General Dentistry Services in the Belvidere/Rockford Area

General Dentistry Services To Maintain Your Smile

At Chapko & Shah Modern Dentistry, our Belvidere general dentists practice patient-oriented dentistry to make sure your smile and your oral health are protected.  General dentistry services are procedures and treatments provided by our dentists designed to prevent, evaluate, diagnose, and treat oral diseases for patients of all ages. 

General dentistry can not only help treat and prevent oral disease but also it can prevent the need for more costly, invasive procedures down the line. Keep reading to learn more about our general dentistry services and how they may benefit you. 

Our General Dentistry Services

Dental Cleanings & Exams

Routine cleanings and exams are the first lines of defense in keeping your smile sparkling and healthy. When you commit to visiting our Belvidere, IL, dental office at least twice a year for regular checkups, our Belvidere dentists can help remove plaque and buildup from areas that are hard to reach with regular brushing and flossing. Additionally, our dentists use cutting-edge dental technology to detect and diagnose issues that can’t be seen with the naked eye.

Sealants & Tooth-Colored Fillings

Sealants and tooth-colored fillings are great ways to prevent and repair dental damage and decay. Sealants are thin, non-toxic, plastic-like barriers painted onto the back molars. Dental sealants can help prevent 80 percent of cavities on the back molars for two years.  

Tooth-colored fillings use non-metallic materials to repair dental damage such as cavities, chips, and cracks. Unlike gold or silver (amalgam) fillings, composite fillings won’t stain, shock, or sensitize your teeth. Our Belvidere dentists will customize your fillings to match your natural smile and preserve the structure of your teeth. 

Tooth Extractions

Wisdom teeth and tooth extractions are dual services available to our patients across the Belvidere and Rockford areas. Tooth extractions can alleviate pain, prevent infection, help prepare you for beneficial restorations such as implants and bridges, and even aid in orthodontic treatments like Invisalign®

Gum Disease & Periodontal Treatment

Our Belvidere general dentists offer comprehensive periodontal disease treatment, including scaling and root planing, gum surgery, and laser therapy. By utilizing the latest technology and techniques, our dentists can treat even the most advanced cases of gum disease and help our patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health. 

TMJ Treatment

We offer personalized TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) treatment for patients experiencing jaw pain and discomfort. We use a combination of orthopedic appliances, physical therapy, and targeted dental procedures to alleviate symptoms and improve jaw function.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Snoring and sleep apnea can have a major impact on your quality of life and overall health. We offer custom-fit mouthguards as a treatment for snoring and sleep apnea to help you get the quality sleep you need. These specially designed mouthguards help to prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the throat, leading to better breathing and improved sleep. 

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