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Capital Smiles Blog

Heard of All-on-4 Implant Dentures? Here’s Why You Should Consider All-on-X

August 28, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 4:53 pm
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If all or most of your teeth are missing along a single row, it’s actually possible to replace them at the same time in just one well planned appointment. With All-on-4 implant dentures, dentists are able to fully restore a patient’s bite, oral health, and confidence at the same time. But, another procedure called All-on-X has become very popular over the past few years. How is it different? Is it better than All-on-4? Which option would be best for you? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in today’s blog.

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Video Patient Testimonial: Howard Finds a New, Compassionate Dental Home

August 23, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 5:14 pm

After several less-than-desirable experiences at other dental practices, Howard came to Capital Smiles a very nervous and anxious patient. After visiting with our team, though, he noticed immediately how kind, accepting and comforting Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Page are!

When we first met Howard, he had very serious dental problems, but utilizing a variety of restorative and cosmetic procedures, we were able to help him achieve a functional, aesthetically-pleasing smile.

He is pleased to report he no longer fears the dentist and actually looks forward to his appointments at our Capital District dental office!

Searching for the right dentist for you that “gets it”? Give Capital Smiles a call! We’ve been helping friends and families across the Capital District smile since 1982, and we look forward to showing you our unique blend of exceptional, personalized service and high-quality care.

Video FAQ: How do you Treat TMD/TMJ?

August 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 4:54 pm

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD/TMJ) can develop over time due to several different reasons. Sometimes TMD/TMJ can develop due to stressors in your life, overconsumption of caffeine or alcohol, an imbalance in the bite, or even because of hereditary reasons.

Whatever the cause, Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Page have the advanced training and experience required to accurately diagnose the issue and help effectively treat it.

TMD/TMJ problems are best managed with a combination of different modalities, including splint therapy, BOTOX therapy, TENS treatment, and physical therapy. Sometimes even yoga and meditation are recommended for our patients to help them relieve stress in their lives, which can contribute to TMD/TMJ issues.

Do you think you need help with TMD/TMJ? Call Capital Smiles! We’ve been helping friends and families all across the Capital District smile more confidently since 1982.

Do I Need a Night Guard?

July 31, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 12:42 pm
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Many adults experience jaw pain as they get older, but this uncomfortable problem is not just another side effect of aging. Jaw pain often occurs due to clenching and teeth grinding that occurs at night while you sleep — and if that is the cause of your jaw discomfort, a night guard can offer significant help. 

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Video FAQ: When is a Full-Mouth Reconstruction Necessary?

July 29, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 10:37 pm

As part of a new segment on our website, Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Page will be answering Frequently Asked Questions from our Capital District dental patients. We will be announcing each video on our blog (much like this article!), but be sure to bookmark our Video FAQ Library page to stay up-to-date as each new video rolls out.

A common inquiry we receive from patients who think they need a lot of dental work is: when exactly is a full-mouth reconstruction necessary?

As Dr. Page speaks to in the video, sometimes a full-mouth reconstruction is needed when a patient wears down their natural teeth due to grinding and clenching (TMD/TMJ) –– while other times a combination of several dental treatments are necessary to rehabilitate and restore the teeth and gums.

Watch the video above to learn more!

Video Patient Testimonial: Doug Overcomes His Fear of the Dentist

July 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 10:38 pm

At Capital Smiles, we have the privilege of treating dental patients from all walks of life. In fact, our Capital District dental practice has been helping friends and families around the area love to smile since 1982!

Doug had not been to the dentist in 14 to 15 years when he first came to Capital Smiles. Why did he wait so long? Dental anxiety.

We see it all too often… poor dental experiences both at childhood and as an adult can contribute to dental fear and anxiety. It does not have to be this way!

Doug was pleased to discover Capital Smiles has built our Schenectady dental practice entirely around helping anxious patients just like himself. He especially took note of the non-judgmental atmosphere and how Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Page answered all his questions and were very communicative during visits.

Doug drives 45 minutes to come to Capital Smiles! Why? He says he feels good at the practice, likes the welcoming atmosphere, is confident the team is doing the right things and likes how treatment isn’t forced on him.

Caring for Your Smile When You Need It Most

June 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 7:13 pm
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We work hard to keep your smile healthy and complete with routine preventive care, but there is no way to completely prevent a dental emergency. If an urgent situation pops up — like a broken tooth, toothache, or anything else that just does not feel quite right — you can take comfort knowing the team at Capital Smiles has you covered with quality emergency care. Call us right away and we will have you out of pain and on with your life as soon as possible!

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Dental Implants or Dental Bridges in Schenectady?

May 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:03 pm
Beautiful middle-aged woman smiling

When you were little and you lost your baby teeth, you got so excited! But now that you’ve lost a permanent tooth, you’re just concerned. This gap obviously impacts your smile’s aesthetic appearance, but much more than appearance is at stake. You need to replace it, but what are your options? Which one will help you the most? In this post, you’ll learn about two methods of restoring lost teeth—dental implants and dental bridges in Schenectady—and situations when you could benefit from them.

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It Pays to Do Research on Dentures in Schenectady

April 25, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:35 pm
attractive middle-aged couple smiling

When it comes to tooth replacement, you have a lot of options for regaining your complete smile — from a single crown to a full set of replacement teeth. In the case of several missing teeth, your dentist may talk to you about the difference between traditional dentures and implant dentures, specifically something called All-on-4 or All-on-6 dental implants. Knowing which one is best for you requires some serious thought and research. Keep reading to find out more about the options available for significant tooth loss with dentures in Schenectady.

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Make the Right Choice for All-on-4 Dental Implants… Choose Capital Smiles!

March 21, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 12:20 am

Have you lost a full arch of teeth? All-on-4 (or All-on-6) is a method of placing dental implants which allows your dentist to secure a complete denture on four to six dental implants. Used in cases of total tooth loss, this approach promises a stable, natural-looking smile faster and more affordably compared to what is possible with traditional dental implants. For many patients, that is wonderful news — but All-on-4 implants can also be associated with some risks. Keep reading to find out what they are and how they can be avoided.

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