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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.

By Suburban Family Dental
April 13, 2020
Category: Skin Treatment
Tags: Botox  

Every person, regardless of gender, will inevitably experience a situation similar to this: You’re looking at your face in the mirror and you suddenly catch a glimpse of your face in a crystal-clear lighting condition. You look at yourself closer and see faint “11s” between your eyebrows, lines on your forehead, or the beginnings of crow’s feet.

There’s a chance that you’ll shrug it off, but there’s also a chance that you’ll be extremely bothered by those lines. Luckily for you, you have options, and Botox is at the top of that list. Done perfectly, the results will really look natural and beautiful. Here at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL, (yes, we tackle anti-aging too!) Dr. Michelle Radeka uses Botox injections to smoothen wrinkles and fine lines to give patients a more youthful appearance.

How Does Botox Work Exactly?

Botox is actually a brand name used for the botulinum toxin that is produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. This bacterium is found in water, plants, animal intestines, and soil. The toxin is highly capable of blocking the acetylcholine neurotransmitter, resulting in muscle paralysis that can last for a couple of months.

That being said, when utilized for minimizing the look of wrinkles and lines, Botox is administered in small controlled doses. It’s also used for treating certain health conditions. This muscle paralyzing effect is what makes a shot of Botox very effective in smoothening wrinkling and crinkling that naturally occurs with aging and when people make particular facial expressions, such as smiling, frowning, etc. Additionally, some studies have shown that Botox injections could help prevent further creasing.

When Should I Get Botox?

While the “right” time will vary from one person to another, most experts recommend Botox once you see the lines form, which could be around the late 20s to early 30s. Once you hit your 30s, your collagen production and skin cell turnover start to decline so it’s around this time that many people notice the first signs of aging on their faces. That said, some may opt to get Botox injections before this time and that’s totally fine.

The most crucial part of getting Botox is having clear goals, realistic expectations, and working with an experienced doctor, like our doctor here in Des Plaines, IL. Once you’ve shared your goals with your doctor, she will outline all the other options suited to your case, including other treatments that will complement Botox and help maintain its effects for as long as possible.

For More Details About Botox, or Other Anti-Aging Treatments, We Can Help

Reach out to us here at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL, by dialing (847) 640-0778 to arrange your appointment with Dr. Michelle Radeka.

By Suburban Family Dental
February 21, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Bonding  

How dental bonding from our office in Des Plaines can rejuvenate your smile!

One of today's premier options in cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding is the application of resin material to aesthetically flawed teeth in order to enhance or restore their appearance. Here at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL, your dentists, Dr. Roman Dziubyk, Dr. Lorelei Grise', and Dr. Michelle Radeka, use dental bonding to restore patients' smiles—read on to learn more!

Dental Bonding Overview

Dental bonding can be used for a variety of purposes, including to repair broken teeth, form dental cavities, close gaps between teeth, eliminate discolorations, and alter the appearance of misshapen teeth. Dental practitioners also use bonding to protect the exposed roots of teeth.

Dental Bonding Procedure

Your dental care provider will use a shade guide to select a composite resin that matches the shade of your teeth. The tooth surface is then conditioned with liquid, preparing it for the bonding material. Afterward, the resin is applied, shaped, and smoothed to the desired shape on the teeth. Once this is completed, the resin is hardened with a curing light, and your dental care provider trims, shapes, and polishes the tooth to match the gloss of your smile.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding can usually be done in just one visit. The dental bonding procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes to complete per tooth. Very little enamel is removed during the procedure, which gives it an advantage over veneers and crowns. Moreover, bonding is among the least expensive cosmetic dental treatments.

Your Dental Consultation

A dental consultation is a visit with your dental care provider where you can discuss your issues, concerns, and treatment options. During a consultation, your dentist will perform an exam to check the health of your teeth and gums, as well as talk to you about the changes you would like to make to your smile. They will then determine if your dental problems can be solved with bonding.

Interested? Give Our Office a Call!

Get a brand new smile this year. Call Suburban Family Dental at 847-640-0778 right now to schedule a dental consultation at our office in Des Plaines, IL.

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