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By BARRY H. DANZIG, DDS
November 14, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

A healthy smile is important, but if you're not comfortable with cosmetic flaws in your teeth, you may be reluctant to smile and talk, especially in unfamiliar situations. That's why the team at Danzig Dental in Billerica, MA, -Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, and Dr. Lili Tayari- offer a host of cosmetic dental procedures all designed to help you feel confident about your looks while keeping your dental health at the forefront.

Bonding

One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to improve your smile's appearance is with dental bonding. Bonding material is made from glass, plastic, and ceramic and starts out as a pliable, tooth-colored putty that your Billerica dentist can apply to chipped areas, gaps, and shortened or misshapen teeth. The material is sculpted into place and then hardened, giving you a new and beautiful smile to show off.

Whitening

Another easy and affordable way to boost your smile's aesthetic appeal is by taking an hour to have a professional whitening treatment at Danzig Dental in Billerica. The whitening gel we use is of the highest professional quality and produces the most dramatic and long-lasting results, with many patients going a year or more between treatments.

Dental implants

Having a missing tooth can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, but dental implants can reverse all of that by filling in those spaces with high-quality, permanent restorations that require no removal or maintenance. Dental implants from your Billerica dentist aren't just cosmetic; they also help maintain your jawbone and remaining teeth, making them an excellent investment in the future of your oral health.

To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, or any other procedure we offer at Danzig Dental, contact our office in Billerica, MA, today. Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, and Dr. Lili Tayari are here to help you make the best decisions about your dental health!

By BARRY H. DANZIG, DDS
June 11, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

Tooth PainAre you suffering from dental pain?

Your Billerica, MA, dentists - Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, and Dr. Lili Tayari - can help with root canal therapy. Most people are afraid of root canal treatments because of the mythical pain they cause.

Root canals are an endodontic treatment deals with the pain you already feel. Sometimes the pain can go away on its own, but a root canal may be necessary if that doesn't happen.

If the pulp of your tooth develops an infection or becomes inflamed, you'll need your doctor to go in, clean and disinfect the pulp, seal the canal, and place a crown that matches the rest of your teeth.

Symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Swelling, drainage, and tenderness in lymph nodes
  • Tenderness to touch and chewing

There are several reasons why your tooth may have been infected. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Poor oral or dental regimen may lead to cavities. Cavities occur when a person eats sugary foods and doesn't brush or floss.
  • Exposure of sensitive layers of the tooth, like cracks or chips, due to trauma, from sports to vehicle, that allows bacteria to infect the pulp unless the cavity is dealt with immediately.
  • Some dental procedures, such as getting a dental crown, may damage dental pulp, which could expose it to bacteria and could result in you needing a root canal from your Billerica dentist.
  • Accumulation of plaque, which contains an acid-producing bacteria that break down tooth enamel, a protective layer covering your teeth, which is also due to poor oral hygiene.

Getting a root canal is important to keep your teeth healthy. There's no need to be worried about a painful procedure because dentistry is more advanced today than it used to be! For more information or to schedule an appointment for a root canal, or another treatment, call your Billerica, MA, dentists - Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, and Dr. Lili Tayari - at (978) 667-2741.

By BARRY H. DANZIG, DDS
December 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: tooth extraction  

Have you ever had a tooth extracted? Congratulations if you haven't! Your Billerica, MA dentists - Dr. Barry Danzig, Dr. Adam Danzig and tooth extractionDr. Lili Tayari - wish to keep their patients' smiles strong and healthy; so they work hard at preventive dentistry. However, sometimes a tooth must be extracted. Read the reasons why, how the procedure goes and what post-extraction care involves.

Losing a tooth

It causes an unsightly smile gap and reduced oral function. In other cases, extraction facilitates dental procedures such as orthodontics. Here's why your Billerica dentist may recommend extraction:

  1. Tooth decay and abscess While tooth-colored fillings, dental crowns and root canal therapy (for infection) treat cavities, sometimes damage is severe. If it is, extraction and replacement with a dental implant or fixed bridge is best.
  2. Gum disease The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research says that advanced periodontitis is the leading cause of tooth loss in the US. When a tooth has lost substantial gum tissue and bone, it loosens, is prone to deep decay and infection and can even fall out. When a tooth is too far gone and cannot be splinted or if bone loss is too severe, extraction is the only solution.
  3. Trauma A deep crack or tooth avulsion may necessitate extraction.
  4. Orthodontic correction When teeth are overcrowded, your Billerica dentist may advise extraction of one or more healthy teeth.
  5. Wisdom teeth These third molars enter the mouth during adolescence, may crowd neighboring teeth or may be impacted below the gums, causing pain and infection. While prophylactically extracting wisdom teeth is debatable, all dentists agree that a troublesome wisdom tooth must be removed.
  6. Other medical treatments Because of their location, some teeth impede cancer therapy or other important treatments.

