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

Treating crowded or uneven teeth in Dolton, IL

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Many patients feel that orthodontic dental treatment is all about improving the appearance of their smile. They think that teeth that are crowded or uneven should be adjusted only if they want to smile a little brighter. The truth is teeth that are misaligned, crowded or uneven can be a risk to oral health. When teeth are crowded, they create pockets in the mouth where sugar and food particles can become trapped, leading to tooth decay or gum disease. Sometimes teeth are misaligned as soon as they break through the gums. Other times, the teeth shift during adulthood, either after … Continue reading

What you need to know about diabetes and dentistry in Illinois

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Patients with diabetes know that they have to actively monitor and manage their lifestyle and diet for health reasons. However, diabetes – and high blood sugar – can also impact your teeth and gums as well. Patients with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes must take special care to manage their blood sugar levels in order to decrease their risk for tooth decay and gum disease. How does diabetes impact my dental health? Tooth Decay: Every mouth is made up of many types of bacteria. When food and beverage particles made up of starches and sugar come into contact … Continue reading

Managing dental pain in Illinios

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Dental pain can be caused by a many factors but is almost immediately recognized. Sometimes it may be a lingering sensation after eating something hot, cold, or sweet; other times it can be an intense throbbing pain; and still other times it can be a dull, sore ache. Whatever the feeling, patients want relief and they want relief now. We are here to help Call us at (708) 576-1900 or Schedule an Appointment today. Often patients in Illinios, and across the United States, are quick to run to the drugstore when they have pain in their mouth. While over the … Continue reading

Tooth fillings 101: What Illinois dental patients should know

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Why fillings are important Tooth fillings are among the simplest and most common dental restorations. They are used to repair cavities, and prevent the spread of tooth decay. You might not pay a great deal of attention to cavities unless they affect the appearance of your smile, or become painful. Unfortunately, ignoring them will only lead to bigger, and eventually painful, problems. Tooth decay is a progressive disease, and once it begins it will continue chewing away at the layers of enamel, dentin, and eventually reach the soft dental pulp. Fillings relieve the pain and sensitivity of deep cavities, because … Continue reading

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