If you have been looking for a new dentist for yourself and your family, Brett Blacher DDS is excited to be the Lombard dentist near you to welcome your family in for a quality check up. Whether you need convenient access to new patient forms or want to know how to best take care of your teeth after treatment, our patient resources are available to help make everything from finding our office to discovering convenient payment options easy. Leave your worries at the door when you come in for a visit at Brett Blacher DDS or contact our friendly staff members at 630-916-0701.
We don’t stop thinking about your health just because you’ve left the door! Because our practice invests in patient health and education, we make sure you get the advice and information you need to recover quickly after a dental procedure, and protect your teeth between six month visits. Our post-op forms offer great educational tips to ensure a speedy recovery after dental treatment, and our staff is always willing to answer any questions you may have by phone at 630-916-0701.
Payment and Financing Options
For some people, paying for dental treatments can feel more painful than getting the procedure done itself! At Brett Blacher DDS, we believe that your dental treatments should feel painless, and your payment process too.
Not only do we believe in providing low priced conservative and preventive care, but we accept most major credit cards and welcome patients to use CareCredit to help finance their dental treatments over time in low-interest small monthly payments. If you have questions about how our payment and financing options can help you get the dental care you need at a price that is convenient for you, call our office at 630-916-0701 for more information.
Although it is not necessary to be in one of these networks to visit Dr. Blacher, our dental practice accepts the following insurance networks: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Delta Dental, Dentemax, Guardian, Humana/Compbenefits, Metlife,and Principal. In cases where a patient may not carry one of these insurance networks, most PPOs will simply assign benefits at a lesser amount to out-of network doctors, but will still pay. Currently we do not accept HMO’s. For more information about your payment and insurance options, give us a call at 630-916-0701.
A Periodontist is a dentist who works to prevent and treat diseases of the gums and bone around the teeth. Most periodontists are also involved in the placement and maintenance of dental implants.
A Prosthodontist is a dental professional who creates, restores, and replaces human teeth. After completing four years of dental school, a prosthodontist has completes three additional years of additional training in a post-doctoral program.
Periodontal disease is a serious, chronic bacterial infection that attacks the gums and bones that support your teeth.
If periodontal disease is caught at an early stage (when it has not progressed beyond the point of gingivitis), it can be treated with scaling and root-planning (removing plaque around the tooth and smoothing the roots’ surfaces). If the disease progresses to a later stage, the patient may need surgical treatment, which involves cutting the gums, eliminating the hardened plaque build-up, and repairing the damaged bone.
No. An effective local anesthetic is used during the surgery so that you do not have any discomfort during the placement of the implants. The mild discomfort you might experience after surgery can be controlled with medications.
If you have lost most or all of your teeth, you are a perfect candidate for complete dentures. If you still have some natural teeth remaining, a partial denture is recommended to help improve chewing ability, speech, and support for facial muscles.
We recommend that you make an appointment to see the dentist as soon as your child gets his first tooth. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child is seen by six months after his/her first tooth erupts or by one year old, whichever is first.
Even children’s sports involve contact, and we recommend mouthguards for children active in sports. If your little one plays baseball, soccer, or other sports, ask us about having a custom-fitted mouthguard made to protect their teeth, lips, cheeks, and gums.
Are you happy with your smile? Could your teeth be whiter or straighter? Do you have chipped or broken teeth? Do any of your teeth appear too small or too short? Do you see black margins around your existing crowns? Do you refrain from smiling in photos? Does the thought of having to meet new people and smile make you anxious? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then cosmetic dentistry may be for you.
Studies have shown that bleaching gels cause no harm to teeth when used under direct dental supervision. Some people experience temporary minor sensitivity during the bleaching process but typically people do not experience any side effects. As with any cosmetic procedure, patients need to exercise judgement in how they go about whitening their teeth. Patients should avoid over the counter alternatives since these use trays that are ill-fitting and cannot be individually fitted, increasing the risk of burning gum tissue. They may also cause bite problems.
“We provide the most conservative treatments possible to fix your dental problem and provide the best long term solution for your dental health and smile.”
At Brett Blacher DDS, dentistry isn’t just about repairing teeth--it’s about improving the long term health of every patient through care that is personal to each client. We talk to each patient as a person first, understanding their specific needs and helping them achieve a level of health they never thought was possible before, so they can enjoy their smiles for years to come with a dentist they can trust.
Dr. Brett Blacher
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From easing toothaches while they’re small, to giving you a call to check in after your smile makeover, your health is in good hands when you make an appointment at Brett Blacher DDS by calling 630-916-0701.