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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

South Holland residents enjoy full oral restoration with dental implants

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You might think of a missing tooth as a purely cosmetic, but it has many implications on your oral health. Even if the gap isn’t visible, filling it is important. Thankfully, modern dentistry has provided many options for doing just that. For many people, an implant-supported restoration is the best solution. What happens when you lose a tooth When you lose a tooth, you have a gap in your smile. That is the only effect you see; however, the real damage is happening subtly. Your jawbone begins to deteriorate in that area. This process, known as resorption, occurs because there … Continue reading

The benefits of mini dental implants in Illinois

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Dental implants are quickly becoming the preferred method of replacing missing teeth. They serve the same function as natural tooth roots. Secured in the jawbone, they provide complete stability for dental restorations. At one time, this was a viable option for few patients. However, with dramatic advances in materials and techniques, this has become a versatile technology. Developments such as MDIs (mini dental implants) have made the procedure feasible and affordable for most patients. Traditional root-form implants are similar in size and shape to the root of a natural tooth. However, research has shown that a much smaller diameter implant … Continue reading

The procedure for dental implants

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For the vast majority of patients, the best tooth replacement option is dental implants. In Illinois and around the world, this procedure is becoming more popular. What can you expect if you choose implants? Evaluation At Pleasant Dental®, we strive to provide every patient with the highest quality care, and delightful results. The first step is making sure that implants are right for you. An examination is needed to determine the condition of your teeth and bone. You may expect all damaged or badly decayed teeth to require extraction. However, in many cases they can be saved with crowns. If … Continue reading

The benefits of Dental Implants

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There are several options for replacing missing teeth; namely dentures, partials, bridges, or Dental Implants. At Pleasant Dental® Dolton, IL , Dr. Dietrich can help provide all of these procedures. Increasingly, patients are finding implants to be the better choice. They are sturdy, beautiful, and long lasting. Bridges vs. implants A bridge or an implant can effectively replace a missing tooth, and look perfectly natural. The primary difference is in the way they are attached. Implants are embedded in the jawbone, providing exceptional stability and preventing bone deterioration. Bridges rest atop the gum, and are anchored to crowns on the … Continue reading

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

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If I want to make this article really short I could simply say, “All but the medically compromised are candidates for implants.” Now that I have already lost you, let me explain. Implants really work well in most situations and for most patients. That doesn’t mean that everyone who walks in off the street can just have an implant placed and walk out the door with a new tooth. Some people who have been missing a tooth or teeth for years may not have the right quality or amount of bone that they need to have an implant successfully placed. … Continue reading

What are dental implants?

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You are undoubtedly familiar with the concept of implants in general. Simply put, implants of any kind are the replacement of something in the body. In dentistry this means the replacement of a tooth or teeth with an artificial one. No, we don’t clone teeth and then plant them in your mouth. Implants are made of a metal and are placed in the bone where the missing tooth was. The implants look like screws in many cases but they are not often screwed into the bone. They are placed in the bone in a minor procedure that by all accounts … Continue reading

Tooth replacement options from your Dolton dentist: The difference between dentures, implants, and bridges

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If you have lost a tooth, or several of them, you are probably in a hurry to do something about it. If not, maybe you should be. Missing teeth can have a negative impact on your appearance, food choices, ability to speak clearly, and oral health. When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there are several options available, each with unique benefits: Traditional dentures may be the fastest solution with the lowest upfront costs. Several teeth can be replaced with a partial denture, or the entire arch of teeth can be replaced with a full denture. One of the best … Continue reading

The procedure for replacing a single tooth with a dental implant in Dolton

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Every tooth is precious. You may not realize just how much so until you lose one. Until recently, a fixed bridge was the only viable solution, because partial dentures are rarely used for a single tooth. Bridges are great, and we still use them today. However, they are far from perfect, so we are happy to have a healthier, more long-lasting alternative to offer you. A dental implant, topped with a specially designed crown, replicates the anatomy, function, and appearance of a natural tooth almost perfectly. Step one: Consultation First, the doctor will examine your mouth and discuss your medical … Continue reading

Are dental implants affordable for Dolton, IL, area patients?

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While most people believe that the permanent teeth you receive as an adolescent or young teenager are, in fact, permanent; the truth is that teeth can be lost for a number of reasons. A tooth can be knocked out during an accident or some form of trauma to the face, or it can simply be a natural part of the aging process, or the simple effect of health concerns. Regardless of the reason, replacing the tooth is important not only for cosmetic reasons, but also for the health of the mouth. In addition to helping patients smile bigger, a full … Continue reading

Why a dental implant is considered the “gold standard” in tooth replacement for Dolton area residents

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There are situations that may occur to Dolton area residents in which natural, adult teeth need to be extracted or are lost. This means that patients are without one or more teeth in their smiles. This can affect both appearance and function. Dr. Dean Dietrich of Pleasant Dental® knows how terrifying the idea of lost teeth can be, but works closely with new and existing patients to determine the best method of tooth replacement for their needs. Dr. Dean Dietrich of Pleasant Dental® in the Dolton area considers dental implants one of the “gold standards” of tooth replacement. This is … Continue reading