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By Suburban Family Dental
May 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Do you have a damaged tooth? Adding a crown to the tooth can improve its appearance and function. Your Des Plaines, IL, dentists Dr. dental-crownsRoman Dziubyk and Dr. Lorelei Grise' of Suburban Family Dental offer dental crowns and other restorations and services that will enhance your smile.

 

How can teeth become damaged?

Your tooth can be at risk for damage if:

  • You received a blow to the face: Car accidents and sports injuries are common causes of tooth injuries and may result in fractures. Broken teeth aren't just unsightly but can be painful if the broken ends are exposed to the air.
  • You have a crack in a tooth: Even small cracks can weaken the structural integrity of your tooth. If you don't receive a crown, your tooth may break one day when you take a bite of an apple or a sandwich. Cracks aren't always noticeable. Luckily, your Des Plaines dentists can detect cracks during your checkups.
  • You had dental work: Root canals improve your oral health but can weaken your teeth. Crowns may be recommended to protect your teeth after one of these treatments.

 

How can crowns help?

Crowns are hollow restorations that slip over the part of your tooth visible above your gum line. In order to ensure a proper fit, your dentist must prepare your tooth before adding a crown.

Crowns offer several benefits, including:

  • Improved Appearance: Your new crown is made from an impression of your mouth to ensure that it looks like your other teeth. Crowns restore the normal height and width of teeth and can also be used to conceal imperfections or change the shape or length of teeth.
  • Reduced Risk of Decay: Bacteria can enter your teeth through small cracks and cause tooth decay. Adding a protective crown seals off cracks and stops bacteria from penetrating your teeth.
  • Stronger Teeth: Crowns reduce the risk of a fracture if you have a cracked tooth or have had certain dental procedures. Biting forces are absorbed over the surface of the crown, not the underlying tooth.

 

Protect your smile with dental crowns! Call your Des Plaines, IL, dentists Dr. Roman Dziubyk and Dr. Lorelei Grise' of Suburban Family Dental , at (847) 640-0778 to schedule your appointment.

Woman With Dental ImplantsWhat's the best way to transform a smile with a missing tooth? Today's superior tooth replacement option is the dental implant. Expertly placed by your dentists in Des Plaines, Dr. Roman Dziubyk and Dr. Lorelei Grise', implants imitate real teeth in appearance, function and stability. Why settle for less?

The amazing dental implant

We don't exaggerate. Dental implants really are amazing. Of course, healthy natural teeth are tops in every way. However, sometimes tooth loss happens, causing unsightly gaps, poor oral function, deteriorated bone and gums and yes, embarrassment. Dental implants change all that as they are firmly inserted into the jaw and meld with the bone through a process known as osseointegration. Time and use increase the bone width and density, and the patient experiences a tooth replacement that seems fully natural. Your Des Plaines dentists use dental implants to anchor fixed bridgework and full dentures, too.

The single-tooth implant

You qualify for one if you have enough bone in your jaw as determined by visual examination, and X-rays. With a solid foundation in place, Dr. Dziubyk or Dr. Grise' places the implant device into the jawbone and sutures the gums closes so the site heals properly over the next several weeks to months.

When you return to Suburban Family Dental, your doctor will open the site again and bond a metal alloy post and porcelain crown onto the exposed implant. Then, your implant is ready for full use.

Implant care post procedure is very important. Your daily routine must include:

  • Brushing with a soft toothbrush--either manual or electric--twice a day
  • Flossing once a day with unwaxed floss
  • Twice yearly examinations and cleanings at Suburban Family Dental.

Learn more
Transform your smile with dental implants from Dr. Dziubyk and Dr. Grise' at Suburban Family Dental. Phone the office at (847) 640-0778 to request your implant consultation.

By Suburban Family Dental
January 03, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Find out how this clear orthodontic system could give you a straighter smile.

Who says that the whole world has to know that you have braces? Our Des Plaines, IL, family dentists Dr. Roman Dziubyk and Dr. Lorelei Grise' certainly don’t think so. If you are an older teen or adult who is dealing with crooked or a misaligned smile, find out if Invisalign is the right treatment option.

What is Invisalign?

With traditional braces, metal or tooth-colored brackets are bonded to the front of your teeth and connected through wires to apply pressure to the teeth to shift them around; however, Invisalign uses a very different system. Instead of sporting brackets and wires, Invisalign offers up a set of ultra-thin transparent aligners that fit over your teeth. Each aligner is custom-made based on measurements that our Des Plaines, IL, dentists take of your teeth.

What problems can Invisalign fix?

Invisalign is able to tackle a variety of issues including:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crowding
  • Gapped teeth
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite

If you are dealing with mild-to-moderate alignment issues chances are good that Invisalign could straighten your smile and correct these problems.

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign treatment?

As with any dental treatment, there are certain factors that can affect your candidacy for Invisalign. Your age is one factor that will play a role. While you are never too old to get a straighter smile you may be too young for Invisalign.

