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Welcome to the office of Gary P. Balas, D.D.S.

Gary P. Balas, DDS
1430 North Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 259-4244


Extraordinary Care in a Comfortable Environment

At the office of Gary P. Balas, D.D.S., we provide the feel of a traditional family restorative dental practice with the contemporary services that meet your individual needs. We want you to feel comfortable in our practice and trust our team of professionals with all aspects of your oral health. We are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.

To provide you with the highest level of care, compassion, and results, we are proud to offer:

    • - General and preventive dental care
    • - Teeth whitening
    • - Crowns and bridges
    • - Tooth-colored fillings
    • - Sealants
  • Listening to your needs, goals, and concerns is a huge part of our plan to ensure your overall satisfaction with your dental experience. We have created a warm and comfortable setting and expect that each dental experience will be a positive one for you and your family. Please feel free to contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Balas today!

Serving Arlington Heights, IL (Illinois) and the northwest suburbs — Dr. Gary P. Balas is your general and restorative dentist, offering dental care for children, teens, and adults.

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  • Bridges

    When you lose a tooth, it affects not just the appearance, but the function of your smile. It can be difficult to eat or speak naturally, extra stress is put on your remaining teeth, you’re at greater risk for developing gum disease, your remaining teeth can shift out of position causing bite problems, ...

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  • Orthodontic Retention

    Getting your braces off is definitely a cause for celebration. You can finally enjoy your new smile after all that work and effort! But getting your braces off isn’t the end of treatment. Once your braces come off, you will enter the retention period of treatment. During the retention period, you will ...

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  • Inlays and Onlays

    Inlays and onlays are indirect restorations used to repair molars and premolars damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays and onlays fit more securely and last longer than fillings, strengthen compromised teeth, and preserve more natural tooth structure than crowns. An inlay is used to restore the center of ...

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  • Dental Implants

    If you have recently dealt with an injury or disease that affected your oral health, there are options available to recover the smile you once had. You may even be able to achieve a better smile than the one you had. Dental implants make it possible to renew your smile if you have lost some teeth. There ...

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  • Tooth Decay Prevention

    What is tooth decay? Tooth decay begins with the Streptococcus mutans bacteria. These bacteria join with food particles and fluids in the mouth to create plaque, a constantly forming biofilm which sticks to the surface of tooth enamel. The bacteria in plaque convert the sugars in our foods into lactic ...

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Every tooth has two sections: a crown, the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and one or more roots, which anchor the teeth within the jaw. Each tooth has three basic layers: an outer layer of hard enamel (which protects the crown) or cementum (which covers the root), a middle layer of softer ...

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  • Fillings

    The bacteria in plaque produce acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth surface. Left untreated, this decay can spread to the interior of the tooth, and might lead to the need for a crown, a root canal, or even extraction. When caught early, your dentist can ...

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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  • Educational Videos

    Take a few minutes to watch our educational videos and learn more about different dental treatments and procedures. Video topics include general & cosmetic dentistry, Implants, oral health and hygiene, orthodontics and preventative dentistry. ...

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  • Laser Decay Diagnostics

    Using lasers, dentists can detect tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed using traditional methods. Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light, or “fluoresces,” differently than does decayed tooth structure. Teeth with decay ...

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  • Gary P. Balas

    Each day I come in to work, I have the opportunity to enhance the lives of my patients by providing high-quality, advanced dental care. Dentistry can have such an impact on people's lives. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DENTIST HERE.

  • Beth - Registered Dental Hygienist

    My dental career began in 1988 when I graduated from Marquette University. I joined Dr. Balas in 1994 and have been a team member ever since. Over the years I have met so many families from our community and I am honored that they have trusted me to help them live a healthy and pain-free life. I strive to give each patient the individual care they deserve and a smile they can be proud of. I am grateful to be a part of an office that strives to be better every day and truly cares about our patients. My husband and I have lived in Arlington Heights for almost 30 years we we have raised our 3 daughters.

  • Joanna P

    Joanna is originally from Poland and moved to the US in 2002. She attended the Dental Hygiene Program at Harper College and graduated in 2010. Joanna is passionate about educating her patients in proper oral health techniques to ensure they live a healthier lifestyle. Outside of dentistry she enjoys biking, hiking and exploring places with her husband and two children.  

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