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By BARRY H. DANZIG, DDS
November 23, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Regular dental appointments with your dentist here at Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA, Dr. Barry Danzig, Dr. Adam Danzig, or Dr. Lili Tayari, do more than just keep your smile radiant. They likewise give clues about your general health, which includes whether you’re at risk for developing all sorts of chronic conditions.

According to the American Dental Association, your oral health actually mirrors your general health, and that excellent oral health could aid in preventing certain chronic diseases.

Health Complications and Periodontal Disease

The Academy of General Dentistry states that there’s a link between periodontal or gum disease and health conditions like heart disease and stroke. In addition, some studies have found that over 90% of systemic conditions, those that involve the entire body or multiple organs, present oral manifestations like excessive gum issues, mouth ulcers, dry mouth, and swollen gums.

These diseases include oral cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, pancreatic cancer, and leukemia. Fortunately, for individuals who observe preventive dentistry practices, their dentist in Billerica, MA, just might one of the first individuals to detect certain health issues while they’re still in their early stages.

Poor Oral Health Could Result in General Health Problems

Failing to keep your oral health in check could result in other health issues such as:

  • Facial and Oral Pain: This might be due to gum infections that left unchecked could result in tooth loss.
  • Digestive System Issues: Because digestion starts with chemical and physical processes inside the mouth, issues with digestion could result in irritable bowel syndrome or intestinal failure, among others.
  • Heart Problems: According to ADA, oral infections could negatively impact the heart as well as other major organs. For instance, the heart could be affected by bacterial endocarditis, which is a condition that impacts individuals with heart problems.

Your Part in Preventive Dentistry

At home, the only thing you need to do is to diligently follow good oral hygiene practices. Likewise, seeing your dentist for routine checkups and cleanings will help keep your oral health in top shape and enable your dentist to keep on top of potential problems. Regular dental examinations can likewise spot poor hygiene and nutrition, as well as poor jaw alignment and jaw-related issues.

Talk to Us To Learn More About How Preventive Dentistry Can Help You. Call (978) 667-2741 to arrange a meeting here at Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA.

By BARRY H. DANZIG, DDS
July 08, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dentures  

If you are ready to restore your smile following tooth loss, dentures could be right for you. Several different types of dentures are available. The type that is best for you will depend on such factors as how many lost teeth are being replaced. We offer different types of removable dentures at Grateful Dentists in Billerica MA, where one of our experienced dentists, Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, or Dr. Lili Tayari, can recommend the right type of denture for your needs. Find out today if Billerica's dentures are right for you.

Benefits of Dentures

You will experience several benefits when you choose to replacing lost teeth with dentures. In addition to restoring your smile, dentures can also help reduce or reverse many of the unwanted side effects associated with tooth loss. For example, tooth loss can lead to facial sagging when there are not enough teeth to support the muscles in the face. Replacing missing teeth with dentures provides much-needed support and restores the natural shape of the face.

Another benefit of Billerica dentures is that they help redistribute biting and chewing functions across a full set of teeth, which can alleviate excess strain on the remaining natural teeth. When teeth are missing, the remaining ones can endure more wear and tear as they compensate for those that are missing.

Dentures also improve speech, which can be affected by tooth loss. The teeth help guide the placement of the tongue when speaking. When teeth are missing, the tongue can easily slip into the gaps where those teeth used to be, which can change the way words are pronounced. Filling in those gaps with dentures can correct speech so you sound like yourself again. The skilled dental professionals at our office in Billerica can explain how dentures can address your concerns.

Types of Dentures

There are two primary types of dentures known as partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are appropriate when you still have some natural teeth and simply need to fill in the gaps where teeth are missing. Complete dentures, which are also referred to as full dentures, replace a full arch or row of teeth when there are no natural teeth left.

Types of partial dentures include transitional and removable. Transitional partial dentures are worn temporarily, often while waiting for the gums to heal after teeth have been extracted. Removable partial dentures are intended to be worn long-term once the gums have healed.

Types of conventional Billerica dentures include immediate, conventional, and overdentures. Immediate dentures are only meant to be worn temporarily, much like transitional partial dentures. Conventional dentures are worn long term after the gums have healed from extraction. Overdentures can also be worn long term, but require dental implants to hold them in place.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, or Dr. Lili Tayari to learn more about the different types of dentures. Call Grateful Dentists in Billerica MA at (978) 667-2741.

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.





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