Crystal Family Dental Care Blog

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April 10, 2019

Dental restorations improve your oral health while enhancing the appearance of your smile. Inlays and onlays are one of the restorations available to dentists, which they may utilize in your treatment plan. In Crystal Lake, experienced dentist Dr. Preet Sandhu will help you restore, rejuvenate and refresh your pearly whites.

In general, inlays and onlays are used to repair:

  • Cracks and fractures
  • Discoloration and stains
  • Decay
  • Worn edges

An inlay or onlay may be used to replace an old, damaged filling that is no longer doing its job. Inlays and onlays...

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March 05, 2019

Close up of a glamorous smile after porcelain veneersIt's interesting – above all other qualities, celebrities seem to have one thing in common: gorgeous smiles! Being born with a perfectly glamorous smile is not the norm. Instead, cosmetic dental treatments provide the finishing touch to take a smile all the way to extraordinary. While maybe not all celebrities have porcelain veneers, we think a lot of them do!

Beautiful smiles need not be confined to the celebrity realm....

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February 22, 2019

The longevity of dental bridges is one of the most common questions Dr. Preet Sandhu and her team at Crystal Family Dental hear from patients who are exploring their options for replacement teeth.

The short answer: five to seven years, on average. The long answer: if you care for your bridges, they can last 10 years or more. Here's a guide to help you keep your...

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January 16, 2019

Illustration of a dental crown settling over a toothDental crowns are a great way to restore teeth that are damaged, decayed or otherwise vulnerable. Teeth crowns are highly durable and functional, restoring your ability to chew, bite and smile. Teeth crowns also look more beautiful and natural than they ever have before. They blend seamlessly into the appearance of your smile. To learn more about them or to schedule an...

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December 10, 2018

Close up of a dental implant in a woman's smileDental implants are considered one of the most durable, lasting ways to replace missing teeth. While permanence cannot be guaranteed, you can generally expect dental implants to last a long time, with the potential to last a lifetime. They don't need to be replaced unless a problem occurs and the implant loosens or dislodges. Implants would need to be removed and/or replaced if an infection occurred or...

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November 27, 2018

Porcelain veneers create a beautiful, healthy-looking smile over the course of just a few appointments at our office. Wondering what you can do to keep your veneers sparkling and beautiful for the long-term? One approach is to be conscientious about how the foods you eat will affect your veneers. Please learn more below and call our Crystal Lake dental practice if you have any questions: 815-893-6345.

Foods to Enjoy Cautiously with Veneers

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October 09, 2018

Plain chocolate for trick or treaters with bracesHalloween is upon us! If you are getting ready to send your little ones out trick-or-treating, you may be concerned about how all that candy will affect their teeth. It's true that candy – and sugar in general – causes cavities. But that doesn't mean your kids can't enjoy this spook-tacular holiday. Read below for our family dentist's tips.

How Bad is Candy for Kids' Teeth?

Candy isn't generally...

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August 23, 2018

Dental implants are a great way to replace one or more missing teeth. These titanium posts are embedded in the bone beneath your gums, where they form a strong bond with that bone. Once healed, dental implants support the tooth restoration. Tooth crowns, dentures and dental bridges are all options for placing atop the dental implants.

The only way to know if you are a good candidate is to visit Dr. Preet Sandhu for a consultation. After examining your teeth and discussing your goals with you, she...

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July 24, 2018

Crystal Lake, Illinois restorative dentistry patientDamaged, broken teeth may be causing you a lot of embarrassment, and possibly a lot of pain too. It is never too late to rehabilitate your teeth and your smile. At the practice of Dr. Preet Sandhu in Crystal Lake, Illinois, our restorative dental services rebuild the strength, beauty and health of your teeth and gums.

After examining your teeth and discussing what changes you would like to see, Dr. Sandhu can recommend...

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July 24, 2018

Woman with a dental emergency in Crystal Lake Illinois Dental emergencies can be really startling. You aren't expecting it, and the feeling that you need to have the emergency addressed right away can be overwhelming. At the dental practice of Dr. Preet Sandhu, we work to schedule urgent dental appointments as soon as possible, and we can often make time in the daily practice schedule for emergencies...

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