Posts for: May, 2013

Schenectady dentist dental crownsDental Crowns from our Schenectady Dentist Create Your Perfect Smile

Do you struggle to share your smile with the world? Cosmetic concerns can prevent people from being completely themselves, hiding their teeth and even limiting their social interactions. We want you to be comfortable being yourself. Our Schenectady dentist will work with you until your smile is beautifully, naturally whole and something that brings you pride. One of our greatest aids in our battle against tooth wear and tear is the dental crown. This week, we'll discuss the wide variety of tasks crowns can take on and the ways they perfect a smile.

Dental Crowns' Capabilities

Crowns are similar to veneers, but add more tooth structure and greater security. Often called "tooth caps," crowns surround remaining natural tooth structure and attach new tooth material. This can hide problematic stains, repair teeth missing structure from decay or damage, and change a smile however you would like. Crowns' versatile nature allows them to accomplish so many dental changes:

  • Whiter teeth
  • Straighter teeth
  • A symmetrical smile
  • Reduced tooth sensitivity
  • Stronger teeth
  • Replacements for missing teeth

Dental crowns come in several materials, the most cosmetic being porcelain. Porcelain crowns may be fabricated in any shape and color, and will blend with your natural teeth to form a great smile. Dental crowns are often used in combination with other cosmetic dental restorations to complete a smile makeover.

The Dental Crown Procedure with our Schenectady Dentist

Receiving dental crowns doesn't need to be complicated. The procedure typically spans two appointments. At the first, our Schenectady dentist will reduce the teeth receiving dental crowns so that the restorations will fit. We will bond temporary crowns to those teeth to keep your smile whole until your second appointment. At the next appointment, your crowns will be bonded to your teeth and checked for proper fit and look. You will leave the office with a glorious smile!

Interested in what dental crowns could do for you? Give our Schenectady dentist a call at (518)-374-9770 or schedule online and we will begin the joyous process of changing your smile.


Life-Changing Dental Implants from our Schenectady Dentist

Are you aware of what dental implants could do for your smile? Dental implants help patients missing teeth regain their former lives, with restored dental stability and the unyielding support of these tooth root replacements. Our Schenectady dentist will place your implants and then work with you until you have beautiful dental restorations in place and are completely satisfied with your new smile. Today's blog post is an in-depth look at this incredible dental restoration.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are titanium screws that connect with your jaw bone. Since titanium is a biocompatible material, over time it actually fuses with your bone, creating a support system that will not fail you or your restorations. Dental implants are connected to accompanying restorations by means of an abutment. Once the three parts of the fully restored tooth are in place (implant, abutment, and restoration), your treatment with our Schenectady dentist is complete!

What dental restorations can dental implants support?

Dental implants work with every dental restoration. The general support that implants provide can benefit all the dental restorations our Schenectady dentist offers. You may  use dental implants in conjunction with:

  • Crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Dentures
  • Partial dentures

The foundation provided by the dental implants will keep these restorations from feeling like anything other than natural tooth structure. This makes an especially profound difference in the case of dentures. Implant-supported dentures will not click or slip, and you will be able to use them for both speaking and chewing (there is less of a need to remove them).

How will dental implants change my life?

Dental implants provide you with replacement teeth that really feel and look natural. They will improve your speaking, chewing, and the look of your jaw and face. Because dental implants provide new root structures, they can keep bone surrounding a missing tooth from disintegrating and preserve your bone structure. Most importantly, dental implants will give you a boost in confidence by returning your smile to a whole and beautiful state.

Don't understimate the difference a solid, full smile makes to your self-esteem and your life. Contact our office today to begin a dental implant discussion.


 

When you have a sore limb, the flu, or a headache, you seek medical attention for some kind of relief. General health problems carry a certain amount of gravity that causes us to respond with haste. When dental health seems like it could be compromised, few people respond in the same way. Our Schenectady dentist assures you that your dental health should be as important to you as your whole-body health. Today, we’ll discuss the reasons your oral health is imperative and ways to keep your teeth and gums strong. With excellent care and the aid of our dentist, superb dental health is a possibility for every one of your patients.

Why is dental health so important? If I have a cavity, my Schenectady dentist can just fix it at my next dental exam.

Oral health can suffer from different attackers. Something like a single cavity is a relatively mild dental problem. But a single cavity can spread. It can lead to multiple cavities, to an infected tooth, or even to periodontal disease (infection of the gums). These problems can’t be resolved in a single dental appointment. They take multiple restorations and periodontal therapy to be eradicated from your mouth. Waiting to take action when it seems something could be wrong with your teeth allows the disease time to spread. Additionally, dental problems can lead to whole-body health issues of which many patients aren’t aware.

Does my Schenectady dentist have any tips on what I need to do to maintain stellar dental health?

-       Brush and floss daily, and properly (for long enough and in a thorough fashion)

-       Maintain regular dental exams (every six months)

-       Contact your Schenectady dentist as soon as you feel something is wrong with your teeth or gums

-       Cut back on consumption of acidic, sugary drinks like coffee and soda

-       Rise your mouth with water after eating

There are more tips where those came from – contact our Schenectady dentist to set up your next exam and learn about dental habits that are appropriate for your personal smile.


 

A Simple but Transformative Teeth Whitening Experience with Schenectady Dentist

Cosmetic dental treatments vary in complexity. While more involved treatments tend to produce the most dramatic results, it’s possible to transform your smile with a single, painless appointment with our Schenectady dentist. Teeth whitening changes your life in more ways than the obvious. Because of the associations people lend to a bright smile, your whitened teeth can affect the way others treat you and the way you see yourself. Moreover, your teeth whitening appointment will be over in one hour and leave you with results lasting a month or more. Read on to learn more about the simplicity and effectiveness of teeth whitening.

Schenectady Dentist on How Teeth Whitening Changes Your Life

  • Physical – Teeth whitening can brighten your teeth by up to 8 shades. This increase in whiteness can make your smile look like an entirely new one – without having any other dental work.
  • Emotional – A white smile conveys health, youth, and excellent personal grooming. This will make you feel great when you look in the mirror. You will smile more easily and often, and feel better about your appearance. You may even find yourself happier overall. Our Schenectady dentist believes that teeth whitening boosts your mental state just as it does your teeth.
  • Professional – With the new demeanor accompanying your whiter teeth, you will find that you are more comfortable having attention focused on you. This makes you more sociable and can lead to greater success at work.

Your Teeth Whitening Treatment with our Schenectady Dentist

Depending on your whitening needs, our Schenectady dentist may recommend in-office or at-home whitening. In-office whitening is the best choice for those hoping to whiten teeth as quickly and intensely as possible. You will see major results at the end of your first whitening appointment. Should you be unable to make it in to the office and fine with more gradual results, we will provide you with whitening trays and hydrogen peroxide gel so that you can whiten in the comfort of your home.

Ready for a brighter smile and a brighter life? Contact our Schenectady dentist.




Robert M. Scotto, D.D.S.
615 Union St.
Schenectady, NY 12305
518-374-9770

  

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