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By Suburban Family Dental
April 21, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Here’s how we can help you get that “million-dollar smile"!

A healthy, gorgeous smile says so much about you. In fact, it’s the first feature we notice about a person. Therefore, your smile has a huge impact on the impression you leave on people. So, perhaps it’s not too surprising to discover that a gorgeous smile is associated with success with regards to both work and personal life. If you’d like to improve the appearance of your smile, our Des Plaines, IL, dentists Dr. Roman Dziubyk, Dr. Lorelei Grise and Dr. Michelle Radeka can help you achieve that winning smile with dental veneers.

What are dental veneers?

These thin tooth-colored shells are designed to cover the entire front surface of your teeth to alter the shape, size, color or alignment of your smile. Imagine being able to finally have that ideal smile for the rest of your life. Porcelain veneers can mask a variety of dental issues such as,

  • Severe stains and discolorations
  • Cracks, chips or fractures
  • Misshapen or malformed teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Minor overlapping or crowding

Just by getting dental veneers from our cosmetic dental team you can easily enhance your appearance and give you the self-esteem boost you deserve. Why are so many people turning to our Des Plaines, IL, cosmetic dentistry team for dental veneers?

  • These thin cosmetic layers resemble real tooth enamel. The porcelain even mimics the way enamel reflects light so the only person who will know that you have veneers is you. How else do you think Hollywood stars get their perfect smiles?
  • While veneers are ultra-thin, they are still incredibly durable and can last several years before needing to be replaced.
  • Porcelain veneers are also stain-resistant, which means that they will remain brilliant and white over the years. This is a great option for avid coffee drinkers or smokers who still want to maintain a vibrant smile.
  • Veneers are a more conservative way to improve and enhance your smile because we only have to remove trace amounts of enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for your veneers. This tooth preparation can often be done without even needing anesthesia.

Whether you have questions about getting dental veneers here in Des Plaines, IL, or you’re ready to take the next steps to a brand-new smile, don’t hesitate to call the team at Suburban Family Dental today at (847) 640-0778 to schedule a quick consultation and assessment.

By Suburban Family Dental
January 27, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Botox  

Find out why turning to a dentist for Botox could give you amazing results.

Chances are good that you’ve heard of Botox, an injectable treatment that reduces muscle contractions of the face in order to smooth away those lines and wrinkles that appear whenever you make facial expressions. While most people just assume that they can turn to a dermatologist for Botox, did you know that you can also turn to our Des Plaines, IL, dentist Dr. Michelle Radeka for this cosmetic treatment?

Why turn to a dentist?

While turning to a dentist for cosmetic treatment such as Botox might seem odd at first, it actually makes a lot of sense. After all, our dentists have received extensive knowledge and education to understand not just about the mouth but also the complex inner workings of the face and neck.

We understand how each of the muscles of the face function, ensuring that the Botox treatment you get is not just safe but also effective. Turning to a qualified medical professional who has received proper training is important when seeking Botox treatment here in Des Plaines, IL.

Should I consider Botox?

While most people associate Botox with improving their appearance and restoring youthfulness, the truth is that Botox also offers other applications and uses that could be ideal for your health. Do you suffer from sore, achy jaws due to TMJ disorder? If so, our Des Plaines, IL, family dentists can ease jaw pain and muscle spasms associated with this painful condition with Botox injections.

If you also find yourself dealing with tension headaches due to TMJ disorder, by getting Botox to treat the pain and tension in the jaws you may also notice a reduction in the number of headaches you deal with.

Botox can also be used around the mouth to help train certain muscles to make wearing dentures easier and more comfortable. We can also “relax” the lip line with this treatment to improve your smile line without having to turn to surgery or more aggressive procedures in order to achieve the results you want.

Of course, we can’t forget the cosmetic benefits of Botox. People in their 20s to 50s can benefit from what Botox can offer. Botox may be right for you if you are looking to smooth away,

  • Furrow lines (the vertical lines between your brows)
  • Forehead lines and wrinkles
  • Small, vertical lines around the mouth
  • Nasolabial folds (deep lines and folds around the nose and mouth)
  • Chin creases
  • Crow’s feet

If you are interested in talking with our Des Plaines, IL, family dentist Dr. Michelle Radeka about whether you are an ideal candidate for Botox, then call Suburban Family Dental today at (847) 640-0778 to schedule a consultation.

By Suburban Family Dental
December 31, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crown  

Some people are afraid of getting dental crowns because they mistakenly think that it’s painful or they are losing their natural teeth. The reality is that having a dental crown placed is similar to getting a filling. Likewise, the procedure is actually designed to save your natural teeth. This tooth-shaped device is placed over your tooth to protect it from further damage and restores its size, shape, strength, and appearance.

Here at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL, your dentist, Dr. Roman Dziubyk, Dr. Lorelei Grise', or Dr. Michelle Radeka, might recommend a crown in the following scenarios.

Dental Filling Won’t Work

There will be instances where the damage to the teeth is so extensive that there isn’t enough of the tooth for the filling to be placed. In this instance, the better choice is to have a dental crown installed. This will not only cover up the tooth cavity but also restore the appearance of the damaged teeth. This means that the tooth will be restored to its best condition possible so that you can enjoy better oral health.

Strong Protection and Support

There will be a time when your teeth will become weak because of decay or other damage. When this happens, there is a danger of it cracking or breaking apart. A dental crown can hold your teeth parts together to preserve your natural teeth. If your tooth has already broken off or has become severely worn down, a dental crown can still be used to repair it.

