As much as possible, Dr. Stopka repairs damaged teeth with mercury-free, tooth-colored fillings. In some cases, the extent of damage is too great for this approach. In such instances, she may recommend treatment that includes an inlay, onlay, or crown. Each of these restorations is designed to repair the structure a tooth needs to function well.
A dental crown is larger than an inlay or onlay, covering the entire part of the tooth that is visible above the gums. Crowns can be fabricated from a number of materials. Dr. Stopka discusses with patients their options and the advantages and disadvantages of each. For a number of reasons, patients find metal-free options appealing. Crowns made of composite, porcelain, or zirconium are biocompatible and are very durable. Additionally, there is an obvious benefit to the natural look of the smile.
Dr. Stopka has been providing a high standard of biological dental care for several years. She has the education, background, and the commitment to biocompatibility to help patients choose the type of restorative material that best suits their needs.
The purpose of a dental bridge is to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Bridgework may be used when teeth remain on each side of an empty space and even if teeth need to be replaced at the back of the mouth. Dr. Stopka is familiar with fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and Maryland style bridges. Due to their success at long lasting results, many patients choose to replace missing teeth with a fixed bridge. This restoration is typically stabilized by teeth on each side of a gap. For the preservation of healthy natural tooth structure, we encourage patients to consider the implant-supported bridge.
Our approach to patient care is collaborative. It is not our intent to dictate to patients the type of treatment they need, but to provide information that will facilitate the optimal outcome for each individual.
Your smile is an important aspect in your sense of health and wellness. Our team offers you care that is designed solely around your needs. Call (630) 756-5844 to schedule your visit with Burr Ridge biological dentist Janet Stopka.
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Janet S. Stopka is a driven, passionate and renowned professional in the field of dentistry. Her ability to provide patient-centered care and insistence on healthy biological dentistry has created an environment of trust and comfort amongst herself and her patients.
Whilst being a patient-oriented expert, she is also a strong advocate of mercury safe dentistry and invests in the latest technological equipment to assist and reduce risk during complicated dental procedures.
She is also a progressive and keen member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology).