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By Suburban Family Dental
September 30, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns  

If you notice that one of your teeth has become damaged, injured, chipped, broken, or discolored, you may need dental crowns in Des Plaines, IL, to repair your smile. Dr. Roman Dziubyk, Dr. Lorelei Grise', and Dr. Michelle Radeka of Suburban Family Dental can help.

What Is a Dental Crown?

Crowns are tooth-shaped covers or caps that a dentist can place over teeth to restore a damaged tooth to its normal shape, size, and function. They provide strength for weakened teeth and protect them from further damage.

Porcelain crowns are the most popular type of crowns because they look like natural teeth. They reflect the light in the same way that your tooth enamel does, so they blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile. Porcelain fused to metal crowns is another option that is more commonly used for the back teeth. They offer the extra strength of metal crowns with all the beauty of a porcelain crown.

What Are the Benefits of Getting Dental Crowns In Des Plaines, IL?

Dental crowns can help with a variety of dental issues, including:

  • Discolorations-some stains do not respond to teeth whitening treatments. These can be deep under the enamel or caused by certain medications but can be hidden with a dental crown.
  • Chips and cracks- small chips or cracks can be unsightly, but they can also let in bacteria. A crown seals the tooth to protect it from further damage.
  • Broken teeth- teeth can break due to an accident. A crown can keep it from breaking further while restoring your full chewing ability.
  • Short teeth- teeth can be worn down over time. A short tooth can be lengthened, so it looks like the rest of your teeth.
  • Misshapen teeth- if you have a tooth that is crooked or doesn't match the rest of your smile, a crown can help make your smile look more uniform.

If you would like to find out more about dental crowns in Des Plaines, IL, reach out to Suburban Family Dental. Call (847) 640-0778 to book an appointment with Dr. Dziubyk, Dr. Grise', and Dr. Radeka.

By Suburban Family Dental
September 13, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Find out how Invisalign works and if it’s right for you.

If you want a straight smile but the idea of wearing braces isn’t appealing, you may want to consider Invisalign. Invisalign offers older teens and adults a nearly invisible way to correct their smiles. Dr. Roman Dziubyk, Dr. Lorelei Grise, and Dr. Michelle Radeka offer Invisalign treatment in Des Plaines, IL.

A Clear, Discreet Way to Get a Straighter Smile

Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to shift teeth into place. Invisalign is changing the orthodontic game as we know it. If you’ve ever wished there was an almost invisible way to get a straighter smile, then Invisalign is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

Your dentists will provide you with custom-made clear aligners that are flexible, comfortable, and fitted to your teeth. 

Fix Your Bad Bite for Good

Thanks to these continuing advancements in Invisalign technology, our team can now correct a wide range of bad bites and other common dental problems in older teens and adults. Getting Invisalign in Des Plaines, IL, can fix everything from overbites and underbites to crowding and gaps between teeth. It can also handle everything from minor to more severe bite problems.

Invisalign is Great for Teens and Adults

Since Invisalign aligners have to provide a perfectly snug fit for the technology to shift teeth into their ideal alignment, this means that teeth have to be fully developed before Invisalign can be a good option. This is why this clear orthodontic treatment is ideal for older teens and adults. Kids whose teeth are still growing will need to wait until their teeth have fully matured to consider Invisalign.

If you are a teen or adult and you want a straighter smile, you may be a great candidate for Invisalign in Des Plaines, IL. Are you ready to sit down with our dental team to discuss Invisalign? If so, call Dr. Dziubyk, Dr. Grise, and Dr. Radeka of Suburban Family Dental at (847) 640-0778 to schedule your consultation.

By Suburban Family Dental
August 19, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

Know when you may need to turn to our Des Plaines, IL, team for a root canal.

When you come into our practice every six months, this gives us a chance to monitor the health of your smile while also protecting your smile from decay and other problems. Of course, sometimes issues arise between these appointments and you may be wondering if the issues and symptoms you’re experiencing could be warning signs that a root canal is on the horizon. Here are the signs that it’s time to turn to our Des Plaines, IL, dentists Dr. Roman Dziubyk, Dr. Lorelei Grise or Dr. Michelle Radeka right away for dental care,

Tooth Pain

Dental pain can range from mild to severe, and can be characterized as aching, stabbing or throbbing. The pain may get triggered by hot or cold foods and beverages. The pain can last as little as a few minutes or for hours.

