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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.

By BARRY H. DANZIG, DDS
December 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Feel like you need a miracle to replace your missing tooth? If so, read below to find out why dental implants from Grateful Dentists' Billerica office may be the right option to give you a smile beyond description!

Dental ImplantThe Inner Workings of a Dental Implant

While maybe not the most interesting part for you, it’s important to understand how a dental implant works to see whether or not this is the right treatment option for you. After all, our Billerica, MA, general dentists want you to make an informed decision about your health.

A dental implant is a small tapered metal post or screw that is surgically placed within the jawbone where it functions like tooth roots. Once the dental implant is placed within the jawbone, the bone and tissue will naturally fuse together with the implant to become one permanent structure. Once this occurs, usually within 3-6 months after implant placement, the implant will be a stable, immovable fixture from which to support a false tooth or teeth.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Because of the uniqueness of how these restorations work, you might imagine that they can offer some pretty unique benefits as well. One of the major advantages to dental implants is how they function just like real tooth roots. This functionality ensures that you won’t find another restoration that is as close to real teeth in both looks and feel.

Other benefits include,

  • A lifelong restoration
  • Preventing jawbone loss (a complication of untreated tooth loss)
  • Preventing teeth from shifting or moving around and around
  • Fully restoring chewing and speech
  • Support for your natural facial structure
  • Boosting confidence and self-esteem
  • Improvement to your appearance

Are you ready to find out if dental implants are right for you? Before you let this deal go down, schedule a consultation with Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA, at (978) 667-2741. After receiving implants from Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, and Dr. Lili Tayari, you'll have nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile!

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.