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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
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
February 20, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Dental crowns are needed when a person's teeth are weak or severely stained. Drs. Robert Dawe and Evan Fiedler of Granville Dental serves patients with crowns in several areas: Granville, Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby, and La Salle, IL.

What are dental crowns?

Crowns are synthetic caps, made of porcelain-like material, that when placed on top of a tooth restores function and appearance. Crowns are custom made so they look just like your natural teeth. The crown will have the same color, shape, and length of other teeth to properly blend in and rejuvenate your smile.

When are dental crowns needed?

Crowns are a restorative and aesthetic procedure. The family dentists in Granville, IL, and serving Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, La Salle, and Oglesby, IL, can provide crowns and fix issues like:

  • Crowns protect sensitive teeth that have undergone serious procedures like a root canal or dental implant.
  • In cases of extreme tooth decay, your family dentist removes large portions of the tooth and crowns are used to reinforce the weakened tooth.
  • Crowns are also used for other procedures like attaching bridges
  • Crowns cover cracked, fractured, and chipped teeth to protect them from further damage and improve the appearance of your smile.
  • If there's a loose tooth filling, then a crown can prevent that filling from becoming completely dislodged.
  • Severely discolored and stained teeth aren't an attractive look but crowns do a great job of hiding those imperfections.

Caring for Crowns

Good quality crowns last up to eight years or longer if properly care for. They don't require special treatment, just the proper oral regimen. Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss every night before bed.

If you have a bad habit of grinding your teeth, tell your family dentist so that they can provide you with a retainer. Additionally, avoid eating hard food that may break your crowns.

Dental crowns are a great solution and preventative measure. Drs. Robert Dawe and Evan Fiedler of Granville Dental provide patients with crowns in several areas like Granville, Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby, and La Salle, IL. If you have any questions, just call Granville Dental at (815) 339-6888 today!

By Granville Dental, LLC
October 30, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Learn more about dental implants and how they could replace your missing teeth.

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If you are currently dealing with tooth loss, then Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert Dawe here at Granville Dental, LLC in Granville, IL, can talk to you about your treatment options. Today, one of the most popular choices are restorative dental implants. Read on to learn more about dental implants and whether they could be right for you!

What is a dental implant?

While we don’t see the roots of our teeth, they are still necessary for general tooth support and overall oral health. Therefore, when a tooth falls out or is extracted, the implant is designed to replace the missing tooth roots. An implant is a metal titanium post that is placed within the jawbone where over the course of 3-6 months the bone and implant will naturally fuse together. Once this occurs, the implant is designed to last decades.

Who is a good candidate for restorative dental implants?

No matter if you are missing one, two, several or an entire row of teeth, dental implants may be right for you. Those dealing with tooth loss caused by gum disease, cavities, or injury can all benefit from implants, for they fill the gaps in your smile with the next best thing to real teeth.

Implants both act and feel like a natural tooth. Even current denture wearers can talk to our cosmetic dentist about receiving dental implants, which can support your dentures and ensure that they don’t move or shift around when talking or eating.

Since you will need to undergo surgery in order to receive a dental implant, our dentist will need to make sure that you are in good health. This means going through your medical history and determining if there are any preexisting or chronic health problems that could impact your recovery process or treatment.

We will also perform an oral exam and take X-rays to check the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. It’s important that we check the health of your jawbone to make sure that it is strong enough to support an implant.

Interested? Give us a call

If you are an adult who is missing one or more teeth in Granville, IL, then it’s time to talk with a dentist you trust to find out if restorative dental implants are right for you. Schedule a consultation with Granville Dental today by calling (815) 339-6888.

By Granville Dental, LLC
October 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Sealants  

Preventative care is extremely important when it comes to your child's teeth. Choosing family dentists like Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert child's smileDawe in Granville, IL, and serving Oglesby, IL, is the first step to ensuring your child's teeth are protected against decay and gum disease. Sealants, a liquid coating applied onto chewing surfaces of teeth, are effective in preventing cavities.

"Thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth. But toothbrush bristles cannot reach all the way into the depressions and grooves to extract food and plaque. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas by 'sealing out' plaque and food," according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The most important or most susceptible areas to decay and cavities are pits and grooves in teeth. And while brushing, flossing, using fluoride-containing, and maintaining a healthy diet may help reduce the chances that your child will develop a cavity, sealants provide teeth with that added barrier that prevents bacteria from infiltrating teeth through those accessible crevices, and breaking down teeth.

Sealants, which were actually were developed about 50 years ago, became more common in the 1970's. Today, sealants are a common dental practice for adults and young children.

Those hard-to-reach molars and children's difficulty maintaining proper oral hygiene while so young, makes their teeth targets for bacteria.

Your dentist serving Granville and Oglesby, IL, applies dental sealants in a few simple steps:

  1. Your family dentist first cleans the surface of your teeth.
  2. Then he etches, roughens, the tooth surface using a chemical substance. This allows the sealant to adhere more properly on the tooth surface.
  3. After applying the sealant, a special light source is directed on the sealant to harden it.
  4. The process is repeated again and need re-application every five to 10 years.

If you have any questions or concerns about dental sealants for your child, please don't hesitate to reach out to your Granville, IL, family dentists, serving Oglesby, IL, Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert Dawe , today!