cosmetic dentistry  Philadelphia, PA

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Karagodsky can transform your smile and make it unforgettable. The doctor will first consult with you to find out what you like about your current smile and what you would like to improve. Then he will customize a plan made up of two or more cosmetic procedures, such as whitening, veneers, and gum contouring, to enhance your smile dramatically. This personalized treatment from Dr. Karagodsky has made a big difference in many of his patients’ lives.

Smile Makeover  Philadelphia, PA

Smile Makeover

A smile makeover uses cosmetic dental procedures to make you proud of your smile. We perform teeth whitening, along with other cosmetic procedures like veneers and tooth implants.

Each smile makeover is different. We start by doing a thorough examination and decide what each patient wants and needs. We look at the color of your teeth and how they are all lined up. We check to see if there are any missing teeth or if any are cracked, chipped, or broken.

Our goal is to give you a healthy and happy smile.We want you to have a bright smile, along with teeth that line up correctly and are aesthetically pleasing. We work with our patients to ensure their happiness. We will do whatever we can so that, when you leave our office, you will be completely happy with your smile.

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All-On-4 Implants  Philadelphia, PA

All-On-4 Implants

All-on-4® treatment provides patients with a full-arch prosthesis over four implants on the day of surgery. All-on-4® is designed to give edentulous patients full function of their mouth and full mouth restoration. It’s heavily advertised as providing 4 implants, but some situations may require more.

All-on-4® overdentures reduce the complexity of treatment, the number of surgeries, and the overall treatment time. It is less expensive compared with fixed implants.

All-on-4® dental implants, also known as hybrid dentures, use high-end denture teeth and acrylic for the best aesthetics, making it the most cost effective choice for any future repairs.

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Veneers  Philadelphia, PA

Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. We recommend this treatment to anyone experiencing discoloration that cannot be fixed with whitening or if your teeth are damaged. Porcelain veneers are also an option if you’re unhappy with the shape or look of your natural teeth.

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Botox

If you are approaching a certain age, you may have started to notice smile lines at the sides of your eyes or deep furrows on your forehead. These marks are the beginning of more permanent wrinkles that develop from repeatedly making similar facial expressions over time. Dr. Karagodsky understands that we cannot stop the aging process. Despite this immutable fact of life, our society remains under constant pressure to maintain a youthful look.

That is why here at Smile Maker, we combine cosmetic dentistry with rejuvenating facial aesthetics to achieve that natural, beautiful, younger version of oneself. Botox, known commonly for its wrinkle-smoothing capabilities, has exploded both as a cultural sensation and medical success. Dynamic wrinkles have met their match with this non-invasive rejuvenation treatment.

Our skin becomes thinner over the years, our cheeks more sunken in, and our eyes hollowed. BOTOX® This treatments are effective treatments used to erase or diminish wrinkles, lines, and crows feet. BOTOX® is a protein originating from botulism toxin, which is injected underneath the facial skin.

BOTOX® is a protein toxin that has been used in medicine since 1980. Used in small doses, BOTOX® relaxes facial muscles to create a smooth, aesthetically pleasing appearance. This treatment is completed within a single office visit and requires little to no recovery time.

Over the years, our bodies lose the ability to maintain a plump and smooth aesthetic appearance that begins to reduce with this passing time. These fillers have become a more popular way to create a youthful facial glow as an alternative to a more invasive surgical face-lift procedure. The fillers are injected under the skin.

These fillers are a great treatment that can provide volume to areas of lines and creases. These treatments are also used to create plump, voluminous lips.

Although BOTOX® injections are most commonly applied for cosmetic purposes, they are also used to relieve TMJ and teeth clenching pain. Before the cosmetic BOTOX® injections were used for facial beauty, they were used for relieving involuntary teeth clenching and spastic muscle movements. When injected into the tense facial muscles, BOTOX® begins to relax the muscles which control the jaw (temporomandibular) joint. These treatments target the source of pain directly and relieve the patient from the pain they have experienced.

