The loss of even just a single tooth can have serious consequences—and not just on the appearance of your smile. In fact, there are many other effects that missing teeth can cause when they are not replaced, and these concerns can create severe oral health conditions in addition to changes in your overall facial aesthetic.
What to Expect: Sedation Dentistry
Are you afraid of dental treatment? Or maybe just nervous about the prospect? If so, you truly are not alone. Research studies have found that more than 50% of individuals suffer from some level of dental anxiety or “dental phobia,” so it’s quite common. The problem is that a significant percentage of people who have
How to Fix a Chipped Tooth
Teeth affected by chips and cracks are some of the more common conditions I see here at our practice. Chips are most frequently caused by a fall, an accident, or some type of traumatic facial impact; however, many people chip their teeth when using their mouth to open a bottle or package (please never do
How Can Porcelain Veneers Improve My Smile?
If you are afraid to show your teeth when you smile because of discoloration, damage, or other perceived imperfections, porcelain veneers may be able to give you your smile back. As a Smile Design provider, taking time to customize treatment and assess each smile differently is important to me. No two patients are alike, and
Pinhole Surgical Technique™ vs. Traditional Gum Grafting
Many of my patients who experience receding gums are curious to know how the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is different from gum grafting. While both treatments can help restore a healthy, attractive gum line, Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ is designed to be less invasive, and offers a more rapid recovery time. Below is a brief explanation of
What Causes Gum Recession?
In most cases, gum recession is a result of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). However, this is not always the case. Receding gums can also be a result of other factors, such as brushing your teeth too aggressively. Practicing good oral hygiene is the best way to avoid gum recession, but following proper
Summer Whitening Special!
Are you looking to get a brighter, whiter smile? This summer, we are offering a special price for quick, comfortable, and effective teeth whitening! Our summer whitening special includes two-parts: a professional in-office treatment and a set of professional grade take-home trays. The in-office portion of the treatment can be completed in as little as
Dental Restorations: The Value Of An Artistic Eye With Function in Mind
When a new patient comes to our office and they only want a chipped tooth taken care of, it is my responsibility to examine the patient fully. The chipped tooth is an issue that certainly will be addressed, but the entire health of the mouth and well-being of the patient is also our concern. For
Dr. Shukovsky on Comprehensive Dental Care
The privilege to see a patient has been a real gift for me from the day I received my doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Dental Medicine. In these days that medicine has been devalued by insurers and ACA (Affordable Care Act, AKA 'Obamacare'), I believe in the search for excellence. Mediocrity is
Floss and Cosmetic Dentistry
Flossing. Brushing. Nutrition. Continued Care Appointments. Patients that undergo dental care have an obligation to followup their care with home care. If a patient decides to smoke, in spite of what the research shows, the consequences can be severe. If a patient decides to not followup excellent dental care with good nutrition and oral hygiene,