Smile Center a call today at (847) 437-3250!

Yes, our Elk Grove Village practice offers braces for teens with clear braces by Invisalign. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to gently nudge misaligned teeth into the desired Invisalign for teens elk grove village il position.

Both teens and adults appreciate the convenience of Invisalign as well as the fact that they can obtain straight teeth without the metal brackets and wires of traditional orthodontics.

Advantages of Invisalign

There are other advantages to Invisalign clear braces:

  • They are virtually undetectable, so no one will know you are undergoing treatment.
  • They are removable for eating, so there are no food restrictions.
  • Keeping teeth clean while undergoing treatment is also easy because of the removable aligners.
  • There are fewer trips to the dentist involved because there are no orthodontic adjustments. Dr. Advani will give you a few sets of aligners at once; you can swap them out every couple weeks, per doctor instructions.
  • Patients can remove the plastic aligners for an important event or photographs.

Invisalign treatment tends to be quicker than traditional braces, with most cases taking from six to 18 months.

As long as teens are mature enough to be compliant—it is necessary to wear the clear plastic aligners for a minimum of 22 hours each day—Invisalign is an excellent option for straightening teeth. Call our office to learn more!

 

Insurance for Braces | Elk Grove Smile CenterMost PPO Dental Insurances help to cover the cost of braces between the ages of 13-19.  Most PPO insurances plans pay between $1,000 to $2,500 towards orthodontic treatment.  The coverage depends on the PPO plan that you have. 

After dental insurance coverage, the cost for braces is typically $1,500 to $2,000 out-of-pocket, which can be spread over 12-24 months, depending on the length of orthodontic treatment.\

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Contact our office today to see how much your dental coverage will cover towards Braces

orthodontics elk grove village ilEasy, Subtle Teeth Straightening

Orthodontic technology is constantly evolving, and multiple options are now available to give you straight, beautiful, and healthy teeth without the need for metal braces. Dr. Advani is a certified Invisalign provider and is also skilled in other adult orthodontic options that use removable appliances to gently and comfortably move the teeth into their correct places.

Schedule Your Consultation

Call Elk Grove Smile Center today to schedule a consultation and examination with Dr. Advani to find out which options are best for you.

For more information, give Elk Grove Smile Center a call today at (847) 437-3250. 

 

 

 

orthodontics elk grove village Retainers are an important part of orthodontics at our Elk Grove Village dental office. They allow you to maintain and protect your investment in your healthier, more attractive smile. 

Retain Your Straight, Beautiful Smile

We know you're looking forward to being completely done with your orthodontic treatment, but if you don't wear your retainer as directed, your teeth will drift back into their original position. During orthodontic treatment, the ligaments that hold your teeth in place are loosened. This is what makes it possible to successfully move your teeth into a more ideal position, but it does take a while for the ligaments and bone to firm up and keep your teeth in place. 

There's no one single answer to how long you should wear your retainer following your treatment. Just about everyone will need to wear a retainer for at least one year, but the period could be longer depending on how significant the changes are. Certain types of corrections, such as closing wide gaps, can also make it necessary for you to wear your retainer for a longer period of time. Some retainers are worn full time and even bonded in place while others are removable, which also affects the amount of time the retainer should be worn.

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Dr. Advani will work with you closely and provide guidance when it comes to wearing your retainer. Lost or damaged retainers can be a nuisance to replace and can set back your treatment, so make sure to treat yours carefully. 

For more information on orthodontics, or to schedule an appointment, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today at (847) 437-3250.

Invisalign Elk Grove Village ILClear Aligners 

Invisible braces is a term often used to refer to Invisalign, an orthodontic treatment system that uses clear aligners to fix crooked teeth instead of the traditional metal and wire braces. The plastic aligners are practically invisible when they are being worn so you can continue your regular life and maintain your mature, professional appearance.

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For more information on Invisalign in Elk Grove Village, give Elk Grove Smile Center a call today at (847) 437-3250!

invisalign elk grove village il Get a Straighter Smile Today!

Whether you never had braces as a child or had braces and didn’t wear your retainer quite as faithfully as you should have, it’s not too late. You can still have a healthy, straight, attractive smile with Invisalign, often referred to as “invisible braces.”

Invisalign eliminates many of the hassles associated with traditional braces. Of course, the biggest advantage is that they are practically invisible and most people will never even know that you’re wearing them.

Other reasons patients love Invisalign include:

  • No need to change your diet to avoid damaging your braces
  • No need to brush around brackets or weave floss between wires
  • Often a faster treatment time
  • Fewer visits to the dentist
  • Convenience and flexibility

As an adult, your professional and mature appearance is important to you, and at Elk Grove Smile Center, we recognize and respect that need. With Invisalign, you can confidently speak in front of groups or meet with clients without having to worry about what they are thinking. You can even simply remove your Invisalign aligners for a few hours for a special occasion if you need to!

