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By Suburban Family Dental
April 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

How dental crowns from your dentists in Des Plaines can make your smile strongerdental crowns

Damaged and broken teeth can keep you from eating the foods you love. They can also keep you from looking your best. In fact, damaged teeth can cause problems chewing, which in turn can cause problems with your digestion, affecting your general health. You may have even stopped smiling because you are embarrassed by your damaged teeth.

It’s time to restore the health and beauty of your teeth and your smile. The answer is dental crowns! Dr. Roman Dziubyk and Dr. Lorelei Grise' at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL want to share how dental crowns can help you and your smile.

Teeth are strong, but they can still suffer damage from everyday wear-and-tear, tooth trauma, and other factors. Dental crowns restore the strength of your tooth by covering the entire visible area of your tooth above the gumline. A dental crown is like a protective glove surrounding your tooth and holding it together. Some of the reasons you might need a dental crown include:

  • Age-related wear and chipping
  • Breakage from an accident or injury
  • A broken or leaking dental filling
  • A tooth that has had a root canal

You may also want a dental crown to enhance your smile. Fortunately, modern dental crown materials offer both strength and beauty. You may choose to cosmetically enhance your smile because of teeth that are:

  • Restored with large, old, crumbling metal fillings
  • Discolored or stained from medications, tobacco or coffee
  • Pitted or have enamel defects due to genetics

At Suburban Family Dental, they offer several choices of material for your crowns including:

Full porcelain, which provides the most natural-looking crown available; porcelain reflects light just like your natural teeth, providing a beautiful addition to your smile. You can even have your porcelain crown created and placed all in one appointment thanks to CAD/CAM Same Day Crown technology available at the office.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal, a PFM crown, which provides both strength and beauty; these crowns are created in a dental laboratory, so they require at least two appointments.

You can also choose conventional full gold, which is strong but not as natural looking. The choice is yours. To find out more about how a dental crown can restore your tooth, call Dr. Dziubyk and Dr. Grise' at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL today!

By Suburban Family Dental
June 16, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Tooth loss can do a number on your smile, but we can help!dental implants

It can feel pretty embarrassing when you lose one or more permanent teeth. After all, you know that every time you smile there are large gaps as a daily reminder of your tooth loss. Of course, this doesn’t have to become the norm. Our Des Plaines, IL, dentists, Dr. Roman Dziubyk and Dr. Lorelei Grise, are here to ensure that your smile gets the restorative dentistry it needs to replace your missing teeth for life.

Why Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a great option if you are looking for a tooth replacement that mimics a real tooth. In fact, there is no other restoration that so closely resembles a real tooth like a dental implant does. How does an implant function like real teeth? Well, a small metal post is placed into the jawbone where your missing tooth used to be.

By placing the implant into the jawbone a natural phenomenon known as osseointegration takes place. While the name may seem like quite a mouthful, all it means is that the bone naturally fuses together with the implant. Once fusion has taken place, the implant is now a permanent part of your jawbone, providing the jawbone with the proper stimulation that it needs to stay healthy and to prevent deterioration (which is common in those with untreated tooth loss).

Who is a Good Candidate for Implants?

If you are a healthy individual who maintains good oral health and is missing one or more teeth then dental implants could be the best way to replace those missing teeth. One of our Des Plaines general dentists can examine your mouth to decide if you could benefit from implants or whether another restoration would work better.

An ideal candidate will be a non-smoking adult who isn’t pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant during the dental implant process. Those with compromised immune systems, uncontrolled chronic health issues or those currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation may also not be healthy enough to get these restorations. Talk to our restorative dentists to learn more.

If you are ready to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, then isn’t it time you turned to Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL, for the answers you’ve been looking for? Call our office today to schedule your appointment!

By Suburban Family Dental
May 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Fillings are one of the most commonly performed dental procedures, and yet this tooth-saving treatment often doesn't receive the respect fillingsit deserves. Des Plaines, IL, dentists Drs. Roman Dziubyk and Lorelei Grise' of Suburban Family Dental explain how fillings protect your teeth and discuss common filling materials.