At Smile Maker, we uphold the idea that natural form intensifies beauty. We provide our patients with the most advanced skin treatment therapies available. We want to ensure that our skin treatments maximize each of our patients’ potential and help them achieve naturally beautiful looks. Call Our Office today to get further information about these procedures.

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Dentures  Philadelphia, PA

Dentures

Dr. Karagodsky places all types of dentures to restore oral function and facial appearance. Traditional dentures rely on natural suction and mild adhesives to hold them in place. Dentures can also be attached to implants, which provide tremendous stabilization. Valplast® is a flexible, removable partial denture that eliminates the need for the metal clasps of traditional partials. Bar overdentures consist of a lab-created metal bar that attaches to implants. The denture snaps into place over the bar, which spreads the pressure of chewing over all the implants. The doctor will help you decide which type of denture is right for you.

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Denture Partials  Philadelphia, PA

Denture Partials

A removable partial denture is an optimal solution for patients who may be missing one or more teeth in a particular area of their mouth. Removable partial dentures are attached to a gum-colored base which may have a metal framework that helps to hold it in place against the surrounding teeth. These dentures serve to replace missing teeth, restore functionality, and generally improve oral health. When a tooth is lost, and the gap isn’t immediately filled, it can lead to the neighboring teeth to shift; this can create a significant change in your bite and can even cause long-term damage to your gums and jaw bone.

Removable partial dentures are a less invasive method to replace and restore missing teeth than alternative solutions. While they are more cost-effective and less invasive than implants, removable partial dentures require frequent, lifetime upkeep and maintenance. Because these partial dentures are removable and essentially rest on your gums, they need to be frequently cleaned, just like your natural teeth. By cleaning your dentures regularly, you keep your gums healthy and your dentures looking as good as new.

To begin treatment, we will determine if removable partial dentures are the best option for you. Factors such as oral hygiene, the location of the missing tooth gap(s), bone strength, and long-term viability for dentures all determine your treatment plan. Our team will start by taking dental impressions of your teeth which will serve as the mold used to create your dentures. Next, we will review the size, shape, and coloring of each replacement tooth to recreate your natural smile. Once these are determined, we send the molds to a dental lab which creates a mock-up partial denture for you.

During a fitting appointment with our team, we will have you test out the mock-ups to check how they fit, look, and feel in your mouth. This is the time you and our team will make adjustments to the fit or color of the teeth before sending the mock-ups back to the lab for alterations. Remember, your absolute honesty is needed as your feedback shapes the final removable partial denture you will be receiving. Once the final changes have been made to the mock-up, the lab will custom build your dentures. After we receive the final design, your last fitting session will be to make small adjustments for comfort, bite, or fit which can all be made in-house by our team.

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Porcelain Crowns  Philadelphia, PA

Porcelain Crowns

Dr. Karagodsky often uses a dental crown to repair a badly decayed or fractured tooth. Crowns fit over a prepared tooth like a cap, protecting it from infection and providing reinforced structure. A very skilled and experienced restorative dentist, Dr. Karagodsky places all types of crowns. He may use crowns made from porcelain, zirconium, BruxZir®, emax®, or porcelain fused to metal (PFM), depending on what is best for the patient. In addition to restoring teeth very effectively, our crowns look beautifully natural and will blend naturally to your smile.

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Invisalign  Philadelphia, PA

Invisalign

Invisalign® is a modern alternative to straighten your teeth without wires or metal. Invisalign® involves a series of custom trays designed specifically for you and the plan your dentist or orthodontist creates to move your teeth. The trays are made from a smooth plastic that covers your teeth and gradually moves them into place.

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Bonding  Philadelphia, PA

Bonding

Dr. Karagodsky uses dental bonding as a quick, cost-effective way to correct minor cosmetic imperfections like chips, stains, and short or misshapen teeth. Dental bonding requires little preparation and minimal removal of existing enamel.

The doctor will prepare the tooth and apply a putty-like resin, which is tinted to match your natural tooth color. Then he will shape the resin and harden it with a special curing light. Dr. Karagodsky uses bonding primarily on low bite pressure areas, like the front teeth.

Although bonding does not last as long as veneers or crowns, it can last for several years before it needs to be replaced with good care.

 

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