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Category: Smile Makeovers

August 19, 2019
6 days ago

Are you unhappy with the straightness of your teeth? Are you thinking about orthodontics to treat your misaligned teeth? A recent study prepared for Invisalign by Harris Poll stats that almost 80% of patients who finished orthodontic treatment felt that by straightening their teeth was one of the most life-changing decisions that they ever made. For most people the main reason to straighten their teeth is for improving their appearance and gaining more confidence, but there are also more significant health benefits that most people don’t realize. Here are the top 3 health benefits for straight teeth.

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1. Straight teeth are easier to clean. When you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day it is easier to clean your teeth when they are straight rather than crooked or crowded. When your teeth are crowded it’s more likely for bacteria to get caught in between and cause cavities. If the bacteria that builds between your teeth is not removed daily then plaque builds up in the gum line and can cause gum disease. Signs of gum disease are red, swollen or bleeding gums, receding gums, bad breath and eventual tooth loss. This is why it’s so important to maintain healthy oral hygiene habits.

2. Straight teeth create healthy bites. The purpose of getting orthodontics according to the ADA is to create a healthy bite. When your teeth don’t align properly it can cause oral health problems such as; tooth decay, impaired speech and chewing, uneven wear to the tooth enamel, jaw pain, chips or cracking of your teeth. At your next appointment ask your dentist how they can save your smile from any premature wear and prevent any future dental issues.

3. Straight teeth and a healthy smile contribute to your overall health. There are two main areas that contribute to your overall health and that’s your mental health and your physical health. When it comes to your mental health happiness is key and smiling makes you happy! When you have a beautiful straight smile, you’re more likely to smile which in turn will make you happier. By straightening your teeth, you will be more confident in your every day life. The next area is your physical health. Your oral health impacts your overall health. When you have bad oral health, it can lead to gum disease and allow oral bacteria to enter your bloodstream. Gum disease can also lead to heart disease, diabetes and other systemic diseases.

Now that you know the importance of having straight teeth it’s time to ask your dentist or orthodontist about Invisalign. Invisalign is the new faster way of straightening your teeth without the embarrassment of having bulky metal braces in your mouth. Give us a call today to set up a free new patient consultation and find out how Philly Dentistry can help your overall health and confidence 215-568-6222.

August 1, 2019
3 weeks ago

You never think it’s going to happen to you, until it happens to you! There you are watching a movie with your significant other, eating popcorn when suddenly you bite down on a kernel and “crack” you chipped your tooth! Your initial thought is fear, you think “what am I going to do now?!” Luckily for you, Philadelphia Dentistry can fix your chipped tooth right away.

When you chip your tooth the first thing you should do is rinse your mouth with warm water so your mouth is clean. After that, apply something cold to the area to reduce any swelling. Finally, pick up the phone and call Philly Dentistry at 215-568-6222 and we will take great care of you right away.

There are some different options when you chip your tooth and one of our excellent doctors will take a look and let you know what they recommend you do to give you the best smile. The most common option is tooth bonding. The dentist will use a special resin color to match perfectly to your natural teeth and will carefully fill in the area that is chipped. Once completed you will not even know you chipped your tooth, that’s how natural it will look. Another option would be tooth contouring. This method is to be used for light chips. We will remove a small amount of your tooth’s enamel and smooth out the area of your tooth to give it that all-natural look so no one will ever even notice you chipped your tooth. The next option would be dental veneers. Veneers are an extremely strong shell-like cover that is bonded over your teeth. They will fix any type of chips you may have large or small while still giving you a natural look. Finally, dental crowns can also be an option for your chipped tooth. Dental crowns are made to look like your healthy teeth and can hide any type of chip. A crown is like a cap that goes over the damage area to protect it from any further problems.

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Now you know all your options and what to do when it comes to a chipped tooth. Hopefully it doesn’t happen to you, but chances are if you’re reading this blog then you chipped your tooth. Some common situations in which teeth can get chipped are:

  • Tooth decay
  • Chewing anything too hard
  • Using your teeth to open something or to hold on to something
  • Grinding your teeth when you sleep

If any of these scenarios happen to you the best thing to do is to stay calm and give us a call at (215-568-6222), send us an email (info@phillydentistry.com) or slide into our DM’s on Instagram @PhillyDentistry and we will be happy to help you out!

