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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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April 18, 2018

For years, traditional dental implants have been the most effective solution to replace missing teeth. However, the process can take over six months to complete. While the benefits of dental implants make the procedure worth the wait, it can still be a bit of an inconvenience. Now there is a relatively new procedure called teeth the same day that will eliminate this long waiting period.

With the teeth the same day procedure, four dental implants are strategically placed throughout your jawbone in order to support a denture. This allows you to restore a full arch of...

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January 22, 2018

Straight teeth are considered to be a sign of health and vitality, and they are a central component to a beautiful smile. For this reason, many patients will come to Dr. Bellisario in order to achieve a straighter smile. While traditional orthodontics has long been the primary treatment to straighten your teeth, they are not the only option. You can also achieve a straight, beautiful smile from porcelain veneers.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

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October 31, 2017

How to Improve Your Smile Before the Holidays | Ardmore, PAThe holidays are a time to gather your friends and family to celebrate together, and these often involve a lot of photographs. When it comes time to take that selfie, you may find yourself hiding your teeth behind a closed-lip smile if you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and gums. Our dentist can help improve your smile in time for family photos using one or more of these restorative and...

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August 28, 2017

Ardmore full mouth reconstructionThe cosmetic procedures available at The Office of Doctor Bellisario are all designed to eliminate specific problems and achieve specific goals. This is obviously very helpful if you just have one or two concerns. However, there are times when our Ardmore-area patients require a full mouth reconstruction instead.

What is a full mouth reconstruction? It's a combination of procedures – from both...

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August 24, 2017

Ardmore smile makeoverEvery patient is unique and has unique needs. This is why a smile makeover is so useful for so many of our Ardmore-area patients: it can be adjusted and tweaked based on what's right for you and your smile.

A smile makeover, which we also refer to as a “full mouth reconstruction,” is not a single procedure. Instead, it is composed of a number of safe, proven cosmetic dentistry procedures. Each procedure is targeted...

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August 10, 2017

Ardmore dental bridgesIf you're an Ardmore-area resident who has lost a teeth, it's important that you get it replaced as soon as possible if you're to avoid some of the serious oral health issues associated with a lost tooth. You have a lot of options for tooth replacement, and a dental bridge is one popular choice.

Dental implants remain the gold standard for tooth replacement, but implants aren't right for everyone. If...

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