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Call our Elk Grove Village dental office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Advani and find out if Invisalign will work for you! 

Best age for braces | Elk Grove Smile Center | Elk Grove Village, ILThe best age to get Braces to correct the position of teeth is after all the adult permanent teeth have erupted, which is usually at age 12.  Most teenagers need braces to correct rotated teeth, crowded teeth, spacing and incorrect bites. 

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Dr. Advani offers Free Orthodontic Consultations to determine if Braces are needed.  

Dr. Advani recommends getting braces as a teenager, between the ages of 13-19

Six Month Braces (Short-Term Ortho)

Insurance for Braces | Elk Grove Smile CenterMost PPO Dental Insurances help to cover the cost of braces between the ages of 13-19.  Most PPO insurances plans pay between $1,000 to $2,500 towards orthodontic treatment.  The coverage depends on the PPO plan that you have. 

After dental insurance coverage, the cost for braces is typically $1,500 to $2,000 out-of-pocket, which can be spread over 12-24 months, depending on the length of orthodontic treatment.\

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Contact our office today to see how much your dental coverage will cover towards Braces

orthodontics elk grove village ilEasy, Subtle Teeth Straightening

Orthodontic technology is constantly evolving, and multiple options are now available to give you straight, beautiful, and healthy teeth without the need for metal braces. Dr. Advani is a certified Invisalign provider and is also skilled in other adult orthodontic options that use removable appliances to gently and comfortably move the teeth into their correct places.

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Call Elk Grove Smile Center today to schedule a consultation and examination with Dr. Advani to find out which options are best for you.

For more information, give Elk Grove Smile Center a call today at (847) 437-3250. 

 

 

 

6 month smiles elk grove village Many patients opt for orthodontic treatment but don't want to spend years with metal braces on. That is why we offer 6-months braces to straighten your teeth quickly. Short-term braces or 6-month Braces are tooth-colored braces that are placed by Dr. Advani which move the front teeth in 5-6 months.  Once the braces are put on, you'll have once a month check-ups to have the braces tightened.

Who qualifies for 6-month braces?

The patients that are best suited for this procedure are ones who either have crowding, spaces or rotated front teeth and don't need much movement of their back teeth.  

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For more information on 6-month Braces, or to schedule an appointment, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today at (847) 437-3250.  

Occlusal and TMJ Therapy

tmj therapy elk grove village Temporomandibular joint disorder is a complex condition. It can have multiple causes, and treatment may involve require a combination of several methods.

Night Guards to Treat TMJ

One of the methods we may recommend for treatment is a night guard. This treatment may be combined with anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy.

Night guards are effective because they hold the jaw in a neutral position while you sleep to prevent clenching or other strain on the jaw muscles. This allows your joint and your muscles to get a break and reduce the stress and inflammation that causes pain and other TMJ symptoms.

Your night guard will be customized to your own specific needs. Personalized night guards will prevent any accidental changes to the bite or shifting of the teeth. Dr. Advani will consult with you and carefully assess your needs and the course of your treatment. If we feel like treatment is progressing as well as we’d like, we can check whether your night guard is fitting appropriately or if there’s another method of treatment that might be more effective, depending on the causes we can pinpoint behind your TMJ.

Night guards are not the right solution for everybody. If your TMJ is caused by a misaligned bite, we may need to explore treatments that include orthodontics or even surgery.

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The best way to find out is to call our Elk Grove Village dental office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Advani.

tmj treatment elk grove village Jaw Pain

Temporomandibular joint disorder, often abbreviated as either TMJ or TMD, is a painful condition in which the joint where your lower jaw attaches to your skull becomes inflamed and no longer works properly. Common symptoms of TMJ/TMD include popping and clicking in the joint, pain that radiates into the neck and shoulders and along the jaw, locking or sticking of the jaw in an open or closed position, or a chronic headache.

Contact Us for TMJ Treatment

If you are experiencing these symptoms, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today. Dr. Vishal Advani can perform an examination and determine whether your pain is caused by TMJ/TMD. If so, we have therapeutic options available that can ease your pain and relieve the pressure on the joint.
 

Pediatric Dentistry

general dentist elk grove | family dentistry elk grove villageDental sealants are a safe and effective way to prevent cavities in the back teeth of children -- one of the most common places that cavities occur. Sealants are made of plastic. They are applied to the teeth as a liquid and are then cured. The sealants last for about five years. If necessary, they can then be reapplied.

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To find out more about protecting your child's teeth from cavities, please call our Elk Grove Village dental office.
 

Children's Dentistry | Elk Grove Smile Center | Elk Grove Village, ILOur office is happy to provide dental care for your entire family -- including kids! We enjoy caring for our youngest patients and seeing them grow up with healthy, beautiful smiles. Call today to schedule an appointment for your children.

