Cosmetic Dentistry Often Employs Porcelain Crown Restorations

A discolored or imperfect tooth can affect your appearance and self-esteem. To remedy a problem like this, Dr. Ira J. Dolnick might employ one of several cosmetic dental restoration techniques. One of the most common treatment is to replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a porcelain dental crown. This is essentially a porcelain replica of the enamel layer of... read more »

How to Resolve Denture Issues

Dentures can restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. If you have dentures, make sure that you keep your mouth healthy and clean. Take good care of your dentures and make sure they fit. Otherwise, you may experience the following issues: - Dentures sliding in your mouth - Trouble eating and speaking - Mouth and gum irritation - Mouth... read more »

What You Need to Know About Plaque

You’ve probably heard about plaque before--especially if you’ve ever visited a dentist--but do actually know what it is? Do you know what you can do to keep plaque at bay, stop it from forming, and the effect plaque can actually have on your smile? Plaque is a soft substance that builds up on your teeth. Plaque typically forms when there’s... read more »

A Fractured Tooth Might Need to Receive a Crown

Tooth enamel is very strong. However, there are times when it’s simply not strong enough to resist a fracture. This is even more likely if you tend to grind your teeth at night or if you play contact sports without wearing a quality mouthguard. In some instances, Dr. Ira J. Dolnick can repair the fracture with a filling. However, he... read more »

Dental Anxiety Relief Tips

If you are terrified of the dental office and everything associated with it, Dr. Ira J. Dolnick and our team have some tips that can help you finally relieve your dental anxiety and fears! Dental anxiety is real, so don’t feel embarrassed or ashamed about it. Our Dolnick and Associates team wants you to have the best dental experience possible,... read more »

Restoring Multiple Missing or Compromised Teeth with a Partial

Over time chronic and advanced periodontal disease, and severe tooth decay can seriously compromise multiple teeth in your mouth. This can have a serious negative impact on your quality of life. One effective option for restoring multiple missing teeth in a single part of your mouth is to have Dolnick and Associates fit you for a partial. A partial is... read more »

The Steps You Need to Take When You Break a Dental Crown

If you have a broken dental crown in Niles, Illinois, our Dolnick and Associates team is happy to give you the tips you need to improve the situation! There are three things we want you to do once the crown has fallen out of your mouth, and those three things are: Call your dentist The first thing you need to... read more »

How Should I Treat Oral Sores?

Oral lesions in the mouth can appear in anyone, anytime. It is not an uncommon occurrence, and has various causes, including infection, inflammation, and even cancer. The most common causes, however, are viral and fungal infections. Following are a few of the most common origins of sores in the mouth, and how to treat them. Cold Sores or fever blisters... read more »

Bleaching Gel to Whiten Your Smile at Home

The natural processes of aging along with factors like tobacco use, staining foods and drink can cause unappealing stains on your teeth. How deeply stained your teeth are will directly influence the whitening products or procedures needed to give you a bright, white smile. Make sure you talk to your dentist before starting any tooth whitening program. They are trained... read more »