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Category: Porcelain Veneers

December 10, 2018
3 days ago

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At Philadelphia Dentist we are more than just a dentist office, we change peoples lives with our amazing cosmetic and general dentistry services. A smile makeover is a life changing choice because that is one of the first things people notice when you meet. There are many options at Philly Dentistry that can change your smile completely. From whitening your teeth to getting brand new veneers, there is something for everyone and our great doctors will evaluate your smile to let you know what the best option is specifically for you.

One of the most popular cosmetic treatments at our dentistry is teeth whitening. We offer two whitening treatments which are both quick and easy to do. The first option is custom-made bleach whitening trays. These trays are custom-made so that they fit perfectly to your teeth. The great thing about your bleach trays is that you can use them in the comfort of your own home. Just apply the bleaching gel for about ten minutes a day for ten days and your teeth can become up to six shades whiter. This option is great for people that have tooth sensitivity. The next whitening option is ZOOM! Whitening. This option is great for someone who wants their teeth whitened fast. With ZOOM! your teeth can become up to ten shades whiter in just one hour at our office! Sit back, relax, listen to some music and let the ZOOM! do its magic.

If you want to completely change your smile in just two visits, then porcelain veneers are the best option for you. Porcelain veneers can just about fix anything that is wrong with your smile. Stains, chips, crowding, gaps, short teeth, you name it and veneers will give you the best smile makeover. Our talented doctors will pick the best veneers that fit perfectly with your smile so that they look natural. Porcelain veneers are extremely strong and can last up to decades as long as you properly take care of them. Get that perfect smile you always wanted and see how a smile makeover could change your life.

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Nowadays, people are embarrassed to get those old fashion metal braces, especially if you’re an adult. There is a solution now and it’s called Invisalign. Invisalign does the same thing metal braces will do, but on average in half the time. The best part is nobody will notice you have them in because of their clear aligners that shift your teeth into a straight beautiful smile.

Very similar to porcelain veneers, Cerinate Lumineers have the same results. Lumineers are different from veneers by the way the teeth are prepared. With Lumineers there is very little prep required because there is no need to sand away any tooth enamel like with veneers. Lumineers are a very thin layer of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your tooth and are made in any size, color, and shape that you want, which will give you an all-natural perfect looking smile.

Don’t wait any longer to have that perfect smile. Life is too short to not be completely happy with yourself. So, if there is something small or something big you want to change about your smile Philadelphia Dentistry is the best choice for any cosmetic or general dentist need. Give us a call at 215-568-6222 for a free new patient consultation and see how we can change your life!

 

December 3, 2018
1 week ago

With the holiday’s right around the corner there is a lot to be smiling about. During the month of December take advantage of our amazing monthly special of $1000 off a set of 8 veneers. With porcelain veneers you can completely change your smile in just 2 visits to our Center City, Philadelphia office. There’s a reason we have done the most veneer procedures in all of Philadelphia, because when it comes to your smile we want nothing, but the best for you!

There are many benefits for getting porcelain veneers and like I mentioned above, it’s a really quick process and only takes two visits. Veneers can fix problems like crooked teeth, gaps, stains, and much more. If you have naturally weak teeth from old or damaged fillings, then veneers can strengthen your teeth to give you a healthier looking smile. Stains on the teeth are always a concern for patients especially, if they can’t get rid of them due to antibiotics from a young age. Porcelain veneers can instantly get rid of any stains you have because of the super thin, natural looking veneer that is placed over your original tooth.

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Porcelain veneers, when taken care of can last up to 25 years! They are resistant to chips and stains and look just like your natural teeth. Even though, they are resistant to stains it is important to take care of them by brushing and flossing daily along with visiting your dentist every 6 months to maintain healthy teeth and gums for life! Do you want to find out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers? Do you want $1000 off your set of 8 veneers? Give us a call today and schedule your free new patient consultation and let one of our experienced doctors see if porcelain veneers are the best option for you. 215-568-6222.

