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Can a Failing Dental Implant Be Saved or Repaired?

Posted in Dental Implants

Posted on May, 25 2023 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

Dental implants are an excellent investment in your smile that can mimic the appearance, function, and durability of your natural teeth. It is no surprise that dental implants have become a popular tooth replacement option, leading many people to seek dental implants and implant-supported prostheses for their smile. However, not every dental implant lasts (please… READ MORE

Understanding the Benefits of Early Diagnosis & Treatment of Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) for Children

Posted in Bruxism

Posted on May, 24 2023 by George Talmazov, DDS, MSD

Bruxism is a dental condition that does not have a predilection for age – this condition can affect adults and children, and can occur during day or night. Bruxism is defined as the excessive grinding of the teeth or clenching of the jaw. This condition has largely a psychological pathogenicity and is not unusual in… READ MORE

Can Dental Crowns Closely Match My Existing Teeth Color and Shape?

Posted in Dental Crowns

Posted on May, 12 2023 by George Talmazov, DDS, MSD

When restoring your smile with dental crowns, it is natural to wonder if these tooth restorations can closely match your existing teeth color and shape. After all, crowns may be visible enough that others can see them. In some cases, they take front and center stage in your smile. So, can dental crowns accurately match… READ MORE

Why Do Some Dental Implants Last Longer Than Others?

Posted in Dental Implants

Posted on April, 25 2023 by George Talmazov, DDS, MSD

Dental implants consist of three major components: the implant itself, which is inserted directly into the jawbone, the abutment which connects the implant to the third component, the dental crown. The latter is the only visible portion of the implant assembly,  once the restoration has been completed.  Although the crown on a dental implant may… READ MORE

Should You Wear Your Dental Night Guard During the Day?

Posted in Bruxism

Posted on March, 29 2023 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

If you have a dental night guard for bruxism, better known as teeth grinding, wearing it will help protect your smile from damage such as chips, cracks, and worn-down teeth. The appliance can also prevent potential TMJ issues which can impact your oral health and appearance.  While a night guard can certainly protect your smile… READ MORE

Benefits of a Cosmetic Smile Makeover With Dental Sedation

Posted in Sedation Dentistry

Posted on March, 15 2023 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

A cosmetic smile makeover can transform your appearance and give you the beautiful smile you have always wanted. Whether you are interested in dental veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, crowns, or a combination of treatments, cosmetic dentistry changes your smile for the better. Dental sedation may be worth considering if you need multiple cosmetic treatments,… READ MORE

When Is a Sinus Lift Necessary for Dental Implant Treatment?

Posted in Sinus Lift

Posted on February, 15 2023 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

Some patients may need a sinus lift to qualify for dental implant treatment. A sinus lift, also called sinus augmentation, is a procedure in which the sinus floor is repositioned, and bone is added to the upper rear portion of the jaw, which facilitates the growth of healthy bone for dental implant placement. If you… READ MORE

Why Do Some Dental Veneers Chip?

Posted in Cosmetic Veneers, Porcelain Veneers, Veneers

Posted on January, 24 2023 by George Talmazov, DDS, MSD

Dental veneers are an extremely versatile dental restoration option for patients that have gapped, worn-down, discolored, chipped, or uneven teeth. Strong, durable, and resistant to stains, veneers can result in a bright, natural-looking, and beautiful smile. However, although veneers can last for many years when properly designed, applied, and maintained, they are not entirely impervious… READ MORE

3 Options Commonly Used for Creating Dental Crowns. Understand Which Option Is Best for Your Smile

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Posted on December, 28 2022 by George Talmazov, DDS, MSD

Dental crowns are used to restore teeth that have been broken, worn down, or discolored.  These dental restorations are also used to complete dental implant treatment and provide a natural-looking and secure restoration for missing teeth. While dental crowns are durable and can improve the appearance of your smile, not all are created equal. Whether… READ MORE