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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 26, 2018
2 weeks ago

If you haven’t been to the dentist in some time there is a good chance you may be having some pain either from broken or damaged teeth. At Philadelphia Dentistry, we can help you get out of pain and get that smile you always wanted. Restorative dentistry gives you back that natural looking smile and heals any dental health problems you may be having in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere.

At Philly Dentistry we offer many restorative services to our patients. One of the most popular services is dental implants. Dental implants are the perfect solution for any patient that has missing teeth, but doesn’t want the hassle of getting dentures.

Another great service we offer is dental crowns. If your teeth are cracked and you do nothing about it a much more serious problem can occur. When your tooth is cracked or chipped it exposes the tooth to harmful bacteria and plaque that will infect the tooth. A dental crown is placed over the broken tooth to restore it back to new so no farther problems will occur. This solution will save your tooth and give you a natural looking smile.

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Similar, to dental implants are dental bridges which are excellent for missing teeth. How a dental bridge works is that the crowns are attached to your teeth on either side of the missing tooth area which allows them to acts as an anchor for the bridge and then topped with a prosthetic tooth.

If you are experiencing any problems with your teeth, please give us a call at 215-568-6222 and we will help you achieve your best smile!

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,
215-568-6222.

 

 

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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November 5, 2018
1 month ago

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular services at any dentistry because people want a whiter smile and they want it right away! During the whole month of November take advantage of our monthly special of $169 custom-made take home bleach whitening trays. There are a few things that many people don’t realize when they ask for their teeth to be whitened.

It’s important to have your teeth cleaned before any whitening procedure. When your teeth are clean that makes the best surface for getting your teeth whiter. One of our great dental hygienists will clean and remove any build up of tartar or plaque so you can get the best possible results.

An oral exam is just as important as a cleaning because the dentist needs to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy before starting your whitening treatment. The oral exam is to confirm that you do not have any tooth decay, cracked teeth, gum disease, or any other oral risks that may cause problems with the whitening. If any problems show up during your oral exam you’ll need to get it treated before any teeth whitening can be started. This is very important to receive the best results and to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy for life!

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The best part about your custom-made bleach trays is that you can do it in the privacy of your own home. When using your bleach trays the results depend solely on you. When done correctly your teeth can transform up to 6 shades whiter than before and last up to 2 years with proper care. The whole process is done for about 10 to 15 minutes a day for about 7 to 10 days and just like that you can have a great white smile, all in the comfort of your home.

When you have a whiter smile, it makes you feel more confident in your social and professional life. This will make you overall happier knowing that you have a great smile. Don’t hesitate, take advantage of this monthly special and take half off your custom-made bleach trays. Give us a call today to see if teeth whitening is the right choice for you! 215-568-6222.

October 22, 2018
2 months ago

Philadelphia Dentistry is proud to receive the award for “Best of Philadelphia 2018”

The Philadelphia Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses in the Philadelphia area. Acknowledgement is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and applied programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

Each year, the Philadelphia Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved excellent marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and the Philadelphia community.

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These exceptional companies help make the Philadelphia area a great place to live, work and play. When it comes to marketing our dentistry, we focus on what’s best for our patients and that’s getting them happy and healthy. At Philadelphia Dentistry, it is our goal to make our patients feel comfortable and at ease. From our kind and gentle Philly dentists with over 60 years combined experience, Dr. Ken Cirka, Dr. Jessica Meier, Dr. Mimi Jeon and Dr. Stephanie Smith, to our talented hygienists and support staff, our focus is on you, the patient. We are dedicated to giving you the best dental treatment in Philadelphia in a caring and relaxing atmosphere. Thank you for this award and we are extremely proud to be the “Best of Philadelphia 2018.”

October 8, 2018
2 months ago

25005138_152349512076052_4777900595652591616_nDo you have misaligned teeth? Are you too embarrassed to get those old fashion metal braces? Well, there is a solution for you and it’s called Invisalign. Often times, people ask how long does this treatment take? It is different for just about everyone because it is based on how much your teeth need to be shifted and how attentive you are to following directions and wearing your trays. As a patient of Invisalign you must be willing to commit and trust the process to achieve the best results.

