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Dentist Berwyn, IL

CAD/CAM – Computer -Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing

calcium – mineral necessary to the formation and maintenance of healthy teeth and bones

calculus – commonly called “tartar,” hard substance that forms on teeth due to insufficient plaque control, may be stained brown or yellow

canker sore – whitish mouth sore, usually lasts 10-14 days, may have red “halo”

cantilever bridge – dental bridge that only attaches to teeth on one side

cap – commonly used term for dental crown

caries – common term for tooth decay or “cavities”

cast/model – 3D reproduction used by filling an impression or mold with plaster and allowing it to dry

CAT scan – Computerized Axial Tomography scan, used to determine size, shape, and placement of bone, usually used for implant placement planning

cavity – missing tooth structure caused by decay, abrasion, or erosion

Cavitron – dental tool used in cleaning teeth, uses high-frequency ultrasonic waves

cellulitis – potentially dangerous infection of the soft tissue, characterized by extensive hard swelling

cementum – hard tissue that covers the outer surface of a tooth root

cephalometric imaging – x-ray scan of the head that shows the relative positioning of the face, teeth, and jaws

clasp – acrylic or metal portion of a partial denture that hooks to natural teeth

cleaning/prophylaxis – the removal of plaque and calculus from the teeth above the gumline

cleft palate – congenital deformity that is characterized by a partial or complete lack of fusion of soft and/or hard palate

coil spring – spring used between brackets and archwire to open or close space between teeth

complete denture – set of prosthetic teeth that are used to replace all upper or lower teeth

composite resin – tooth colored material composed of plastic with small particles of ceramic or glass, generally cured with a chemical catalyst or filtered light

coronal – referencing the crown of a tooth

cosmetic dentistry – dental services used to improve appearance, rather than health or function

cross bite – lower teeth lie in front of upper teeth when teeth are closed

crown – may refer to the visible tooth above the gumline or to a prosthetic dental restoration that replaces part or all of a natural tooth

crown lengthening – surgical manipulation of gum tissue to expose more tooth structure, often used in conjunction with other treatment

curettage – the removal of infected tissues from periodontal pocket or bone, often in conjunction with scaling and root planing (deep cleaning)

cusp – pointed or rounded mound on or near the chewing surface of a tooth

cuspid – tooth located between incisors and bicuspids, also known as “eye tooth” or “canine”

cyst – sac of tissue, usually hard or filled with fluid

What Our Patients Say About Us

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Nancy Dwyer
Nancy Dwyer
This office is phenomenal! I was extremely impressed with everyone! If going to the dentist scares you, this office will put you at ease. I look forward to going to the dentist knowing I am being taken care of by people who care and truly want to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. To all at Berwyn Dental Connection, you all deserve a round of applause!!!
Mar 08, 2024
Joshua López
Joshua López
The group of ladies working in this office is amazing. The environment is full of good vibes and great hard working individuals which adds up to one awesome team. Thank yous for being GREAT and taking care of my pain and dental needs.
Apr 01, 2024
Brittany Brumbaugh
Brittany Brumbaugh
I have been a patient at Berwyn Dental Connection for about a year- but what a year it was! The team in this office is so fantastic! They are kind, professional, warm, intelligent, and care for their patients. Dr. Peralta-Sugano has gotten me through infections, an extraction, a dental implant, and an after-hours emergency appointment because I was in so much pain over the holidays. Veronica and Bianca are so kind, responsive, and friendly. I'm thankful to have established care at such an exceptional dental office.
Mar 05, 2024
Latisa Butler
Latisa Butler
Dental work can be a bit intimidating. However, at Berwyn Dental Connection the entire process is professional and calming. The atmosphere is relaxing, and the staff are very personable from the front desk to the dental hygienist and even the doctors! I received a root canal performed by Dr. Lares and she and her assistant made me feel comfortable. Overall, the entire staff are professional and skilled, I'd definitely recommend.
Feb 08, 2024
Maria Rivera
Maria Rivera
So happy I chose The Dental Connection and Dr. Lares. I’ve been going there for over three years and am very happy with the level of care and attention I get from Dr. Lares and her crew. All of the staff is so accommodating and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and at ease, especially Veronica, one of the receptionists, who is the first person to greet you!
Feb 13, 2024

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