The temporomandibular joint hinges between the lower and upper jaw with the ability to both rotate and translate. When the muscles that control the movement of the jaw and the disc overwhelm the ligaments that hold it in place, stretching occurs and muscles overreact and get tense. The bite gets dislocated, and patients experience pain in the lower, upper jaw, and temple areas. Sometimes TMD is mistaken for ear pain and ringing in the ears. TMD is a chronic condition that is unfortunately incurable, but at Capital Smiles, we can help you manage it. We can make it more comfortable. And, we’ve had excellent results with many of our patients.
Are you experiencing head, neck, or jaw pain? Our dentists at Capital Smiles have decades of experience helping alleviate TMD and control its symptoms so you can live life to the fullest — and more comfortably. Call us today to request a complimentary consultation and learn about your options!
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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.
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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 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.
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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!
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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.