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Capital Smiles Blog

Video FAQ: How Long is the Dental Implant Process?

February 27, 2020

Filed under: Video FAQs — Dr. Erin Page @ 10:41 pm

When dental patients need a replacement tooth assuming they still have the compromised, natural tooth a tooth extraction is usually the first step in the dental implant process.

After letting the extraction site heal for four to six months, the bone is usually ready for dental implant tooth replacement.

The first phase of the implant process is to place the implant screw where the old tooth was extracted. This serves as an artificial tooth root that will support the eventual tooth restoration.

Another four to six months later after the placement has time to heal Dr. Erin Page and Dr. Shiloh Lieberman can finish the procedure with a beautiful, custom crown on top of the placement. Your dental implant will be completely indistinguishable from other natural teeth both in appearance, and function!

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

SmileDirectClub vs Invisalign —Which Should You Choose?

February 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 11:59 pm

blond woman smiling and holding Invisalign in Capital DistrictPerhaps your teeth are somewhat misaligned, and you are ready to get them straightened. You know you want the convenience of removable clear aligners, but perhaps you’re torn as to which clear aligner system you should use. SmileDirectClub might sound appealing because it is an at-home treatment that has a relatively low price tag. On the other hand, Invisalign in the Capital District has been around for much longer and has an excellent reputation. In this blog post, we provide a comparison of these two treatments.

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A Capital District Dentist Explains the Importance of Oral Hygiene

January 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 2:06 am

woman brushing teethOral health is one of the keys to maintaining your overall health and enjoying an optimum quality of life. But how can you protect your oral health? One of the primary ways is through excellent oral hygiene. A dentist in the Capital District is here to discuss why oral hygiene is so vital and outline some best practices to help you keep a clean and fully functional smile.

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Video FAQ: What is the All-on-4/6 Procedure?

January 4, 2020

Filed under: Video FAQs — Tags: , , — Dr. Erin Page @ 1:21 am

If your teeth are failing, the better alternative to traditional dentures is All-on-4/6. Through this revolutionary implant-retained denture procedure, Dr. Shiloh Lieberman and Dr. Erin Page can immediately screw-in a bridge that feels and functions like real teeth! You can walk into our dental office with broken-down, seemingly irreparable teeth and walk out with a brand-new, functional smile.

If you are interested in finally achieving the smile you deserve, give us a call today at Capital Smiles. Our dentists have helped countless friends and neighbors across the Capital District experience the innumerable benefits of All-on-4/6 implant-retained dentures, and we can help you, too! Give us a call today to learn more.

Invisalign vs. Other Orthodontic Options

December 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 8:22 pm

Invisalign and bracesHave you finally decided to get your teeth straightened? You have much to look forward to! Not only will you enjoy a more attractive smile, but you may also experience numerous oral health benefits. However, after you decide to correct your dental misalignment, you still have an important decision to make: How will you straighten your teeth? Invisalign in the Capital District is a popular option, but is it right for you? Let’s discuss how it compares with other orthodontic options.

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Video FAQ: What Are Dental Lasers Used For?

December 14, 2019

Filed under: Video FAQs — Dr. Erin Page @ 10:51 pm

Capital Smiles uses two dental lasers in our Schenectady practice — a soft-tissue diode laser and a hard-tissue laser (Versawave).

Our dental lasers are used for both cosmetic dentistry (creating better margins and better enhanced esthetic cases), as well as gum disease treatment. Treating gum issues like gingivitis, deep pockets or bone defects — lasers are able to help sterilize and clean up periodontal disease that otherwise would have to be done through debilitating surgery.

Are you looking for a Capital District dentist that utilizes the latest, state-of-the-art technology and understands how to make dentistry comfortable while achieving beautiful, lasting results? Look no further… Give us a call today!

Video Patient Testimonial: No More Dental Anxiety for Theresa

December 2, 2019

Filed under: Video Testimonials — Dr. Erin Page @ 11:11 pm

Theresa has been a patient at Capital Smiles for nearly 40 years! What has kept her coming back? She says Dr. Lieberman, Dr. Page, and our entire dental team are exceptional at managing her anxiety of the dentist.

Through the years Theresa has had several crowns, and even two root canals — and while she says the anxiety has been there, our team has helped ensure her relaxation.

If you’re ready to finally find your dental home, we’d love to welcome you in at Capital Smiles!

Our dentists and team have been serving the Capital District since 1982, and we look forward to showing you why we’re a step above. Give us a call today!  

Searching for the Best Capital District Cosmetic Dentist? 10 Things to Consider

November 29, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 10:46 pm

relaxed dental patientThe American Dental Association recognizes certain specialties that require certification, and, despite its complexity, cosmetic dentistry is not one of them. That means any dentist can offer treatments like porcelain veneers and teeth whitening and claim to be a cosmetic dentist. So, if you are considering investing in an aesthetic treatment, you need to do some research to make sure you’re visiting the best Capital District cosmetic dentist for your needs.  Keep the following 10 things in mind for the very best results.

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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
attractive woman on sofa

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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