I’m Missing Only One Tooth—Why Should I Replace It?

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. This tooth loss might be from decay, gum or bone disease or some sort of trauma from an accident. And we know that tooth loose increases with age. The reality is that tooth loss, even if just one tooth...

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Oral Damage from Coronavirus?

More news about how COVID-19 could be affecting your dental health: Findings from a Milan, Italy study conducted between July and September of 2020 indicate possible long-term oral side effects from the virus. Dental professional researchers examined 122 patients who had, three months prior, been hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment. Seventy-five percent of the patients studied...

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Maintaining Your Oral Health

Periodontal maintenance goes a lot farther than just cleaning your teeth. During your visits, our wonderful periodontal hygienists, Tanya and Kelly, will: remove plaque and calculus above and below your gum line evaluate the overall health of your mouth tissue and smile address potential issues that could cause gum disease or bone loss check to...

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Your Next Periodontal Appointment: What You Can Expect

The Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants & Periodontics offers today’s latest treatments for oral health improvement. We are proud of our record in providing top solutions to treat gum disease, ways to address missing or damaged teeth with dental implants and corrections for “gummy smiles.” Oral health is an important part of overall health. The...

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Osseointegration: The Secret Behind Dental Implant Success

Listen to Dr. Fava discuss dental implants. More than 60 years ago, a Swedish orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, was researching bone healing and blood flow. While using a rabbit as a subject, he and his team somewhat accidentally discovered that titanium would fuse with bones and could not be removed. As a result of...

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The Many Benefits of Dental Implants

If you have any loose, missing or diseased teeth, you could be a candidate for dental implants. Millions of patients in the U.S. have benefited from this safe and highly effective tooth replacement option. Here are some of the reasons why dental implants are so popular: They look totally natural. Only your dental professional can...

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Damaged Teeth Could be Covid-19 Related

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry recently wrote about the link between the coronavirus and cracked or damaged teeth from the stress associated with the pandemic. Remote school, quarantine fatigue, employment worries, social distancing, masks and so many new challenges have resulted in stress-related dental issues across the globe. Dental Consequences of Stress When stressed,...

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February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month

Gum disease is known as gingivitis in its early stages, when some individuals may not even know they have it. Statistics show that 85% of Americans have some form of gingivitis, and up to 50% have periodontal gum disease (periodontitis) which injures the bone and surrounding tooth roots, resulting in bad breath, problems when chewing,...

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Water, Water Everywhere

As you celebrate in your immediate family “bubble,” during this crazy holiday season, we want to remind you of the importance of hydration for your teeth. Overall Health Our bodies are 60% water. Staying healthy therefore relates to staying hydrated so our bodies function optimally. We need water in order for our kidneys to properly...

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Your Safety Continues To Be Our #1 Priority

In case you still have concerns about dental treatment at this time, we wanted to remind patients of the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics about our infection control measures. We’ve  gone well beyond regulatory requirements to minimize any airborne pathogens to protect all of us—that means you, the patients, and our own staff. Here’s...

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