Dental Implants

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What are dental implants? Dental implants are posts that act as replacement tooth roots. Made out of either titanium or a bio-compatible ceramic, dental implants can support a single tooth, or they can be used in combination with other replacement options such as a dental bridge or a denture. Why have Dental Implants become so popular? The main reason for … Read More

Gentle Dentistry for Children

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Your child’s first dental visits enable the dentist to 1) detect early signs of potential tooth decay, 2) establish a good rapport with the child, and 3) begin orienting the child toward heathy dental habits. Parents play an integral role in these visits, with the dentist and hygienist providing them with information on home care practices and the best ways … Read More

Dentures

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Are you thinking about getting dentures, or are you frustrated with your current ones? Depending on how many teeth you need to have replaced, a dentist may recommend either full or partial dentures. Full Dentures Traditional full dentures replace a full arch of missing teeth and are removable. The upper denture typically has an artificial palate, which helps to stabilize … Read More

Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic Dentistry’s Earlier Origins Cosmetic dentistry covers a vast array of dental procedures that provide aesthetic as well as functional benefits. The technology that goes into creating beautiful smiles is highly advanced today, but cosmetic dentistry itself has ancient origins. And by “ancient” we mean thousands of years. As early as 3,000 BC, people were aware of the importance of … Read More

Why Dental Implants Are the Best Tooth Replacement

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If you have lost one or more teeth, you realize that you have several options for replacing that lost tooth: removable dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. You might have heard that dental implants are the best, but what makes them the best? Simply put, it’s because they are the most like your natural teeth of any tooth replacement. In addition, … Read More

BioClear, Dental Bonding, and Veneers: Which Is Best for Your Smile?

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Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Does the problem go beyond simple discoloration to include chipped teeth, poorly shaped teeth, black triangles near the gum line, and other cosmetic concerns? If so, you might be considering cosmetic dentistry to restore the beauty of your smile. But there are numerous options for repairing your teeth, such as veneers, dental … Read More

How Is TMJ Treated?

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TMJ is one of the hardest conditions to get successfully treated. Many people with the condition spend years searching for successful TMJ treatment, and some find that the treatments they try can make the condition worse. So how do you find the best treatment for this hard-to-treat condition? Understanding  your options can help you follow a path through noninvasive and … Read More

How Do Dental Implants Work?

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Dental implants are tooth replacements that look and feel like natural teeth because they fuse with your jawbone. The implant itself replaces the tooth root, then it is topped with a dental restoration like a crown or bridge that can replace the visible part of the tooth or teeth. After the implant process is complete, the implant works just like a natural tooth, … Read More

What Are the Symptoms of an Infected Tooth?

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An infected tooth is one of the most serious dental problems you may face. Not only is it a serious threat to your oral health, it can be a threat to your overall health and even to your life. To protect yourself from potentially serious complications, you should recognize the symptoms of an infected tooth. What Is an Infected Tooth? … Read More

BENEFITS OF DENTAL VENEERS

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Your smile is the first thing people notice about you, and it’s typically the last thing they’ll forget. If you’re unhappy with your smile, you might be considering cosmetic dentistry, but the options are dizzying. How do you know which is the right procedure for you? At Dental Excellence of Blue Bell in Blue Bell, PA, cosmetic dentist Dr. Ken Siegel often … Read More