How fillings help your smile

Tooth decay attacks and destroys healthy tooth structure. Removing the decayed portion of your tooth prevents the cavity from worsening or the decay from spreading to other teeth. Unfortunately, once the decayed area is removed, you'll have a hole in your tooth. Fillings seal the hole, strengthens the tooth and prevents bacteria from entering. Fillings also make it possible for you to use the tooth to chew normally.

Depending on the size and location of your cavity, Drs. Dziibyk and Grise' may recommend one or more of these filling types when you visit their Des Plaines office:

  • Composite: ​Flexible composite resin is tinted to match common tooth shades to ensure that your new filling won't stand out.
  • Ionomer: Cavities can occasionally form on the roots of teeth, particularly if you have receding gums. Ionomer fillings made of glass powders and acrylic acids are used to restore tooth roots damaged by tooth decay. These fillings are tooth-colored to match your smile.

Are you worried that you might have a cavity? Call Des Plaines, IL, dentists Drs. Roman Dziubyk and Lorelei Grise' of Suburban Family Dental at (847) 640-0778 to schedule an appointment.

By Suburban Family Dental
February 09, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

As a child, you are taught to care for your teeth with regular brushing and flossing. While this is something many people do well with, dental crownsthere are still instances when your teeth become damaged or aged. Your teeth can be very strongly attached to your jaw and work well, but be in danger of damage. If you have a tooth that is cracking, chipped or discolored, dental crowns can help save your tooth. Dental crowns are an excellent opportunity to give your tooth a longer lifespan. With the help of Dr. Roman Dziubyk and Dr. Lorelei Grise at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL, you can achieve this goal.

Dental crowns are a fairly simple concept that is affordable and effective in keeping teeth that might be in danger of damage or loss. If you have teeth that are well connected in your mouth and strong, but for cracks and chips, dental crowns can be put into place to create a stronger longer lasting tooth. The crowns are created using a mold of the teeth they are for and then placed on top of the tooth holding it all together. This process is typically pain-free and can be accomplished in one or two visits to your Des Plaines dentist. The crowns are closely fit in color and size with the natural tooth being shaved or prepared for the fitted crown. This ensures that the crown looks and fits appropriately in the mouth.

It is vital that you don’t wait to protect teeth with the potential of becoming damaged. Contacting Dr. Dziubyk and Dr. Grise at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL, can make all the difference in how long you keep your natural teeth. Call us today at (847) 640-0778 to schedule an appointment and get started on a healthy, beautiful mouth. Your teeth can last if you care for them now.

By Suburban Family Dental
June 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

That’s a question you might want to ask the staff of Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL. The answer depends on your situation, dental implantsbut for many people in Des Plaines, the answer has been yes.

In fact, dental implants are the closest thing to your natural teeth available. This is because the concept behind dental implants is to make them become part of your natural oral tissue structure.

In a dental implant procedure, your Des Plaines dentist drills a hole or holes into your jawbone and installs a titanium implant directly into the bone tissue, then allows the area to heal around the implant. This process is called osseointegration, which means your jawbone tissue grows around the implant to anchor it firmly -- and naturally -- in place. Once the implant anchors, your dentist will install a titanium post into the implant and attach a prosthetic tooth, called a crown, to the post. The result is a replacement tooth that looks, feels and functions almost exactly like a natural tooth.

There are some points your Des Plaines dentist will want to go over with you to ensure you are a good candidate for a successful dental implant procedure. First, your dentist is going to want you to be in good overall health – people with underlying chronic conditions such as diabetes may not be appropriate candidates for dental implants. Your gums should be healthy; if you have advanced gum disease or severe gum loss, your Des Plaines dentist may recommend another option.

Another consideration is time. Dental implant procedures usually take multiple visits to the dentist over a fairly lengthy period of time to complete. If you are not willing to commit to the time, you may want to consider another option.

For more information about dental implants in Des Plaines, IL, call Suburban Family Dental at 847-640-0778.