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By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
December 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: porcelain veneers  

How porcelain veneers from your dentist in Longwood, FL, can enhance your smile

If you want to revamp a dull, aging, or damaged smile, there is no better choice than porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers offer many benefits and can give you a truly dazzling, memorable smile. Dr. Ilya V. Freyman in Longwood, FL, offers a wide range of restorative and cosmetic dental services, including porcelain veneers to enhance your smile.

Veneers are thin laminates of beautiful porcelain which are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. They require between two and three appointments, including a consultation appointment. Porcelain veneer treatment is quick, which means you can have a completely new, flawless smile just in time for a special event like a reunion or a wedding, where you want to look your best.

In addition to rapid results, there are other benefits to porcelain veneers. Consider that porcelain veneers are:

  • Naturally beautiful, because porcelain is light-reflective, and looks just like natural tooth enamel; that means your new porcelain veneers will look completely natural, and your smile will reflect who you are.
  • Long-lasting, because porcelain is also stain-resistant; that means your porcelain veneers will stay beautiful and white for years to come.
  • Conservative, because your dentist removes little to no tooth structure, just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneers; that means your vital tooth structure is preserved, with minimal to no damage to your teeth.

You are a perfect candidate for porcelain veneers if you want to repair, restore, and enhance teeth that are:

  • Worn down or eroded from aging
  • Chipped or cracked from bad habits
  • Stained or discolored from tobacco or coffee
  • Damaged or broken from an injury or trauma

You may also be able to minimize the look of crowding, tooth rotation, gaps between your teeth, and other alignment issues with porcelain veneers. Your dentist can discuss this option with you to see if veneers are the best choice for these issues.

You and your smile deserve to enjoy the beauty of porcelain veneers. To find out more about what porcelain veneers can do for your smile, call Dr. Ilya V. Freyman in Longwood, FL, today!

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
November 12, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal Therapy  

Root canal therapy isn't anything to fear. In fact, they could just be a smile-saver.

If our Longwood, FL, dentist Dr. Ilya Freyman has just told you that you need a root canal you may be a bit nervous about your upcoming Root_Canaldental procedure. It’s completely normal to feel this way; however, it is our goal to make you feel as comfortable and at ease as possible when getting the dental care you need for a healthy smile.

The most obvious sign that you need a root canal is severe dental pain. The pain is letting you know that the dental pulp inside the tooth is infected or inflamed. This happens when bacteria gets inside the tooth, which can occur if the tooth is cracked, has severe decay or has experienced physical trauma. While root canals have gotten a bad reputation over the decades, all the advancements in dental technology and techniques mean that it’s now possible to get a completely painless root canal.

If the infected or inflamed dental pulp isn’t removed the infection will continue to spread further into the roots of the tooth. At some point the damage will be so significant that the tooth cannot be saved. In some cases a person may even think that it’s easier to have the tooth extracted rather than undergo root canal therapy; however, this is a myth.

Anesthesia can easily numb away any discomfort you might feel during a root canal (sometimes more so than with a tooth extraction). Furthermore, a root canal is designed to treat the cause of your pain. Therefore, once the damaged pulp has been removed you won’t have to deal with the toothache any longer.

By turning to our Longwood, FL, family dentist as soon as a toothache appears we can often save the tooth with this simple endodontic treatment. Nothing is as good as having your own natural teeth; therefore, the goal is always to preserve your teeth whenever possible. A root canal can protect your smile and prevent the spread of infection to the jawbone and neighboring teeth. Plus, you won’t have to spend time and additional money trying to replace the tooth.

If you are experiencing a toothache or other dental problems in Longwood, FL, you want a dentist you can see right away for root canal therapy. Call Dr. Freyman’s office today at (407) 260-0224 to schedule an immediate visit.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
July 16, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: tooth extraction  

Dentists everywhere partner with their patients to avoid tooth loss. However, on occasion, dental extraction actually improves oral health and the prospect of a long-lasting, attractive smile. Your Longwood dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, performs comfortable tooth extractions and replaces teeth as necessary. What are the signs you need an extraction?

What is a dental extraction?

