Services

The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.

Dentures

Dr. Moon is pleased to offer comprehensive services for dentures in Palatine, Illinois . A denture is a removable dental appliance created to replace missing teeth. Dentures are an important part of keeping the teeth and mouth in frame when one or more teeth are missing.

There are two types of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures are for patients who are missing all of their teeth, while partial dentures will only fill the spaces for missing teeth along an arch. When missing any teeth, partial dentures play an important role in preventing other teeth from shifting their position in the mouth.

Dentures have the following benefits:
Replace complete loss of all teeth in an arch.
Replace partial loss of teeth in an arch.
Enhance smile and facial tissues.
Improve chewing, speech and digestion.

Dentures will give dental support and functionality to your smile.
At Precision Dental Partners, we offer denture repair services. If your dentures are damaged or broken, we invite you to visit us for denture repair. Please give us a call to learn how we can meet your dental needs with dentures. Our dentist is eager to assist you with your needs!

Orthodontics


Precision Dental Partners offers orthodontic care in Palatine, Illinois, to help our patients enjoy straighter, healthier smiles. Orthodontics is a special field of dentistry concerned with the aesthetics, or beauty, of the smile and overall facial appearance.

* Misaligned
* Crowded
* Gapped and spaced

We can also correct problems with the alignment of the bite, including overbite, underbite, open bite, and crossbite. Orthodontic treatment is now faster, more comfortable, and more effective than in years past, making now a great time to straighten your smile.

While many patients think of orthodontics as an effective way to improve the aesthetics of their smile, orthodontic treatment can also be very beneficial to your oral health and function. Correctly aligned teeth are generally at a lower risk for dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease, and orthodontics can also make it easier for you to chew, eat, and speak properly. To learn more about orthodontics and the treatment methods we provide at our office, we invite you to contact us today. We are dedicated to helping you achieve a straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smile!

Dental Implants


If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Yoodong Moon may recommend dental implants in Palatine, Illinois. A dental implant is made up of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration, like a dental crown. The implant post is surgically placed in the jawbone, where it will act as replacement tooth roots. the restoration will act as a replacement tooth. Dental implants are designed to fuse with your bone, so they become permanent. They will look and function like your natural teeth.

To restore your lost tooth, the titanium implant post is placed in the bone socket of the missing tooth. During the healing process, which may take from 6 to 12 weeks, the jawbone will grow around the implant post. This anchors it securely in the jaw. Once the jawbone has healed, an abutment (a small connector post) is attached to the implant to hold your replacement tooth. Impressions will be made of your teeth and a model will be created of your bite so that your dental restoration can be constructed. When it is ready, the dental restoration is connected to the abutment.

We encourage you to contact Precision Dental Partners today to learn more and to schedule a visit with our dentist.

Wisdom Teeth


What are wisdom teeth?

The third molars, which are also called wisdom teeth, usually come in when a person is in their late teens or early twenties. In most cases, there is not room in the mouth for wisdom teeth to grow in properly. When the wisdom teeth are misaligned, they may come in horizontally, be angled inward or outward, or be angled toward or away from the second molars. Poorly aligned wisdom teeth can crowd or damage the nearby teeth, the jawbone, or the nerves. Wisdom teeth can also become impacted, or stuck between the jawbone and the gums. Because of these issues, wisdom teeth often need to be extracted.

How do I know if my wisdom teeth need to be removed?
Ask Dr. Yoodong Moon about the positioning of your wisdom teeth. An X-ray will be taken periodically to detect the presence and alignment of your wisdom teeth. Our dentist may recommend that your wisdom teeth be extracted before problems develop. This can avoid a more painful or more complicated extraction later. Wisdom teeth extraction is easier on young people because the roots are not yet fully developed and the bone is less dense. Recovery time tends to be longer in older patients.

We invite you to contact Precision Dental Partners today to learn more about wisdom teeth in Palatine, Illinois, and to schedule an appointment.

CEREC Crowns


A dental crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth’s surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A dental crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with dental fillings or other types of dental restorations. Our dentist, Dr. Moon is pleased to offer CEREC same-day services for dental crowns in Palatine, Illinois. Please contact Precision Dental Partners to learn about your treatment options for enhancing the beauty and functionality of your smile.

