Dr. Jessica L. Becker received her undergraduate degree from Knox College with a major in Biochemistry. She went on to earn her DDS from the University of Michigan with additional awards in Periodontics and Prosthodontics. Dr. Becker’s clinical interests include aesthetic and general dentistry as well as pediatrics. She is an active member of the American Dental Association and Chicago Dental Society. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Brent and their two boys Zachary and Tyler.
On your first visit please bring with you a picture ID and a copy of your dental insurance card. If you have questions about whether or not we accept your dental insurance, please feel free to contact the office and we can assist you. We do accept most PPO Dental plans as well as All Kids for children 17 years old and younger. On your arrival we will have you fill out a couple new patient registration forms including a medical history and information regarding our privacy policies. If you would like to fill out these forms ahead of time you can print them here.
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We are a dental office that is happy to submit your insurance claims for you. On your first visit we will need you to bring your dental insurance card with you. Please feel free to call the office to see if we accept your insurance. Your insurance provider will have the information if we are an in-network provider for you. At Becker Family Dental, we are able to estimate your portion of treatment, so we collect payment at time of service. Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and CareCredit are accepted forms of payment. For information on making payments online, please visit our Pay Online page.
We strive to give the best dental care for each and every patient. Therefore, we have created the schedule to see patients effectively for your own personal appointment. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please let us know within 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. For the quality care of your own appointment and for courtesy of other patients, timeliness is encouraged.
Regular cleanings are a must for a healthy smile. Cleanings are recommended every 6 months and more frequently for our patients with gum disease. At each visit, a complete check of the gums, teeth, and oral health will be done and any recommendations for improvement will be reviewed and given in writing. As a courtesy, our office will remind you when your regular cleanings and exams are due. Emergency Dental Care
Patients will be seen as soon as possible for emergency dental care including tooth aches, broken teeth, sports injuries, or jaw pain. Many times, the emergency visit will be scheduled the same day the patient calls to schedule the appointment. Every effort will be made to keep our patients comfortable. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office at (847) 364-0661.
A smile can be dulled by stained, chipped, cracked, or misaligned teeth, but bonding can quickly and comfortably restore your smile’s natural beauty. During the procedure, a thin coating of plastic or resin is painted over the damaged teeth. The life span of the bonded tooth is shorter than that of porcelain. To find out if bonding is the right option for you, please contact Dr. Becker today.
An excellent alternative to crowns, veneers can perfect your smile by masking stains, hiding chips, correcting misalignment, and creating uniformity. Veneers, which are made of thin, customized porcelain materials designed to slide over the teeth, look incredibly natural, are long lasting, and are relatively easy to apply. Please contact us today to find out more about veneers.
When a tooth is fractured, cracked, severely decayed, or has a large old filling, a crown is placed to strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure.
One of the easiest ways to make your smile whiter and brighter is through dental whitening. Teeth can become stained from the foods that we eat and drink, smoking tobacco or just with age. These stains and color changes can be removed safely and effectively through bleaching treatments.
We believe the most effective and long-term system to bleach your teeth is an at home bleaching regimen. At the office an impression, or mold of your mouth is taken and a soft custom made tray is made by our staff. A thin ribbon of bleaching gel is then placed in the tray and the patient, for as little as ten minutes a day, wears the tray. This treatment can continue until you have reached your desired whiteness or approximately two weeks.
Safe and effective, this whitening method does not have any adverse effects on your teeth or gums. This is a clinically proven product when directions given by the dentist are followed.
Dr. Becker is a family dentist who provides gentle, personalized dental care for children and adults. Children grow differently and Dr. Becker tailors each child’s dental needs individually to the patient. You can start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as their first tooth comes in. At first, just a damp wash cloth is good to clean your infant’s teeth. Once they are between 2-3 years of age they are old enough to be seen by Dr. Becker. If you have questions at all about your child’s dental needs, please feel free to contact the office.
When one or more than one tooth is missing in a patients mouth, one option to restore the space is a Dental Bridge. This restoration literally “bridges” the gap and anchors itself between two teeth.
In a bridge, the two teeth on either side of the missing space are prepared just like you would for a single crown. This creates a foundation for the bridge to be place upon. The teeth drilled down are called abutements and the missing tooth is called a pontic. A temporary bridge will be made while the permanent bridge is fabricated by the lab. The final bridge is then permanently cemented in the patients mouth.
A Complete Denture is a removable appliance that replaces all missing teeth and the surrounding tissue. It sits on the soft tissue, or gum, of the mouth and covers the bone ridge that remains when teeth are removed. In addition to replacing the teeth it restores the natural form and structure of the face.
When a patient still has natural remaining teeth left, missing teeth can be replaced with a removable appliance called a partial denture. Its foundation can be made entirely of acrylic or with a metal base for more stability. This is an effective and esthetic way to replace missing teeth. This tooth appliance is removable and can often make cleaning for some patients much easier.
When you receive your removable appliance there is often an adjustment period where a patient becomes accustom to wearing it. We are committed to making you comfortable and are happy to make adjustments to make this appliance fit well. Over time, the gums and supporting bone in the jaw may shrink and additional adjustments or tightening may be necessary. It is important that the overall fit and make of the appliance is checked regularly, every 6months, to help ensure optimal results.
Dental implants are a replacement for missing teeth. They are surgically placed in the jawbone to mimic a tooth root structure. They can be used to replace one or several missing teeth. The main benefit to a dental implant is that unlike a bridge, they do not rely on neighboring tooth structure for support. Dental implants are permanent, stable and not removable.
The first step is an examination or consultation with the dentist to determine if your bone is strong enough to maintain the implant. X-rays may be taken and models of your teeth may be made. The implants are then placed in the mouth during a surgical procedure in the office and are left undisturbed for 8weeks- 3months depending on the stability of your bone. Usually you are provided with a temporary replacement for your teeth during this time.
Following the healing period a small connector or extension, called an abutment, is attached to the implant. The permanent replacement, or crown, is then attached to this connector.
The result is an aesthetic, stable, tooth saving restoration that will give you the confidence to speak, eat and smile with comfort.
We are pleased to announce that we can now accept your payments online through our secure bill payment service. We hope you find this time saving and convenient!