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Take a Video Tour of Capital Smiles, Our Capital District Dental Office Located in Schenectady!

June 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Dr. Erin Page @ 9:33 pm

Dr. Shiloh Lieberman and Dr. Erin Page welcome you to our Schenectady / Capital District dental office, Capital Smiles!

Our dental office tour begins with a look at our reception area, which highlights the serene, calm, and relaxing environment we aim to offer every patient who walks through our door. Comforts such as Fios TV, WiFi, magazines, and refreshments such as hot chocolate, coffee, tea, and cookies are available while waiting for your procedure!

Our consultation and clinical areas are designed to accommodate the highest level of dental technology while being intimate, private, and relaxing.

  • We offer our dental patients intraoral scanners to avoid goopy, uncomfortable impressions while providing greater accuracy for Invisalign® and crown restoration procedures.
  • Our 3D CBCT scanner allows us to capture a full view of bone levels and bone density, which allows our dentists to treatment plan the best possible solutions for dental implant care.
  • Our two diode lasers are used for periodontal (gum) surgical procedures and can remove both soft and hard tissues comfortably while providing quicker, more seamless recovery.
  • Our EKG monitor is also used during IV sedation to maintain the highest level of safety and predictability during procedures.

We hope our dental office tour video allowed you to become more familiar with our practice! If you are searching for a new dentist in the Capital District, we’d love to welcome you in soon. Please give us a call or request a consultation online.

Summertime Smiles: Right Now Is a Great Time to Get Dental Implants

June 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 3:55 pm

Woman enjoying summer with help of dental implants in the Capital DistrictThere is never a bad time to invest in dental implants in the Capital District, but summer may be an especially opportune time to replace your missing teeth. After all, with mask restrictions being lifted and a return to normalcy just around the corner, this season may be full of photo ops, backyard barbecues, and other enjoyable activities. Let’s talk more about the benefits you can enjoy this summer and well into the future when you choose to fill in the gaps in your smile.

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Video FAQ: What is a Veneer?

May 28, 2021

A veneer is a preparation in which the front or lip-side of a tooth is reduced and replaced with essentially a half dental crown. Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment performed for aesthetic purposes and can completely reshape and reform a person’s smile. Veneers can hide severe tooth staining (due to antibiotic use as a child, or otherwise), but are most often used if a patient wants to have very uniform teeth. Sometimes known as “instant orthodontics,” veneers also are able to remove gaps entirely from a person’s smile — as well as any chips, cracks, stains, or other cosmetic imperfections.

Are you searching for a dentist in the Capital District to provide the best dental veneers possible and rebuild a beautiful, flawless smile? Our team is ready to put their decades of experience to work for you. Please give us a call to request a consultation and take the first step in achieving your dream smile!

5 Habits To Avoid With Dental Implants

May 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 5:46 pm

cigarette sitting on an ash tray Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime, but while they are extremely strong, there are a few everyday habits that can damage them.

Whether you already have dental implants in the Capital District or are still considering them, here are 5 habits you’ll need to break to ensure that your new smile will stick around for as long as possible. (more…)

Video FAQ: Why Do You Offer BOTOX®?

April 30, 2021

Filed under: Video FAQs — Tags: , , , , — Dr. Erin Page @ 7:23 pm

BOTOX® can help alleviate dysfunction and pain associated with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome and migraine issues. Our dentists can use BOTOX® to reduce the force being placed on facial muscles, providing tremendous relief while also enhancing facial aesthetics. Imperfections such as a gummy smile can be eliminated entirely using BOTOX® to relax the muscles around the lips and cover up excessive, exposed gum tissue.

Why would a dentist administer BOTOX®? There is really no other health practitioner better qualified to help! Our dentists provide injections to patients every day, and also are aesthetic enhancement experts. We have been providing Capital District smiles with balance, harmony, and function since 1982, after all!

Are you are searching for a doctor in the Capital District to help with TMD/TMJ treatment? Our dentists are ready to put their decades of experience to work for you. Please give us a call to request a consultation and start living a happier, headache-free life!

Want Dental Implants? Choose a Dentist Who Uses a CBCT Scanner

April 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:12 pm

Dentist positioning female patient inside cone beam scannerSuccessful dental implant treatment depends on numerous factors, including a dentist’s skill and the technology at their disposal. If you are thinking about getting dental implants, it is important that you partner with a practice that checks all the right boxes. In particular, you should seek out someone who uses a cone beam scanner, otherwise known as a CBCT scanner. Let’s talk more about this remarkable technology and the role it may play in your treatment.

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5 Signs You Might Need to Replace Your Dentures

April 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 7:28 pm

Dentures sitting in glass of water on countertopDentures offer a lot of advantages. They can restore your ability to eat many foods, and they can look quite natural. Unfortunately, though, they do have their downsides, including the fact that they need to be replaced every 5 – 7 years or so. How can you tell if it is time to replace your denture with a new one? Keep on the lookout for these five signs:

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Video FAQ: How Do You Determine if I Have Sleep Apnea?

March 27, 2021

Filed under: Video FAQs — Tags: , — Dr. Erin Page @ 3:33 am

When looking at signs and symptoms that contribute to sleep apnea, our dentists can determine during an examination if a patient has very little airway space. We also have a thorough discussion about sleep patterns, where typical warnings can include if a patient wakes up tired no matter how many hours are slept.

Oftentimes, a sleep study is also recommended. This is performed at a certified clinic where your sleep is monitored overnight and specialized equipment is used to determined how many times you wake up overnight and if there were any episodes in which breathing ceased.

Sleep apnea therapy is a refined skill and specialty we offer not only to improve our patient’s health but in many cases, save their lives.

Are you searching for a medical professional in the Capital District to help with sleep apnea treatment and/or snoring therapy? As airway experts, our dentists are uniquely qualified to help. Give us a call or request an appointment on our website to learn more.

 

How to Speed Up Your Invisalign Results

March 13, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:02 pm

Calendar to illustrate speeding up Invisalign with AcceleDentOne of the great things about Invisalign is that it features a shorter average treatment time than regular braces. However, it may still take several months — or a year or longer — before you work your way through all of your aligners and get to begin enjoying your perfectly aligned smile. Is there any way to speed up the process? For most patients, the answer is yes. Let’s talk about how using AcceleDent and complying with your dentist’s treatment instructions can make your treatment proceed as quickly as possible.

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Video FAQ: How Do You Treat Sleep Apnea?

February 26, 2021

Filed under: Video FAQs — Dr. Erin Page @ 9:04 pm

The general treatment for sleep apnea is a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. In short, this is a medical device where patients wear a mask at night that pushes air down the throat. The continuous flow of air keeps a patient’s airway kept open, eliminating the negative effects of sleep apnea.

Many people cannot stand wearing a CPAP, and subsequently do not treat their sleep apnea with this device due to its bulkiness, loud operation, and general discomfort.

Sleep apnea appliances are designed to reposition the jaw to open up the airway, allowing a patient to breathe easier at night and virtually eliminate sleep apnea and snoring. They are much smaller, emit no loud noises, can virtually eliminate sleep apnea — and are very cost-effective.

Are you searching for a medical professional in the Capital District to help with sleep apnea treatment and/or snoring therapy? As airway experts, our dentists are uniquely qualified to help. Give us a call or request an appointment on our website to learn more.

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