Burch Dental Loves Park
Burch Dental Loves Park has a simple goal. That is to ensure your trust through our commitment to quality treatment and your continued satisfaction. It is our daily agenda to maintain a caring environment that is respectful and comfortable for everyone. Our team members are united in our efforts to promote oral health by means of prevention, enhancement, wellness, and rejuvenation.
If you have questions about your oral health, call our office at (815) 633-9864 to schedule your appointment today.
We are located 8100 Forest Hills Rd., Loves Park, IL, 61111.
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The Burch Team Philosophy Begins with YOU
At Burch Dental, our team philosophy is elegantly simple. We ensure Patient Loyalty though Patient Satisfaction. We believe we accomplish this by personalizing therapy plans to suit your individual needs. By utilizing cutting-edge technology, state of the art procedures, and traditional practice, our team can meet and exceed the expectations of our patients and the referring doctors. Our exceptional clinical abilities stem from a perfectly balanced blend of experience, research, science, and art. We can deliver your aesthetic satisfaction through minimally invasive and cost-effective therapies. At Burch Dental, our philosophy, and our promise, is to provide you with high quality, attentive, and individualized care designed for your specific needs. To schedule an appointment, call our office at (815) 633-9864 to schedule your appointment today. We are located 8100 Forest Hills Rd., Loves Park, IL, 61111.
All on 4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 Dental Implants are unique, implant supported dentures which are designed to eliminate the common issues of the constant slipping and shifting related to traditional dentures. This restoration solution was specifically designed to assist you if have missing teeth and limited jawbone density. Because this treatment only requires four implants, the All-on-4 dental implant method provides a successful and an effective solution that reduces the total procedure time and cost involved.
Children’s dentistry, also called pediatric dentistry, is the area of the dental health industry that focuses entirely on the teeth of children. This most often includes children from the ages of 1 to 11 years old. Your child’s health is extremely important to you as a caring parent. You want to keep your child healthy, and to grow strong. You also want them to have a healthy smile, and to experience as little discomfort when experiencing any dental exams or procedures.
Cosmetic dentistry usually involves some form of the following dental treatment; the addition of a dental material to your teeth or gums such as porcelain veneers, bonding, crowns, or gum grafts. It also may include the removal of tooth structure or gums to improve the appearance of your smile. Cosmetic or plastic periodontal surgery is performed to provide you an improved smile by correcting possibly an uneven gum line, problems with missing teeth or other restorative procedures.
Deep Teeth Cleaning
A deep cleaning is a specific procedure performed to treat gum and periodontal disease. Often it is necessary because you may have missed your regular professional cleaning appointments every six months. Scaling specifically refers to the removal of plaque and calculus to the surface of your teeth, whereas root planing refers to smoothing out your teeth’s roots to prevent additional bacteria from forming and speed up the healing process. By smoothing the root, healing will be facilitated and the likelihood of additional bacteria developing will be significantly reduced.
Dental bonding is a popular and common treatment option for patients who have gaps between their teeth, chips in their teeth, cracked teeth, decaying teeth or even patients who have exposed roots caused by other dental conditions. The dental bonding is made from a composite resin material that is strong and can be molded to look and feel like your natural teeth. It is not an appliance like a dental bridge or a dental implant, but it is a substance that can be added and shaped to restore the look and function of your teeth with ease.
A dental crown is a cap or cover that we can put over your tooth. It will restore the tooth to its normal size, shape, color, and function. You might be experiencing an issue with a tooth that is decayed, damaged, or just less aesthetically pleasing than the surrounding teeth. With these imperfections, a dental crown can be an excellent solution to restore the surface of your tooth back to a natural and healthy finish.
Dental Exam and Cleaning
During a dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will clean your teeth and check for cavities and gum disease. The exam includes evaluating your risk of developing other oral problems and checking your face, neck, and mouth for abnormalities. Dental cleaning helps control the bacteria in the mouth that are responsible for causing bad breath. Though brushing and flossing the teeth regularly can help keep the breath fresh, a professional dental cleaning every 6 months is also important for maintaining an odor-free oral environment.
A dental filling is a treatment for a tooth damaged by decay that will restore it back to its normal function and shape while preventing further decay. Fillings are used to fill small holes in teeth that have been brought about either by fractures or decay. Decay is the result of bacterial infections. Bacteria are found on teeth when they are not brushed or flossed correctly, but also poor diet, lifestyle habits, medication, drug use, medical conditions and more can cause tooth decay. Fillings cover holes in your teeth to protect the sensitive pulp in the center of the tooth and to prevent further damage from occurring.
Dental sealants are a remarkably thin plastic coating that we can brush onto the chewing surfaces of your molars or back teeth. We will do so to add an additional protection and prevent tooth decay. These hard-to-clean, rough biting surfaces of the premolar and molar teeth are the ideal spaces for food particles to get stuck and produce bad bacteria. This will lead to plaque and tartar deposits, and inevitably, the development of teeth cavities.
When emergency dental situations occur, it is important to have a plan in place. It can be difficult to identify the difference between having a dental issue that does not need to be addressed immediately versus having a serious issue that requires immediate attention. We can help you develop and understand your emergency plan.
