Dr. Carolyn Belke
Dr. Carolyn Belke’s career began as a Registered Dietician. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition from Bradley University in 1981 and a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition in 1984 from Illinois State University. While working at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois as a Registered Dietician, she realized her true passion was to pursue dentistry. She attended Northwestern University and became a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1995 and then continued education by completing General Practice Residency at Columbia Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in 1998. Her education and combined degrees in nutrition and dentistry gives her a true edge. Dr. Belke highly encourages preventative solutions to reduce long-term risks and minimize the need for more invasive treatments making her one of the best in the field of dentistry.
For over 15 years, Dr. Belke has been practicing the art of restorative dentistry and truly takes pride in her commitment to remain at the forefront of the latest technologies and advanced treatments to enhance her practice. Prior to joining First Point Dental Clinic, Dr. Belke was in private practice. She brings fresh perspectives and enhanced knowledge to the team. She is a strong advocate for adoption. When not studying and practicing, Dr. Belke loves spending time with her three children and adoring husband, reading or gardening.
What is the Importance of Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is a medical branch that deals with the replacements of missing or lost teeth to achieve a complete, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing smile. The restorative dental professionals in Chicago Dr. Carolyn Belke focus primarily on the removal and repair of the tooth cavities in order to save the tooth and provide treatments for other oral health issues. Restorative dentists in Illinois, Dr. Carolyn Belke also specialize in treating patients who require dental repairs after a trauma or injury. The experts at First Point Dental take care of patients of all age groups from children to seniors.
Usually, adults and senior citizens opt for restorative dental treatments. Many a time, patients need multifaceted care so treatments from other dental fields like endodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics are also included in this type of dentistry to tackle the patient’s need.
Restorative dentists Dr. Carolyn Belke aim to bring back the natural shape, feel, and appearance of the real teeth by repairing damaged teeth, restoring the missing parts of the tooth structure with direct or indirect dental restorations, or replacing the lost teeth completely with dental prosthetics. The treatments provided by restorative dentists include:
- Tooth fillings or dental bonding treatment incorporating composite resin materials- for repairing damaged/injured teeth.
- Inlays, Onlays, dental fillings, and dental crowns (tooth-colored or metallic artificial tooth replacement)- for the reconstruction of small areas of missing or damaged tooth structures.
- Dental implants (fake tooth root made of titanium), dental bridges (for three or more missing teeth in series), and dentures (either removable or fixed for replacement of entire teeth arch or set)- for full coverage dental restoration by artificial dental appliances.
To get an effective dental restorative treatment in Chicago, schedule an appointment at First Point Dental.