July 29, 2019
4 weeks ago

During the month of August, take advantage of our great monthly special of $100 off ZOOM! Teeth Whitening! If you are not satisfied with the color of your teeth, chances are that you do not smile as much as you should! Life’s too short to not smile and be embarrassed by the color of your teeth. Often times people try over the counter whitening methods that don’t work as well and the results tend to be not that great. This is the reason you should try our in-office professional teeth whitening procedure, ZOOM!

Why should you decide on our in-office ZOOM! Whitening procedure? First reason is because it gets rid of stains from your everyday lifestyle. As you go through life you develop stains on your teeth from certain foods, drinks and different habits. This slowly stains your teeth to a yellowish color. Luckily, there are professional whitening procedures to specifically get rid of these stains. Ask one of our great doctors about ZOOM! Whitening at your next appointment.

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Another great reason and one of my favorite reasons are that this whitening procedure only takes one hour! In just one hour at our convenient, Center City Philadelphia office you can whiten your teeth up to 10 shades whiter, sometimes even more! After your procedure you can expect the results to last up to 3 years with your regular cleanings with our great hygienists so you maintain healthy teeth and gums for life. How it works is that oxygen from the bleaching gel is used to take off years of stains in just one hour!

When you have a whiter, brighter smile it improves your self-confidence. You can have perfectly straight teeth, but if they are stained you are not going to feel confident at all. When you improve your confidence, you improve your entire life. With a whiter smile you’ll walk with your head held high and smile every chance you get, don’t wait any longer for this great monthly special!

As much as we wish we could control time, we just can’t. Age catches up with everyone and there is nothing we can do about it. When we age our teeth age as well and may develop stains from the years of drinking coffee, wines and eating different types of foods. After just one hour of our in-office ZOOM! Whitening procedure you will look years younger with your whiter smile!

When you come to Philadelphia Dentistry the full ZOOM! procedure costs $597, but this month only you can take $100 off the total cost. In addition to this amazing offer we will throw in free customized whitening trays with free bleaching gel. This way you can touch up your white smile anytime you’d like in the comfort of your own home. Don’t hesitate any longer and get that smile you deserve with ZOOM! Teeth Whitening at Philly Dentistry. Give us a call today at 215-568-6222 or send us over an email at info@phillydentistry.com and follow us on Instagram @PhillyDentistry to stay up to date with all the latest news at our office!

July 22, 2019
1 month ago

Do you have missing teeth and are embarrassed to smile? There’s a solution that will help you gain your confidence back and it’s dental implants. Considered to be one of the best options for missing teeth, dental implants can fix broken or decayed teeth as well. At your next appointment make sure to ask one of our great doctors or providers if dental implants are the best option for you. Here are a few advantages of getting dental implants.

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1. Convenience. Dental implants are much more convenient than dentures that you have to remove every night. With implants they stay put in your mouth. This permanent solution takes away any embarrassment that’s involved with taking out fake teeth.

2. Look, feel & perform like natural teeth. This is one of the main reason’s patients choose dental implants because they can’t even tell that they have them. By feeling like your natural teeth, the comfortability is great! Having implants in your mouth, it can restore your full chewing power so you can enjoy all your favorite foods without worrying about anything.

3. Bone loss prevention. When you have a missing tooth, it can lead to bone loss in your jaw. This is known as resorption. Bone loss occurs with missing teeth because there is no longer any root to stimulate the bone. When you have traditional dentures, they have been known to speed up the bone loss process because of the added pressure of the gums which wears away the bone. A great thing about dental implants is that it replaces the root as well as the tooth to preserve natural bone growth.

4. Dental implants can last a lifetime. Taking proper care of your dental implants can make them last your whole life. Dental implants cost a little more than bridges or dentures, but the investment in yourself and the long run is definitely worth it. The average patient that has dentures needs a new set every 3 to 8 years. This is because changes occur in the patient’s jaw. Unlike dentures, dental implants are made extremely strong and are also fused with your jawbone making it a permanent fit in your mouth.

5. Dental implants prevent facial sagging. When you have missing teeth which causes bone loss, that bone loss ends up making your face sag with excess wrinkles around your mouth. This can make you look older and cause you to feel embarrassed. With dental implants it will prevent your face from sagging by filling in any missing teeth so you don’t lose any jaw bone.

Every patient is a little different so at your next dentist appointment ask your doctor if dental implants are the best option for you. Our dentist will determine if implants are the right solution for you and they will suggest any alternatives if they feel it’s a better option for your specific smile. Give us a call at 215-568-6222 and schedule your appointment today.