Periodontal Gum Grafting

If you have gum recession or receding gums, this leaves the roots of your teeth exposed. In some cases, the best way to correct this situation is to perform a gum graft. The gum recession treatment elk grove village il procedure involves removing tissue for the room of the mouth—or sometimes using donor tissue—and grafting it where the gum is missing.

Gum recession can be caused by a number of things. Some patients simply brush their tooth too hard or use a hard-bristled brush, which can wear away the gum tissue. Gum infection, or periodontal disease, is another cause of gum recession.

Gum grafting offers patients the following benefits:

  • It helps to stabilize the gums, so the tooth root is adequately covered and protected.
  • It helps to protect against further recession.
  • If patients have been feeling sensitivity where the gums have receded, gum grafting can help.

Fixing Receding Gums

This procedure is usually quite successful, but patients who have been brushing too hard and causing the gums to wear must change their habits. Often spending some time with the dental hygienist and going over proper brushing technique is all that is needed.

If you believe you have receding gums, we welcome your call to Elk Grove Smile Center. We can talk to you about gum grafting at our Elk Grove Village dental clinic.

Root Canal Therapy

root canal elk grove village Root Canal Therapy

If the root canal of your tooth is infected or injured, root canal therapy may be the only way to save your tooth and prevent the infection from spreading to other teeth. Despite the bad reputation of the root canal, the actual procedure is not painful. If you are worried about discomfort, talk to Dr. Advani. We have options available to make you more comfortable, including nitrous oxide.

 

Sealants

general dentist elk grove | family dentistry elk grove villageDental sealants are a safe and effective way to prevent cavities in the back teeth of children -- one of the most common places that cavities occur. Sealants are made of plastic. They are applied to the teeth as a liquid and are then cured. The sealants last for about five years. If necessary, they can then be reapplied.

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To find out more about protecting your child's teeth from cavities, please call our Elk Grove Village dental office.
 

family dentistry elk grove village | pediatric careWe recommend dental sealants for many of our younger patients.

At Elk Grove Smile Center, we prefer to prevent problems. This leads to better outcomes and less need for invasive dentistry. Sealants are a great way to prevent cavities in our younger patients – and even some of our older patients!

Help Keep Your Child's Teeth Clean

When permanent molars first come in, many kids have difficulty keeping these back teeth clean. They are in a hard-to-reach place, and the teeth have naturally deep grooves that can quickly become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria.

Sealants are a thin coating that we apply directly to the teeth. They cure in just a couple minutes and the only side effect is a bad taste that goes away as soon as your child rinses. Once the sealant is cured, your child can eat and drink normally. The back teeth may feel a little different at first, but your child will quickly adjust.

The coating completely covers the grooves and protects them from bacteria. Molars are the most common place for children to get cavities, so sealants considerably reduce the chances that your child will ever need a filling.

If an adult has particularly deep grooves in the back teeth that are hard to keep clean, sealants might be a great option.

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For additional questions or to schedule an appointment, call our office today! 

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Elk Grove Village ILProfessional teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures today. While there are so many choices for over the counter methods, professional whitening can be a much more effective way to achieve the perfect shade of white for your smile. 

Teeth Whitening in Elk Grove Village

Having a whiter, brighter smile is one of the easiest and most effective ways you can feel more confident in yourself. Teeth can become discolored over time due to a wide array of causes, including some foods and drinks, and smoking. Because it can happen fairly easily, discolored teeth are very common. 

Most patients are candidates for teeth whitening, but it's always best to consult your dentist to ask any questions that you may have. Since every person and every set of teeth is unique, your dentist can help you determine the best treatment plan for your needs. Typically, patients who have yellowing teeth can see the most dramatic improvements from professional whitening. 

Your dentist will help you determine the right goals and length of treatment for your needs. Teeth whitening on a professional level is significantly more effective because your dentist is able to give you stronger whitening agents that are still safe to use. 

For more information on teeth whitening, or to schedule an appointment, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today at (847) 437-3250.  We're always happy to answer any questions that you may have, and we can help you get started right away!

There are a lot of teeth whitening options available today for Elk Grove Village patients, and they are generally safe. It is important to follow instructions—particularly if you are woman pointing at her teeth | teeth whitening Elk Grove Village, ILstarting a do-it-yourself whitening treatment.

Check In With Your Dentist

It is advisable to see your dentist first for a full examination and cleaning. Your dentist can treat any problems prior to the whitening process. You can also discuss which over-the-counter whitening option you plan to use. Your dentist can advise you on how much whitening you can expect. Most OTC whitening kits do not produce the bright and white results you will get with a professional whitening treatment. Click here to read more about professional teeth whitening or call our Elk Grove Village dental office if you have further questions. 

