How to React to Losing (or Breaking) an Adult Tooth

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Adult teeth are commonly knocked out by falls, sports accidents, biting down on hard objects, and other mishaps. Damaging or losing permanent adult teeth can be scary. Minor tooth injuries can often be treated by your dentist, but severe tooth and mouth injuries require a specialist to perform expert extractions, restorations, and sometimes even bone grafting procedures. Oral surgeons are experts in repairing facial injuries of all kinds, including tooth replacements. In fact, many oral surgeons are on staff at major hospitals to treat emergency facial trauma patients. All of us at By Design Dental Implant Center know how frightening losing your permanent adult teeth can be, which is why we’ve listed a few steps to help you prepare for broken and lost teeth. To improve the chances of saving your natural tooth with minimal discomfort, follow these helpful instructions! Broken Teeth: When you break a tooth, it’s vital that…

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Final Recipient Announced for Share a Smile Program

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By Design Dental Implant Center announced the final recipient for a brand new smile Philadelphia, PA (October 20, 2015) —By Design Dental Implant Center announced the final recipient of the charitable Share a Smile program as 21-year-old Steven Corleto, of Langhorne, PA. The Share a Smile program produced 344 qualified local applicants, making the final decision heart wrenching. Born with a genetic disorder that hindered the full growing potential of his teeth, Mr. Corleto has endured grave embarrassment and self-esteem issues, and although charismatic and personable, continues to face struggles on a daily basis. Mr. Corleto hid behind braces and retainers throughout his middle and high school careers, which was the only thing that made him feel like he fitted in. Today, he is a local barber and is constantly face to face with people every day. Having teeth that he will no longer need to hide behind is sure…

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A New Smile for One Philadelphia Resident

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By Design Dental Implant Center to announce final recipient of the “Share a Smile Program” on October 20th  Philadelphia, PA (October 13, 2015) — Dr. Robert Mogyoros, Dr. John Thaler, and dental lab director Rand Jaslow of By Design Dental Implant Center are announcing the final recipient of the Share a Smile Program on October 20th, at 9:00AM. The Share a Smile Program application period ran from July 15th to August 15th, producing a total count of 344 local applicants. The final decision will be even more difficult than ever they imagined because there were so many people in need. “As a practice, we are honored to be able to give back to our community in such a big way. Initially, we never would have anticipated the impact of this program or the significant effect it would have on the people of Philadelphia. We are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of…

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Happy Self-Improvement Month! We Have 3 Key Tips to Improve Your Oral Health this Month.

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September is Self-Improvement Month, and many people use this month as an opportunity to improve their personal health and appearance, which is why all of us at By Design Dental Implant Center want to share some of our favorite tips for improving your oral health. Do your best to reduce stress— Stress negatively affects numerous aspects of your life, including mental, physical, and even oral health. Stress contributes to poor dietary choices like drinking too much coffee and soda or eating sugary foods. Excess stress can also fuel bad habits such as teeth grinding and nail biting, which can crack, splinter, and further damage your teeth. To combat stress, find some time for yourself this month. Whether the amount of time is big or small, you will feel a positive impact. Exercising is a great and healthy way to reduce stress, or maybe rediscover a hobby like painting, gardening, or…

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Considering Dental Implants? 5 Things You Need to Know Now

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What is one of the most common reasons that patients visit or look into visiting an oral surgeon? To replace missing teeth! Most patients end up choosing dental implants as their ideal replacement choice because dental implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. The popularity of this procedure has sparked so much interest that other dental practitioners and corporate dental companies are looking to capitalize on this opportunity to offer dental implantation services. But the unfortunate truth is that many practitioners don’t have the necessary training or experience to place dental implants. That is why we urge you to ask very specific questions of your doctor prior to making a selection for your dental implant placement. Below we have listed 5 things you want to go over when you are choosing the right doctor for your dental implant procedure. What kind of training has the doctor completed? Before…

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How to Gain Your Smile Back

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What if you are embarrassed to smile? It could be due to multiple missing teeth. Maybe you have broken or decayed teeth? If you’re not smiling, you are missing out in more ways than one. Gaining your smile back will help you develop and maintain your emotional wellness. We all know it is important to be physically healthy, whether it is through exercise or eating well, but many people often overlook their emotional well-being. Emotional health and physical health go hand-in-hand, especially in a world that is constantly changing and becoming increasingly challenging. You shouldn’t have your smile be a source of stress. Smiling naturally releases endorphins and endorphins offer you natural, positive energy. Endorphins can actually work to reverse stress and make you feel better. Smiling also works to help you lower your blood pressure and boost your immune system, which will help you to stay physically well. Unfortunately,…

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Best Electric Toothbrush

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These days, it is very hard to tell what the best electric toothbrush on the market is. There are so many different options, it can make choosing the best product a huge challenge, for the average consumer. That’s why we have distilled down our top 10 picks, for the best electric toothbrush on the market today. If you are short on time, here is our top pick for best electric toothbrush. Is An Electric Toothbrush Better? The main question many consumers still have – years after the invention of the electric toothbrush – is an electric toothbrush even better than a traditional toothbrush? The answer is somewhat complex, but can also be distilled down into an easy yes or no. And the answer, in brief is – yes. The traditional thinking, was that the best electric toothbrush would not provide better hygiene than a traditional toothbrush, as long as you…

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Matching The Color of Natural Teeth

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One of dentistry’s biggest challenges is matching the color of a single central incisor (aka your front tooth) so that your new crown looks natural. To understand why requires a little background on light and color. As you may recall from high school science class, light carries color to our eyes. All the colors we see are the result of light either being reflected or absorbed by whatever object we’re looking at. All light contains every visible color in the spectrum, but we can’t see light at all until it is reflected off of an object. When light hits an object, some colors are absorbed into it. Those not absorbed are reflected back to our eyes as color. Every material reflects light differently. Wood and metal, for example, absorb different amounts of light, so it’s a challenge to make one look like the other. Sometimes, under the right circumstances we…

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Reverse Engineering for Function and Esthetics

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Dental prostheses usually consist of three components: The first is the implant, which can be thought of as a replacement for the root. The second is the abutment, which fits on the implant and provides a platform for the prosthesis. The third component is the prosthetic tooth itself, which connects to the abutment. Single tooth replacement and bridges require a tooth to be positioned and placed directly over an implant. If the implant is not correctly positioned, the result can be a misshaped tooth that has to be contoured to work with the bite of the opposing teeth, and must also twist and bend to meet and fit with the implant or abutment. The hybrid prosthesis usually consists of a CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing) titanium framework that interfaces with the implants or abutments, and connects the implants together with a bar to create a strong, solid and stable…

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Dental Implants: The Best Denture Alternative Philly Has to Offer!

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People frequently call our office asking questions like, “How much do dental implants cost?” or “How long will it take me to get a set of dental implants?” When you take into consideration that we are a dental implant center, these questions may seem, at first, to be entirely legitimate. In our experience, however, it is not simply the cost or the quantity of time that makes the dental implant procedure an appealing investment. As with any product or service that stands the test of time, replacing broken or missing teeth is a complex process that requires expertise and the finest materials. Our patients get the opportunity to learn about this entire process, and they consistently come away from their treatment with the confidence that they have chosen the best denture alternative Philly residents can find. Maybe you have seen an ad in a magazine or on a billboard, claiming…

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