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By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
September 16, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crown  

If your teeth have noticeable damage or decay, you might feel uncomfortable showing off your smile. Tooth impairments can have many causes, and dental crowns are a solution for a multitude of dental issues.

Dr. Ilya Freyman, your Longwood, FL, dentist, can repair chips, cracks, decay, and more with a dental crown. Crowns are a durable, functional, and attractive way to restore your tooth.

What is a dental crown?

A crown is like a cap for your tooth, which is made of tooth-colored porcelain. A crown fits over the damaged tooth to conceal imperfections and protect it from bacteria and future damage.

Why might I need a dental crown?

Injury, decay, and weak enamel can lead to damage which may require a crown. If you have any of the following issues, a crown could be the solution:

  • Chips or cracks in the tooth
  • A void from a cavity or root canal that can't be filled
  • Protrusions on the tooth
  • Severe discoloration
  • Uneven surfacing

What are the benefits of a dental crown?

A dental crown improves the function, look, and health of your tooth. Your dentist in Longwood, FL, will scuff off some of the surfaces of your tooth to make room for a custom crown. Your crown will be cemented in place and cured under a light to make it durable and secure. Your crown is designed to match your natural teeth for a seamless appearance.

In addition to restoring the look of your tooth, a crown prevents further damage or decay to your tooth by protecting it from bacterial growth. You may also find a crown that makes it more comfortable to bite, chew, brush, and floss.

Restore the look, feel, and function of your tooth with dental crowns from your dentist in Longwood, FL. Call Dr. Freyman at (407) 260-0224 to book an appointment.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
September 16, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

Your Longwood, FL, dentist just told you that you need dentures and you aren't sure how you feel. Even worse, you feel uncomfortable handling and working with these devices. Thankfully, Dr. Ilya Freyman can help you better understand the different care methods necessary for this treatment method.

Proper Cleaning Your Oral Care Devices

After eating, you need to remove your plates and run water over them to remove food and other debris particles from their surface. This simple step takes only a few seconds and is pretty easy to execute. It shouldn't require too much-specialized attention to achieve, though you will have to make sure you hold them so that the food runs down their sides and not up on top of them. 

Before putting your plates back in your mouth, brush inside of your mouth with a soft-bristled brush and carefully wash every area of your gums. You don't want any excess food particles hanging around in your mouth to damage your oral devices potentially. You also need to brush them very carefully using a simple toothbrush to break apart any debris. After this, they must soak. 

Place your Longwood, FL, dentures in the appropriate cleanser provided by your dentist. They must be soaked overnight in this cleaner to keep them strong and in great shape. Make sure that you rinse their surface off before returning them to your mouth. Doing so will help minimize any gagging or vomiting that may occur due to the soaking solution used for these tools. 

Other Steps

If you want to keep your oral devices strong and secure, it is crucial to take a handful of other steps. These include a myriad of simple options that will help to ensure that you don't have to get replacements sooner than you'd hoped:

  • Visit your dentist regularly to get checked for any potential problems with your device 
  • Avoid harsh toothpaste or strong cleaners not made specifically for these devices 
  • Stay away from boiling water when cleaning and avoid hot drinks
  • Minimize how often you handle them to prevent damage 
  • Get them refit if they do not fit comfortably in your mouth 
  • Use great care when positioning them properly inside of your mouth 

We Can Help!

Are your Longwood, FL, dentures not cutting the mustard for you anymore, and you aren't sure what to do? Why not call Dr. Ilya Freyman right away at 407-260-0224? First, we'll do what we can to help you understand your care options and minimize the impact that poor dental care may have on you. Then, we'll take steps to ensure that your oral devices are strong, secure, and protected.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
August 05, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

With root canal treatment, find out why you have nothing to fear but fear itself.

It’s common to be fearful of the unknown. This can be particularly true for those about to undergo any new medical procedure. If your dentist recommended getting a root canal, you probably have some reservations. Whether you have a dental phobia or not, you can still feel anxiety around a completely new procedure. Here is everything you need to know about your upcoming root canal so you can breathe a little easier when you turn to our Longwood, FL, dentist Dr. Ilya Freyman for a root canal.

Why do I need a root canal?

We hear this question a lot. No one likes the idea of needing dental treatment; however, root canals are extremely common and happen every day. If our dentist told you that you need a root canal it’s because the inside of the tooth, also known as the pulp, is either infected or inflamed. You may have come into our office complaining of severe dental pain. The only way to eliminate your pain and preserve the tooth is to remove the pulp and stop the infection at the source.

What is a root canal?