July 15, 2019
1 month ago

I’m sure you’ve met someone with a dental crown, either your friends, family and even dentists have them. A dental crown is basically a “cap” that sits over the surface of your damaged tooth and serves to restore the complete structure of the tooth and all it’s functions. There are 2 reasons why you might need a crown on your tooth.

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The first reason would be a cosmetic reason. A cosmetic reason would be to restore the esthetics of the crooked teeth. You can cover up a tooth you do not find appealing, for example if a tooth is out of place or stained badly, you can cover it up with a porcelain crown to make it look like your natural teeth to give you a beautiful smile makeover.

The second reason and probably most important would be functional reasons. For example, if you have a weakened tooth you would need to get a crown to protect it from anymore damage. This means if a tooth is cracked, a crown can be used to hold the tooth together. Another example, is if you have a heavily filled tooth from a cavity. This means if you’ve had a large filling or the fillings have been filled too many times on different sides of the tooth, the structure of the tooth will become weakened and will need a crown to support it. Next, would be a single tooth restoration which means if you’re getting a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth a crown will be needed in order to be placed over the implant to give it full support. Finally, if you have a root canal your teeth become weak after the root canal treatment. Therefore, a dental crown will be needed to be placed over the tooth to restore it to full strength. Check out what some of our patients said about getting a dental crown at our office!

“Philadelphia Dentistry is truly at the top of their game. Today I went in for a crown and it was the most pain-free experience ever. The procedure was quick and efficient which is important to me given how busy I am. Everyone in the office does a great job explaining each step in the dental procedure and why they are doing it. The entire staff is always friendly and accommodating and the office makes effective use of the latest technology. For example, they send you emails and text messages to remind you of appointments. If you are looking for a new dentist, I suggest you give Philadelphia Dentistry a look!”

“I came to Philadelphia Dentistry after they were highly recommended in order to make a crown for my implant. After doing my own research I also learned that they specialize in cosmetic dentistry and I have a gap in-between my two front teeth that had started to open up again about 3 years ago, even after wearing braces to correct it. I was interested in getting that fixed and at my consultation I was told about bonding the teeth together in order to close the gap. I just had the bonding done today with Keila and my teeth look PERFECT! You can not even tell that I had anything done, it just looks like I was born with this smile. On top of that, they did the molding for my implant in order to create the crown which I will be going back for in two weeks. The whole procedure from start to finish was painless and quick. Every staff member I have met so far, as well as Dr. Cirka himself, are so welcoming and friendly, I feel like I have known them for years. They really take the time to explain everything and they always have a smile on their face. I am really happy I chose Philadelphia Dentistry for my dentistry needs.”

Those are just two of the many patients we help every day with all their dentistry needs. Give us a call today for a free new patient consultation and see if a dental crown is the best option for you. Smile more with Philly Dentistry!

Call 215-568-6222 and have healthy teeth and gums for life!
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July 1, 2019
2 months ago

During the whole month of July take advantage of our monthly special of $500 off Invisalign! Invisalign is the new way to straighten your teeth without the embarrassment of having metal braces. With Invisalign you have clear aligner trays that snap on and off of your teeth allowing you eat and drink whatever you please, when you please. The trays are made from a clear plastic- like material that most people hardly notice. Depending on how much your teeth needs to be straighten, each tray is worn up to 1-2 weeks. Each tray will slightly move your teeth closer to the end goal of a perfect smile. Before you decide to get Invisalign we will give you a free iTero Invisalign scan in our Center City, Philadelphia office. This scan will show what your smile will look like after Invisalign, before you even start your treatment.

Another common questions our patients ask is how long will Invisalign take? This is a case by case situation and will be different for each patient depending on how much straightening their teeth need and how good they are about wearing their trays for at least 22 hours a day. On average, a common patient can except the case to last a year. If your case includes bite correction then you can expect it to take a little longer than average.
You’re probably thinking now, what is it like wearing the trays? At first like anything new it takes some time to get used to. For the first week you can assume that you will speak with a little bit of a lisp. This is common for most patients because they are just getting used to wearing the trays and talking with them. In no time you’ll be used to wearing them and at times probably forget you have them in.

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When you are done with Invisalign and your teeth are looking perfect, your doctor will remove any attachments on your teeth and do another scan. After the scan they will make a clear removable retainer for you to wear at night only. This retainer will ensure that your teeth stay straight, as long as you continue to wear it each night. The great thing about Invisalign is that you are in charge of your success. The more compliant you are with your Invisalign treatment the faster you will finish and your results will look great!

