Westmont, IL Dentist
Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
6418 S. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 963-8680
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Hickory Hills, IL Dentist
Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
9525 S. 79th Avenue
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
(708) 598-8363>
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By Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
March 09, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Why experience an oral health problem if you can prevent it? At Dr. Frederic Mrugala's dental practice in Hickory Hills and Westmont, IL, your dentist creates a program of preventive care which supports healthy teeth and gums for life. Your smile can thrive!

Preventive dentistry is important

Your oral health impacts every area of your life--how you look and feel, your self-confidence, how clearly you speak, and even your overall well-being. In other words, your smile is very valuable. Your Hickory Hills and Westmont, IL, dentist and his team offer a variety of services which avoids dental decay and gum disease and strengthens tooth enamel from childhood through the senior years.

The American Dental Association (ADA) advises twice yearly check-ups and hygienic cleanings with your family dentist. Combined with diligent oral hygiene practices (brushing and flossing), a tooth-friendly diet and staying hydrated, these in-office services bolster long-lasting smiles.

Offered preventive services

Dr. Mrugala delivers these important treatments:

  • Professional cleanings to remove sticky plaque and hard tartar
  • Complete oral examinations to check for cavities, gum disease, dental bite, and more
  • Digital X-ray imaging to assess bone and root structure and reveal hidden decay
  • Oral cancer screening, quick comfortable exams which look for the early stages of this deadly disease
  • Check of dental bite and jaw joint dysfunction (TMJ/TMD)
  • Assessment of existing dental crowns and fillings
  • Bite guards for bruxism (repeated teeth clenching and grinding)
  • Mouth guards for athletics
  • Plastic sealants, painted on coatings which protect the chewing surfaces of grooved molars from decay for up to 10 years
  • Fluoride treatments, easily applied varnishes which strengthen tooth enamel and protect against dental sensitivity

What happens in your mouth

It impacts the rest of your body. In particular, gum disease is inflammatory in nature. This inflammation and its associated bacteria are linked to cardiovascular disease, arthritis, dementia, stroke, diabetes, and more. In other words, if your mouth is healthy, the rest of you should follow suit.

Let us help

Your dentist, Dr. Frederic Mrugala, and his hard-working staff enjoy seeing their patients have the healthiest smile possible. If it's time for your six-month visit, contact their Westmont or Hickory Hills, IL, offices for an appointment. We look forward to seeing you! Phone (630) 963-8680 for the Westmont location, or for Hickory Hills, call (708) 598-8363.

By Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
December 20, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Choose the right dental treatment to get the smile results you want.

Cosmetic dentistry is an art, so you want a dentist that can provide you with the tailored treatment you need for the perfect results. Here in Westmont and Hickory Hills, IL, our dentist, Dr. Frederic Mrugala, prides himself on listening to the needs of his patients and providing cosmetic dentistry that makes patients feel confident and happy with their smiles. Here are three of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options available at our office:

Teeth Whitening

If you've been noticing that years of drinking coffee have left your teeth a little yellow and stained, then our cosmetic dentist can help you get your smile back on track with professional teeth whitening.

In-office whitening and our at-home system are both customized to your needs. In-office whitening can get some smiles up to five shades (or more) whiter in just one hour at either our Westmont or Hickory Hills office. If you have an important occasion or event coming up, you may want to consider our chairside whitening to get the smile you want before the big day.

Dental Bonding

Bonding is a simple, non-invasive and quick way to repair minor imperfections, from small amounts of decay to chips, cracks, and gaps between teeth. Bonding uses a tooth-colored material that can be molded and shaped over the imperfection. The resin used is first matched to the color of the tooth before it is applied, shaped, and hardened directly to the tooth using a special curing light.

Porcelain Veneers

If you have more widespread dental imperfections that bonding can’t treat then it’s time to consider more comprehensive cosmetic options. Veneers have become a popular way for patients to be able to get perfect “Hollywood” smiles. If you want teeth that are perfectly shaped, as well as straight and white then these porcelain shells can be bonded to the front of your teeth to hide a wide range of imperfections to give you your permanent dream smile.

Interested? Give Us a Call

If you are looking for a dentist in Westmont or Hickory Hills, IL, that can offer the comprehensive cosmetic dentistry you’re looking for to get a new and improved smile then call one of our two dental practices today to schedule a consultation:

  • Westmont, IL: 630-963-8680
  • Hickory Hills, IL: 708-598-8363
By Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
November 05, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Are there aspects of your smile that you wish you could change? Whether you have teeth affected by chips, cracks, discolorations, or dental-veneers(some other cosmetic concern, veneers can help you achieve a flawless new look. Offered here at Dr. Frederic Mrugal's office in Hickory Hills, read on to learn what veneers can do for you!


Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin laminates that are placed over the front of teeth with cosmetic imperfections, such as stains or chipped areas. Each veneer is placed flat against the front of a problem tooth to conceal any imperfections. Veneers are custom made to achieve the right size and shape for the teeth being covered.

The porcelain material used to create veneers closely matches the look of tooth enamel, thus giving your veneers a completely natural look. When a patient’s custom veneers are ready, the veneers will be permanently cemented to the teeth. Once your dentist has placed your new veneers, they look just like natural teeth. When you smile, no one will be able to tell that you have veneers—all anyone will notice is your flawless new smile!


How Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

Veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of teeth with a variety of cosmetic concerns. Since veneers are placed over the front of teeth, they can readily conceal imperfections such as stains or discolorations, as well as change the structure of teeth that are crooked or misshaped. During a consultation at Dr. Mrugala's Hickory Hills office, your dentist can help you decide if veneers are the right choice for you.

Some of the cosmetic concerns that can be addressed with veneers include:

  • Stains or discolorations
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Teeth with cracks
  • Chipped teeth
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Uneven or rough tooth surfaces


Give Us a Call

No matter what cosmetic concerns you might have right now, veneers can help you show off your best possible smile. For help deciding if veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with your dentist by contacting Dr. Mrugala's Hickory Hills office at (708) 598-8363. Appointments are also available at the Westmont dental office when you dial (630) 963-8680.

By Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
July 19, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental emergency  

Need an urgent dental appointment? Do you have a severe toothache? Do you have swelling? Emergency dentistry is the branch of dental-emergencydentistry concerned with the treatment of dental emergencies. Dental emergencies are dental problems that require timely attention from a dental practitioner. Dr. Frederic Mrugala has offices in Hickory Hills and Westmont, IL offers a full range of dental services, including emergency care.


What is a Dental Emergency?

Dental problems that need immediate treatment to stop bleeding, relieve severe pain, or save a tooth are considered dental emergencies. Common dental emergencies include loose teeth, knocked out teeth, broken teeth, severe infection, gum abscesses, and tissue injuries. Oral injuries are often very painful and should be treated by your dentist in Westmont, IL, as soon as possible.


What Isn’t a Dental Emergency?

If your dental problem can wait a couple of days, you don’t need emergency treatment. In some cases, dental problems that seem critical are less serious than people think. For instance, if a chipped tooth doesn’t hurt, you can wait to see your dentist during office hours. You also won’t need emergency treatment for tooth pain, as long as the pain is not severe and you don’t have swelling of the face, an abscess, or high fever.


Why is Emergency Care Important?

When patients have a dental emergency, immediate treatment can prevent long-term problems. Prompt emergency dental care can save teeth, while reducing the risk of serious infections that can have long-term consequences. Emergency treatment can also relieve severe pain, so patients can continue to meet their family and work responsibilities.


Why Shouldn’t I Just go to the ER?

The emergency room is ideal for life-threatening, medical emergencies. Emergencies that are not life-threatening but need immediate attention can be handled by your emergency dentist. Hospitals do not have the right equipment or expertise to save or restore teeth.

When a dental emergency happens, it's important to get the right care immediately. Call Dr. Frederic Mrugala at (630) 963-8680 to schedule an appointment in Westmont, IL. Call (708) 598-8363 to schedule an appointment in Hickory Hills, IL. Our world-class dentist handles all types of dental emergencies and will get you out of pain fast!

By Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
May 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Fillings  

Tooth colored fillings, sometimes called white fillings, are dental fillings for replacing lost tooth structure in teeth that have developed smielcavities. The difference between tooth colored fillings and other types of dental fillings is that tooth colored fillings blend in with the natural teeth since they are the same color. Unlike some other dental fillings, tooth colored fillings are not noticeable to others and provide a discreet option for filling and sealing teeth. Dr. Frederic Mrugala is your Westmont and Hickory Hills, IL, dentist for tooth colored fillings.

Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth colored fillings are a discreet option for replacing lost tooth structure in teeth with cavities. Tooth colored fillings restore those teeth and make them strong again so they can resume normal biting and chewing functions without pain, discomfort, or sensitivity.

Tooth colored fillings closely match the color of natural teeth because they are made from a white material that is a blend of silica fillers and plastic resins. Tooth colored fillings are placed in the teeth in the same way as other dental fillings. After cleaning out the infected or decayed area inside a tooth, your Westmont and Hickory Hills dentist Dr. Mrugala fills the empty cavity in with the filling material and dries it with a special light. The light cures and hardens the filling material so it remains securely in place. Once dry, the filling blends right in with the natural teeth.

Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings

The benefits of tooth colored fillings are numerous. One of the benefits that is so appealing to patients who chose tooth colored fillings is that the fillings are discreet since they readily blend in with the natural teeth. Other benefits of tooth colored fillings include:

  • Strengthening teeth affected by infection or decay
  • Preventing infection from spreading to other teeth
  • Restoring biting and chewing functions in affected teeth
  • Eliminating the risk of exposure to metals with other dental fillings

Another benefit of tooth colored fillings is that they help preserve more healthy tooth structure. With some types of dental fillings, such as silver amalgam fillings, several undercuts must be made in a tooth to help hold the filling in place. That means some healthy tooth structure must be removed to make the undercuts. Tooth colored fillings readily bond with the natural teeth so no additional undercuts are needed.

Tooth colored fillings are a discreet option for restoring and strengthening teeth affected by decay. To find out if tooth colored fillings are an option for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Mrugala, your Westmont and Hickory Hills, IL, dentist, by calling (630) 963-8680 for the Westmont office and (708) 598-8363 for the Hickory Hills office.

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