Cosmetic and Dental Services

Dental services offered at Del Carlo Dentistry include tooth extraction, implants, whitening, straightening, braces, teeth cleaning, root canal, and laser dentistry. We are serious about the level of care that we offer and want to truly serve those who seek an exceptional level of care, skill, and judgment.

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Cosmetic Dental Services

Everyone wants to look their best.  Brian Del Carlo, M.S., D.D.S. provides cosmetic dental procedures that will change the way you look and feel.

  • Porcelain crowns and bridges to restore teeth to an ideal color.
  • Veneers to reshape teeth and to close gaps between teeth.
  • Bonding to repair chipped or discolored teeth.
  • Tooth whitening to brighten and whiten your smile.
  • Reconstruction cases to improve the function and esthetics of your natural teeth.

Dr. Del Carlo places tooth-colored smart fillings that provide a fluoride release to prevent recurrent decay.  These filings are esthetically pleasing and prevent cavities.

Whitening

Brian Del Carlo, M.S., D.D.S. will whiten your teeth in less than an hour. Dr. Del Carlo uses at-home, custom bleaching trays that will brighten your smile to the shade you desire. This method of bleaching teeth causes less sensitivity and allows the patients to control the amount of whitening.  There is no reason to wait any longer.  Call us for your appointment.

Ortho Care

Brian Del Carlo, M.S., D.D.S., a General Dentist, provides orthodontic and cosmetic care to patients of all ages in the Downers Grove and Woodridge community.

Benefits of Orthodontic (braces) Treatment

  • Have a beautiful smile.
  • Increase your self-confidence.
  • Improve chewing.
  • Find it easier to clean and maintain your teeth.

We offer removable and bonded braces, clear or metallic braces, and wires in various colors. There are many advantages of using our braces.

Less Time in Braces
Because of increased accuracy and the latest tools, patients have to keep their braces on for a shorter period of time to get the desired effect.

Fewer Adjustment Visits
Dentists using the latest system can fine tune bracket placement with unmatched precision. As a result, the number of follow ups and adjustment visits can be significantly reduced. This means lesser disruption to your everyday life.

Reduced Time in Patient Chair on Bonding Day
With the latest system, the top and bottom braces are each placed as a single unit, rather than tooth by tooth, resulting in a shorter office visit. We also straighten teeth with Invisalign's removable aligners.

Braces for Kids

Children should be evaluated for orthodontic treatment by the age of 7 years. As the child's "6 year molars" come in, things like crowding and cross bites can be evaluated.

With early detection, Dr. Del Carlo can guide the growth of the jaws and the placement of permanent teeth.  Early treatment can simplify the orthodontic process.

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Braces for Adults

Orthodontic treatment can be successful for patients of any age.  One in every five patient in orthodontic treatment is over 21 years of age.

Contact us today for your orthodontic consultation with Dr. Del Carlo.

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Implants

Brian Del Carlo, M.S., D.D.S. offers patients an alternative to bridges, removable dentures, and partials.

Implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth.  Implants are quickly restored by trained dental professionals like Dr. Del Carlo.

Dr. Del Carlo works with a periodontist to place your implant and later restore it to your natural or desired color and contour.

Implants are used for various reasons.

  • Replacing missing teeth.
  • Stabilizing a full denture.
  • Stabilizing a partial denture.

Root Canal

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is severely decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.

The pulp chamber is the soft area within the center of the tooth. The tooth's nerve lies within root canals, which lie within the roots or legs of the tooth. The root canals travel from the tip of the tooth's root into the pulp chamber, which also contains blood vessels and connective tissue that nourish the tooth.

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A tooth's nerve is not vitally important to a tooth's health and function, after the tooth has emerged through the gums. Its only purpose is to provide the sensation of hotness and coldness. The presence or absence of a nerve will not affect the day-to-day functioning of the tooth.

What Are the Signs That a Root Canal is Needed?

Sometimes you will find no clear symptoms, but you have to look for the following signs.

  • Severe toothache pain upon chewing or application of pressure.
  • Prolonged sensitivity/pain to heat or cold temperatures, even after the hot or cold item has been removed.
  • Discoloration (a darkening) of the tooth.
  • Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums.
  • A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums.

Is Root Canal Therapy for Everyone?

Yes! Everyone who wants to save their teeth, and have been diagnosed as having a problem needing root canal therapy, can benefit and expect to maintain the tooth in its healthiest state, once the root canal is completed. There is no limitation for age or state of health.

Laser Dentistry

Brian Del Carlo, M.S., D.D.S. offers the most advanced generally accepted dental techniques available.

Dr. Del Carlo excels in micro-dentistry, which keeps the maximum tooth surface in place with the minimum of sensitivity.

Laser Cavity Detection

Diagnodent is the second laser used in the office. The diagnodent finds cavities that are undetected by our eyes and dental explorers.  The laser sees through the enamel to find pockets of existing decay.  The machine is 100% accurate and helps catch smaller cavities before they become big, thus saving you money and time.

Nitrous Oxide to Reduce Your Anxiety

Brian Del Carlo, M.S., D.D.S. offers the most advanced generally accepted dental techniques available. It is our goal to provide you with high quality dental care in a comfortable and relaxing environment. We understand dental anxiety and have found many ways to make your dental visits enjoyable.

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According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, 75% of American adults experience some severity of dental fear. Studies show that many adults have experienced negative feelings at the thought of visiting the dental office. In many cases, these feelings lead to neglected dental health. We can put our patients at ease with the help of the latest technology.

A Brief Introduction of Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide, a safe and calming sedative, is one of the many solutions Dr. Del Carlo offers to help ease your nerves and help you overcome your fear of dental treatment. Nitrous Oxide also referred to as laughing gas is a safe and effective option for remaining calm and comfortable during the dental procedure.

Nitrous Oxide is administered simply by inhalation and starts working immediately. There are no injections necessary. You can feel very relaxed in 2 to 3 minutes. The depth of sedation can also be altered to your individual needs. There are no lingering after-effects with this treatment, and the oxide wears off quickly after your treatment is complete.

The use of nitrous oxide is a great option to ease the fears associated with dentistry. It make you feel relaxed and reduces muscle tension. After receiving nitrous oxide, you will remain fully attentive and aware of your surroundings. This means you are not fully sedated or sleeping, just relaxed.

Nitrous Oxide is harmless but very effective at helping you remain in a comfortable and calm state while receiving treatment. If you have any questions about Dr. Del Carlo, our team, or our treatment options, please contact us today and book an appointment.