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Why Do Some Dental Veneers Chip?

Posted in Cosmetic Veneers, Porcelain Veneers, Veneers

Posted on January, 24 2023 by Dr 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

Posted in Dental Crowns

Posted on December, 28 2022 by Dr 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

What Can Patients Expect for Their Dental Implant Treatment?

Posted in Dental Implants

Posted on December, 13 2022 by Dr George Talmazov, DDS, MSD

A dental implant is the best tooth replacement option available today. Dental implants not only provide a secure and functional replacement for a missing natural tooth or teeth. They also look and feel natural. They can last a lifetime with proper placement and care.   Many patients have questions about dental implant treatment and what the… READ MORE

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Most Common Misconceptions About Veneers

Posted in Veneers

Posted on December, 5 2022 by Dr Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

  Porcelain veneers have become one of the most desired cosmetic procedures. These thin porcelain shells can mask many cosmetic imperfections, including chips, fractures, gaps between teeth, mild teeth misalignment, and alterations in shape, or size. While, veneers can be the perfect treatment to get the pearly whites you’ve always dreamed about, they may not… READ MORE

What Causes Dental Implant Failure and How Frequent Is It?

Posted in Dental Implants, Precision Implant Placement, Uncategorized

Posted on November, 30 2022 by Dr Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

Dental implants and their respective restorations are prone to either gum inflammation, known as peri-implant mucositis, bone loss, known as peri-implantitis, or both. As peri-implant disease progresses, it can ultimately result in the implant(s) being lost. A systematic review and meta-analysis by Atieh et. al. included 1,497 participants and found peri-implant mucositis (gum inflammation) frequency… READ MORE

Wondering What Factors Can Impact the Cost of Dental Implant Treatment? Here We Provide Some Answers

Posted in Dental Implants

Posted on November, 16 2022 by Dr Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

Dental implants are the most realistic and secure form of restorative dentistry for missing natural teeth. However, since they are the only restorative option that essentially replaces your tooth’s root and can even help prevent bone loss in the jaw. While they can initially be more expensive than other treatments, if performed correctly, they can… READ MORE

3 Things to Know When Considering Transitioning from Dentures to Dental Implants

Posted in Dental Implants, Dentures

Posted on October, 18 2022 by Dr George Talmazov, DDS, MSD

Dentures are an affordable tooth replacement option that allow you to replace several missing teeth or a mouth full of missing teeth. However, dentures have their downsides—not only do they not help replace lost jawbone, they, in fact, contribute to it. Furthermore, dentures need to be relined or replaced every few years as they lose… READ MORE

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Treatable Common Dental Conditions Which Cause Patients to Be Self-Conscious About Their Smile

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Crowns, Dental Implants, Gum Contouring, Porcelain Veneers, Smile Makeover, Teeth Whitening

Posted on September, 30 2022 by Dr George Talmazov, DDS, MSD

It’s not uncommon for people to be self-conscious about their smiles. There are many reasons someone may be hesitant about showing their teeth or want to keep their mouth closed when smiling for pictures. Fortunately, many dental conditions that cause patients to be self-conscious about their smiles are entirely treatable. Advanced cosmetic and restorative dental… READ MORE

Can TMJ Be the Cause of Migraine or Severe Headaches?

Posted in TMJ

Posted on September, 20 2022 by Dr Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

The Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome, commonly known as TMJ or TMD, may be as mild as low-grade pain in your jaw, or may be much more intrusive with severe headaches or migraines that impact your quality of life. Even though the name, TMJ or TMD suggests that the pain comes from the temporomandibular joints, themselves,… READ MORE