restorative dentistry  Philadelphia, PA

Restorative Dentistry

Smile Maker PA is committed to offering a full range of dentistry services. Whether you’ve had repairs or need a complete replacement, we recommend continual check-ups to assess your gums and bone density to assess the surrounding areas associated with your implant.

Dental Implants  Philadelphia, PA

Dental Implants

Dr. Karagodsky has mastership credentials from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and is an expert at providing all stages of dental implant treatment. Implants have revolutionized dentistry, allowing patients to regain full dental function after they have lost any number of teeth. The titanium posts replace lost tooth roots and create a sturdy anchor for dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. First, the doctor surgically implants tiny titanium posts into the patient’s jaw. After three to six months, the implants will fuse with the bone, and he can attach your permanent dental restoration.

When you have missing teeth, an alternative solution to dentures is dental implants. Unlike dentures that are removable, dental implants provide permanent new teeth to restore your mouth’s function and appearance. Dental implants tend to offer a successful and lasting solution to the loss of some or all of your teeth. At Smile Maker PA, placing implants is one of the restorative dental treatments we offer to our Philadelphia, PA patients.

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Ceramic Implants

There are a growing number of patients who are concerned about having metal in their mouths in which titanium implants consist of. Research has shown that titanium implants contain a small amount of nickel, an element that 5% to 10% of the general population is allergic to. CeraRoot Zirconia Implants are bioinert, which means that they do not produce an immune response when being introduced to tissue. This also implies that the implants will not disrupt the energy movement through the body’s biological systems, making this a great alternative to patients who follow holistic beliefs.

The loss of a tooth or teeth does not only the aesthetic quality of your smile. It also can have devastating consequences on your oral health. If this is not addressed in a timely manner, shifting of the adjacent teeth can occur, resulting in the loss of more teeth. In more devastating cases, the loss of a tooth can result in the deterioration of the jawbone. Implants have been changing people’s lives with their capability of functioning just like and looking and operating in the same way as they do.

Dental patients are becoming increasingly concerned about the materials being embedded within the vicinity of their oral cavity and about the potential impact these materials can have on their overall health. When it comes to implants, using a low reactive and low toxic-based material is the best candidate for this reconstructive tooth procedure. Over the years, health concerns have grown about the amount of metal that should be put into our bodies, leading, for some, to almost a complete avoidance of them.

Implants were the most innovative technique in teeth replacement in past years. Smile Maker wants to introduce the newest highly acclaimed technology in this procedure: CeraRoot Zirconia Implants. This type of revolutionary material is metal-free and is instead made of zirconium oxide – a naturally occurring ceramic compound. Today, there is an increasing number of people who are identified to be suffering from allergies, skin sensitivities, and weak immune systems. Therefore, titanium implants have to be seriously scrutinized before they are placed into the jaw for patients who suffer from these sensitivities. CeraRoot zirconia implants are a hypoallergenic and holistic option to absolutely metal-free implants. This type of ceramic implant is an aesthetic solution to create a natural-looking and strong replacement tooth structure.

One of the most important features of this teeth replacement technique is that these implants are designed to tolerate an incredible amount of chewing forces. You can eat, chew, and drink exactly as you were able to with your real teeth.

There are a growing number of patients who are concerned about having the metal which titanium implants consist of in their mouths. Research has shown that titanium implants contain a small amount of nickel, an element to which 5% to 10% of the general population is allergic to. CeraRoot Zirconia Implants are bioinert, which means that they do not produce an immune response when being introduced to tissue. This also implies that the implants will not disrupt the energy movement through the body’s biological systems, making this an excellent alternative for patients who follow holistic beliefs.

The procedure entailed in this tooth-replacement technique is surprisingly simple due to the fact that the placement is done in a single-stage approach. CeraRoot implants are designed to be placed immediately in the jaw after a extraction. During the initial phase of a implant procedure, Dr. Karagodsky will evaluate your jawbone’s bone density to determine if the bone is strong enough to support the implant. Once the evaluation is complete, the doctor will place the ceramic rod into the vacant socket with minimally invasive surgery, in some cases without even needing to make incisions into the gum line.

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Implant Restoration  Philadelphia, PA

Implant Restoration

At Smile Maker PA, we provide implant restoration services when they’re necessary. Our staff knows the signs of implant problems, and we are committed to checking them each time we see you. During visits after having implants put in, we assess your gums, bone density and any part that’s connected to the implant. These checks are in an effort to keep you healthy and catch any problems with the implants.

When you receive implants, we will guide you on how best to take care of them. This will help you minimize problems and be aware if any present themselves. If you think there is an issue with your current implants, please let us know so we can check them.

At Smile Maker PA, we follow our ethical way of doing business when we approach implant restoration. This means that we put your health and well-being first. We always check your implants after we fit them, and we give you the information you need about your oral health and treatments.

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Teeth In A Day  Philadelphia, PA

Teeth in a Day (CEREC)

CEREC is wonderful because in only one visit you can get a smile you will be proud of! The process uses the latest technologies, allowing us to make artificial teeth right in our office.

After a thorough examination with x-rays, we can determine if the procedure will work for you. We will go through all of your options with you so that you can be sure you’re choosing the one that will work best for you.

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Bridges  Philadelphia, PA

Bridges

Dental bridges can replace teeth when only one or a few teeth are lost in a row. Dr. Karagodsky offers both traditional and implant-supported bridges. Traditional bridges are a row of fused pontics (false teeth) attached to adjacent crowns. The crowns are placed over healthy teeth on either side of the gap where teeth are missing, effectively “bridging” the gap and completing your smile. Implant-supported bridges do not require crowning healthy teeth. Dr. Karagodsky can help you determine which type of bridge would be the best fit for your smile.

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Inlay and Onlays  Philadelphia, PA

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays work very well to restore teeth with too much damage for a filling, but not enough to justify a crown. Typically, used to repair the chewing surfaces of teeth, inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental laboratory instead of being placed directly in the tooth, as a filling would be. They can be made from a variety of materials, including gold, porcelain, and composites. Unlike crowns, they cover only a small portion of a damaged tooth. An inlay is contained within the cusps (top edges) of the tooth’s surface, while an onlay extends further.

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Cracked Tooth Repair  Philadelphia, PA

Cracked Tooth Repair

Cracked teeth can cause a variety of symptoms including pain while chewing, temperature sensitivities, and the release of biting pressure. It’s common for pain to come and go, which can make diagnosing the cause difficult.

While you chew, cracked pieces of your tooth move, causing the pulp within the tooth may become irritated. When biting pressure is released, the crack can close quickly resulting in sharp pain. If left untreated, the pulp will eventually become damaged and the tooth will constantly hurt, even when you are not chewing.

It is possible that cracks can lead to infection of the pulp tissue and can spread to the bone and gums surrounding the problem tooth.

There are different types of cracks, and each should be evaluated to prevent tooth loss and infection.

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