A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our dentist will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.

Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including:

To protect a tooth following root canal treatment
To anchor and attach a dental bridge
To cover and complete a dental implant
To enhance the beauty of your smile
To improve a misshapen tooth
To strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weakened
To support a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains

To find out whether a dental crown is right for you, we welcome you to contact us today!

Root Canal


When the inner nerve of a tooth becomes affected by decay or infection, our dentists may recommend root canal therapy to restore the tooth. The tooth may become extremely sensitive to both pressure and temperature and intense pain can be expected. No symptoms may be present in the initial stages. However, in the advanced stages of decay and infection an abscess will form.

When confronting this type of decay or infection, the patient has two options: pull the affected tooth or save the tooth through root canal therapy. When extracting a decayed or infected tooth, significant and costly dental problems will arise for adjacent teeth. In the end, tooth extraction may cause more problems than it will solve. Root canal therapy is a much more desirable alternative, as it will provide full functionality to the tooth and mouth, and will not cause any future problems with adjacent teeth.

The restoration that root canal therapy provides will usually last a lifetime. Dr. Moon has years of experience helping our patients experience comfortable, effective root canals in Palatine, Illinois. This service can return full functionality back to your tooth and mouth. Please call us at Precision Dental Partners to schedule your next dental appointment and learn how you can achieve a healthy smile through restorative dentistry.

Cosmetic Contouring

Cosmetic contouring or tooth reshaping is an innovative and affordable option for improving the cosmetic appeal of your smile. Cosmetic contouring is a subtle procedure that allows Dr. Moon to correct dental flaws such as misshapen teeth, chips in the teeth, or uneven edges of the teeth. Call Precision Dental Partners today for more information about our cosmetic treatment options, including dental cosmetic tooth contouring in Palatine, Illinois. Our dentist look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Cosmetic contouring is a service designed to improve the shape of your teeth and enhance the overall appearance of your smile. In the cosmetic tooth contouring procedure, our dentist removes small amounts of tooth enamel, which is the protective outer layer of the tooth. By making careful changes to the shape of the enamel, we correct cosmetic dental flaws and give your smile a more attractive appearance. In certain cases, we may recommend combining cosmetic contouring with dental bonding to achieve optimal results. Our team is typically able to complete cosmetic contouring in just one visit to our office so you can achieve a more beautiful smile after just one appointment!

We may suggest cosmetic tooth contouring in order to make minor aesthetic changes to the size, length, surface, or shape of your teeth. Tooth contouring can be used to correct:

Slight tooth overlapping
Irregularly shaped teeth
Teeth that appear too long or too large
Dips, bumps, or other imperfections on the tooth surface
Chipped or cracked teeth
Adjacent teeth of unequal lengths
Teeth that look too pointed

Tooth contouring is a great choice for patients who are interested in making subtle changes to their smile to achieve a more inviting aesthetic. If you think cosmetic contouring may be the solution you need to enhance your smile, we welcome you to call or visit our office today. We are eager to help you reach all of your goals for your smile!

Dental Bridge


A dental bridge is a non-removable dental appliance used to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. Our dentist may recommend a bridge for your smile if you are missing multiple teeth in a row. Please call us at Precision Dental Partners to schedule an appointment if you are interested in receiving a dental bridge in Palatine, Illinois. Dr. Moon looks forward to helping you reach your goals!

If you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, meaning it is non-removable. The dental bridge is anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns, which are custom made to fit your smile and are placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to restore your smile, ensuring that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose. It typically requires only two visits to our practice to complete the dental bridge. Dental bridges are designed to last for many years and to restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile.

Our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to improve your smile by:
Restoring your ability to speak, eat, and chew as normal
Alleviating excess stress on the bite
Improving the shape and volume of your face
Replacing an unwanted removable partial denture
Preventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of position
Enhancing the appearance of your smile

We will help you determine whether a custom dental bridge is the right choice for restoring your smile after tooth loss. For more information, please call or visit us today.

