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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Our New Britain Office
... Veneers Crowns Tooth colored fillings Replace missing teeth Implants Bridges Partial Dentures Full Dentures Treatment of Gum problems Root plane - non-surgical deep cleaning Antibiotic treatment - direct placement of antibiotics in gum defects, - antibiotic pills - antibiotic mouthwashes Surgical treatments Treatment for badly broken down teeth Root canal therapy- If necessary, we can remove the infected nerves & blood vessels inside the teeth...

Our Services
... Bonding Cosmetic Contouring Crowns and Bridges Specialty Dentures Cosmetic Fillings Grafts Excessive or Uneven Gums Implants Veneers Whitening Sealants Root Canal Therapy Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Flap Surgery Dentures Jaw/TMJ Cosmetic Dentistry Review cases as expert consultant (Trauma and Accident Cases)   What Sets Us Apart We treat every patient as we want to be treated We take our time on our fillings, crowns, veneers, and all procedures, resulting in restorations and quality care lasting three to five times as many years as the national average...

Sinus Surgery — Creating Bone for Dental Implants “Out of Thin Air”
... If all the back teeth are lost and dental implants cannot be placed, removable upper dentures may be the only alternative...

The Art and Science of Creating Well-Fitting Dentures
... Removable full dentures are often the solution of choice for those suffering from edentulism...

When Teeth are Lost, Bone is Lost
... If you are missing a lot of teeth, implants can also be used to anchor bridges or even removable dentures while providing that same bone-saving benefit...

Bad Breath — Suffer No More
... Some of the oral causes of bad breath include: Naturally occurring bacteria found on the back of the tongue that thrive on food deposits, dead skin cells and post nasal drip (Yuck!); Dry mouth, after sleeping, especially when an individual breathes through his or her mouth; Unclean dentures; Decaying or abscessed teeth; Diseased gums; and Infected tonsils...

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
...Four or more implants can support an entire arch (complete top or bottom set) of replacement teeth that won’t slip and will never need to be removed — a great alternative to traditional removable dentures! Implants can also be used to support some kinds of removable dentures, and in certain orthodontic procedures...

IV Sedation can help Relax Patients with Acute Dental Visit Anxiety
...Wear loose, comfortable clothing and don’t wear contact lenses, oral appliances like dentures or retainers, watches or other jewelry...

You May Need Surgery to Repair the Damage of Gum Recession
...There are a number of causes for gum recession, including overaggressive brushing or flossing, biting habits or badly fitting dentures or appliances...

Immediate Dentures Provide You With Teeth While Your Gums Heal
... Total tooth loss (edentulism) can be difficult in more ways than the loss of function — it can be psychologically traumatic as you must now transition from natural teeth to dentures or other restorations...

Implants can Support a Total Tooth Replacement Restoration
...But with their continuing development we've adapted implants for other applications, like using a few strategically-placed implants as a stable platform for removable dentures or fixed bridges...

Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
...This not only provides a solid anchorage for the prosthetic, but it also prevents bone loss at the site of the missing tooth — which is something neither bridgework nor dentures can do...

Consider Bone Health When Deciding Between Implants and Dentures
...But because of their cost when replacing multiple teeth, many people opt for traditional dentures...

Avoid These 4 Health Problems with One Simple Denture Practice
Dentures can be an effective and affordable solution for people who've lost all their teeth...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants...

Dental Implants: a Durable, Life-Like Solution for your Tooth Loss
...As few as two strategically placed implants can provide a more secure connection for removable dentures or fixed bridges...

Dentures Require Planning and Attention to Detail to Look Natural
...Of these, there’s a tried and true one that’s both affordable and effective: removable dentures...

Gum Disease is Still a Threat to Your Dental Implants
...Maintaining your dentures will help ensure they continue to brighten your smile for a long time...

Interdental Cleaning Devices
...Sometimes, it's because we don't have the manual dexterity to handle the floss, or because braces or partial dentures get in the way; or, perhaps we just never got in the habit...

Removable Dentures
...Fortunately, there's a reliable and time-tested method for treating this condition: full or partial dentures...

Tooth Wear
...Some dental appliances such as partial dentures or retainers that are frequently taken in and out of the mouth can also abrade teeth...

Gum Grafting
...Foreign objects in the mouth that rub against the gums, like poorly fitting removable dentures, tongue bolts, or even fingernails, can also contribute to gum recession...

Sinus Surgery
...Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

Aging & Dental Health
...Poor-fitting dentures can make the problem worse, as can the presence of certain diseases (such as diabetes or cancer)...

Bad Breath
...Other places where bacteria and food particles can be trapped are between the teeth, beneath the gums, and in oral appliances or dentures...

Missing Teeth
... Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

Dental Implants FAQs
... At the outset, implants are more expensive than other tooth-replacement methods such as dentures or bridgework...

Fixed Dentures
If you have lost an entire arch of teeth (top and/or bottom), or are soon to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save, you may be able to replace them with fixed dentures supported by dental implants...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... Other Options for Tooth Replacement Other than dental implants, your tooth-replacement options include fixed bridgework that incorporates or uses the adjacent teeth, and removable dentures...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Implant teeth allow you to eat, speak and smile with complete confidence because they will never slip or shift like removable dentures often do...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Implant Dentistry
...   Support Removable Dentures — Implants can even make removable dentures more comfortable, effective and healthier to wear...

Oral Surgery
...Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

Technology
...Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...