Comparing Dental Implant Systems for Tooth Replacement 

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Finding the Best Solution for Missing Teeth  It’s human nature to improve our lives by bettering ourselves, and one of the simplest and yet most powerful ways to do so is to increase your self-esteem. With more confidence, men and women have a greater freedom to pursue their goals and can more fully and naturally relax in social recreative pastimes, such as spending time with family, going out to restaurants, or taking selfies with friends during a vacation.  If you have missing or broken teeth, you know how it negatively affects these pursuits and activities, leading to greater stress in the short term (with every smile) and the long term (as this effect compounds and shapes lifestyle choices). Dental implants can clear away this stress with the rapidity of waking up from a bad dream, and unlike many other self-improvement options that require large amounts of striving and soul-searching, dental implants supply lasting self-esteem with a single decision and easy process.  If you’re set to make a big…

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By Design Dental Now Offers Teeth Whitening with Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed

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In partnership with Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed, By Design Dental Implant Center now offers in-office teeth whitening services. First-time and existing clients of By Design Dental are encouraged to ask our dental professionals about scheduling a Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed session, which is proven to transform smiles up to eight shades whiter in just 45 minutes. Two of the most common questions about Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed are: is it safe? And, are my teeth too sensitive for whitening? Here’s what you need to know. Safe & Effective Method Clinical studies have shown that using carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for both your teeth and your gums. Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed gels are formulated to actually aid with enamel protection throughout the whitening progression, while also helping remove difficult and stubborn stains. Fast & Easy Outcomes This innovative remedy will help you safely achieve a brighter…

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Welcome Dr. Dan Moore

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By Design Dental Implant Center, L.L.C. has been at the forefront of developing the latest innovations in the delivery of dental implants. This has been achieved by bringing together the most skilled specialists in the profession. That’s why we are extremely pleased and excited to share the news that Dr. Dan Moore is joining our team of dental and implant specialists. Dr. Moore is from West Chester, Pennsylvania and graduated from the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. He is returning to our area after completing advanced prosthodontics studies at The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Moore will help the By Design family of patients to receive even greater restorative, cosmetic and preventative procedures while contributing to their overall health and wellness with every visit. His passion for dental implants and cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry make him a perfect fit for the By Design team….

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Best Electric Toothbrushes

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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better? The main question many consumers still have – years after the invention of the electric toothbrush – is are electric toothbrushes even better than a traditional toothbrush? The answer is somewhat complex, but can also be distilled down into an easy yes or no. And the answer, in brief, is yes. The traditional thinking was that the best electric toothbrush would not provide better hygiene than a traditional toothbrush as long as you brushed your teeth thoroughly twice per day, for two minutes at each session. However, new research has shown that the best electric toothbrushes actually beat the traditional brushes. The studies concluded that the best electric toothbrushes got rid of 20% more plaque, and 10% more of gum inflammation when used for over 2 months continuously. While 10% more gum inflammation being removed may not seem like a big deal, removing 20% more plaque…

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Matching The Color of Natural Teeth

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One of dentistry’s biggest challenges is matching the color of a single central incisor (aka your front tooth) so that your new crown looks natural. To understand why requires a little background on light and color. As you may recall from high school science class, light carries color to our eyes. All the colors we see are the result of light either being reflected or absorbed by whatever object we’re looking at. All light contains every visible color in the spectrum, but we can’t see light at all until it is reflected off of an object. When light hits an object, some colors are absorbed into it. Those not absorbed are reflected back to our eyes as color. Every material reflects light differently. Wood and metal, for example, absorb different amounts of light, so it’s a challenge to make one look like the other. Sometimes, under the right circumstances we…

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Reverse Engineering for Function and Esthetics

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Dental prostheses usually consist of three components: The first is the implant, which can be thought of as a replacement for the root. The second is the abutment, which fits on the implant and provides a platform for the prosthesis. The third component is the prosthetic tooth itself, which connects to the abutment. Single tooth replacement and bridges require a tooth to be positioned and placed directly over an implant. If the implant is not correctly positioned, the result can be a misshaped tooth that has to be contoured to work with the bite of the opposing teeth, and must also twist and bend to meet and fit with the implant or abutment. The hybrid prosthesis usually consists of a CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing) titanium framework that interfaces with the implants or abutments, and connects the implants together with a bar to create a strong, solid and stable…

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Dental Implants: The Best Denture Alternative Philly Has to Offer!

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People frequently call our office asking questions like, “How much do dental implants cost?” or “How long will it take me to get a set of dental implants?” When you take into consideration that we are a dental implant center, these questions may seem, at first, to be entirely legitimate. In our experience, however, it is not simply the cost or the quantity of time that makes the dental implant procedure an appealing investment. As with any product or service that stands the test of time, replacing broken or missing teeth is a complex process that requires expertise and the finest materials. Our patients get the opportunity to learn about this entire process, and they consistently come away from their treatment with the confidence that they have chosen the best denture alternative Philly residents can find. Maybe you have seen an ad in a magazine or on a billboard, claiming…

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You’ll Say NO to Dentures When You See What This Philly Dental Implant Center Can Provide

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Teeth that are missing due to disease or decay have traditionally been replaced with dentures. For a long time, these removable false teeth provided the best solution to embarrassing, unsightly gaps. Dentures must be held in place with some type of adhesive, but they often move around or slip, causing discomfort and embarrassment for the user. They can irritate gums and even lead to sores. Dentures must also be maintained properly through regular removal for cleaning. This solution to missing teeth is certainly far from ideal, as it can even cause difficulty chewing and eating certain foods. Thanks to modern technology, dental implants are now recommended as a better solution for missing teeth. Our Philly dental implant center can provide you with a new set of dental implants that will last longer, feel better, and look more natural than dentures. What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are comprised of three…

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Dental Implants Cost vs. the Cost of Dentures

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By Design Dental Implant Center is proud to offer dental implants at a reasonable cost to patients from all over the region who come to us for service. Our office is the premier location to have your tooth replacement procedure performed. Our staff is made up of leading experts in their fields and our office is equipped with the latest technology and tools, which allows us to work efficiently, safely and successfully. We even have an on-site lab where your new, custom-designed teeth are created! Dental Implants Cost vs. the Cost of Dentures Dentures will be less expensive up front than receiving dental implants, but when considering the ultimate effects and benefits of either product, many patients discover that the dental implants cost is certainly worthwhile. Dental implants are an investment for the health and overall well being of the patient. These extremely durable replacement teeth provide comfort, self confidence,…

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What are Dental Implants? They’re the Ultimate Smile Solution

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The first thing people notice about you is the last thing you take care of…your teeth and smile! It is a noticeable physical feature that is unique to each person, but research has shown that more than one-third of American adults are actually unhappy with their smile. Many people have gaps in their teeth or have chipped or stained teeth. If you’re not happy with the appearance of your smile, you may find yourself smiling less and being concerned about your teeth. For many professionals, this can become a significant problem in their careers because it directly affects their confidence and the ability to be comfortable in social settings. In addition, many careers are demanding and stressful and smiling has actually been proven to alleviate stress and boost your immune system. Your smile isn’t just about esthetics, it’s also about your mental and physical well being. That’s why dental implants…

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