General Dentistry

We deliver the finest care for our patients.

 

Morton Dental Center provides personalized dental care to people of all ages. We pride ourselves in utilizing the most modern equipment and methods available.

 

In order to provide nothing but the best to our patients, our office uses state-of-the-art technologies in all our procedures. These new technologies allow us to detect dental concerns at early stages, treat your dental issues with precision, and provide stunning and customized restorations. Our premium dental software system maximizes your time and our office efficiency. When you visit our office you can be confident that you are receiving the finest and most advanced in dental care.

Dental Cleaning/Periodic Exam

Dental Cleaning/Periodic Exam

A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a registered dental hygienist. Most dental cleanings require an examination by the dentist also. A routine dental cleaning includes scaling and polishing. Polishing completes the cleaning, making the surface of the teeth smooth and minimizing future plaque build-up. Periodontal charting and diagnostic radiographs may be taken, along with helpful…

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a chemical compound that is proven to be beneficial to teeth. It strengthens enamel and prevents decay. As a result, there are many over-the-counter toothpastes and mouthwashes containing fluoride. However, those who are at an extra high risk for cavities may benefit from professional fluoride treatments in addition to daily doses. This is generally delivered in the form of a varnish applied…

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening

We have a genuine concern for your overall health and well-being. It’s because of this that we invest in state-of-the-art oral cancer screening technology to ensure your health for life.   Did you know that in the United States, one person dies every hour from oral cancer? Oral cancer has a cure rate of more than 80 percent—if it is detected and treated early. The mortality rates…

Emergency Exams

Emergency Exams

Dental emergency? We’re here for you!   Severe pain or discomfort in the jaw, gums or teeth can often become unbearable. At Morton Dental Center we offer same-day emergency dental services and appointments to provide immediate relief and long term dental solutions!   If you are suffering from severe pain or discomfort don’t hesitate to call us at (309)-263-2781! Our accommodating…

Extractions

Extractions

Good oral hygiene is a must. The loss of a single tooth can have major impact on overall oral health and appearance. Although dentists will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there are still some occasions when a tooth needs to be extracted.   A tooth may need to be extracted if the following occurs: Severe decay Advanced gum disease Infection or abscess Orthodontic correction Malpositioned…

Mouth Guards

Mouth Guards

Protect your teeth with our custom-designed mouth guards.   Custom-designed mouth guards are made of flexible plastic and molded to fit the shape of your teeth. Mouth guards are recommended to protect the jaw, tongue, cheek lining and teeth during physical activity and sports such as boxing, football, basketball, or other activities where your mouth might get hit. Guards generally last 3-10 years.…

Night Guards

Night Guards

Teeth clenching and grinding can damage teeth and be harmful to one’s long-term oral health.   Night guards are recommended to protect patients who clench or grind their teeth during the night. These custom-designed appliances are made of flexible plastic and molded to comfortably fit the shape of your teeth.   Custom-made oral appliances can also be used as part of treatment for conditions…

Fillings

Fillings

A filling is a way to restore a decayed tooth back to its normal shape and function.   If you have a tooth that requires a filling, the dentist will first remove the decayed tooth material, then clean the affected area and fill the cleaned-out cavity with a filling material. This filling will help prevent further decay by closing off any cracks or spaces where bacteria might enter.   There are…

Dentures

Dentures

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available: partial dentures and complete dentures.   Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain and complete dentures are used to replace all teeth. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth, so there should be no noticeable change to appearance. In fact, dentures…

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant Supported Dentures

For patients missing a majority of their teeth, implant-supported dentures are commonly used. Implant-supported dentures are dentures that are secured in place using implants in the jaw. They are often used when a patient no longer has teeth remaining in their mouth but enough bone in their jaw to support implants. Implant-supported dentures snap into place on top of implants but can be removed for cleaning.…

TMJ Treatment

TMJ Treatment

Oral appliance therapy is by far the most common and effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. There are more than 80 different sleep apnea oral devices on the market today. Similar in appearance to a double retainer, they are designed to either shift the lower jaw forward or retain the tongue to keep it from falling back into the throat. Oral appliances are typically worn at night and are custom…