Industry-leading COVID-19 Protection:

Here are the steps we have taken to ensure your safety

  1. All eligible staff have been vaccinated.
  2. We have procured all the recommended PPE. N95 masks, gowns, and face shields.
  3. We have installed hospital antimicrobial curtains around each room. This allows us to contain the treatment in the room being used.
  4. We have added two medical-grade air purifiers to cleanse the air multiple times an hour.
  5. We are using UVC lights to disinfect the rooms after each use.
  6. There will be fewer patients in the office at a time. All patients will be asked to remain in their vehicles until we are ready for them.
  7. Every person will be asked before coming to the office to confirm they are symptom-free and are not COVID positive so far as they know.
  8. Everyone will have their temperature taken and will be required to rinse with hydrogen peroxide before the treatment.

After nearly a year of using these precautions, not a single individual, staff or patient, has contracted COVID from being in the office. We don’t think there is a safer dental office in all of the Chicago area. Call (708) 849-4400 to make an appointment

Gold, ceramic, and other dental crown materials available in Dolton

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You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about dental crowns. That is, until you need one. A crown is one of the most basic tried-and-true restorations. This technique has been saving teeth since the beginning of modern dentistry. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that nothing has changed. Today’s techniques are more precise, more accurate, and more reliable, creating a much better crown. Additionally, we have a wide variety of materials available. Some dentists promote sturdy gold crowns, and some exclusively use cosmetic porcelain. Many patients ask Dr. Dietrich what material he uses for crowns, and the answer … Continue reading

Tooth restoration options available from your Dolton dentist

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Ideally, teeth are naturally healthy, well-shaped, and well proportioned. However, sometimes they don’t develop quite right. More frequently, a once-healthy tooth may fall victim to decay, fractures, infection, or oral injury. Thankfully, we are long past the days when dentists simply pulled problematic teeth. Today, there are a number of restorative options, suited to various situations. Unless it is terribly damaged, or loose, your tooth can probably be saved. Some of the most common restoration techniques include: Fillings – A cavity can usually be repaired in just one visit, with a cosmetic filling that matches surrounding tooth enamel flawlessly. Bonding … Continue reading

The types of dental crowns available for South Holland, IL residents

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A dental crown is a very familiar, rather basic dental restoration. If you need a crown, you may be surprised at the number of options available. Crowns can be made from resin, porcelain, metal, or a combination. Dr. Dietrich offers all of them, because every patient has unique needs. What do you need to know about your options? All metal crowns The most and least expensive dental crowns available fall in this category. Steel or other base metals can create a strong, durable, long-lasting crown at a low price. These crowns are often used on primary (baby) teeth, and they … Continue reading

What is the best material for a dental crown in Dolton, IL?

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A dental crown is a great way to repair or protect a tooth. It seems like a simple restoration – a cap, which looks like a tooth. However, with today’s dental materials, technologies, and techniques we have many options. Dr. Dean Dietrich offers a wide range of materials, because every patient has unique aesthetic preferences, health needs, and budget considerations. Options available include: Gold – Dr. Dietrich firmly believes this is the best material, despite its unpopularity. Gold is highly biocompatible, and extremely strong. It also has a thermal expansion rate similar to that of natural tooth material, which means … Continue reading

Are you a good candidate for a dental crown in Dolton, IL

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You probably don’t think you need a crown. Few people look in the mirror at a damaged tooth and think, “Hey, a crown would fix that!” More likely, you just look in the mirror and wonder if the tooth can be repaired. The good news is, in most cases the answer is, “yes,” often with a dental crown. The only way to know for sure what, if anything, will restore a problematic tooth is to ask your dentist. Dr. Dean Dietrich, of Pleasant Dental in Dolton, IL, offers a wide range of restorative options. Dental crowns are among the most … Continue reading

How do Dental Crowns Work?

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A common dental restoration that is done at Pleasant Dental in Dolton is dental crowns. Crowns are porcelain pieces that are custom fabricated to fit over a natural tooth to protect it and restore functionality. Dental crowns are made to be bonded or cemented over a natural tooth for several reasons. This may be because the tooth is cracked, has an extremely large filling, or has recently undergone root canal therapy. With root canal therapy, the removal of the dental pulp causes the natural tooth to no longer receive a blood supply or have nerves in it. This can make … Continue reading

Why do crowns fail?

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Fail? Crowns that I do never fail! Well almost never. Few things frustrate me more than a nicely fitting and matching crown failing and requiring replacement. Now if this happens after ten or more years, I am not too annoyed. It’s when it happens in the first few years that I cringe when this occurs. So why would a crown fail? The single biggest reason for crowns failing is, well the crown itself doesn’t fail, the tooth holding it does. As you may know, a crown simply covers what remains of a tooth that has been significantly damaged by decay … Continue reading

When is a crown necessary?

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“I’d like to get a crown, Doc.” I hear that all the time – yeah right! No, the reality is I rarely ever hear that unless someone has been to the dentist recently and been told they need one. Few people even understand what crowns are or what they are used for. This brief article will tell you when crowns are necessary. So when should you be looking at having a crown placed on a tooth? We are here to help Call us at (708) 576-1900 or Schedule an Appointment First, realize that a crown is generally done when a … Continue reading

Dolton, IL, patients ask, “Can a dentist near me improve my smile with dental crowns?”

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Patients who come to the Pleasant Dental office in Dolton, IL are searching for excellent care in a professional and cheerful atmosphere. Our team enjoys helping patients nearby reach optimum oral health and achieve a great looking smile through individualized treatment. With Dr. Dietrich and the team at Pleasant Dental, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to dentistry. Instead we take the time to get to know each patient and understand his or her unique circumstances. To that end, when someone is looking for a dentist near them to restore a tooth that is sore or damaged, our team takes the … Continue reading

Saving damaged teeth with dental crown repair in Dolton, IL

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When a tooth is severely damaged, many patients wonder if it should just be extracted. While there are great options for replacing a missing tooth, most dentists will attempt to save the damaged tooth first. In many cases teeth that are damaged due to decay or trauma can be repaired with a dental crown. Patients in the Dolton, IL area have had great success saving weak or damaged teeth with Dr. Dean Dietrich of Pleasant Dental. What is a dental crown? To state it simply, a dental crown is a tooth shaped cap or shell that covers all of the … Continue reading

They made the extra effort to make sure every question and concern I had was addressed. They have some of the cleanest dental equipment I have ever seen. They make an extra effort to make sure they only use the best for their patients. They have a very good professional reputation. I know that I'm under the care of an expert. They were so happy to answer each and every question I had. They also encouraged me to call if I need any more answers in the future.