Dental Fillings


Dr. Moon uses dental fillings to repair teeth that are affected by decay, cracks, fractures, and so forth. In just one dental appointment, the decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed, cleaned, and filled. Our cosmetic or composite fillings can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. There are further options aesthetically suited for use in the front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth. Please call our dental office today to schedule an appointment with our skilled dentists if you need a dental filling in Palatine, Illinois.

A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay (for example, if your tooth has a cavity), or if your tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and to return your smile to good health. There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings.

The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of your tooth, and then clean the tooth to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the tooth with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.

If your tooth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for your smile!

Dental Sealants

A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces the back teeth. Sealants can an effective part of preventive dental care. If you are interested in services for dental sealants in Palatine, Illinois, we invite you to consider our caring dentist, Dr. Moon. Please call Precision Dental Partners for more information about how this service can help maintain your dental health.

A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our dentist may recommend to protect your teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of the tooth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth surface over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean your teeth with normal brushing.

Dental sealants are most often recommended for children; our dentist frequently recommends sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or for teeth that have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice. Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. To learn more about dental sealants and how we can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.

Digital X-Rays


Part of your cleaning and prevention plan is taking dental x-rays of your teeth. We use the latest dental X-ray technology known as digital radiography. This technology uses an electronic sensor to capture and store digital images of your teeth. The process of taking digital X-rays is faster and more comfortable than the process of taking X-ray film, and it reduces radiation exposure by significant amounts. Because the digital images can be viewed instantly, our dental hygienist will be able to detect and diagnose any abnormalities and developing problems at a faster and more efficient rate. It is important to have dental X-rays taken of your teeth to prevent discomfort, pain, and permanent damage to your mouth. Even though digital radiography is significantly safer than traditional X-ray film, we still take all of the necessary precautions to prevent unnecessary exposure to radiation. Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us.

How do I know I need an X-ray?
The frequency and need for X-rays are based on medical and dental history, a dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age, and risk of disease. Although a full X-ray of your top and bottom teeth are taken once or twice a year, new X-rays may be needed if any dental problems arise. If you are experiencing any difficulties or pain, we highly recommend that you arrange an appointment with our dentist promptly. Dr. Moon is pleased to provide digital x-rays in Palatine, Illinois.

Periodontal Care


Dr. Moon works to maintain the overall health of your mouth, including your gums. If there is any pain or discomfort surrounding your teeth or gums, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our dentist immediately. Please call Precision Dental Partners today if you suffer from gum disease in Palatine, Illinois.

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria inflame and infect the gum tissues, and when left untreated, can eventually cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. Untreated periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession.

If your gums are swollen, red, or tender, or if your gums bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. Other common symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath, and receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than normal. Following an exam at our office, our dentist and team will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.

The treatment for gum disease is based upon your specific dental needs. Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentist may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. For more information on periodontal treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our office soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!

Porcelain Veneers


Dental Porcelain veneers are designed to help your smile look its best. Veneers provide a complete cosmetic makeover for your smile, and Dr. Moon has years of experience helping our patients achieve results with this service. For more information about how dental veneers in Palatine, Illinois, can enhance your smile, please give us a call at Precision Dental Partners. We invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists.

Veneers are very thin shells, typically made of porcelain or resin, that are bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the beauty of your smile. Our dentist may recommend dental veneers to correct several types of smile imperfections. Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for enhancing your smile because the color and translucence of porcelain is a great match for the natural appearance of tooth enamel. Porcelain is stain resistant as well, so your smile will stay bright for years to come. Resin veneers can also be matched to your natural tooth color. With dental veneers, you can achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile that you will love to show off.

Our dentist may recommend dental veneers if you would like to improve the appearance of your smile. Custom-made veneers can be used for just one tooth or for your entire smile. We may suggest veneers to:

Close large spaces and gaps between teeth
Whiten teeth that are severely stained or discolored
Improve the appearance of irregularly shaped teeth
Correct slightly crooked teeth
Restore teeth that are broken, chipped, worn, or fractured

We invite you to call or visit our office today to learn more about custom dental veneers and how we can enhance your smile. We look forward to hearing from you!