The process and aftercare

There are a couple of ways to extract a tooth. One is simple extraction during which the dentist injects the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. When it's numb, he or she rocks the tooth with an elevator dental instrument to loosen it. Then, the dentist grasps the tooth with a forceps to extract it. A few sutures close the site, and the patient bites on sterile gauze to quell bleeding.

Another method is surgical extraction. Most of these procedures may be performed at Grateful Dentists; however, complex cases go to an oral surgeon. During surgical extraction, the patient is numbed with a localized medication, or the dentist may elect other methods of anesthesia such as laughing gas or oral conscious sedation.

In any case, the dentist must incise the gums to extract the tooth as it may be encased in gum tissue and/or bone. Sutures close the socket.

At home, the extraction patient:

  • Rinses with salt water
  • Eats a soft diet
  • Drinks with a straw
  • Does not brush for 24 hours
  • Takes over the counter analgesics

Do you need a tooth extracted?

Don't be afraid. The professional staff at Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA will take care of it comfortably and quickly. Call the office today for a consultation: (978) 667-2741.

By BARRY H. DANZIG, DDS
November 01, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

One of the most notable advances in dental technology is called CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics). It is a cerectechnology that allows your dentist to restore your smile in the same visit rather than having to come back for a second appointment. CEREC is a convenient treatment available to patients of the Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA.

Dental Restorations
A dental restoration is any device or structure meant to rebuild and shore up an existing tooth, or created to replace a missing tooth. Common restorations include dental crowns, veneers, fillings, and bridges. They add to your smile by giving it renewed strength and an improved appearance. Most modern restorations are made of quality porcelain material, but they can also be crafted from a ceramic material.

What Is CEREC?
Usually, it takes weeks for a dental restoration to be created in a lab after your impressions are made. With CEREC your dentist can create it “on the fly” while you wait in the chair. After the tooth is prepared, a CAD/CAM image is taken and loaded into the system. A piece of raw material is inserted into the CEREC device that now has information about the shape of your tooth. The machine cuts a new dental crown or veneer that’s designed just for you.

Benefits of Opting for CEREC
The team at Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA is committed to helping you with the latest dental technologies. If you opt for CEREC treatment you will enjoy these benefits:

- A better looking, more naturally shaped crown, veneer, or bridge device.
- Accurate and efficient results the first time around.
- Minimal time needed for your dentist to make adjustments to the dental restoration.

Consult a Dentist About CEREC Options
CEREC is a viable option if you’re concerned about how long it will take to get your smile restored. Call the Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA at (978) 667-2741 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, or Dr. Lili Tayari.

By BARRY H. DANZIG, DDS
March 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental implants don't just close that gap in your smile, but also provide important oral health benefits. Billerica, MD, dentists - Dr. Adam dental implantsDanzig, Dr. Barry Danzig and Dr. Lili Tayari - discuss how implants will help you restore your smile.

Dental implants offer unseen benefits

A more attractive smile is one of the most important benefits of dental implants for many Billerica residents, but it's not the only one. Dental implants offer a unique advantage that no other tooth replacement option can. Implants, posts that look like tiny screws, are designed to permanently take the place of the roots of a missing tooth.

Root replacement can help you avoid multiple problems that occur after tooth loss. Your roots hold your teeth in place in your jaw, but they also exert steady pressure on your jawbone. This constant pressure is needed to keep the bone strong. After a tooth is lost, the jawbone may start to shrink if the missing root isn't replaced with a dental implant. Eventually, bone loss can become so severe that other teeth near the one you lost become loose.

Have you ever noticed a difference in the appearance of people who've lost teeth? A strong jawbone is necessary to support the muscles in your face. If your jawbone recedes, your muscles, and the skin over them, begin to droop. The problem is more likely to occur if you've lost multiple teeth. Dental implants help you avoid this unpleasant consequence of tooth loss.

Implants offer other advantages

Do you find it harder to bite and chew since you've lost your tooth? Difficulty eating can be a serious problem after tooth loss. The crown that's attached to the top of the dental implant will restore your chewing ability and help you avoid the problem. Dental implants also help keep your teeth straight by preventing nearby teeth from shifting and drifting.

Protect your smile with dental implants. Call Drs. Adam and Barry Danzig and Dr. Tayari at their Billerica, MA, office at (978) 667-2741 to schedule your appointment.