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Video FAQ: Do You Offer All-on-4/6 Dental Implants?

November 12, 2019

Filed under: Video FAQs — Dr. Erin Page @ 8:22 pm
Are you wanting to replace all of your teeth? Implant-retained dentures, also known as All-on-4 or All-on-6, is an excellent option. In this video, Dr. Shiloh Lieberman discusses the All-on-4/6 dental implant procedure and sheds light on how it is performed.

The process starts with taking records, including impressions from our digital scanner, then Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Erin Page begin to plan the case. Once the prosthesis (denture) is produced, the patient’s existing teeth are removed — their bone is modified (if needed) to ensure optimal fit — the implants are placed, and the immediate denture is attached.

The procedure is very comfortable and sedation dentistry is provided to ensure complete relaxation.

If you are missing one or several teeth and interested in All-on-4/6, our Capital District dentists would love to discuss your options. Contact our practice to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Page! We can’t wait to help realize the smile of your dreams.

What’s the Difference Between a Regular Dental Bridge & Dental Implant Bridge?

October 31, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 1:55 pm
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If you are missing one or more teeth in a row, your restorative dentist may have talked to you about dental bridges. There are a couple of ways to place a dental bridge, including the traditional dental bridge and the dental implant-retained bridge. Understanding the differences between the two can help you make the right decision for your oral and overall health. Keep reading to learn more about dental bridges in Schenectady — including which one may be best for your smile. 

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Video Patient Testimonial: Sandra Says “Goodbye” to Dental Phobia!

October 29, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 10:06 pm

Sandra originally came to Capital Smiles on a recommendation from a friend regarding sedation dentistry. As someone living with dental phobia, Sandra struggled to find a dental home she felt comfortable with for even routine dentistry, such as checkups and cleanings.

When she visited Capital Smiles for the first time, she instantly felt comfortable. Other dental practices told Sandra she had to be completely reclined when getting her teeth cleaned, and she was pleased to find out that Dr. Page and the team at our office was willing to work at whatever position was comfortable for her!

Being to numerous dentists in the past, including endodontists, orthodontists, and general dentists — she says Capital Smiles was the first office that asked thoughtful questions to ensure her comfort, such as “are you okay?” and “do you feel alright?” At our practice, Sandra says she does not cancel appointments like she used to do in the past at other practices. She is genuinely happy to be here and looks forward to her visits!

Are you struggling with dental phobia? Maybe you just haven’t quite found a dentist and team that truly cares about your unique wants, needs, and goals? Capital Smiles can’t wait to show you how we’re a step above! Call our office today to set up your first visit with our friendly team.

Video Patient Testimonial: Frank Finds the Perfect Dental Relationship

October 9, 2019

Filed under: Video Testimonials — Dr. Erin Page @ 7:57 pm

Meet Frank — one of our friendly dental patients!

After growing tired of a revolving door of dentists at other practices, Frank first came to our Schenectady dental office in search of a relationship. At Capital Smiles, he found a dental home.

Frank says: “If I had to write a list of things that need to be addressed here — it would be empty. I really do not know what else I would add.”

From sedation dentistry to tooth extractions to routine checkups and cleanings, Frank has experienced not only exceptional service through our compassionate dentists and team — but also the best of the best in our dentistry.

In his words, when he pulls into the parking lot — he’s already smiling because he knows our team is ready and waiting to make his visit exceptional.

If you’re looking for not just a new dentist, but a longterm relationship with a dedicated team that is always here for you — give Capital Smiles a call! We can’t wait to help you see the way dentistry is meant to be.

Considering a Dental Bridge? Learn About Your Options

September 12, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 12:52 pm
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If you’re one of the 120+ million Americans who is currently missing at least one tooth, now is the best time to be alive. While that might sound like a strange statement, the truth is that people currently have more options than ever when it comes to rebuilding their smiles, all of which are strong, reliable, and attractive. One of the most popular is a dental bridge in Schenectady. As with anything else these days, you have a choice to make when it comes to bridges, so below, we’re going to briefly discuss both types so you can decide which one might be right for you. 

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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!

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