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By BARRY H. DANZIG, DDS
May 07, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

Make your smile better. Even though we may brush and floss twice daily, sometimes our teeth crack, chip, or end up discolored. If this has happened to you, you may be a great candidate for cosmetic dentistry at Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA.

While it is no substitute for an effective daily oral care regimen, cosmetic dentistry helps to improve the appearance of the teeth. You may wonder what some of your options are. Let’s explore five of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures:

Indirect filling

Indirect fillings are otherwise known as onlays and inlays. Dentists use them when there is a need to fix some decay, but the decay is not extensive enough to need a crown. Inlays fill in the center of the tooth while onlays include the points of the teeth.

Bonding

Bonding is the application of composite material to the tooth surfaces. This makes minor cosmetic improvements to chipped, cracked, or otherwise malformed teeth. Bonding improves appearance without a major procedure.

Dental veneers

Veneers are thin coverings placed over the front of the teeth. They hide imperfections like discolorations, cracks, or large spaces between the teeth. A smooth, even smile is the result.

Whitening

Remember to avoid foods and habits that will further stain your teeth such as chocolate, coffee, and smoking. Whitening your teeth can make your smile look younger and brighter. Many products help patients brighten their teeth at home.

Implants

Implants are more comfortable than dentures and they function more like natural teeth. Once installed during a minor surgery at our Billerica office, the gums hug the implants as if they were natural teeth. Unlike dentures, implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that forever remains in the mouth.

A board-certified dentist can help you decide what is best for your smile. For more information, contact Dr. Lili Tayari, Dr. Adam Danzig, and Dr. Barry Danzig at Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA. Call (978) 667-2741 to schedule an appointment.

By BARRY H. DANZIG, DDS
February 20, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Same Day Crowns  

Our dentists can restore your smile in just a single visit with same-day crowns.

Dealing with a damaged tooth? If so, your tooth will most likely benefit from getting a dental crown….but not just any dental crown. Here in Billerica, MA, our cosmetic dentists Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, and Dr. Lili Tayari offer CEREC or same-day crowns. This means that you can get a durable, long-lasting and high-quality restoration to restore your damaged tooth all in one day. No waiting and no coming back to our office for a separate fitting.

Same-day crowns look and feel just like a traditional dental crown. They are even made out of the same durable material. The only difference lies in how they are made. CEREC advanced technology and equipment allows our Billerica, MA, dentists to be able to design and create your crown right here in our practice.

Here are some of the amazing benefits that you’ll enjoy when you get same-day crowns to restore your smile,

No more temporary crowns

Getting traditional crowns meant that you needed to come back to the office a second time to have the crown placed. In order to protect the tooth while your crown was being made our dentists had to place a temporary crown over the tooth. With CEREC crowns you won’t ever have to worry about needing a temporary again.

The perfect fit

CEREC’s incredible digital technology allows us to scan your teeth to capture very precise tooth measurements. This ensures that the crown that we make offers an ideal fit. With same-day crowns we can make all the adjustments necessary to ensure that your crown fits perfectly in just one visit.

Fast treatment

The biggest benefit of having CEREC technology is that our dental team can restore smiles in a single visit, saving our patients time. We know that time is precious to you and getting dental care shouldn’t be challenging for you. By offering fast, restorative dentistry in a single visit, we make it easy for even the busiest patients to get the treatment they deserve.

Do you have questions about getting same-day crowns or other restorative treatments from our cosmetic dentists? If so, call Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA, today at (978) 667-2741. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have and also schedule a consultation.

By Barry H. Danzig, DDS
November 14, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

Are you part of some startling dental statistics? Harvard Health reports that most Americans lose up to 12 teeth by age 50. To counter those numbers, your Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA, Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, and Dr. Lili Tayari, offer lifelike dental implants. Could they rebuild your gapped smile?

Dental implant specifics

A dental implant far exceeds patient expectations regarding appearance, functionality and bone-building capabilities. Composed of a titanium screw, serving as a replacement root, a metal post and porcelain crown, a single-tooth dental implant occupies the empty tooth socket.

Inserted into the jaw during a simple office surgery, the titanium implant quickly begins bonding with the bone. Called osseointegration, this process creates a super-strong and stable bond. In fact, few implants fail; most stay in place for decades, reports the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness.

In their Billerica, MA, office, Drs. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, and Dr. Lili Tayari place single-tooth implants or implants of various numbers, as needed, to support bridgework or full dentures. All provide optimal oral function, speech and bone integrity, along with realistic feel and appearance.

Can you receive dental implants?