In order for Invisalign aligners to fit properly we will need to make sure that your teeth have fully developed. Aligners will not be effective on teeth that are still growing. This is why Invisalign isn’t right for children or young teens; however older teens and adults of all ages can be great candidates for Invisalign.

The dental issues you wish to correct with Invisalign will also determine whether or not this is the right orthodontic treatment for you. The problems above are the most common issues that Invisalign can treat but if you aren’t sure whether your smile could benefit from Invisalign come in for a consultation so we can determine if this is the most effective method for you.

Are you interested in getting Invisalign in Des Plaines, IL? Want to find out if this is the right approach to fix your crooked smile? If so, call Suburban Family Dental to schedule a consultation with our dentists!

By Suburban Family Dental
October 29, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: wisdom teeth   Extractions  

Wisdom TeethExtractions are usually considered a last resort, but if a tooth becomes irreparably damaged by trauma or tooth decay, an extraction is sometimes the best option for your overall oral health. Dr. Roman Dziubyk and Dr. Lorelei Grise, dentists at Suburban Family Dental, offer a range of general and emergency dental services for children and adults in Des Plaines, IL.

Tooth Extractions in Des Plaines, IL

In addition to cases of trauma or tooth decay, there are a few other situations commonly require tooth extractions:

  • Decayed or impacted wisdom teeth
  • Crowding/to make room for orthodontic treatment
  • Primary (baby) teeth
  • Severe cracks or fractures

How Do You Know if a Tooth Needs to Be Extracted?

If you are experiencing pain or signs of an infection, schedule an appointment to see the dentist as quickly as possible. A dental exam and X-ray are usually performed to determine the extent of damage. A dental exam will be necessary to evaluate your symptoms and determine the best form of treatment, but here are a few additional signs that you may need to have a tooth extracted:

  • Pain and stiffness in the jaw
  • Intense pain when biting or chewing food
  • Red and swollen gums around the tooth
  • Loose tooth
  • Advanced gum disease (periodontitis)

Types of Extractions

There are two types of extractions: simple and surgical. A simple extraction is typically the first course of action, assuming that there is enough tooth structure to hold with forceps, in which case the tooth is simply removed without an incision. A surgical extraction is necessary when a tooth is impacted (trapped below the gum and unable to erupt properly), or if the tooth breaks at the crown and an incision is needed to remove the root. In some cases, a tooth may break or fracture during a simple extraction, making a surgical extraction necessary.

Dentist in Des Plaines, IL

For more information about emergency dentistry services and how to keep your teeth and gums healthy, contact Suburban Family Dental by calling (847) 640-0778 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dziubyk or Dr. Grise today.

By Suburban Family Dental
August 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental ImplantsMissing teeth harm more than your self-esteem. While that's important, your oral health and function are even more so. At Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL dental implants mimic real teeth in every way: performance, appearance and maintenance of jaw bone integrity. Read here how Dr. Roman Dziubyk and Dr Lorelei Grise' place these tooth replacements and how they improve their patients' smiles.

When you lose teeth...

There are a number of difficult consequences:

  • A smile gap
  • Gum and bone deterioration at the extraction site
  • Reduced bite height (the vertical dimension of your face when your teeth come together)
  • Shifting of neighboring teeth toward the empty space (they weaken as they drift)
  • Poorer chewing, biting and speaking
  • Premature facial aging with substantial tooth loss

With all of these disappointing side effects, patients must consider the best tooth replacement options available to them. Fortunately, most healthy adults qualify for innovative dental implants which are stable, can last for decades and actually improve jaw bone size and strength. Plus, they realistically close smile gaps, giving patients the beautiful smiles they deserve.

How implants work

A simple oral exam, and X-rays tell your Des Plaines dentist if dental implants are right for you. Good oral health is a must as is a jawbone which is sufficiently dense to support the implant device.

Made of biocompatible titanium, the implant device inserts into a small hole created in the jaw. Dr. Dziubyk or Dr. Grise' then allow several weeks of healing time before covering the implant with a metal alloy extension post and customized porcelain crown.

How long does healing take? Actually, the sutured gums heal very quickly. However, osseointegration takes several weeks to months. What is osseointegration? It's the bonding process between the jaw and the implant.

With osseointegration, human bone wraps around titanium, having a natural affinity for it. The resulting bond is very strong and actually gets even stronger over time.

Interestingly, implants are very versatile. The dentist can place multiple implants to anchor multi-tooth bridges and partial or even full dentures. So, this modern technology gives both dentist and patient a wide range of tooth replacement possibilities.

Keeping your implants healthy

Caring for implants is as easy, and as important, as caring for natural teeth. Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Twice a day should do it, says the American Dental Association, but you also must floss around implant sites to keep them free of plaque, tartar and their associated bacteria.

Additionally, avoid tobacco in all forms. Smoking in particular burns gum tissue around implants and can deteriorate the jaw bone. An infection called peri-implantitis resembles gum disease and can cause implant failure.

Arrange your implant consultation

And, see about filling those smile gaps. At Suburban Family Dental, we love our patients to have their best smiles ever. So call today, won't you? (847) 640-0778.