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By Granville Dental, LLC
August 31, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Deep Cleanings  

Deep teeth cleanings are one of the most important aspects of a proper dental care routine. Dr. Evan Fielder and Dr. Robert Dawe of Granville Dental, LLC, a family dentist in Granville, IL, have full confidence in their longtime employees to perform safe and effective deep teeth cleanings.

What are Deep Teeth Cleanings?

Deep dental cleaning is a procedure that removes plaque from beneath the gum line which is not possible with a regular brushing or flossing regimen alone. The process requires nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or mild anesthesia for patients who are afraid or unable to endure any twinges of discomfort during this procedure. Patients will experience soreness after treatment as well as swelling around the gums for up to two weeks afterward, but this is normal.

Long-Lasting Advantages of Deep Cleanings from a Family Dentist in Granville, IL

There are many benefits of deep dental cleaning. For one, it removes more plaque and tartar from your teeth than a standard brushing or flossing session. This can lead to less frequent visits to the dentist, which will save you time and money in the long run. Furthermore, deep cleanings improve gum health by removing bacterial buildup around your gums, which leads to better overall oral hygiene. Lastly, deep cleanings help prevent cavities because they remove bacteria that cause tooth decay in hard-to-reach areas inside of your mouth where regular brushing cannot reach, such as between teeth and along the gum line.

What Happens During Deep Teeth Cleanings?

These treatments involve a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums with specialized tools that remove plaque buildup. They also include scaling to remove tartar from the teeth, which is a form of hardened plaque. The dentist or their highly-trained staff will use different types of small instruments for this depending on where they need to go inside your mouth. During the cleaning, the staff spray water into your mouth, but not near any sensitive teeth, and suck up the water as they clean. When they are finished, your teeth are then polished.

What If It's Been Too Long Since the Last Deep Cleaning?

Many people fear going to the dentist and feel as though a deep teeth cleaning (especially when they haven't been in so long) is a setup for further dental bills down the road. Our patients are always in charge of how much or how little treatment beyond comprehensive dental exams they want to pursue. A person should always come in if they are overdue as there is a chance we can catch something before it becomes a major problem.

Our friendly staff stands by to help you with all your dental needs. Let our dentists, Dr. Evan Fielder and Dr. Robert Dawe of Granville Dental, LLC, help you with your next deep teeth cleaning. We're a family dentist in Granville, IL, and are happily serving Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby, and LaSalle. Give us a call today at (815) 339-6888 today!

By Granville Dental, LLC
July 01, 2021
Category: Oral Health

Wondering why you should visit us twice a year for checkups?

If you thought you might want to skip out on visiting the dentist this year, think again. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, many people didn’t get the professional dental care they needed last year. Of course, some people may assume that if they aren’t experiencing pain and other issues that they don’t need to come in for checkups. However, this simply isn’t true. By turning to your Granville, IL, family dentists, Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert Dawe, twice a year we can protect your smile from serious dental problems. Here’s why these visits are so important:

Prevent Serious Dental Problems

Just as you would want your doctor to tell you that your blood sugar is elevated so you can find simple ways to manage it rather than just waiting until you develop diabetes, you also don’t want to wait until you develop gum disease or decay to finally turn to your Granville, IL, family dentists for care. By coming in twice a year for quick, painless cleanings and checkups we can remove plaque and tartar buildup to prevent gum disease and decay from happening to you.

Detect Problems Early

While the goal should always be to preserve your natural smile and keep it healthy through proper home care and by visiting us twice a year, we know that sometimes problems still arise. Keeping up with your routine checkups makes it much easier for us to catch early signs of gum disease and decay when they aren’t serious. By catching these issues early, we can help reverse or even prevent them from getting worse and requiring treatment. Just another reason you may want to think twice about skipping out on visiting us.

Get Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer is on the rise, particularly with younger adults due to an increase in HPV infection rates. While you may notice oral changes, most people won’t notice symptoms of oral cancer until it progresses. By turning to our dental team twice a year we can catch minor issues such as growths, lesions, and other tissue changes that you might not have noticed. These screenings are completely painless and only take a minute or two, but could save your life!

With an office in Granville, IL, Dr. Fiedler and Dr. Dawe of Granville Dental are proud to serve the Oglesby, LaSalle, and Peru, IL, areas. If you are on the hunt for a dentist that can provide you and your family with the gentle, compassionate care your smiles deserve, then call us today at (815) 339-6888.

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.

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