By covering and protecting the damaged or weakened tooth, the dental crown can prevent further damage to the other existing teeth. Instead of having the damaged tooth extracted, which can lead to other oral health problems, your dentist in Des Plaines, IL, can install a dental crown to protect and support it.

Support Dental Procedures

Dental crown installation can be done to support other dental procedures that you may need to undergo. For example, a dental crown is necessary to reinforce your tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy. The installation of the dental crown will protect the integrity of the treated tooth so that it can become stronger and last longer.

Dental crowns are likewise used to create an anchor to keep a dental bridge in place. Additionally, if you have a dental implant installed, the dental crown will be used to encase it so that the replacement tooth will blend in with the rest of your natural teeth.

Protect Primary Teeth

Dental crowns could likewise be used to protect the primary or baby teeth of children. It is common for primary teeth to be damaged by decay either because of poor oral habits or the choice of food. When the tooth can no longer be supported by a filling, a dental crown can be used to save the tooth. Having a dental crown placed will likewise decrease the need for a tooth extraction.

Call Us For More Details or Questions About Dental Crowns

Arrange a consultation with your dentist, Dr. Roman Dziubyk, Dr. Lorelei Grise', or Dr. Michelle Radeka here at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL, by dialing (847) 640-0778.

By Suburban Family Dental
November 10, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Invisalign  

Did you know that 20 percent of people with orthodontic braces are 18 and older? This statistic from Harvard Health is surprising and encouraging, too, because you've been thinking about Invisalign. These clear aligners transform teen and adult smiles at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL. Your dentists--Dr. Roman Dziubyk, Dr. Lorelei Grise' and Dr. Michelle Radeka--can tell you all the benefits.

A straight smile is a healthy smile

Well-aligned teeth inspire personal confidence, and they stay healthier longer. If you're an adult, know that it's not too late to get that wonderful smile. Plus, you don't have to wear obvious metal braces if you qualify for smooth, removable Invisalign appliances.

They're custom-made to correct a wide range of problems, including overbite, crossbite, tooth rotation, gaps, overlapping teeth and more. Your dentist at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL, can tell you if you are a candidate for Invisalign.

Come see us for a consultation

Dr. Grise', Dr. Dziubyk or Dr. Radeka will examine your gums and teeth. A special, 3D scan will evaluate your bone structure and tell your dentist if Invisalign is the right orthodontic system for your smile. If so, you'll receive 18 to 30 pairs of thin aligners over the course of your six to 18-month treatment.

Wear each according to your care plan, and see your dentist at Suburban Family Dental each month along the way. When you're done, you'll wear a retainer to keep that new smile straight and attractive.

Benefits of Invisalign

1. No embarrassment. No one can tell you are wearing them.

2. The aligners are comfortable and easily maintained. Wear them 22 hours a day, and remove them to brush, floss and eat.

3. Treatment times are short--almost half that of traditional braces.

4. Your mouth feels comfortable--no wires, brackets or sore spots.

5. Eat your usual diet, and just remove your appliances to brush and floss.

Plus, while we love seeing our patients, we're glad to report that you don't have to come in for long, complicated adjustments again and again. See us monthly and pick up your new aligners. Simple.

Contact us

At Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL, we're thrilled to offer Invisalign and its proven record of millions of healthy, beautiful smiles. To see if it's for you, contact our office to book a consultation with Dr. Lorelei Grise', Dr. Roman Dziubyk and Dr. Michelle Radeka. Phone (847) 640-0778.

By Suburban Family Dental
July 09, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

You deserve a smile you’re proud of. Dental veneers may be able to help.

Do you wish you felt more confident in your appearance? Do you feel like your smile is holding you back? If so, you’ve come to the right place because our Des Plaines, IL, cosmetic dentists Dr. Roman Dziubyk, Dr. Lorelei Grise and Dr. Michelle Radeka pride themselves on creating beautiful, custom dental veneers to help you achieve your perfect smile.

What are dental veneers?

Veneers are very thin, porcelain shells that are custom-made to reshape one or more teeth. These shells are bonded to the front of your teeth to hide various imperfections while also altering the shape, length, alignment and color of your teeth for life. Veneers are quite popular because they can offer dramatic, long-lasting results.

How can veneers improve my smile?

Veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic restorations our Des Plaines, IL, dental team offers. This treatment can be customized to fit your needs, which means that we can easily create veneers for one or several teeth. Veneers can be used to,

  • Whiten and brighten teeth that are severely and permanently stained
  • Hide chips, cracks and gaps between teeth
  • Make crooked teeth look properly aligned
  • Improve the length and symmetry of your teeth
  • Improve the texture of your teeth if you have pits in your enamel

What are the benefits of getting veneers?

Apart from the fact that this simple restoration can pretty much change your smile any way you want, there are some other benefits associated with dental veneers. These benefits include,

  • A way to “straighten” your smile without having to turn to braces
  • A fast treatment that can be completed in about 2-3 visits
  • Permanent restorations that can last decades before needing to be placed
  • Your new smile will be stain resistant

Whether you have questions about getting dental veneers in Des Plaines, IL, or you want to find out if you’re an ideal candidate, contact Suburban Family Dental today at (847) 640-0778 to schedule a cosmetic consultation.

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