Give us a call today and come in for a free new patient consultation. Don’t forget when you call to mention that you would like to get a complimentary iTero Invisalign scan and see for yourself just how perfect your teeth could be. 215-568-6222 and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram & Facebook to stay up to date on our office!

June 24, 2019
2 months ago

One of the best ways to restore your smile to something that you are confident with is dental bonding. Dental bonding is one of the most popular services here at Philadelphia Dentistry because it is fast and affordable. If you are unfamiliar with dental bonding it is defined as placing a simple attachment of composite resin to the surface of your tooth or teeth that you want fixed to give it an all-natural, healthy look.

If you are dealing with issues like gaps or spaces between your teeth, teeth that are too short or chipped, tooth discoloration and even broken teeth, then dental bonding can change your life! At Philly Dentistry, we can almost always do same day treatment for dental bonding and get you that smile you’ve always wanted. When you come in to our Center City, Philadelphia office one of our excellent doctors will take a look and let you know exactly what the best option is for you to restore your smile. If it’s bonding then we will fix your smile as soon as possible! Your dental bonding has the strength to last up to 10 years as long as you take care of it just like your natural teeth. Patients should avoid chewing anything hard like candies, ice and other possibly harmful foods.

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The process of dental bonding is very simple. Our doctors will show you a shade guide to make sure that the composite resin being used will match exactly to your natural teeth. They will then apply, mold and shape the resin to your teeth for a natural looking perfect smile. The composite resin is then hardened by a special light and then finally polished and smoothed for a flawless finish.

Give us a call today to see if you are a candidate for dental bonding and get that smile you have always wanted! 215-568-6222. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with our office!

June 10, 2019
3 months ago

Smiling is a powerful thing and it usually is the result of something positive that is happening in your life. Whether things are looking up or looking down, the power of smiling can help you in many ways. When you show off those nice pearly whites you raise chemicals in your body that can help produce positive emotions, even when you’re feeling down in the dumps. Even forcing a smile when times are tough can help you get through a difficult situation.

Here are a few ways smiling can better your life.

By smiling more you are reducing the stress in your life. Even if you’re the happiest person in the world everyone deals with some type of stress. You’re probably thinking why in the world would I smile in a stressful situation, but that may be exactly what you need to help get through it. A study by Psychological Science, Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman discovered that smiling will reduce your heart rate during a stressful encounter. When you smile something called serotonin is released which is a natural stress reducer in the brain. This study shows that even if you have to force a smile in a stressful situation that will help you out in difficult situation.

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This is a no brainier, but smiling will increase your happiness. It’s simple when you smile, you’re most likely happy. A neurologist, Dr. Isha Gupta states that when you smile it creates a chemical reaction in your brain that produces dopamine. When you are depressed you have low dopamine levels and when you are happy your dopamine levels are high. Life can throw you challenges good or bad, but if you take on those challenges and obstacles with your head held high and a smile on your face then you will have a better perception of what is going on.

Did you know that smiling can improve your pain tolerance? Although, smiling on its own is not scientifically linked to a higher pain tolerance, but adding a smile or laughter to your pain will make your discomfort a little better. After reading this blog you now know a little bit about how powerful your smile can be. If you are not happy with your smile then it’s time for a change. It’s never too late to get that smile you always wanted. Whether it’s a general cleaning and check up or something cosmetic, Philly Dentistry is the place for all your dental needs. Give us a call today at 215-568-6222 or send us an email at info@phillydentistry.com and if you’re feeling ambitious you can follow us on social media @phillydentistry to stay up to date with all the news at our office. Thank you and keep on smiling Philadelphia!

June 3, 2019
3 months ago

Summer time is for smiling and if you are not satisfied with your smile, it’s time to come to Philly Dentistry! During the whole month of June take advantage of our monthly special of $1,000 off your set of 8 veneers. Porcelain veneers can completely change your smile for the best. If you have any dental problems like stains, chips, cracks, gaps, or even slightly misaligned teeth then veneers can take those imperfections and turn your smile into perfection!