The time that it takes you to complete your Invisalign treatment is almost cut in half compared to the old fashion metal braces. On average, most patients complete their treatment within a year, sometimes less.

When you decide to choose Invisalign to correct your smile, what you can expect from the first appointment, which is called the “records” appointment is for it to last about 50 minutes. At this appointment you will get detailed scans from our iTero Invisalign Outcome Simulator. This scan will be able to show you what your teeth will look like after your Invisalign treatment is finished…before you even start! Also, x-rays of your teeth will be taken during this appointment so that your Invisalign trays are customized perfectly just for you. Your next appointment will be in about 3 weeks from this initial visit.

When you come back in 3 weeks this appointment will last about 1 hour. At this appointment you will get your first set of Invisalign trays and one of our excellent doctors and dental assistants will show you how to properly insert and remove them, so no damage is done to your teeth. Attachments will then be placed on your teeth so that they fit well and are able to move properly. After this appointment you will then be seeing one of our accomplished doctors every 6 to 8 weeks to get your next set of trays.

Every 6 to 8 weeks when you come back to receive your next set of trays these visits will only last about 20 to 30 minutes. During this appointment the doctor will make sure your teeth are shifting as planned. If anything needs to be adjusted the doctors will make correction so that you are getting the best Invisalign treatment on the East Coast.

Some rules of time with Invisalign so that you are making the most of your treatment is that they should be worn for at least 22 hours a day. You may take out your trays when you eat, brush and floss your teeth.

Each of your trays should be worn for at least a 2-week period or directed otherwise by your doctor. Your set of trays need around 150-300 hours of wear so that your teeth can move and settle before moving to your next set of trays. By following these guidelines, you will utilize the most from your Invisalign treatment and achieve the best results. During the whole month of October take $500 off your Invisalign treatment plus free whitening and get that smile you’ve always wanted. Call Philly Dentistry today at 215-568-6222.

September 18, 2018
3 months ago

On September 11th 2001 after the first plane hit the World Trade Center, Mark Meier and 5 other Port Authority Officers stationed at the George Washington Bridge volunteered to go and help. That day he was responsible for saving the lives of many while risking his own. He was a true hero. All his family knew was that he was sent down to Ground Zero in a squad car and they did not get any more info until late that night when he walked into the house, covered in black dust. The family was lucky, he came home, he made it. He survived that heartbreaking day of tragedy. He was awarded a medal from Mayor Giuliani and his family was so proud of him.

It was in October 2015 when the family learned of his illness due to toxin exposure at Ground Zero. He was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, commonly known as AML. Over the last few years, the amount of people with newly diagnosed cancers related to 9/11 has more than doubled. It’s being called “The Second Wave.” Many of these cancers-including Mark Meier’s are rare, aggressive and particularly hard to treat. After 2 years of an extremely tough and taxing battle the cancer took his life. This is a tragedy and could have been prevented if this senseless act of terror never happened.

In honor of Dr. Meier’s father, Officer Mark Meier, Philly Dentistry created a team for the 9/11 Heroes Run that was held on Saturday, September 8th at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. With the help of other’s Philly Dentistry raised hundreds of dollars for the Travis Manion Foundation.

Travis Manion, a native of Doylestown, Pennsylvania and a graduate of the United States Naval Academy followed in his father’s footsteps and was awarded a commission spot into the Marine Corps. After graduating at the top of his class he was assigned to deploy to Iraq for his first tour of duty. On April 29, 2007 Travis Manion and his fellow Marines along with Iraqi Army correspondents were ambushed. Travis was fatally wounded by an enemy sniper while distracting fire away from his other wounded brothers in arm. Travis Manion was selfless that day and allowed every member of his patrol to survive, he is a true American Hero.

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Travis Manion’s legacy lives on, along with every hero that was apart of the American effort to protect our country against the cowardly acts of terrorism from September 11th 2001. This foundation helps inspire others to live a life of valor by putting others first and having the mind set of, “If not me, then who…”

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.

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