Services

Headgear

Orthodontic Headgear Sometimes, braces alone aren’t enough to move teeth into a better position, or to correct trouble with the bite or remedy problems in the growth of the jaws. In those situations, you may be recommended the use of special appliances. Orthodontic headgear is the general name for an appliance, worn partly outside the…

Dental Flippers

What is a Flipper Tooth? A dental flipper is the least expensive way to replace a missing tooth. Often it is used as a temporary tooth replacement while you wait for a dental bridge or wait for healing after a dental implant is placed. A dental flipper is made out of acrylic. It is made…

Stainless Steel Crowns

Stainless Steel Crowns Stainless steel crowns are the favored choice for most dentists when treating children. These metallic silver crowns are incredibly durable and are the ideal choice for molars. This is the case because these teeth endure the most pressure when eating or if your child clenches or grinds his or her teeth. They…

Tooth Colored Fillings

Composite fillings – also known as tooth-colored fillings – are dental restorations designed to be inconspicuous and natural in appearance. They blend well with the teeth and appear more natural than amalgam fillings, which are darker and more easily seen by other people. Composite fillings are made of ceramic and plastic compounds that chemically bond…

Fixed Appliances

Metal Braces Typically made of high-grade stainless steel, traditional metal braces remain by far the most common type of fixed orthodontic appliances. They consist of metal bands that wrap around the molars in back, and smaller metal brackets that are cemented to the front surfaces of the other teeth. A thin, springy metal wire, running…

Denture Adjustments & Repair

In order to keep your dentures working and fitting properly, dentists at Mount Prospect Smiles recommend replacing your dentures every 5-7 years. It is likely that your dentures will need to be repaired during that time. Common denture repairs include: Denture reline:  A resurfacing of the side of your denture that’s in contact with soft…

Botox

Dr. Avanti Sanghavi at Mount Prospect Smiles offers Botox® treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and facial creases to help you look younger and feel your best. Botox® is usually used on the forehead, around the eyes and frown lines. The procedure only takes a few minutes and doesn’t require any anesthesia. Once applied,…

All Ceramic Crowns

These are a type of cosmetic crown which are made purely from ceramic and no other material. This is in contrast to other types of crowns such as the porcelain fused to metal variety and gold crowns. The defining feature of these crowns is that they are made from a translucent material which is attractive…