We will first administer a local anesthetic to numb the area so you won’t feel pain during your procedure. Once the anesthesia has taken effect we will drill into the tooth, remove the infected pulp and clean out the inside of your tooth to clear up the infection. Once this is complete, we will either fill your tooth with a tooth-like resin (the same material used in a dental filling) or we will most likely place a dental crown over your tooth to protect it from further damage. If your tooth is significantly weakened due to the infection, we will definitely cap your tooth with a dental crown for added protection.

Is a root canal painful?

Everyone worries about his or her upcoming dental procedure; however, while root canals have certainly gotten a bad reputation over the years the procedure is no more complicated than getting a tooth filled. Most of our patients who come in for a root canal here in Longwood, FL, are in so much pain that they are amazed at how quickly the treatment actually alleviates their symptoms.

If you have severe anxiety over dental procedures, talk to us about sedation, which can help you feel relaxed and calm during your next visit. There is no reason why you need to feel stressed out just because of your dental appointment. Ask us about our sedation dentistry options and whether it would be right for you.

If you have any questions or concerns about your root canal that we didn’t answer, feel free to give us a call. Our Longwood, FL, family dentist Dr. Freyman and her team are always here to make your dental experience simpler and stress-free. If you are experiencing a toothache and need to get in to see our dental team, call us at (407) 260-0224.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
May 17, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Having a damaged or missing tooth may make you feel embarrassed to show off your smile but there is a solution out there for you. Mini dental implants are a minimally invasive and durable tooth replacement that can complete your smile and restore function in your mouth. Dr. Ilya Freyman in Longwood, FL, is here to answer any questions you may have and tell you how mini dental implants can improve your smile.

What Are Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants from your dentist in Longwood, FL, are extremely similar to regular dental implants but are less invasive. If you aren’t able to have surgery for whatever reasons, mini dental implants may be the tooth replacement option for you. Mini dental implants have the same component structure as regular implants, just using a smaller screw to fuse into the gums. The implant is then covered by a dental crown to help complete your smile with a natural look. The crown is customized and can be color-matched to the rest of your teeth, which helps it to completely blend in.

Mini dental implants just require a small hole to be drilled and treatment time is quick and easy. Mini dental implants only take one appointment, and your smile will be complete in no time at all. They are durable and can help restore any biting or chewing function that you’ve lost with your missing or damaged tooth. You’ll no longer be embarrassed about showing off your smile once you replace your missing tooth with a mini dental implant.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

If you have a missing or severely damaged tooth, it may be time for you to talk to your dentist about mini dental implants and how they can restore your smile. Contact Dr. Ilya V. Freyman in Longwood, FL, today at (407) 260-0224.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
March 08, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Learn more about how implants can function just like real teeth.

There are many reasons why people are turning to dental implants to replace their missing teeth. After all, implants offer an amazing and impressive array of benefits. Our Longwood, FL, dentist Dr. Ilya Freyman has been dedicating years to helping patients restore and rebuild their smiles after tooth loss. Dr. Freyman has placed countless dental implants, ensuring that patients get gorgeous false teeth that look just like the real thing. Contemplating getting dental implants? Here’s what you should know,

Implants Can Last a Lifetime

Are you looking for a tooth replacement option that you will have for many years to come with minimal replacement needs? If so, then dental implants may be the best option for you. This false tooth replaces the entire tooth from the roots to the crown and is made from durable material that can last decades.

The implant itself is a small titanium post that acts just like tooth roots (even though it doesn’t look like real tooth roots) and is placed directly into the jawbone. With good oral care, the implant itself may never need to be replaced. We’ll only need to replace the dental crown every 10-15 years, which is an easy process.

You Need Good Hygiene

One of the many benefits of implants is that you don’t need to practice any kind of unique dental care to maintain implants. They don’t require special products to keep them clean. Simply treat them like you would your natural teeth by brushing twice a day and flossing daily and this should remove plaque and food from around your implant to keep them healthy.

So, while you won’t need to remove your implant and soak them overnight in a special solution it’s still important that you practice good hygiene with your new tooth to keep plaque and tartar at bay.

Support Your Current Set of False Teeth

Even if you just got your complete set of dentures this doesn’t mean that you can’t consider dental implants now or in the future. Dental implants are designed to replace anywhere from one to all of your teeth and can even be used to anchor your dentures into place.

If you find that your false teeth are moving or shifting around a little more than you would like while talking or chewing, getting dental implants from our Longwood, FL, dental team can prevent this common issue from happening.

Dental implants are truly the next best thing to real teeth. If you are looking for a lifelong solution to tooth loss, it may be time to talk with our Longwood, FL, dentist Dr. Freyman about dental implants. Call us today at (407) 260-0224 to schedule a consultation

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