Ardmore Dentistry Blog

Serving Greater Philadelphia, including Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, & Newtown Square.

May 14, 2014

Dental implants are a durable, long-lasting option for improving your smile in the Newtown Square area of Pennsylvania. They are custom crafted from strong, resilient materials which can actually help you prevent future bone loss.

Dental implants are made from titanium and are grafted onto your jawbone in a way that stabilizes it and prevents any further loss of bone. When you have any missing teeth, your mouth is in danger of experiencing resorption. This is an unavoidable process where bone can be lost when it is no longer supporting or connected to teeth. 

Risk Factors for Tooth Loss...

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April 25, 2014

When you are looking to makeover your smile with cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers are an excellent option. These wafer-thin pieces of ceramic which are bonded to the front of your teeth can enhance your smile in a natural, healthy-looking way.

Ideally, you will want to check with our BrynMawr cosmetic dentistry office learn whether are not porcelain veneers will work with your particular health history and are the right choice for you. Call 610-642-7024 to learn more about this cosmetic oral procedure.

What Do Porcelain Veneers Fix...

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April 25, 2014

Cosmetic dentists provide a number services that range from basic tooth whitening to a complete smile makeover.  We all understand the value of a healthy, bright smile.  Consulting with our Havertown cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario, means you will learn about the specific solutions and treatments such as invisible braces, tooth whitening services, and dental implants.

The three main ways that you can whiten your teeth include:

  • Using an OTC kit at home
  • A Dentist-prescribed kit
  • Professional teeth whitening in the dentist's...
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March 04, 2014

Porcelain veneers are excellent options for Havertown-area patients who are looking to address chipped, cracked or improperly spaced and shaped teeth. However, The Office of Dr. Bellisario believes in giving you options, which is we also offer cosmetic bonding.

Cosmetic bonding, also known as “dental bonding,” involves the application of a high-quality dental resin to your teeth. This is hardened using a special light and then cured.

Cosmetic bonding can treat the same problems as porcelain veneers, including:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Small teeth...
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March 03, 2014

At The Office of Dr. Bellisario, we recognize the importance of replacing missing teeth. And in most circumstances, we recommend our Havertown-area patients replace those teeth with dental implants.

We do this because dental implants offer unparalleled strength and durability. While dental implants aren’t for everyone, they’re superior to traditional dentures in most ways.

Because dental implants are made from strong, durable materials such as porcelain and titanium, they’re incredibly long-lasting. If you maintain your dental implants using proper, standard dental hygiene practices you can...

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February 20, 2014

If you have dental work that is aged and worn or otherwise in need of replacement, you should address that immediately. Ardmore general dentist Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario understands that faulty dental work presents serious dangers to the long-term dental health of his patients.

There are two main reasons most Ardmore-patients come to our general dentist for dental work replacement. The first is that the dental work doesn’t achieve its goal or actually causes problems for the patient.

This is sometimes the result of shoddy work by the original dentist or defective materials, but often it’s...

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February 12, 2014

Ardmore-area patients looking to replace missing teeth are often satisfied with dental bridges. While dental implants are often more attractive options, some patients are not good candidates for implants. For them, Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario can fit a bridge that uses your adjoining teeth to replace your missing tooth.

However, if you’re missing a couple teeth (but not enough to justify replacing an entire row) and Dr. Bellisario thinks you might put too much pressure on a traditional bridge through grinding or clenching, we can use dental implants to support a bridge.

In...

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January 08, 2014

If you’re suffering from sleep apnea in the Bryn Mawr area, it’s crucial that you get it addressed immediately. Sleep apnea is a significant condition that can have severe, long-term health effects if left untreated.

Fortunately, you can get such treatment at The Office of Dr. Bellisario, where our dentist has decades of experience helping the people of the Bryn Mawr area relieve their sleep apnea and return to restful, restorative sleep. One potential treatment option is the Tap® 3 Elite oral appliance.

FDA-approved for the treatment of sleep apnea, the...

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January 06, 2014

At The Office of Dr. Bellisario, we know exactly how important your child’s early visits to the dentist are. A Bryn Mawr child’s first exposure to family dentistry can set the stage for a lifetime of crucial dental health decisions.

This is because good dental health is essentially a matter of habits. Getting into good habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly and seeing a dentist frequently, will put you in a solid position moving forward.

And establishing good habits is all about getting started early. That’s why it’s crucial to make sure your child has good early experience with...

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December 04, 2013

Newtown Square cosmetic dentist Dr. Jeff Bellisario always emphasizes to his patients the importance of replacing missing teeth. You have a number of options for doing so. Dental bridges are excellent options for many of our patients.

At The Office of Dr. Bellisario, we often recommend dental implants, which are strong, sturdy and long-lasting. However, for patients who lack the necessary bone density in their jaws, dental bridges can represent an excellent tooth replacement choice.

Dental bridges are generally appropriate when you’ve lost a tooth that sits between two...

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