By Marlboro@uniquedentalcare.com
March 19, 2013
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Hello Unique Dental Care friends,

We are pleased to announce that Unique Dental Care has added a new addition to our growing family. Dr. Kinan Kanbar has joined the practice. Dr. Kanbar arrived in the beginning of this year. Dr. Kanbar graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1997. He has many experiences including those in private practices, total family care, implants as well as in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Kanbar joined the practice in 2012 and has been a great asset to the Unique Dental Care team. His memberships include the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.

We are very pleased to announce his arrival. His many experiences well be and are a major asset to the Unique Dental Care team.

 

By Marlboro@uniquedentalcare.com
December 17, 2012
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If you are one of the millions of people that are unhappy or unsatisfied with the appearance of your teeth, a cosmetic dental procedure may be just what you need. Over the years, cosmetic dental procedures have become more and more effective at improving the smiles of patients. Today there are a variety of different cosmetic procedures that can improve the appearance of your teeth. One of the most popular is the installation of a set of dental veneers to your teeth. Veneers are thin custom-fitted shells of tooth-colored material that are directly attached to your teeth to improve their appearance. If you are unhappy with your teeth, don’t hesitate to ask your Marlboro dentist about dental veneers.

How Your Dentist Installs Veneers

The first thing you need to do if you are considering dental veneers is to talk to your dentist to see if you are a candidate for veneers and to go over your options. He or she will also be able to talk to you about costs and financing options. Once you and your dentist have made the decision that veneers are right for you, he or she will begin by anesthetizing your teeth and removing about ½ millimeter of enamel from the front of your teeth. This will ensure that there is enough room for your veneers to fit comfortably in your mouth. After this, an impression will be taken of your teeth in order to create a set of veneers that will fit perfectly to your teeth. This impression will be sent to a dental lab, where it will usually take between two and three weeks for your permanent veneers to be created. In between appointments, your dentist may provide you with a temporary set of veneers if it is necessary.

Once your permanent veneers arrive from the dental lab, your dentist will do a final check to make sure the fit and coloring are correct. If they are, he or she will use a special cement to permanently attach the veneers to your teeth. After this, the procedure will be completed and you will be free to leave your dentist’s office and start fully enjoying your new and improved smile.

Advantages Of Dental Veneers

The most significant benefit of dental veneers is that they will provide you with a very natural tooth appearance. Once your veneers are attached to your teeth, no one will be able to tell that your teeth are not completely natural. In addition, dental veneers are created from a stain-resistant material. This means that you will be able to keep your bright smile for a long period of time after your veneers are put in.

To learn more about dental veneers or to schedule an appointment, contact your dentist in Marlboro today.

By Marlboro@uniquedentalcare.com
October 26, 2012
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Whether caused by years of decay or a sudden injury, a lost tooth can be a very stressful event. If you find yourself in this situation, you do not have to panic. Thanks to modern dental techniques and technology, your dentist has the capability to fully replace your missing tooth and restore your smile. Don’t hesitate to talk to your dentist immediately if you find yourself in a situation where you are in need of a replacement tooth. 

Dental Implants

The longest lasting tooth replacement option that you have is through the use of dental implants. A dental implant is a replacement tooth root that is directly attached to your jawbone. Once it is secured in place, it acts as an anchor for a replacement dental crown. After your dentist installs the titanium implant, you will need to wait between six and twelve weeks for your gums to heal around the implant. When the healing process is completed, your dentist will take an impression in order to create a dental crown that will fit in perfectly with your teeth. When the crown is ready, your dentist will attach it to the implant to complete the procedure. Once installed, an implant can last up to 25 years or in some cases an entire lifetime. 

Dental Bridges

Another popular way to replace a missing tooth is through the use of a dental bridge. A bridge is an artificial replacement tooth that is held in place on either side by dental crowns. To put a bridge in, your dentist will begin by anesthetizing the area and reducing the size of the two teeth that will receive dental crowns. After this, an impression is taken to create a bridge that will fit perfectly in your mouth. You will wear a temporary bridge in between appointments so you do not have a gap in your teeth. When the permanent bridge arrives, your dentist will do a final

check then cement it into place. Once put in, a bridge generally can last about 15 years. 

Dentures

If you have lost many or all of your teeth, your dentist may recommend you get a set of dentures. If you have just lost several teeth, your dentist may give you a set of partial dentures. Partial dentures use a combination of artificial teeth and your natural teeth to complete your smile. If you have lost all of almost all of your teeth, your dentist will give you a set of complete removable dentures. These will fully replicate all of your teeth. 

