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By Granville Dental, LLC
April 22, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: CEREC crowns   Dental Crowns  

Dental crowns can strengthen and protect damaged teeth or improve the appearance of imperfect ones. In the past, patients had to wait several weeks for custom crowns to be made, but CEREC technology changes all that. You can have custom dental crowns created and placed in a single visit. Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert Dawe, the skilled family dentists at Granville Dental in Granville, IL, also serving the Oglesby, LaSalle, and Peru areas can improve your smile with CEREC single-visit crowns.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Crowns offer numerous benefits to your smile. Plus, they look just like natural teeth and readily blend in with the rest of your smile. The family dentists at our office in Granville, IL, and serving the Oglesby, LaSalle, and Peru areas can determine if crowns are needed. Some of the primary benefits of dental crowns include:

  • Strengthening weak or damaged teeth
  • Protecting teeth from additional wear and tear
  • Restoring biting and chewing functions in damaged teeth
  • Improving the appearance of imperfect teeth
  • Filling in the gaps where teeth are missing
  • Preventing loose fillings from falling out

CEREC Technology

CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics, is a cutting-edge dental innovation for creating custom tooth restorations right in the dentist’s office in just one day. CEREC uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology to design and create custom crowns on the spot.

The CAD program first generates a digital 3D model of the teeth. The model is transferred to a milling machine that uses CAM technology to fabricate a custom crown in only a few minutes. The crown can be placed right away. All of this happens in a single visit so you can enjoy your new custom restoration immediately.

Advantages of CEREC Single Visit Crowns

Traditional dental crowns also strengthen and protect teeth, as well as improve the appearance of imperfect ones, but there are certain advantages associated with CEREC single-visit crowns. One of the biggest advantages is saving time. There is no waiting several weeks for a dental lab to create your custom crowns and send them to your dentist. CEREC makes it possible to create and place custom crowns in just one visit.

Another exciting advantage of single visit crowns is that there is no need to create a physical mold of the teeth, which is often messy and can cause discomfort for patients with a sensitive gag reflex. Since CEREC utilizes a CAD program to create a digital model, a physical one is not needed. Finally, CEREC single-visit crowns eliminate the need for a temporary crown that might not fit as well or look as natural and will have to be replaced later.

Single-visit crowns with CEREC make it possible to enjoy a fully restored smile in one day. To learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Fiedler or Dr. Dawe, our experienced family dentists, by calling Granville Dental, in Granville, IL, at (815) 339-6888. We also serve the Oglesby, LaSalle, and Peru areas.

By Granville Dental, LLC
February 01, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Wondering how your dentist can help you get a winning smile?

Most people who are looking to get a whiter smile may turn to at-home kits or DIY remedies; however, if you want to get amazing results quickly, then you’ll want to turn to professional teeth whitening. Under the supervision of our Granville and Spring Valley, IL, family dentists Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert Dawe, professional teeth whitening offers an effective and safe way to get teeth several shades whiter without having to do any of the work. This is why so many people are turning to their dentists to get teeth whitening.

You’ll get visible results in a single day with in-office whitening

If you’re looking to get a visibly whiter smile in a short span of time, then the chairside teeth whitening that we offer to our Granville, Peru and Spring Valley, IL, patients will give you results in as little as 45 minutes to one hour. We can often get teeth anywhere from 3-8 shades whiter in just one or a couple of 30 or 60-minute whitening sessions.

You can help teeth whitening results last longer

While teeth whitening isn’t permanent, you can certainly play a role in how long your results last. In fact, with the proper hygiene and care, many people can maintain their whiter smile for a year or more. How can you help maintain your results?

  • Use a whitening toothpaste
  • Make sure you are brushing twice a day and flossing daily
  • Avoid or, at the very least, limit dark food and beverages
  • Use a straw when drinking dark beverages to limit exposure to teeth
  • Consider using at-home whitening kits or professional at-home whitening to prevent new stains from forming

We can reduce whitening-related tooth sensitivity

If you’ve been on the fence about teeth whitening because you’re worried about increased tooth sensitivity, then getting professional teeth whitening is going to be a better option for you. We can customize and adjust your whitening treatment to help you get the results you want while also minimizing tooth sensitivity. We can do this by limiting how long we leave whitening gel on teeth, as well as by choosing a less highly concentrated bleaching gel.

With an office in Granville, IL, our dentists provide teeth whitening and other cosmetic services to patients living in and around Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby and La Salle, IL. If you are interested in talking with the team at Granville Dental about professional teeth whitening, call us at (815) 339-6888 to schedule a consultation.

By Granville Dental, LLC
December 23, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants   Implants  

As we age, it becomes harder to hold on to our natural teeth. If one doesn't establish good oral hygiene habits early on, the risk of periodontal disease increases, and so does the development of cavities.

