Root Canals: Why Do They Get Such a Bad Rep?

Whenever patients hear the words “root canal” they all do the same thing: cringe. Every time I talk to patients about the procedure I first have to talk them off of a ledge. Each of them has heard a terrible story about someone, someplace, that had the worst experience with their root canal procedure and that they would not wish their worst enemy to need one. Why is this the case? Well, in some circumstances root canals CAN cause pain. These are the stories that we hear about. If a patient has not been going into the dentist regularly for … Read more…

Are Dental Implants the Right Solution for Me?

If you are missing teeth, one of the best options for replacing them today is with dental implants. A dental implant is a “man-made root” that is placed into the jaw bone and sits where the roots of the tooth normally would. Yes, it may sound strange or even painful; however, the jaw bone has less nerve endings than the tooth itself and we find patients normally experience much less sensitivity than they expect. Dental implants are a great way to replace teeth because they provide a long-term solution and can last a lifetime. Based on your health history, you … Read more…

Dental Implant Procedures: What More You Need to Know

Missing teeth can make you feel self conscious when meeting new people, talking in front of large groups and even eating.  In addition to feeling self conscious, oral health problems can arise as well.  Not to worry, here at Philadelphia Dentistry we offer a variety of cosmetic procedures to aid the appearance of missing teeth such as dental implants.

implantDental Implants are artificial tooth “roots” that are surgically placed in your mouth made from metallic and ceramic materials suitable for your jaw and help support crowns, bridges and even dentures.  “This procedure for patients has come a long way over the years” says Dr. Cirka.  “In just three visits a few months apart, you can have a beautiful, natural- looking tooth.”

What are some advantages of implants?

Over the years implants have become more and more popular.  Currently there are more than 5.5 million implant procedures done annually in the US.   Here’s why they have become so popular:

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