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By Dr. James M. Maragos, DDS, PC
January 25, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you wondering whether your smile could benefit from this restoration?dental crowns

If our LaGrange, IL, family dentist Dr. James Maragos has told you that you should get a dental crown then you may be curious to understand the purpose behind this popular restoration and how your oral health could benefit.

Why do I need a dental crown?

There are many reasons why you’ll want to visit our LaGrange, IL, dentist to find out if a dental crown is necessary for maintaining that healthy smile. Just as the name suggests, this restoration is crafted to look just like the crown of a tooth. It’s even matched to the shade and color of your teeth to ensure that it blends seamlessly. No one will ever be able to tell that you have a dental crown.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you have a tooth that is damaged or weakened by decay, an infection or trauma?
  • Do you have a tooth that is broken, fractured or severely cracked?
  • Do you have to get root canal treatment or have you recently undergone this procedure?
  • Do you have a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored?
  • Are you getting a dental bridge or dental implant to replace one or more missing teeth?

If you said “yes” to any of these questions above then a dental crown could just be the restoration you’ve been looking for to improve your smile. Plus, getting a dental crown usually takes only two trips to our office.

The first visit: We not only need to prep the tooth but also take measurements of your mouth to make sure your permanent crown offers a precise and accurate fit. We may also run x-rays to check the health of the tooth’s roots and to determine whether root canal treatment is necessary beforehand.

From there, we will numb the area around the tooth and then prepare the tooth to make room for your restoration. Lastly, we will take impressions of your mouth to send to a dental lab. A temporary crown will be placed over your tooth in the interim.

The second visit: Now that your permanent crown has been made (this usually takes about a week) and is ready to be placed, you’ll come back into the office one last time. We will check the fit of the crown and your bite to make sure the restoration fits perfectly before we cement it in place.

If you are looking to get comprehensive family dentistry in LaGrange, IL, then look no further than Dr. Maragos. No matter whether you want to chat with us about the restorative dentistry we offer or you just need a routine cleaning, we are here to meet your family’s smile needs.

By Dr. James M. Maragos, DDS, PC
October 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental implants are a very effective method of tooth replacement. If you are considering replacing your missing teeth, it is important to dental implantsunderstand how this procedure works and the benefits it provides before you make your final decision. Find out more about dental implants, their benefits, and what to expect from the procedure with Dr. James Maragos in Lagrange, IL.

What can dental implants do for me?
Dental implants are a tooth replacement option. This procedure is permanent, long-lasting, and provides a durable replacement which can stand up to everyday use. While other tooth replacement options like bridges require the help of the surrounding healthy teeth to stay in place, dental implants stand alone, permanently and securely held in place by the jawbone. Dental implants can last a lifetime with the proper care and provide a natural appearance to restore and rejuvenate your smile.

What can I expect from the dental implants procedure?
The procedure for dental implants requires several appointments and procedures and normally takes place in phases. The first phase of the implant process involves an assessment of your condition and a consultation to ensure that you are a good candidate. During this time, your dentist will use an impression of your mouth on which to base the design of your implants. Your dentist will implant the fixtures, a part of the implant resembling a small screw, into the bone. Phase two will occur once your implant sites are healed completely and after successful osseointegration. With the fixtures securely in place, your dentist will attach the implant’s prosthetic tooth via a piece called the abutment, which holds the two main parts of the implant together.

Dental Implants in Lagrange, IL 
Don’t let the gaps in your smile bring you down any longer. For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. James Maragos in Lagrange, IL. Call (708) 352-7358 to schedule your consultation for dental implants with Dr. Maragos today!



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James M. Maragos, D.D.S.

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