First things first, what are porcelain veneers? Think about how thin a contact lens is and that is how thin your porcelain veneer will be. They are extremely thin, but extremely strong and can last up to 15 years, if you have good oral hygiene and make sure you’re getting your routine cleanings and check-ups every 6 months. Each veneer is custom-made to improve your specific smile so you have the best natural looking smile makeover. The thin porcelain veneers will go over your original teeth to improve any dental problem you may be suffering with, it’s that easy!

Are porcelain veneers right for me? If you are interested in treating your smile with a more permanent solution then veneers are a great choice for you. The only requirement a patient needs to get porcelain veneers is that they are healthy enough to support them. So, if a patient has any cavities or gum disease, they will need to be treated for that before they can get the porcelain veneers.

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Check out what our patients had to say about us and their porcelain veneers, “I wanted to take a brief moment to express how happy your work has made my life. A few months ago, you outfitted my teeth with porcelain veneers in your dental office in Philadelphia. Getting porcelain veneers was undoubtedly the most important and rewarding decision I have ever made in my life. I was so unhappy with the appearance of my teeth and the first impression they made on people. Today, that has all changed. After the procedure, my family could not believe the difference and immediately noticed how much more I smile. My friends could not quite put their finger on what had changed but only that I looked great and always seemed happy…I do not believe that I could have made a great Best Man speech without the confidence I have been given having such a wonderful smile. I do not think I will ever truly be able to convey how happy I am and what you have been able to do for me. Eternally grateful.”

Schedule your free new patient consultation with Philly Dentistry today to see if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. In just 2 easy visits you can completely change your smile into your dream smile. Don’t be embarrassed anymore with your teeth, we are here to help make Philly smile, one patient at a time! Call today 215-568-6222.

May 13, 2019
3 months ago

If you are unhappy with your current smile, then you are most likely researching cosmetic dentistry procedures. At Philly Dentistry, we offer numerous cosmetic treatments to fix any problems you may be suffering with. Have you ever thought about getting porcelain veneers to fix your smile? Here are the six most common signs that porcelain veneers are the right choice for you.

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1. Do you have chipped, cracked or broken teeth?
There are a few options to fix problems like broken or chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers are a great option to fix this common dental problem. Our accomplished doctors will customize your veneers to match perfectly with your natural teeth to give you that perfect smile you’ve always wanted.

2. Are you unhappy with your smile?
If you’re reading this right now there’s a good chance, you’re unhappy with your smile. Whether it’s crooked, chipped, gap, or stained teeth to name a few common problems our talented cosmetic dentists will get you smiling again! All you need to do to fix your smile is schedule a free new patient consultation so our doctors can give you an exam to see which cosmetic procedure would work best with your specific smile.

3. Do you have a gap or gaps between your teeth?
Having gaps big or small in between your teeth can leave you feeling embarrassed while covering your mouth every time you smile. No one wants to feel that way and to fix these gaps you can choose to get porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers give you a natural looking smile that will make you proud to smile again. At your appointment our doctors will evaluate your smile to determine if veneers are the best option for you, over other treatments like tooth bonding and Invisalign to close your gaps.

4. Do you have extremely stained or discolored teeth?
Many patients try over-the-counter whitening methods without much success. Some patients report some slight changes in the whiteness of their teeth, but nothing too dramatic. When your teeth are extremely stained, sometimes even in office professional whitening will not make much of a difference. For patients like this, we recommend porcelain veneers. Many patients get veneers for a whiter, more uniform smile to get completely rid of any type of stains.

5. Are your teeth misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped?
If you have some minor alignment issues with your teeth than veneers can resolve the problem easily. For more extreme alignment issues we recommend getting Invisalign to straighten your teeth. For patients who have uneven or irregularly shaped teeth, veneers can be the best option. Our doctors will work with you to customize the size, shape and color of your veneers to give you that smile you’ve always wanted.

6. Are your teeth worn down?
Over time your teeth can get worn down typically from teeth grinding or clenching, known as bruxism. When you grind or clench on a regular basis, the tops of your teeth can become flat and dull over time. This can result in more dental problems if not handled properly. For any patient who have worn down their teeth, porcelain veneers can restore the appearance of your teeth and provide more stability for your dental health.

So, give us a call at 215-568-6222 and schedule your free new patient consultation with one of our excellent doctors who have over a combined 60 years of experience in dentistry! With the most experience with veneers in Philadelphia, you won’t be disappointed. There’s a reason professional athletes, movie stars, musicians and many more trust us with their smile! We want to give you that perfect smile you have always dreamed about. Smile more with Philly Dentistry!

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