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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What Exactly Can Cosmetic Dentistry Correct?

In today’s world it seems as though everyone’s goal is to look younger and this of course includes teeth! More people have become concerned about having teeth that are stain free and straight in recent years. Most cosmetic dentistry is not covered by dental insurance, our office offers Care Credit.  Care Credit is a way to pay for the costs of many treatments and procedures and allows you to make convenient monthly payments. images

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You and Your Toothpaste

Dental Health Toothpaste
Dental Health Toothpaste

With all many types of toothpaste on the market today, choosing the right one for you could be confusing, “I get tons of questions about toothpaste every day.  I hope that I can clarify what to use and what not to use’,” says Dr. Cirka.  Actually, “Toothpaste” may not always be paste!  Toothpaste can come in many different forms powder, gel or paste.  Many people may remember when paste was actually a powder, but rarely do you see it in mainstream America.  According to the ADA, American Dental Association, toothpaste is vital to ones oral health due to fighting off gum disease by helping to remove plaque. Fluoride, which is in most toothpaste is the key component which fights tooth decay as well as boost tooth enamel.

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