To learn more about your options to replace a missing tooth or to schedule an appointment, contact your Marlboro dentist today. 

By Marlboro@uniquedentalcare.com
September 09, 2012
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Periodontal And Heart Disease: What’s The Connection?

To maintain healthy gums and teeth, dentists have always told you the importance of brushing and flossing your teeth enough. Doing this will keep your teeth safe from cavities and help you avoid having to undergo costly dental work to fix your smile. Although these are important reasons to maintain a healthy, there is new research that suggests that there is a link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. In fact, patients who suffer from periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to experience coronary artery disease as those that don’t. To avoid serious health risks, it is more important than ever to maintain healthy teeth and gums on a daily basis.

Explaining The Link

There are two main theories used to explain the correlation between periodontal and heart disease. The first theory is that the same bacteria that builds up on your teeth and gums can make it into the bloodstream, attach to fatty plaques in the coronary arteries and contribute to clot formation. When a clot forms, the flow of blood to the heart is restricted, which prevents nutrients and oxygen from reaching the heart. In extreme cases, this can lead to a heart attack.

Another theory is that the inflammation that is caused by gum disease can cause an increase in the buildup of plaque, which in turn will cause swelling in the arteries. Whatever the cause, it is clear that there is some sort of connection between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. Because of this, it is important for you to take care of your personal oral health every day. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and can affect anyone. You should take advantage of any opportunity to lower your risk for heart disease.

Stroke

There have also been studies that have looked into the relationship between gum disease and other health problems, such as stroke. Some studies have shown that stroke victims are more likely to have an oral infection that those that do not. Although research is still being conducted on this issue and researchers are trying to learn more, it is clear that tooth and gum disease should be taken seriously as factors in the development of other health issues.

Maintaining Good Oral Health

To make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, there are a few things that you should do. First, it is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once per day. This will prevent the buildup of bacteria and plaque on your teeth and gums. In addition, it is important to visit your Marlboro dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. Your dentist will be able to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly than you can and will be able to check your teeth and gums for signs of infection.

To learn more about the link between periodontal and cardiovascular disease, schedule an appointment with your Marlboro, MA dentist today.

By Marlboro@uniquedentalcare.com
August 16, 2012
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Get One Day Dental Crowns With CEREC

Generally, there are two separate dental appointments required to get a dental crown to repair a damaged or broken tooth. The first visit consists of the dentist taking an impression of your teeth to prepare a crown. The impression is then sent to a lab for processing and you are fitted with a temporary crown. On the second visit, after being injected with anesthesia for the second time, the dentist then installs the permanent crown. This process is now outdated with the introduction of the CEREC tooth replacement system. In one simple visit, your dentist will use digital imaging technology to create and install a permanent crown to your teeth.

How Does CEREC Work?

When you come into the dentist’s office, your dentist will begin by examining the broken or missing tooth. After this, he or she will coat the tooth with a safe, tasteless powder and then take a 3D image of your tooth. Using software, the dentist will then fully design the details of your restoration. Because of the digital imaging technology, the replacement will be highly precise and custom fitted to your tooth. The dentist will then send the design to the on-site machine that will create the restoration. After about 20 minutes, your dentist will bond your new restoration in place and your teeth will be returned to their natural form.

The Benefits Of CEREC

There are many reasons to visit a dentist that uses CEREC instead of one that does not. Perhaps the most significant benefit is the convenience of completing the procedure in one quick visit. Because you are only coming in on one occasion, you save time and do not have to subject yourself to multiple injections. In addition, CEREC does not require you to wear a temporary crown. These can often be uncomfortable and because they are not specifically designed for your tooth, they can often fall out, possibly leading to more problems.

Another benefit of CEREC technology is the esthetic aspect. Instead of metal fillings, all tooth restorations done using CEREC are performed using materials that closely resemble real teeth. In fact, there is usually no discernable difference between real teeth and CEREC teeth. CEREC has 17 different shades to use that ensure the replacement tooth will fit in with the rest of your teeth. In addition, CEREC material has a similar composition to real teeth and will expand and contract at the same rate due to temperature fluctuations. This reduces the risk of cracks or breaks.

CEREC technology is the preferred method to fix broken teeth by cosmetic dentists everywhere. The added convenience to both patient and dentist combined with the high effectiveness of the procedure makes it the best option available today. Contact your Boston dentist to receive more information on CEREC and schedule an appointment. 

 





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