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By Robert Dawe, DDS
July 30, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: CEREC crowns  

The standard procedure for installing a crown requires two to three visits to your family dentist. Thanks to a new option called CEREC or cerec crowns“single visit” crowns, you can have this treatment done in just one visit to Granville Dental, LLC in Granville, IL, also serving Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby, and La Salle areas. This innovative treatment will save you a lot of time, aggravation, and inconveniences.

What Are Single Visit Crowns?
You can now go to the dentist’s office one time and leave about an hour or so later with a new permanent crown installed. This is due to a technologically advanced procedure called single visit crowns or CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics). Instead of sending physical impressions to a dental lab, which can take weeks, your dentist has the ability to create the full restoration right in the office as you’re waiting in the chair.

What Your CEREC Appointment Will Be Like
For the most part, your single visit crown appointment will be easy and breezy. Your Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby, La Salle, and Granville family dentist will remove the necessary dental material, take images of your tooth, and direct it to the CEREC machine. The machine, which is integrated with CAD/CAM technology, takes a matter of minutes to etch out your perfectly formed crown from a piece of porcelain. Once it is finished, your dentist will attach the new crown to your tooth. After a bit of adjusting and polishing, you’ll be free to go back to work or your regular daily activities.

Additional CEREC Benefits
The CEREC machine is very accurate at creating a custom crown that is perfectly sized for your tooth, so there is a higher chance of it being just right the first time. CEREC saves you the time and trouble of having to schedule multiple visits and you don’t have to wear a clunky temporary device. Best of all, you get an attractive new tooth that will stay strong and protect your smile for many years.

The Ideal Way to Get Crowns -- In a Single Visit
Thanks to CEREC dental technology, now you don’t have to visit your family dentist multiple times for a crown restoration. Call (815) 339-6888 today to schedule an appointment at Granville Dental, LLC in Granville, IL also serving the Peru, Spring Valley, Oglesby, and La Salle areas.

By Robert Dawe, DDS
May 23, 2018
Category: Family Dentist

How your family dentists serving Granville, Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby, and La Salle can help you and your family

Your family’s dental needs are important, but they can get overwhelming. You can simplify things by having one dentist for your wholefamily dentist family. That’s where a family dentist comes in. Dr. Robert Dawe and Dr. Evan Fielder at Granville Dental in Granville, IL, want to share how a family dentist can help take care of your family’s dental needs to make your life easier. They proudly serve residents of Granville, Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby, and La Salle, IL, and they can help you too.

To take the best care of your family, you want a family dentist you can trust and that you can talk to. You want a family dentist that takes the time to answer your questions. Your dentists at Granville Dental can help save you:

  • Stress, because you will know and trust your dentist and be familiar with the surroundings in case you or a family member should have a dental emergency. You won’t have to go “hunting around” for a dentist.
  • Time, because multiple family members can be scheduled on the same day, making trips to the dentist more efficient and more productive.
  • Money, because your family’s dental needs will be figured into your entire budget, making it easier for you to manage your family’s healthcare. Your dentists can also take care of minor dental issues before they turn into major dental problems.

At Granville Dental, your family’s dental needs will be met without having to go to different specialty offices. Consider that Granville Dental offers:

  • Children’s dental care including first exams and x-rays, oral hygiene instruction, cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments
  • Teen and young adult dental care including preventive visits and cleanings, and tooth-colored fillings to restore teeth affected by cavities
  • Adult dental care including periodontal therapy, teeth whitening, veneers, CEREC same day crowns, dental implants, and other cosmetic and restorative services
  • Emergency dental care including restorative treatments, extractions, and pain management

When you have one dentist for your whole family it can make your life easier by saving you time, money, and stress. For more information about family dentistry services, just pick up the phone and call Dr. Dawe and Dr. Fielder at Granville Dental serving residents of Granville, Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby, and La Salle, IL. Call today!

By Robert Dawe, DDS
May 02, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

A yellowing smile can be embarrassing, but our Granville, IL, dentists can help.teeth whitening

While whitening toothpastes and at-home kits can certainly help prevent new dental stains from forming, they aren’t exactly as effective at removing preexisting stains as one might hope. If you have noticed that your smile has lost its luster, don’t worry; our Granville, IL, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Robert Dawe and Dr. Evan Fielder, can help fix this issue.

First and foremost, it’s important to understand how stains happen. While it’s normal for your smile to fade throughout the years, certain things like smoking or consuming certain dark foods or drinks (e.g. red wine; coffee) can make your smile fade even faster.


Well, tooth enamel is porous, which means that these stains can penetrate the outermost layers of the tooth where it’s impossible to just scrub the stain away with regular brushing. While a stained smile doesn’t necessarily mean that your smile is unhealthy, most people aren’t happy with the way their smile looks.

Luckily, teeth whitening can change all this. The professional whitening gel that our Granville dentist uses contains a high percentage of active ingredient. The two main active ingredients found in whitening products are carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. Both of these agents work by going in and breaking up the stain molecules within the outer layers of the tooth.

Since the whitening gel used in in-office whitening contains a significantly higher percentage of the active ingredient this means that we won’t have to leave the gel on your teeth nearly as long in order to achieve optimal results. In-office teeth whitening is one of the fastest ways to get a brighter smile and to remove stubborn, deep-set stains.

Furthermore, professional teeth whitening can have you walking out of our office in under an hour with a smile that’s several shades whiter. Many patients can even get the results they want after just one in-office whitening session. Now, how’s that for fast?

Are you interested in getting professional teeth whitening treatment in Granville, IL? Want to turn to our dental team to give you the smile you just can’t wait to show off? Then schedule your consultation at Granville Dental to find out how our cosmetic services could benefit your smile.

By Robert Dawe, DDS
July 09, 2016
Category: Digital Dentistry
Tags: Untagged

And gone are the goopy impressions, multiple appointments, and lost temporary crowns.

As I sit on the plane during my monthly trek to the Spear Education Center in Scottsdale, I realize what a great time this is for dentists and patients alike.  Many theories of the past few decades have come together to make dental treatment faster, better, and more predictable.

My purpose on this trip is to train a group of Canadian dentists in the use of the “new” technology of CAD/CAM for restoring natural teeth and implants in just one appointment.  I put quotation marks around the word new because it was thirty-one years ago that Sirona introduced the Cerec technology to dentistry.  Of course, the technology has matured greatly as our computing power has increased.  Even in the six years I have been using the Cerec technology, it has improved over what I already felt was a huge step forward from the old method of goopy impressions, multiple appointments, and lost temporaries. 

As far as this weekend’s group of dentists goes, I think it will be a revelation to them.   As for their patients, their world just got a lot easier.

By Robert Dawe, DDS
October 14, 2015
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

Corinna Hernandez is our newest staff member.

Corinna has previously worked as a dental assistant in Spring Valley and most recently at the Bureau/Putnam Health Department dental clinic.

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