The tooth crown procedure is different in Dolton

Tooth Crown Procedure in Dolton area

Dentistry IQ reports that the average dental practice in the US places about 13 crowns (as single tooth restorations) per month. With nearly 200,000 active dentists, that adds up to a big portion of the population with at least one crown. Yet the procedure can vary a lot by practitioner, and even the little differences have a big influence on the experience. Dr. Dean Dietrich and his team in Dolton take patient satisfaction very seriously. Keep reading for more on the Pleasant Dental Smile Productions approach to crowns. Crown background Take a peek in the mirror at your teeth. The … Continue reading

Comfortable root canal treatment provided by Pleasant Dental in Dolton, IL to eliminate your tooth pain

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Root canals have a bad reputation for being painful, anxiety-producing treatments. The truth is that they don’t need to be! They can eliminate the source of nagging, chronic tooth pain due to infection or deep decay and provide you much-needed relief. Dr. Dean Dietrich at Pleasant Dental in Dolton, IL is experienced in making sure that root canal procedures are comfortable for his patients and that they don’t feel tooth pain during this effective treatment. Why a root canal treatment may be needed The “root canal” is the hollow space in the center of your tooth where the tooth’s nerve … Continue reading

Dentist in Dolton explains the Dental Membership Plan that gives you a whole new reason to smile!

Enroll in Dr. Dietrich’s Dental Membership Plan at Pleasant Dental in Dolton, IL, for comprehensive, affordable dental care.

Nearly 74 million Americans had no dental insurance coverage in 2016, says the National Association of Dental Plans. Were you one of them? Are you still one of them? If so, there’s a dentist in Dolton who would love to explain his Dental Membership Plan to you, a plan that makes it simple and affordable for you and your family to receive quality, comprehensive dental care. Dr. Dean Dietrich and his staff at Pleasant Dental in Dolton, IL, know how difficult it can be for many people to pay for dental care. Even if they have insurance, the plans can … Continue reading

Announcing the Pleasant Dental® LLC Membership Plan

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No dental insurance? No Worries! We NOW have you covered! Even with dental insurance, significant dental care can get costly. Without insurance, good care often seems completely out of reach. To make matters worse, we have NEVER seen a dental insurance policy you can buy yourself worth buying. Rather than just leaving this as a problem for you to deal with, we stepped up and created a solution, years in the making and available exclusively to our patients: The Pleasant Dental® Membership Plan. If you… pay for all your dental care, or don’t get dental benefits from work, or are … Continue reading

Chicago area dentist offers dental implants as a reliable solution for tooth loss

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Achieving a more beautiful smile is easy with the assistance of a quality dental team in the Chicago area. Patients are welcome to contact Pleasant Dental to discuss general, cosmetic, and restorative dental solutions. When men and women are missing teeth, they often call Dr. Dean Dietrich to discuss tooth replacement options. For many adults, dental implants are the treatment of choice. How do dental implants work? Dental implants are small screw-like restorations that are surgically placed into the bone. They are made of a material called titanium, which is a metal that is biocompatible with the body. This metal … Continue reading

Replace a tooth with a dental implant with a Dolton, IL dentist

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When patients are missing a single tooth or an entire dental arch of teeth, Dolton, IL dentist, Dr. Dean Dietrich, will work with them to determine the best way to replace their teeth. There are several ways to achieve a restored smile. They include: Full dentures Partial dentures Implant-supported dentures Dental bridges Dental implants It is important for patients to work closely with their dentist to decide which solution is most appropriate for their specific needs. For patients who want the best in replacing an entire arch of teeth, implant-supported dentures may be desired. We are here to help Call … Continue reading

Sick of your old dentures? Can’t get a bridge? No problem! Dental implants treatment to the rescue in Dolton

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If you are (or will be) missing a tooth, a dental bridge is an option. But the replacement tooth relies on surrounding teeth for stability. What happens when you’re missing, say, a back tooth? A bridge requires teeth on either side of the gap. No problem. Dolton Dental Implants Treatment recreates the look, feel, and function of natural, healthy teeth. It’s a great option for patients who aren’t candidates for the “old standbys” like traditional dental bridges. Likewise, it’s a great option if you’re tired of dentures slipping at the most unfortunate times. Maybe you need some relief from the … Continue reading

Understanding the signs and symptoms of oral cancer in Illinois

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A healthy mouth is about more than a shiny smile and fresh breath. Even the best oral health care habits and the most attractive of smiles can be hiding a hidden threat to oral, and overall, wellness. Oral cancer affects many dental patients each year. While it can be treated, like any cancer treatment the key is to discover it early, before it has time to spread to other areas of the body. One of the best ways to screen for oral cancer is during your twice yearly dental checkups. While occasionally patients with oral cancer will be able to … Continue reading

Illinois parents ask, “Are mouth guards really important for my child?”

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As a parent, you have plenty to worry about when your child starts to play sports. Scrapes and bruises, practice times, scheduling family dinners around a busy schedule, and remembering when it’s your turn to bring the team snack are only a few of the items on your busy to-do list. With all the equipment to remember, practice car pool to drive, and laundry to wash, many parents ask their dentist if the suggested mouth guard is really necessary. In a nutshell, yes. The mouth guard is important to children, older kids, and to adults playing sports. While it may … Continue reading

Treatment for teeth discoloration in IL

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Keeping your smile healthy requires several things – eating well, drinking plenty of water, proper and frequent brushing and flossing, and regular checkups with your dentist. However, even with the best oral health habits patients can begin to notice that their smile doesn’t sparkle the way it used to. That’s because certain foods, especially those that are dark in color, can leave particles on the teeth that begin to cause discoloration and yellowing of the smile. Patients who want to improve their smile and remove the teeth discoloration often wonder where to start. A trip to the grocery store uncovers … 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.