November 19, 2018
3 weeks ago

The beautiful thing about cosmetic dentistry is that you can completely change your smile into the smile you’ve always wanted and deserve. Any flaws you may think you have can be corrected with cosmetic dentistry. Whatever the problem may be there is a cosmetic procedure to enhance your smile. No one is perfect and there may be something that is bothering you like, discoloration of your teeth, or maybe your teeth are not as straight as you want them to be, either way Philadelphia Dentistry is here to help you achieve that perfect smile!

When you decide to pursue a procedure with cosmetic dentistry, not only are you correcting your smile, but you are making yourself appear younger while giving yourself a confidence boost. Everyone has the fear of looking older than they really are, but with cosmetic dentistry having a great smile makes you look younger and healthier. Having the smile you always wanted will enhance your confidence and by being more confident your career and personal life will change for the better.

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Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t just change your smile it also strengthens your teeth. If you have unhealthy chipped or broken teeth a cosmetic procedure like porcelain veneers or dental crowns will strengthen your teeth so that you are healthy again. At Philly Dentistry we pride ourselves on excellent dental work whether it’s teeth whitening, Invisalign, veneers, crowns, implants, bridges, or Lumineers our Center City office will transform your smile into the smile you always wanted. Don’t wait, call today and schedule a free new patient consultation to see which cosmetic procedure is the best option for you,
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November 12, 2018
1 month ago

What makes Philadelphia Dentistry different from all the other dentist offices in Philadelphia? Well, there are many things that sets us aside from other dental offices in Philly and in this blog, I will tell you how Philly Dentistry sets the bar high in the City of Brotherly Love.

Here at Philly Dentistry, it is our goal to get our patients healthy, whether it’s your routine cleanings every 6 months or something cosmetic, restorative, preventive or emergency dentistry we are here to help you in any way. We are the largest dental practice in Philadelphia which means we help the most people get healthy. Not only are we the largest, we are 1 of 3 general dentist office’s in Philly that’s an Invisalign Gold Provider. When it comes to Invisalign our patients can start it quicker than any dental office because we provide the latest technology with the iTero Scanner.

We are the first dental office to do Lumineers in Philadelphia and we do the most. We also do the most veneer cases too. Our patients love us and that is why we are the only dentistry in Pennsylvania with over 300 positive Google Reviews. More than all our competitors combined! Along with reviews, we also have the most video testimonials from our patients than any other dental office in Philly combined.

What really sets us aside from our competitors is that the Captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, 76ers players, A-List movie stars, media personalities and award-winning recording artists all choose us for their dental needs.
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We care as much about our community as we do our patients and that’s why our office does monthly charity events in the community. Recently, our staff handed out over 100 duffel bags to the homeless in Philadelphia. These bags included water bottles, food, shampoo, body wash, towels, blankets, socks, scarfs & of course we couldn’t forget a toothbrush & toothpaste! We also recently, donated over 250 backpacks filled with supplies to elementary schools in Philadelphia. Along with that, we started a “Care to Share Program” for students to get everyday supplies they may need. Philadelphia Dentistry has also partnered with the Andy Warhol Museum and the band, Third-Eye Blind to donate over a million dollars to Pittsburgh’s youth (Dr. Cirka’s hometown.)

Give us a call today for a free new patient consultation and come see for yourself why we are the best dental practice in the city of Philadelphia. 215-568-6222. We look forward to helping you be happy and healthy for life!

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September 4, 2018
3 months ago

Porcelain veneers are one of the most effective ways to transform your smile into a brand new one within the shortest amount of time. Veneers can correct almost every dental problem such as, chips, stains, spaces between teeth, and even fanged teeth. Porcelain veneers are a beautiful, natural way to improve your smile.

Advantages of porcelain veneers at Philly Dentistry are that it’s a fast procedure! An entire smile can be changed in just 2 visits to our Center City office. Your crooked teeth can be corrected to give you a great smile makeover and give you the confidence you deserve. No more gaps between your teeth because veneers can close any gap you want closed. When your natural teeth are weakened by old or broken fillings, veneers can now strengthen them. Another advantage of porcelain veneers are that they preserve the natural tooth structure and the surrounding soft tissues remain untouched. Lasting longer than bleaching or bonding, porcelain veneers have the durability to last 12-25 years! They are even resistant to stains, chips, and are extremely natural looking.

