Restorative Dentistry Specialist

Jefferson Park Smile Corner

Charles F. Lockhart, DDS, MAGD

Dentist located in Jefferson Park, Chicago, IL

Damage to your teeth doesn’t mean the end of your radiant smile. Dental implants, bridges, and dentures have come a long way in recent years to restore your pearly whites. With all the advanced restorative options available at Jefferson Park Smile Corner in Chicago, Charles F. Lockhart, DDS, MAGD, can make your smile as good as new. If your teeth are bothering you, contact Dr. Lockhart online or over the phone to discuss your options today.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is the practice of restoring the mouth to full health and function, while taking aesthetics into consideration. Procedures to fix damaged teeth, prevent tooth loss, or inhibit disease progression are considered restorative.

As a seasoned restorative dentist, Dr. Lockhart prevents, diagnoses, and treats your dental concerns. From routine fillings to complex surgical procedures, Dr. Lockhart has the most modern tools and accumulated expertise to rebuild your smile.

What types of restorative procedures do you perform?

Any repair Dr. Lockhart makes to your teeth is considered restorative. The restorative procedures Dr. Lockhart provide include:

  • Cavity fillings
  • Root canals
  • Crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Bridges
  • Partial and full dentures
  • Periodontal treatments

What types of problems commonly affect older adults?

The aging process and years of wear and tear on the teeth make older adults particularly susceptible to dental damage. Over the years, acidic foods and grinding weaken the teeth, flatten the chewing surface, and wear away enamel.

Older men and women have a higher incidence of:

  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth loss
  • Gum disease
  • Oral cancer
  • Mouth infections

Proper hygiene and regular preventive care are the keys to keeping your mouth young and healthy.

What are the advantages of restorative dentistry?

The most important benefit of restorative dentistry is its positive impact on both mouth and bodily health. Mounting evidence links gum disease to conditions like heart disease and diabetes, so dental care helps keep your teeth and systems functioning.

Restorative dentistry also restores function to your teeth again. With your teeth fixed, you can eat and speak like normal again.

The appearance of your smile looks normal again after restorative treatments too. Dr. Lockhart fixes broken, missing, or damaged teeth so you can flaunt your smile without being self-conscious.

Even though these benefits are very compelling, you may still be hesitant about undergoing restorative procedures. Thankfully, Dr. Lockhart offers sedation dentistry to make your experience much more comfortable.

To schedule a consultation for restorative treatments with Dr. Lockhart, contact the Jefferson Park clinic online or over the phone.