Are you unhappy with the appearance of your front teeth? Porcelain veneers are a popular option in cosmetic dentistry. This simple treatment can transform the appearance of chipped, cracked, stained, slightly gapped, or otherwise imperfect teeth — all in just two visits to your Capital District dentist’s office. Keep reading to learn more about traditional veneers, including what the procedure entails, how long they last, and how veneers can sometimes be used in place of braces for an instant orthodontic effect.
Capital Smiles Blog
March 31, 2018
February 28, 2018
After tooth loss occurs, the most important thing is finding the best replacement for your smile. Patients who are eligible for dental implants should strongly consider this option — it may cost more upfront, but implant dentistry ends up being by far the best investment in the long run. The same is true for substantial tooth loss. Keep reading to learn more about the differences between traditional dentures and implant dentures in Schenectady, and why we usually prefer the latter for substantial tooth replacement.
January 1, 2018
After eating yet another meal of bland, easy to chew foods, you decide that you’re finally ready to do something about your missing teeth. All of your missing teeth are right next to each other, so after a bit of online research, a dental bridge sounds like it would be the best way to replace them. However, there are two distinct kinds: implant-retained bridges and traditional bridges. You just want to be able to enjoy your favorite foods again, so which of these options would help you do that better? Today, your dentist in Schenectady, Dr. Erin Page, is going to compare these restorations so you can decide which one you think is best for you. (more…)
December 8, 2017
Searching for a dentist these days is now easier yet more complicated than ever. If you’re like most people, you turn to the internet to explore your options, and you’re soon awash with literally thousands of search results to sift through. If you type in “12309 dentist” in a search engine right now, you’ll get nearly 30,000 results! If you’re simply looking for a dental office that will be able to meet all of your dental needs and has a friendly, highly-skilled doctor, then we’re going to end your search right now. At Capital Smiles, we’re committed to providing high-quality, precise, and comfortable care to all of our patients so no matter what they need, they always walk out of our office with a clean, healthy, and beautiful smile. What makes us stick out from the pack? We’re glad you asked! (more…)
November 4, 2017
The holidays will be here before you know it, and if you’re like the team at Capital Smiles, your schedule is already starting to fill up with parties, dinners, and trips galore. No matter what your holiday traditions may be, the one thing we hope you’ll definitely be doing is smiling. Of course, this is easier said than done if your teeth are looking a bit stained or discolored due to your love of coffee or wine. Fortunately, our team can help your smile get its shine back just in time for the holiday festivities with a choice of teeth whitening treatments that can be made to fit your exact needs, desires, and budget. (more…)
October 3, 2017
Are things like a stiff, tender jaw or chronic pain in your head, neck, ears, face, or shoulders a common experience for you? For many people, all of these symptoms actually have the same source: TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. TMD is a condition where the small joints in your lower jaw located in front of your ears (called the TMJ, or temporomandibular joints) have become strained or misaligned, and it can cause a multitude of both dental and overall health issues. Fortunately, you can get the treatment you need from a specially trained TMJ dentist in Schenectady. They’ll be able to identify the root cause of your pain and offer a number of treatments that will provide relief. (more…)
September 4, 2017
If you have any teeth that are damaged, decayed, or missing, the best thing for you to do is seek out treatment as soon as possible so you can restore both your smile’s appearance and strength. Three of the most common approaches dentists use to fix these kinds of problems involve dental crowns, bridges, and dental implants. Each one has a specific set of conditions they are ideally suited for, and today, we’re going to let you know which one may be exactly what your smile needs.
August 30, 2017
Want braces but can’t bear the thought of wearing metal brackets and wires? Invisalign is a wonderful orthodontic option for patients like you — and straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile are surprisingly affordable. Keep reading to learn about the cost of Invisalign in the Capital District, and how our team can help fit clear braces into nearly any budget with creative financing options.
July 31, 2017
Maybe you’ve heard about All-on-4 dental implants, but do you really know what it is? Or that there is also a better option known as All-on-5 or 6? All-on-4 offers a way to secure a complete bridge with the stability of dental implants — without requiring an individual implant for each missing tooth. Dr. Shiloh Lieberman and Dr. Erin Page are pleased to offer this revolutionary option in implant dentistry at Capital Smiles.
June 19, 2017
Whether it’s spiders, heights, or public speaking, research says fear is universal. At Capital Smiles, we know there’s another phobia that affects people of all ages — and it’s visiting the dentist. When dental anxiety prevents you from receiving the regular preventive attention that keeps smiles healthy, it’s a problem. That’s why Dr. Shiloh Lieberman and Dr. Erin Page are pleased to offer three sedation dentistry options in the Capital District: nitrous oxide, oral conscious, and IV sedation.