If these dental problems are left untreated, teeth can fall out one-by-one over time. At Granville Dental, LLC, Dr. Evan Fiedler, and Dr. Robert Dawe preserve natural teeth to the best of their ability. However, if gaps are significantly noticeable, restorative dental implants may be an option to replace the entire tooth from root to crown.

This procedure can take up to a few months to complete and requires commitment. If you're interested in learning more, visit our Granville, IL, office. We also serve the Oglesby, LaSalle, and Peru areas.

We Restore Dental Implants

A single dental implant acts as a replacement tooth root and can replace one or multiple teeth. Restorative dental implants are a permanent solution to improve the condition of your bite so you can enjoy your favorite foods once again. They also revive the facial muscles and can make you appear younger, which will have you smiling and laughing without being self-conscious.

At Granville Dental, LLC, Dr. Evan Fiedler, or Dr. Robert Dawe will discuss the steps in detail when you visit our Granville, IL, office. These will consist of inserting the implant and allowing time to pass for it to fuse to the jawbone. Once this process is finished, you'll receive a permanent crown that resembles a natural tooth.

To transform your smile for the better, schedule a consultation with Dr. Evan Fiedler or Dr. Robert Dawe to get started. Once our dentist has determined that you're a candidate for restorative dental implants, you'll be on your way to superior oral health, improved confidence, and upgraded self-esteem after the first visit. For more information about other services provided by Granville Dental, LLC, visit our website.

We serve Oglesby, LaSalle, and Peru areas and encourage patients to call (815) 339-6888 for appointment scheduling in our Granville, IL, office.

By Granville Dental, LLC
November 20, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Toothache  

Dealing with a problem tooth? Here’s what might be going on.

There is little else as annoying and uncomfortable as a toothache. The problem is that if the toothache isn’t properly treated, whatever is causing you pain will often get worse. This is why all toothaches require treatment. Don’t worry; our Granville, IL, family dentists Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert Dawe can help you get the care you need to handle and treat your aching, throbbing tooth.

If you’re dealing with a toothache it’s going to be difficult to figure out what’s causing it without turning to our family dentist here at our Granville, IL, for an oral exam. During your exam will be able to determine if your toothache is caused by,

  • An infection
  • Decay
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Gum disease
  • Bite problems or a malocclusion (“bad bite”)
  • Trauma or injury to the tooth
  • Something lodged between your teeth
  • A broken or fallen out filling or crown

If you notice dental pain of any kind it’s important that you see your dentist right away. Even minor pain shouldn’t be brushed off. Since infections, cavities and gum disease (the common causes of a toothache) require urgent care, the sooner you seek medical attention from your dentist the better. Other signs that may accompany your toothache include,

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Swollen gums around the tooth
  • Bad breath
  • An abscess (an infected bump that appears on the gums)
  • Pain that’s made worse by chewing or biting

Make a note of these other symptoms and let your dentist know the symptoms you are experiencing, which can provide helpful insight into what might be going on.

Are you looking for a family dentist in Granville, IL, who can provide you with immediate dental care? The team at Granville Dental is proud to provide comprehensive dental care including emergency care to those living in Oglesby, LaSalle and Peru, IL. Dealing with a toothache? Call us at (815) 339-6888.

By Granville Dental, LLC
September 21, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Preventing Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a result of a build-up of harmful bacteria found in plaque residue. As the bacteria grow, the gums become inflamed and begin to recede from the teeth. If periodontal disease is not treated in its early stages, it can result in tooth loss. If you live in Granville, you can prevent periodontal disease by visiting dentists Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert Dawe at Granville Dental. As well as Granville, they serve the surrounding Oglesby, LaSalle and Peru areas.

How to Prevent Periodontal Disease

Fortunately, gum disease can be prevented. Following these daily habits will help.

  • Brushing your teeth: Brushing your teeth at least three times each day after meals removed trapped particles of food from your teeth and gums. Brushing your tongue and gums also reduces bacteria.
  • Flossing: You should floss at least once each day to remove plaque and food particles that your brush can’t reach.
  • Rinse with mouthwash: Using a dentist-recommended mouthwash will reduce plaque and bacteria further and will keep your breath fresh.
  • See a dentist: Regular dental check-ups can ensure that you have no early signs of tooth decay or gum disease. If your Granville dentist spots signs, he can treat them before they develop into a serious oral health issue. During your dental check-up, you can also be screened for signs of oral cancer.

You should contact Granville Dental straight away if you notice any signs of gum disease such as:

  • Inflamed or swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Discolored gums

If you would like to find more about preventing periodontal disease you can reach Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert Dawe of Granville Dental at (815) 339-6888. They proudly serve residents of Oglesby, LaSalle and Peru, Illinois.

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