It's important to follow the instructions that come with the kit very carefully. Use the strips or gels only for the time recommended. Using them longer opens you up to having sore gums or other problems. Avoid acidic beverages, such as juice or soda, for a few hours after the whitening process to protect your teeth.

Some people experience some teeth sensitivity after they undergo whitening, but this should go away after a couple of hours. If the sensitivity does not go away, it’s a good idea to give your dentist a call.

Keep in mind that if you have porcelain bonding, crowns, or veneers, these will not be whitened by the process.

teeth whitening elk grove village ilYes, although it also depends on what is causing the sensitivity. Many professional teeth whitening treatments include an added desensitizer to make it possible for people with sensitive teeth to wear the whitening product for the recommended period of time.

Teeth Whitening Customized for You

Before we begin professionally whitening your teeth, we will conduct an examination to make sure that your gums are healthy and your teeth are free from decay. If necessary, we may recommend additional treatments to improve your oral health before we can recommend teeth whitening.

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For more information on teeth whitening, give us a call at Elk Grove Smile Center today at (847) 437-3250!
 

teeth whitening elk grove village Patients often question whether teeth whitening is safe for their teeth, and we want to assure you that with all the advances made in modern dentistry that today's whitening products are very safe.

Modern-Technology Reduces Sensitivity

Many products containing peroxide-based bleaching ingredients would often cause temporary sensitivity as bleach tends to remove the moisture from your tooth. Today's whitening products contain ingredients, such as fluoride, that help reduce or limit sensitivity when you whiten.

Another issue that occurs during whitening is injury to your gums or soft tissues. This typically happens when trays are ill-fitting and allow excess whitening gel to reach your soft tissues. The result is a burn or temporary injury to your cheeks, lips, or gums. When you choose to whiten at Elk Grove Smile Center, we create custom trays that are based on impressions of your teeth, which are designed to fit snugly and protect your soft tissue from injury. We'll also show you how to safely apply the whitening gel to your trays so you'll be able to whiten comfortably and successfully at home.

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For more information on teeth whitening, or to schedule an appointment, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today at (847) 437-3250.

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Teeth whitening has become a very popular way to make a drastic change in the way your teeth look. From over the counter whitening strips to in-office whitening treatments, there can be a lot to choose from. But how are you supposed to know if professional teeth whitening is right for you?

In general, as long as your teeth and gums are healthy and you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your smile, professional teeth whitening is a good choice. If you have concerns about the health of your gums, then you should consult your dentist before whitening.

Scheduling a Professional Teeth Whitening

The best way to find out if teeth whitening is right for you is to schedule an appointment with Elk Grove Village dentist Dr. Vishal Advani at Elk Grove Smile Center. He will examine your teeth and discuss your goals and then make a recommendation as to whether professional teeth whitening can help you meet those goals.

 

 

teeth whitening elk grove village It depends! If you are considering whitening your teeth and aren’t sure whether it’s worth the money, you should

Ask yourself a few questions:

  • How discolored are your teeth?
  • Do you ever feel like people are staring at your teeth?
  • Have you ever felt judged because of the color of your teeth?
  • Do you feel like you’ve missed out on opportunities because of the appearance of your teeth?
  • Do you have a special event coming up that you’d like to look your best for?

If any of these are a concern for you, you’ll find that teeth whitening is the most convenient and least costly way to significantly improve the appearance of your teeth.

Make a Great First Impression

We live in a society where appearances matter. When your teeth are dingy or yellow, people may make assumptions about you that are unfair and untrue. They may question your commitment to self-care or even your personal hygiene practices.

Yellow teeth usually have nothing to do with how well you care for them. They are often the result of eating and drinking foods that stain. How much your teeth yellow over time has a genetic component. If your parents’ teeth became yellow faster, yours are likely to as well.

You can turn back the clock and transform your smile quickly and easily with simple teeth whitening treatments. Call our Elk Grove Village dental office today to find out more!

Teeth Whitening Elk Grove VillageThere have been questions in the past as to whether teeth whitening is safe for your enamel or causes undue erosion. With the advances made in modern dentistry, whitening products have been adjusted to ensure that they are both safe and effective for your teeth.

Sensitivity and Teeth Whitening

Many patients have experienced issues with sensitivity when whitening their teeth in the past. These days, many professional products contain ingredients designed to eliminate sensitivity, making whitening procedures even more comfortable for patients.

Whitening products, both professional and over the counter, do, however, contain ingredients that could cause injury to your gums or soft tissues. So it is important to whiten your teeth cautiously and always advisable to do it under your dentist's supervision.

When you whiten your teeth with Elk Grove Smile Center, we'll ensure that you understand how to properly use your whitening trays and how to safely apply the gel before you get started at home. If you encounter issues with sensitivity, you can always contact our office and we'll recommend products such as fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinses that can help reduce your sensitivity.

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For more information on teeth whitening, or to schedule an appointment, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today at (847) 437-3250.

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