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Here are some frequently asked questions about porcelain veneers.

How are veneers placed on my teeth?
At Philadelphia Dentistry we carefully examine the position of your teeth and what you are seeking to achieve as a final result. Our accomplished doctors precisely reshape your teeth just enough to make a long-lasting, natural-looking new smile. Old-technique veneers required extensive drilling of your tooth structure. Nowadays, this is faster, easier and much more comfortable, which results in veneers that mimic your natural teeth.

How do I take care of my veneers?
Once applied to your teeth, you can treat them just like your natural teeth. You brush and floss daily and use no special toothpaste. You do not need to worry about stains or even discolor over time.

How long do veneers last?
Mentioned above your veneers have a life expectancy of 12-25 years. You will receive a 5-year warranty against chipping, cracking and any breakage in our office as long as you maintain a cleaning appointment with us every 6 months and wear a protective device called a nightguard after your veneers are placed.

During the month of September take advantage of our monthly special of buy 6 veneers and get 2 FREE! Offer valid until September 30th 2018.

“We stand behind our work and want to give you a result that is durable, beautiful and that we are proud of.” -Philly Dentistry

Give us a call today to schedule your free new patient consultation and see if porcelain veneers are the right option for you. 215-568-6222.

July 24, 2018
5 months ago

Are you embarrassed to smile? Does this hold you back from making the most of life? No one should ever feel timid to smile or laugh. If you want something to change about your smile to make yourself more confident in your everyday life, Philly Dentistry is the best place to get all your cosmetic and general dentistry needs. A smile makeover with Philly Dentistry creates a beautiful new smile that will make you look younger, happier, and healthier.

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There are many different cosmetic dentistry procedures that you can get specifically for whatever your dental needs may be. Chipped teeth? Misaligned teeth? Stains? Gapped teeth? No problem at all! Most dental fixes can be corrected with porcelain veneers from Philly Dentistry. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular procedures at our dentistry. Patients love the fact that in only two visits they can have a total smile makeover with natural looking, straight, white, and beautiful porcelain veneers.

How are porcelain veneers applied?
At your first appointment for porcelain veneers you will begin the process with either Dr. Cirka, Dr. Meier, or Dr. Jeon by making an impression of your teeth and then creating a mold of how your teeth will look with porcelain veneers. Next, your impressions will be sent over to our trusted dental lab where they customize the veneers to look perfect for your smile. This process typically takes a few weeks for the lab to create your porcelain veneers and then send them back to our office.
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Once your veneers are the right shape, color, and size our doctors will then prep your teeth that are receiving the porcelain veneers. Prepping the teeth usually consists of a cleaning and some light sanding so the veneers fit perfectly to your teeth. After the prepping of your teeth the veneers will then be put in place. Once they are placed they will be formed to your mouth shape and face so your smile looks beautiful and most importantly, natural. When you and the dentist are completely satisfied with the appearance of your new smile makeover, a specialized light will be used to dry the cement and permanently bond the porcelain veneers to your teeth. Just like that in only two visits Philadelphia Dentistry could completely revamp your smile! Give us a call today and get that smile you always wanted 215-568-6222.

March 19, 2018
9 months ago

Now that Hollywood’s biggest night, The Oscars are over and you saw everyone dressed their best, hair perfect, and million-dollar smiles, there’s something you should know. It might come as a surprise, but some of Hollywood’s elite stars didn’t always have a straight, perfect, white smile. Many celebrities have gone to see their cosmetic dentist to get a smile makeover because like many people their job deals with being in the spot light. Celebrities spot light may be a little larger than most people, but whether you’re a celebrity, doctor, politician, teacher, sales person, or anyone who deals with people on a daily basis, your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Here are the top 5 celebrities that you probably didn’t know who had smile makeovers during their career.

1. Nicolas Cage. In Nicolas Cage’s early career his teeth were misaligned pretty badly which made his teeth overlap. In the 1984 movie, “Birdy” Cage got into his role and actually had some of his teeth pulled to look more like his character. As Nicolas Cage and his career advanced to more leading roles he needed a smile makeover and this led him to get a full set of veneers. After getting his smile makeover he got casted in the leading role for “Leaving Las Vegas” which he won an Oscar for. So, we’re not saying veneers won Nicolas Cage an Oscar, but we’re not saying they didn’t help.

