Ardmore Dentistry Blog

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July 22, 2020

Young professionals are at a critical juncture in their careers. Making good impressions with more senior level colleagues can significantly impact future opportunities that become available. It can be hard to appear intelligent, poised, friendly and confident – all attributes which will help you make a good impression – when you are self-conscious about your smile.

If you’re hesitant to smile due to crooked teeth, Invisalign may be an excellent option for you. Unlike traditional braces which are unsightly and may come off as adolescent or unprofessional, Invisalign provides a discreet orthodontic...

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June 08, 2020

illustration of a dental implantDental implants are intended to provide a permanent replacement for your missing teeth. However, there are certain instances where your implant may require replacement over time. Fortunately, with proper care, you should expect that your dental implants may last 25 years or longer.

The reason why dental implants provide such long-lasting results is because they are the only solution that replaces the missing root along with your...

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May 20, 2020

smiling woman showing off her new porcelain veneersPorcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic dentistry restoration that can address a wide range of aesthetic imperfections with your smile. These thin shells of dental porcelain are bonded to the front surface of your teeth to provide a more attractive appearance.

When properly cared for, your porcelain veneers can last a long time and help you maintain a beautiful smile....

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April 10, 2020

If you’re considering dental implants to replace a missing tooth, it’s important to understand that you’re committing to a lengthy process. It can take between six to eight months for the dental implant process to be completed.

While this is a long time to wait for your final restoration, the benefits of dental implants make committing this time worthwhile. It is by far the most effective tooth replacement solution available, replacing both your missing tooth and root. As a result, dental implants provide a permanent replacement that restores the full functionality of your tooth.

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October 31, 2019

Maintaining great oral health is more important than you might think. Existing research shows a relationship between gum disease and other serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. Now, a new study has emerged with additional evidence to support the link between periodontitis and an incurable, progressive disease: Alzheimer’s.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Woman with gum disease in Ardmore Periodontal disease is an infection that...

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July 29, 2019

Philadelphia dentist Dr. Robert DollfusDr. Bellisario is proud to announce that Dr. Robert Dollfus has recently joined our team. You may recognize Dr. Dollfus when you see him. He worked with Dr. Bellisario before and during his time in dental school, so he is already familiar with our practice and is a great fit with our philosophy of delivering exceptional patient care.

Dr. Dollfus’ passion for dentistry was fueled by his experience receiving orthodontic treatment when he was a child....

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April 30, 2019

If you’ve been hesitant to undergo orthodontic treatment due to the hassles associated with traditional metal braces, you are not alone. Many people go through life with crooked teeth out of a desire to avoid having painful, unsightly metal brackets and wires on their teeth. Unfortunately, this prevents you from feeling confident about your smile, and it also increases your risk of oral health issues commonly associated with a poorly aligned bite, such as TMJ.

Fortunately, you can achieve a straight, beautiful smile without traditional braces. Dr. Bellisario offers Invisalign for patients who prefer a...

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January 30, 2019

While dental implants are the most effective solution to replace missing teeth, they aren’t right for everyone. Certain health conditions, such as diabetes, can potentially complicate your body’s ability to properly heal after dental implant placement. Diabetes doesn’t necessarily prevent you from getting dental implants, but you will need to discuss these health concerns with Dr. Bellisario during your initial consultation. After conducting a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth and gums, Dr. Bellisario will determine whether it is safe for you to move forward with your dental implant procedure.

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October 23, 2018

If you’re looking to replace one or more missing teeth, you are most likely familiar with the most common solutions such as dental implants, dentures and dental bridges. However, there is another option that has been rapidly gaining popularity. It is called “teeth the same day,” a process that allows you to replace a full arch of teeth using four strategically placed dental implants.

As the name of the procedure implies, you will be able to enjoy a fully functional set of replacement teeth the same day that your implants are placed. This process differs significantly from traditional...

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July 24, 2018

sports-related tooth injuries in Ardmore, PASports injuries are quite common. In fact, they are an inherent risk associated with just about every athletic endeavor. While broken bones, torn ligaments and concussions tend to get more attention due to the extensive ways in which they impact your life, tooth injuries are just as common in sports.

According to the American Dental Assistant’s Association, 5 million people lose a tooth during a sports-related injury each year. While some of these...

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