Dental crowns the way they should be … cosmetic, strong, like REAL teeth!

Cosmetic Dental Crowns in Dolton IL Area

Let’s be frank. If we at Pleasant Dental® could make gold dental crowns tooth-colored, it is likely all we and other dentists in Dolton, Illinois, and beyond would use gold. Period. Gold is similar in strength to natural tooth enamel. So it doesn’t wear down the surrounding teeth. With proper care, gold crowns can look as good 30 or more years onward as the day that they were placed. The problem is, the pesky cosmetic issue remains.  We understand and account for this very valid concern, especially when restoring broken, decayed, or otherwise damaged front teeth. Esthetics are vitally important … Continue reading

Are dental crowns the best treatment for broken front teeth in Dolton, IL?

Are the Dental Crowns the Best Treatment for Broken Front Teeth in Dolton, IL Area?

What is not to love about a smile? When you have a broken tooth, the answer is a lot: It probably hurts. If the damaged tooth is in front, you might not feel so great about the way your smile looks. You are probably worried about what kind of dental treatment you might need. The solution depends on the situation. Here at Pleasant Dental® in Dolton, IL, we offer many restorations, but dental crowns are often the best way to repair broken teeth. What happens if you do not fix a broken tooth? Maybe it is not badly broken, and … Continue reading

Patients in Chicago, IL are visiting Pleasant Dental® for affordable dental crowns

Affordable Dental Crowns in Chicago IL area

Dental crowns are affordable, durable, long lasting protection for teeth that may be damaged or cosmetically flawed. That doesn’t mean they are perfect. Some patients may experience pain from their dental crown that they can’t pinpoint a reason for. Dr. Dean Dietrich and his team at Pleasant Dental® in Dolton, IL have been serving patients in the Chicago area for many years and offer affordable dental crowns meant to be a long-lasting solution to several dental issues. Dr. Dietrich is also available for any issues you may be facing related to a dental crown. Dental crowns A dental crown is … Continue reading

Understanding the dental crown procedure at Pleasant Smiles in Dolton, IL

Understanding the Dental Crown Procedure in Dolton area

As a dental practice, we absolutely love helping patients keep their smiles healthy! But we understand that our patients don’t always love getting restorative care for their teeth—in fact, many people will do anything they can to avoid it. But at Pleasant Dental® in Dolton, IL, there is no reason to delay scheduling an appointment with Dr. Dietrich. Dental crowns are one of the most common treatments we provide. We believe that when you are well-informed about what to expect from your treatment and have an understanding of the dental crown placement procedure, you have a better overall experience and less … Continue reading

The Dolton IL tooth crown procedure difference – Bite into the benefits

Tooth Crown Procedure in Dolton area

The average dental practice in the U.S. places about 13 crowns as single tooth restorations each month, according to Dentistry IQ. With almost 200,000 active dentists, a large percentage of the population has at least one crown. As popular as they are, the tooth crown procedure often varies from practitioner to practitioner. Even “insignificant” differences have a big influence on patient experience. Dr. Dean Dietrich and his team in Dolton IL take patient satisfaction very seriously. So, all visitors’ experiences live up to the “Pleasant Dental®” name. Crown background Peek in the mirror. Smile! See that white part above the … Continue reading

Illinois patients turn to Dr. Dietrich to understand the dental crown procedure

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Hearing that you need to have a dental crown placed can cause concern for many dental patients. Often it’s simply fear of the unknown that begins a person’s worry. Rest assured, however, that dental crowns are a common and effective option for tooth restoration. To become most comfortable with a dental crown procedure, Dr. Dean Dietrich of Pleasant Dental® in Dolton, Illinois, believes that it’s important to start at the beginning. Dental crowns are used to restore and support teeth that are badly decayed or that have been chipped or fractured. They are used when the tooth is weak or … Continue reading

Saving Smiles: Preparation and Placement of Tooth Crowns

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Dental crowns or caps are covers placed over decayed or damaged teeth. They commonly restore broken, fractured, worn down, misshapen, or severely decayed teeth. Crowns are also placed on weak or brittle teeth to prevent damage. In some cases, they may be used for cosmetic enhancement if technicalities avoid the placement of porcelain veneers. Exam The first step in the process is an examination and consultation with one of the doctors at Pleasant Dental. Unless you have a background in dentistry, it is unlikely that you can tell if you will need a crown simply by looking at the tooth … Continue reading

Choose the right dentist for a quality dental crown procedure in Dolton

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A dental crown, also called a cap, is used to restore a broken, damaged, or weak tooth. It covers all exposed surfaces, acting as a shield between the tooth and anything that might contact it. It also replaces any portion of the tooth structure that is missing, and restores the proper size and shape. The dental crown procedure is very straightforward and it only involves a few steps. First, the tooth is shaped and impressions are taken. Then the crown is created by a laboratory. When it is ready, your dentist removes the temporary, cleans off the tooth, and cements … Continue reading

South Holland IL oral health tips: Extending the life of teeth with crowns

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The purpose of a dental crown is to save a natural tooth. When a tooth is broken, weak, or has a cavity is too large for a filling, the only other option is to extract it. We offer a number of excellent options for replacing missing teeth, but the best solution is to save the natural tooth. However, we understand that you don’t want to invest time and money in crowning a tooth, only to have it fail immediately. Many people ask how long crowns last. The answer depends largely on how you care for it. Why crowns do – … Continue reading

Beautiful, healthy smiles in Calumet City, IL with cosmetic dental crowns

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Broken, damaged, or weakened teeth can be fortified and protected with dental crowns. Historically, these restorations were purely functional. They did not improve the appearance of a smile significantly, but they restored the ability to speak clearly and chew efficiently, as well as preventing damage to the treated tooth. Today, patients have the option of choosing cosmetic porcelain dental crowns, which restore the functionality and esthetics of teeth. Our cosmetic crowns are fabricated in a quality dental laboratory, by technicians with extensive experience. However, even the very best ceramist can only create a crown as good as the design. To … Continue reading

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