2. Ben Affleck. When Ben Affleck was a kid he had buck teeth, it wasn’t until after he had many cosmetic dentistry procedures that he started his acting career. His acting career started with his role in “Good Will Hunting” which landed him a screenwriting Oscar. Ben Affleck’s smile makeover included porcelain veneers, crowns, and some teeth whitening procedures.

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3. George Clooney. Being known as one of the most handsome celebrities in Hollywood, George Clooney owes some credit to his cosmetic dentist. Clooney has a full set of veneers and the reason for his veneers were not strictly just for looks. The 2-time Oscar winner had problems grinding his teeth due to stress, which ultimately led for the need to get replacement teeth.

4. Morgan Freeman. Everyone knows Morgan Freeman because he is one of the best actors of all time. As he aged his teeth naturally became more yellow and he had a gap in between his 2 front teeth. After seeing his cosmetic dentist, Freeman had his teeth whitened and gap closed from a dental bonding procedure. Now, Freeman looks younger and is still landing huge movie roles in Hollywood.

5. Tom Cruise. You may remember Tom Cruise when he was a young actor playing roles in movies like “Risky Business” when his teeth were far from perfect. Cruise has had many cosmetic procedures done throughout his career. First, he had his teeth whitened and straightened, but that wasn’t enough for the “Mission Impossible” star. He has reportedly had more cosmetic dentistry treatments which included a mouthful of veneers.

Philly Dentistry has many cosmetic dentistry options such as, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, Invisalign, Cerinate Lumineers, crowns, bridges, implants, and much more. Don’t hesitate to give us a call (215-568-6222) for a free new patient consultation and get that smile you’ve always wanted.

October 16, 2017
1 year ago

Patients often come into our office wondering if porcelain veneers are the right cosmetic solution for their smile. At Philadelphia Dentistry, Dr. Ken Cirka and Dr. Jessica Meier are highly trained in cosmetic dentistry and will study your unique smile and let you know if porcelain veneers are right for you and if they are the correct first step in your treatment.

Similar to building a house, the foundation is the most important consideration to begin with. At your cosmetic consultation Dr. Cirka and Dr. Meier will do a complimentary examination and cavity detection x-rays to first determine the health of your teeth and your gporcelain-veneers-west-pennant-hillsums. If any work is needed to get healthy first before starting with cosmetics, our office will make it very smooth for you and explain everything step by step.

Once confirmed that your foundation is strong with healthy teeth and healthy gums, Dr. Cirka and Dr. Meier will evaluate your teeth and your smile and determine if porcelain veneers are the correct solution. They will also let you know how many veneers would be indicated for your case. This largely depends on how broad your smile is, if there is heavy staining present, and if your teeth are small or chipped.

What happens once it is determined I am a candidate for porcelain veneers?

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At this stage it is a matter of setting up two appointments with our friendly and cheerful front desk until your new smile is ready to show off! At the first visit Dr. Cirka and Dr. Meier will take a series of photos and x-rays of the front teeth. A shade and shape will also be selected for the porcelain veneers and this information is communicated to the cosmetic dental laboratory that makes the veneers.

Dr. Cirka and Dr. Meier will sometimes need to make adjustments to your natural teeth in order to provide the best success for your veneer case. Before making any adjustments the doctor will review your case in detail so before the treatment starts you will understand exactly what needs done.  

It is important to go to an experienced cosmetic dentist to determine which the best solution is for you and your smile. Porcelain veneers can give you a beautiful, white and long-lasting smile. Call us today to schedule a free consultation at Philadelphia Dentistry with Dr. Ken Cirka and Dr. Jessica Meier at 215-568-6222. We look forward to meeting you!

September 26, 2017
1 year ago

Composite Veneers vs. Porcelain Veneers: What Is the Difference?

Cosmetic dentistry offers many solutions to improving your smile. At Philadelphia Dentistry, Dr. Ken Cirka and Dr. Jessica Meier will sit with you and evaluate your smile and find the best option for you. In our office we help patients by giving them a beautiful smile that improves confidence and everyday life.