Family dentistry is concerned with addressing oral health at every stage of life, but particularly in kids and teenagers. Children will have different oral needs than adults. Family dentists are like general dentists, but usually have more experience working with children.
Full and Partial Dentures
Fabricating full and partial dentures is a specialized field of dentistry focused on restoring unsightly or missing teeth back to a natural looking, aesthetically pleasing condition. It can be achieved using several different procedures, all tailored specifically to your personal treatment plan. We always focus on preserving as much of your natural teeth as possible, to achieve an authentic looking repair, while maintaining or improving your surrounding bone and gum tissue.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction is a broad term used to describe the process of rehabilitating your entire set of teeth, while carefully considering your speech, bite, smile facial support, and jaw joints. It is also known as full mouth restoration or a full mouth rehabilitation. The objective is that the entire system of your mouth and oral structures will be considered, taking into account all everyday functions such as your speech, smiling, chewing, joint health, and the life expectancy of the result.
Gum Disease and Recession
Periodontal or gum disease will harm the bone and surrounding tissues of your teeth. Gingivitis is the first level of gum disease. If treated at this first stage, gum disease can be prevented and even reversed. If not treated, it will quickly lead to periodontitis, which will damage your gums, bones and other structures that support your teeth, resulting in tooth loss. Gum recession will expose the roots of your teeth, making your teeth appear longer than they normally should. Your teeth will also become sensitive to heat and cold. They will be subjected to increased damage since the root surfaces are softer than tooth enamel and not as protected. Gum recession can develop because of pockets forming around your teeth due to gum infections, genetics, and previous orthodontic therapy.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures are a set of dentures which are supported, stabilized, and secured by dental implants. Implant supported dentures can either be a fixed denture or a removable denture. Both types are much better than traditional dentures with respect to convenience, comfort, and your overall health. Once you have implant supported dentures placed, you need to take care of them, just like your natural teeth.
Invisalign is a digitally designed, clear plastic, dental aligner system that addresses a variety of dental orthodontic issues that involve the alignment of the teeth or jaw. The result of cutting-edge technology, it has been improving and evolving over the last twenty years. Invisalign is a wonderful option choice for many alignment issues, as well as gaps between teeth, crowding and overbites. Invisalign will help to resolve many of the same issues that traditional braces have been used to correct.
A night guard is a dental appliance that often are recommended for several oral health issues, the most common being if you are suffering with TMJ/TMD or Bruxism, teeth grinding. Night guards are usually made in a dental office or dental laboratory and should be custom designed for your unique bite. It is a protective device for your mouth that covers your teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, gums, arches, and lips. An effective night guard is like a protective helmet for both your teeth and jaws.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, slender pieces of porcelain that lay directly on the front surface of your natural teeth. These pieces are bonded over the existing tooth and serve as an alternative to traditional crowns. If you are looking to fix aesthetic dental concerns regarding the shade, spacing, and even size of your teeth then you are an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can correct any cosmetic issue ranging from tooth spacing, mild crowding, discoloration, and broken or chipped teeth.
A root canal, also known as root canal therapy, is a dental procedure that involves treating the pulp of a tooth that is infected. The pulp, which is comprised of living connective tissue, can get infected when a tooth is cracked, or a cavity has gotten so bad that the infection has spread to the pulp. A root canal is a quite common procedure and is necessary to save a tooth once the infection has spread into the pulp. If the tooth is not treated quickly, the tooth may likely need to be extracted.
A smile makeover is a custom treatment plan of restorative and cosmetic procedures that can aid in improving the look of your teeth, and your general oral health. During your lifetime, you might have had injuries, dental issues, and more that made your teeth less than ideal. A smile makeover might consist of teeth whitening treatments, porcelain veneers, re-alignment of your teeth, cosmetic bonding, and replacing metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings. Your smile makeover may also include restorative procedures such as bridges or crowns to correct missing teeth.
Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches, hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter. Our teeth are one of the most noticeable attributes. They are essential when it comes to eating, but they are just as important in helping us to communicate. Your healthy smile can be an appealing attribute when it comes to establishing personal or professional relationships.
TMJ, TMD and Bruxism
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is your jaw joint. Everyone has two of these joints: both left and right. TMJ syndrome or TMD, temporomandibular disorder, is a medical issue related to the function of this jaw joint. The symptoms are usually a clicking, popping, or rustling in your jaw joint and can be accompanied by jaw joint or muscle pain, a jaw that locks in position or is difficult to open, headaches, ringing in the ears, and even numbness in your face and fingertips.
If you have a tooth that has been severely damaged due to an accident, injury, or decay, it may need to be extracted. Some teeth that are decayed or damaged may be treated effectively with a filling, but teeth that are too damaged to be repaired should be removed. Tooth extraction is often referred to as the pulling of a tooth and is the procedure where a tooth is removed entirely. While we make every effort to conserve and preserve your natural teeth, there are just some cases in which a tooth or teeth must be extracted.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. They are a third set of molars that usually grow in during your late teens and early twenties. If wisdom teeth erupt properly and grow in straight, they often do not need to be removed. Wisdom teeth can often be the cause of serious oral problems, including infections, tooth decay, misalignment, pain, and even jaw and nerve damage. Studies today estimate that close to 85% of all wisdom teeth will eventually need to be removed.