Gum Tenderness and Swelling

Again, just like your tooth pain, gum swelling can range from very mild to protruding. The swelling tends to be around the root of the infected or damaged tooth. Some people even experience an abscess (a pimple-like growth) on the gums instead of inflammation.

Pain with Chewing

Another sign of an infected dental pulp is if the tooth that’s causing you pain also gets worse when you put pressure on the tooth. If you notice increased sensitivity or pain when chewing or biting down on the tooth this is a sign that you may need a root canal.

These are the telltale signs that it might be time to see our Des Plaines, IL, dentist right away to find out if you need root canal treatment. During your visit we will ask you questions regarding your symptoms, run imaging tests and examine your smile to see if you may have an infected or damaged tooth.

The Reasons You Might Need a Root Canal

If you are experiencing tooth pain it could be the result of an infected or inflamed pulp. A dental pulp is a soft inner structure within each tooth that contains blood vessels, tissue and nerves. When an infection breaks through the hard outer layers of the tooth it can reach the pulp and infect it. Damage to the pulp can also occur from direct trauma.

If an X-ray determines that the pulp of your tooth is infected, we will need to perform root canal treatment to remove the diseased pulp and tissue and to clean out the infection. This is the only way to preserve your natural tooth and to prevent further damage. It’s under these circumstances that our dentist will advise getting a root canal. The sooner you seek treatment after experiencing these symptoms the easier it will be to save your tooth.

It’s important that you do not ignore the warning signs of a root canal, especially when our Des Plaines, IL, dental team can get you in right away for care. Nothing is more important than the health of your smile. Turn to the dental experts at Suburban Family Dental for the treatment you need when it matters most. Call us today at (847) 640-0778.

August 11, 2021
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Families

Good oral health is important at every age. Healthy teeth and gums signify more than an attractive smile—it often reflects good general health, confidence and a personal sense of well-being. Proper oral hygiene starting at home can help protect your family’s teeth from cavities and prevent gum disease. 
The following tips can help your family reach optimal oral health to promote a lifetime of healthy smiles:

1. Practice Good Oral Hygiene

The health of your smile is a reflection of how well you take care of your teeth and gums. It should go without saying that you and your family should brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss daily to remove plaque build-up from the large surfaces of the teeth and under the gums.  Most of us learn these habits as children, and that’s why it’s important for parents to play an active role in helping kids learn the proper techniques for brushing and flossing. 

2. Snacking & Tooth Decay

Frequent snacking can be your mouth’s biggest enemy.  That’s because when sugars or starches in your mouth come in contact with plaque, the acids produced can attack teeth for several minutes after you finish eating. Repeated attacks can break down the enamel on the surface of teeth, fueling tooth decay. To prevent cavities, consume sugary foods and drinks with meals rather than in between. If you must snack throughout the day, then brush immediately after to cleanse the mouth of food.
Along with limiting how frequently you eat, you should also pay attention to the types of foods and drinks your family is consuming. Limit your intake of sugary, starchy foods, and replace them with healthy choices, such as raw vegetables, fresh fruits and whole grains. 

3. Fluoride

Teeth are attacked by plaque daily. The acids produced by plaque weaken the enamel, which eventually leads to decay. That’s why it is important to make sure you are getting enough fluoride. Fluoride is absorbed into the enamel, helping to repair and prevent cavities. Some children may benefit from fluoride supplements. Ask [Name of Practice] about the best fluoride treatment plan for your family at your next visit. 

4. Checkups

Regular visits to your [location] dentist are a very important part of maintaining good dental health. The American Dental Association recommends scheduling dental appointments twice a year.  A professional dentist can detect problems in their earliest stages and will make sure your kids’ teeth are developing properly as they grow.  [Name of Practice] can clean the areas of your teeth that regular brushing can’t, helping you avoid unnecessary cavities and dental treatment. 
If you neglect the care of your teeth at home and fail to go to the dentist regularly, accumulated plaque could potentially lead to the development of tooth decay, gum disease and even tooth loss. The good news is that being diligent about your dental health care at home and by seeing your dentist on a regular basis, you and your family will be more likely to keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.
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.

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