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Capital Smiles Blog

Video FAQ: What is a Dental Implant?

September 30, 2020

Filed under: Dental Implants,Video FAQs — Dr. Erin Page @ 3:17 am

When you lose a tooth you have three options: 1) you can utilize a bridge to anchor onto two neighboring teeth, a removable partial denture, or restore a tooth to its most natural state using a dental implant.

A dental implant uses a titanium screw placed in the jaw bone with an abutment attached to a crown. Dental implants are great restorations that mimic natural teeth and allow patients to enjoy the benefit of ultimate function and aesthetics.

If you are missing one or more teeth, contact our Capital District dental practice today! We have been helping friends and neighbors around the area love to smile since 1982, and our two talented dentists have restored countless teeth with dental implants. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation and learn more.

Gummy Smile? Here’s How Your Dentist Can Help

September 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 5:28 pm

close-up of beautiful, non-gummy smile in Capital DistrictIdeally, your gums should be a subtle frame for your smile. Rather than calling attention to themselves, they should allow onlookers to enjoy the sight of your beautiful, healthy teeth. However, if more than a few millimeters of gum tissue is visible when you smile, you have what is known as a “gummy smile in the Capital District.” This is a fairly common issue; roughly 14 percent of women and 7 percent of men have extra visible gum tissue when they smile. But just because this is a common issue doesn’t mean you have to put up with it forever. Your dentist offers a few treatments that may help.

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How Does Denture Stabilization with Dental Implants Work?

August 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:56 pm

senior woman enjoying denture stabilization in Captial DistrictTraditional dentures can be both beautiful and functional. However, a common complaint about them is that they tend to slip out of place. Are you tired of dealing with the hassle and embarrassment of dentures that just won’t stay put? Reliable denture stabilization in the Capital District is possible thanks to dental implants! in this blog post, you’ll learn more about how dental implants can anchor your teeth in place and help you to enjoy the most natural-feeling smile possible.

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Video FAQ: How Can Dental Implants Improve My Dentures?

August 16, 2020

Filed under: Dental Implants,Dentures — Dr. Erin Page @ 7:49 pm

Many of our dental patients complain about their dentures. Common issues such as slipping, sliding and general discomfort lead to decreased self-confidence and quality of life. There is a solution to stabilize your dentures: dental-implant retained prosthetics (dentures).

At Capital Smiles, our talented dentists can locate an area, usually near the canine region of the jaw, to add two implants (sometimes four implants are needed depending on bone density). These implants are able to fix your denture securely in place, completely eliminating any movement whatsoever. Eat, speak, laugh, and eat in complete comfort! Best of all, your denture is still removable for easy maintenance and cleaning.

Are you ready to finally upgrade your denture? We’re ready to show you how and dramatically increase your quality of life. Our practice has been serving friends and neighbors in the Capital District since 1982, and we’ve established ourselves as a regional dental implants leader. Contact Capital Smiles today to learn more!

What Does It Mean to Be an FAGD Dentist?

July 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 8:38 pm

Golden tooth trophy against white background illustrating accomplishments in dentistryDoctors, dentists, and other professionals often have a lot of acronyms following their names. All of those letters can seem like an alphabet soup! However, they all have significant meanings. For example, FAGD is a very prestigious designation in the world of dentistry, and Dr. Shiloh Lieberman of our practice is proud to have earned it. Learn more about what it means to be an FAGD Capital District dentist and how Dr. Lieberman’s accomplishments can benefit you.

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Video FAQ: What are the Benefits of Invisalign?

July 3, 2020

Filed under: Invisalign,Orthodontics — Dr. Erin Page @ 11:32 pm

Invisalign is a great option for patients with minor crowding or spacing issues. Invisalign is very efficient, comfortable, and cost-effective. It also avoids the discomfort of wires and brackets associated with traditional orthodontics.

Typical Invisalign cases are relatively brief, lasting a year to a year and a half, depending on the complexity of the case. Invisalign can transform a person’s smile in a very short time and drastically improve appearance, function, and self-esteem!

If your teeth aren’t seamlessly straight, Capital Smiles would love to discuss how Invisalign can help you love your smile. Contact our Capital District dental practice to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Page! We look forward to meeting you.

Infection Control and Sterilization in the Dental Office

May 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 7:19 pm

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to loosen up across the country, many dental practices are welcoming back non-emergency patients. However, the worldwide pandemic has made many people more conscious than ever before of the need to keep their surroundings clean. A clean environment is especially vital in medical settings, including dental offices. In this blog post, we’ll discuss a few of the measures that the team at Capital Smiles is taking to promote infection control and sterilization in the dental office.

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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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