What are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

There are many benefits to porcelain veneers. If your teeth are healthy, but do not look their best due to being stained, chipped, cracked, misshapen, or if you have gaps between your teeth, porcelain veneers can be a great way to resolve these issues. Some of the many advantages of porcelain veneers include: Cost Effective – Porcelain veneers are a cost effective way of correcting a wide range of common cosmetic dental problems. Efficient – Porcelain veneers can be made and applied in
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What’s New in Cosmetic Dentistry?

Your smile is one of the first things people notice and it can say a lot about who you are. In the past, people had no choice but to accept the smile they were born with, but new technologies in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible for everyone to have a beautiful smile and make a great first impression. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options available include: Teeth whitening – Tooth discoloration can be caused by stains from pigmented foods and beverages, tobacco, or
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What Cosmetic Problems Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?

Porcelain veneers are excellent option to improve the appearance of your teeth. They are strong, permanent, natural-looking and bright. Because porcelain veneers are bonded directly to the surface of your teeth, they are designed to create a picture-perfect smile. Porcelain veneers can correct several cosmetic dental problems, and are often a used as part of a smile makeover due to their versatility. Porcelain veneers can fix the following cosmetic dental problems: Discolored Teeth Unevenly
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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. Many patients opt for dental implants over bridges and dentures because they act and feel more like natural teeth. If you have one or more missing teeth, implants will provide you with the most effective, long lasting solution. Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. The best way to find out if dental implants are right for you is to speak with Dr. Frye in person. Following are some of the criteria
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Four Reasons to Choose Invisalign over Braces

Metal braces are so ubiquitous that they’re almost a rite of passage. But if you or your child’s teeth need alignment and you’re concerned about the inconvenience, it’s time to give Invisalign a look. The clear alternative to braces, Invisalign treatment is easy and effective. Both metal braces and Invisalign align teeth by placing pressure on them. Over time, the soft gum tissue slowly adapts to this pressure and allows the teeth to move into their corrected positions. But for many patients,
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What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Missing teeth don’t just interfere with your appearance: Gaps slowly cause the adjacent jawbone and teeth to deteriorate. That’s why repairing a missing tooth as soon as possible is so critical to your overall oral health. More patients than ever are opting for dental implants for permanent, attractive results. A dental implant actually consists of two parts: the implant itself and a prosthetic crown. Bridges and dentures only feature an artificial tooth, but the dental implant is surgically
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Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures requested by our Pittsburgh area patients, largely due to the versatility of this restoration. Porcelain veneers can effectively improve the appearance of just about any aesthetic imperfection in your smile. For this reason, Dr. Frye commonly recommend porcelain veneers both as a stand-alone procedure and as part of a smile makeover. If you experience one of the following common cosmetic dental issues, you may want to
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Dr. Frye Are Now LVI Fellows

Dentonics is proud to announce that both Dr. Frye have recently become LVI Fellows. Dr. Frye received this prestigious honor in June, earned the designation in July. This commitment to continuing education is one of the many ways we strive to provide our Pittsburgh area patients with the exceptional dental care they deserve. The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) is widely regarded as the premier cosmetic dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry post-graduate training institution
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Preventing Jaw Collapse

The roots of your teeth serve many purposes, but one of the largest is sending signals to your body that minerals are needed in the space they occupy in your jaw. These minerals not only allow your roots to anchor teeth in place, they make up the structure of your jawbone. When you are missing a tooth, its root is gone as well. Along with the root, the signals indicating minerals are needed cease. When signals cease, the body reabsorbs minerals, allowing the jaw around missing teeth to shrink
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A Record Number of Adults Now Seeking Orthodontic Care

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, 1.2 million adults sought orthodontic care in the United States in 2012. That number marks a 14 percent increase over 2010 and is largely due to options such as Invisalign®. For years, adults seeking orthodontic treatment have had very few attractive options. Braces can be obtrusive and painful. They can also take years to accomplish proper alignment in adult mouths. By contrast, Invisalign treatment is completed with clear aligner trays
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