A comprehensive oral examination plus special imaging at Grateful Dentists tells you for sure. Important factors your dentist considers are:

  • Quality and size of the bone in your jaw (it may be augmented with donor tissue if necessary)
  • Your medical and oral health history (a strong immune system helps)
  • Tobacco usage (smoking doesn't disqualify a patient, but it can compromise long-term implant retention)
  • Your personal commitment to the treatment timeline (osseointegration takes many weeks)

In addition, you must brush twice a day and floss carefully daily. Avoid teeth clenching and hard foods which place excessive pressures on implants. Visit Grateful Dentists every six months for routine check-ups and hygienic cleanings.

Find out more about dental implants

Dental implants are today's finest tooth replacements. Why not learn if they can rebuild your smile? Please contact the professional team at Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA, to arrange your personal implant consultation? Phone us at (978) 667-2741. We are open Monday through Saturday at 8 am.

By Barry H. Danzig, DDS
July 16, 2019
Category: Oral Health

Being that about half of adult Americans have some form of gum disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s important to monitor your oral hygiene for signs of this condition. Learn more about periodontal disease to figure out the symptoms so that you can discuss treatment options at your next appointment with a dentist at Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA.

What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is the slow, progressive deterioration of gum tissue and bone in the mouth caused by a bacterial infection. The bacteria live in plaque and calculus that forms around the teeth. The most advanced form of gum disease is called periodontitis or periodontal disease. If it’s not treated with aggressive measures, tooth loss is possible.

Do You Have Periodontal Disease?
The symptoms of periodontal disease are hard to ignore. The gums get very red and start to bleed—especially when you brush your teeth. In some areas, the gums can turn black, which is a sign that the gum tissue is unhealthy and overwhelmed with bad bacteria. Patients who have periodontitis often have very bad breath, which can’t be covered up with mouthwash or brushing. Another sign is a feeling that one or more teeth are loose—you shouldn’t be able to move a tooth with your finger. Let a dentist at Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA check your oral health and make a definitive diagnosis so that you can receive proper treatment.

Effective Periodontal Disease Therapies
When periodontitis is caught in its early stages, there’s a good chance it can be reversed with basic treatments including antibiotic medications or scaling and root planing. At more advanced stages, periodontal surgery and gum grafting may be required. If tooth loss does occur, a dental implant and crown restoration can be installed if there’s still viable bone tissue to anchor it in place.

Protect Your Gum Health
The health of your gums is as important as the health and strength of your teeth. Seek treatment for periodontal disease at Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA. Call (978) 667-2741 today to schedule your upcoming visit with Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, or Dr. Lili Tayari.

By BARRY H. DANZIG, DDS
April 08, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Invisalign is a comfortable and discreet alternative to braces for straightening teeth. At Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA, Dr. Adam Danzig, InvisalignDr. Barry Danzig, and Dr. Lili Tayari can determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative method for straightening your smile. There are no brackets and wires, as is the case with braces. Instead, Invisalign straightens the teeth using a set of aligner trays that fit over the top and bottom arches of teeth. The aligner trays are custom made for each patient by your Billerica, MA, dentist.

Is Invisalign for teens or adults?

Invisalign’s aligner trays can be worn by teens and adults, who wish to straighten permanent teeth. Since the aligner trays are custom made for each patient, the fit will be just right whether the patient is a teen or an adult.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign’s aligner trays work by exerting gentle pressure on the teeth, much like braces. Over time, the gentle pressure causes the teeth to move in the intended direction. Each set of trays are worn only for a few weeks, then replaced with the next set of aligner trays. Each new set of aligner trays moves the teeth closer to their final position.

Can Invisalign correct bite problems?

Invisalign is ideal for patients who wish to straighten crooked teeth or close small gaps between teeth. Braces are a more suitable option for patients who need to correct bite problems, including overbites, underbites, and crossbites.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

Invisalign offers multiple advantages as a method for straightening your smile. Some of the primary advantages of Invisalign include:

  • Discreet — Aligner trays are clear so they are not readily noticeable to others.
  • Comfortable — Aligner trays are made from a soft plastic material with no hard brackets or wires to poke and irritate the mouth.
  • Removable — Aligner trays can be taken out when eating and to brush and floss.
  • Customized — Aligner trays are custom created for each patient for the best fit.

Invisalign is a discreet and comfortable way to straighten your smile. For Invisalign in Billerica, MA, schedule an appointment with Dr. A. Danzig, Dr. B. Danzig, or Dr. Tayari by calling Grateful Dentists at (978) 667-2741.





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