A great way to achieve a perfect, bright, white smile is with veneers. A veneer is a thin coating that is placed over top of your own teeth.

There are two different materials that Dr. Cirka and Dr. Meier use to do veneers. The two materials are porcelain and composite. Porcelain is a ceramic material that is strong, beautiful, and translucent in a way that is very similar to the enamel of natural teeth. Composite is a plastic and glass mixture that is tooth colored and used to improve smiles by reshaping teeth and also for improving the color of the teeth.

There are differences to both of these materials that Dr. Cirka and Dr. Meier will review with you at your cosmetic consultation in detail. Below are a few of the major pros and cons of these two materials to give you more information about them:

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are applied in layers and directly bonded to natural tooth structure. The clinician will sculpt the material and be able to match the shade perfectly by blending the material with the teeth. Minor chips in front teeth can expertly be hidden with a composite veneer. Composite tends to stain as time goes on and may need to be changed. The composite resin is at risk to chip and your clinician will go over ways to prevent this from happening by reviewing motions to avoid, such as biting your nails. With the proper home-care and maintenance, composite veneers can provide a very natural and long-lasting result to improve your smile and confidence. From a financial perspective composite veneers are generally less expensive than porcelain. Since composite veneers are reversible and can be removed and replaced as needed, patients often opt to begin with composite veneers due the lower cost. Then once able they will have the composite changed to porcelain. Each case is different and it is important to have your personal consultation with Dr. Cirka and Dr. Meier to determine the best course of action for you.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are an ultra-thin layer of porcelain that is cemented onto your own teeth. With porcelain Dr. Cirka and Dr. Meier are able to drastically improve the color, size, and shape of their patient’s teeth. Keep in mind with composite veneers we are limited with how white in color we can go since the material must blend into the tooth color. By using porcelain we are able to choose shades much lighter than natural composite veneersteeth and still achieve a natural smile without the veneers having a fake appearance. Another great benefit of using porcelain as a material is its high resistance to stains. This is an advantage over composite veneers which do pick up stain as time goes on. Porcelain is also much stronger and tends to last much longer than the composite veneers with the proper care.

How Do I Choose?

Both composite veneers and porcelain veneers offer a beautiful result. There are many factors that make a difference when choosing between materials and at your free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Cirka and Dr. Meier they will review these factors with you. Sometimes a combination of materials work best for patients, it depends on your specific case and situation and what you are looking to achieve. The most important thing is for you to be informed and involved in each step of the process and we guarantee it will be well worth it!

Call us today to schedule your cosmetic consultation at 215-568-6222. We look forward to meeting you soon!

September 16, 2017
1 year ago

Recently at Philadelphia Dentistry we began using an iTero digital scanner that allows us to do impressions for our patients without impression material and trays. It has been great for our staff and also for our patients as there are many advantages to digital impressions over traditional impressions.

An important advantage to note is the efficiency of workflow. The production is streamlined from the laboratory back to us because the digital scan is sent immediately to the laboratory and they are able to review the case within 24-48 hours. What this translates to for patients is less time in their itero scanner1temporary acrylic crowns which is great for the patients.

An additional benefit dentistry gains from digital impressions is the fact that they can be repaired. This is not the case for traditional impressions. With a traditional impression if there is ever an air bubble or a distortion in it, the patient must go through another impression again. For a digital impression, the dentist and assistant are able to easily pinpoint the area that needs redone, scan that specific spot again, and the scanning software is able to stitch it together with the previously captured data.

When a digital scan is sent to the lab it also allows the dentist and the lab technician to communicate directly with each other about the case. If there are any issues then they can be handled immediately and patients do not have to wait.

Another great thing about digital impressions is the ability to show fine details that the naked eye can miss. This precise level of accuracy will aid in the dentist’s work and create a better product for the patient.

Finally, perhaps the BEST part about taking digital impressions, is how much easier it is for patients! No more gagging, strange tastes, or messy faces full of impression material.

Call us at 215.568.6222 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Ken Cirka and Dr. Jessica Meier. They can talk to you more about your dental health in addition to digital impressions. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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