It's the in-office removal of a tooth--either a baby tooth or an adult tooth. Highly-qualified and experienced providers, such as your Longwood dentist, perform all aspects of the procedure in their offices. From visual inspection to X-rays and other modern imaging to extraction, suturing, follow-up, and tooth replacement, your extraction will happen quickly, painlessly, and likely without complication.

Whichever kind of procedure you have, Dr. Freyman and his team will instruct you on complete after care, making your recovery as comfortable and complete as possible. Also, you will discuss tooth replacement options as your case warrants. Some situations, such as dental implant placement, may require site preparation with bone grafts.

Signs you need an extraction

When you come to Dr. Freyman's office, he'll perform a complete oral examination and X-rays. He'll also review your medications, medical history and of course, any symptoms you may have.

Signs which often warrant a dental extraction are:

  • Deep decay
  • Dental abscess or infection
  • Tooth impaction (for instance, a wisdom tooth may be surrounded by gum tissue and/or bone)
  • Overcrowding
  • Deep dental fracture due to oral trauma
  • Weak tooth structure (a congenital peg-shaped incisor)
  • Baby teeth impede eruption of adult teeth or interfere with orthodontic treatment
  • Teeth block radiation therapy for cancer
  • Severe pain
  • Jaw swelling or stiffness
  • Advanced gum disease (teeth can be loose because of periodontitis)
  • Failed root canal treatment
  • Deep breakage, including root fracture
  • Excessive wear due to advanced age

You're in good hands

Dr. Ilya Freyman in Longwood, FL, has extensive training in complex dental procedures, including oral surgery. So, whatever the reasons behind your need for dental extraction, rely on his expertise and compassionate care. If you're concerned about the health of a tooth, or have questions about an upcoming extraction, please contact the office for a consultation: (407) 260-0224.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
May 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants are an excellent option if you're troubled by missing teeth. The implants fill the gaps in your smile, make chewing easier Dental-Implantand can even help you protect your oral health. Your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, offers implants and other services and procedures that help you maintain a healthy, attractive smile.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are synthetic posts placed in your jawbone during minor oral surgery. The posts are made of titanium, a metal that bonds to bone in just a few months. Implants serve as roots for your new teeth and must be securely bonded before your dentist can proceed with the next step.

As soon as bonding occurs, your Longwood dentist makes an impression of your mouth that will be used to create dental crowns. Dental crowns are made of porcelain, ceramic or resin and look just like the parts of the teeth that are visible above your gums. They're attached to the tops of the implants and are the final step in the restoration of your tooth.

Is implant surgery painful?

You'll receive a local anesthetic prior to the procedure to ensure that you don't feel a thing. You may experience a little pain or discomfort for the next several days, but over-the-counter pain relievers will help you feel much better.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer several advantages, including:

  • Comfort: Your new tooth will feel just like your natural teeth.
  • Biting Power: Because your crowns are anchored to your implants, your biting power won't be reduced.
  • Improved Appearance: Implants fill the gaps in your mouth and prevent your teeth from shifting, which can be an issue after you lose a tooth.
  • Better Oral Health: Shifting teeth may overlap, making it hard to remove cavity-causing plaque from your teeth. Implants also stimulate your jawbone and keep it from shrinking. Shrinking is a common problem after tooth loss, particularly if you've lost several teeth. It can cause you to eventually lose other teeth and may be a factor in facial sagging.

Are you ready to improve your smile with dental implants? Call your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, at (407) 260-0224 to schedule an appointment.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
March 20, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal Therapy  

You have the worst toothache of your life. Jaw swelling, throbbing pain, drainage, and bad breath tell you to see Dr. Ilya Freyman at his Root_CanalLongwood, FL, office as soon as possible. This highly-skilled and compassionate dentist offers root canal therapy, a reliable restorative treatment which relieves pain and preserves tooth structure. It just could be what you need.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is the slender, pulp-filled chamber which runs down each root in every single one of your teeth. Filled with supportive tissues, nerves and a blood supply, a root canal can become damaged, infected and inflamed when decay, abscess or injury invade tooth structure above and/or below the gum line.

Named for this important part of your tooth, a root canal procedure (also called endodontic therapy), opens the tooth, removes the diseased pulp, disinfects the canal, and seals it with elastic gutta-percha. At his office in Longwood, FL, your dentist performs the treatment on all canals (there may be up to four). He places a temporary crown on the tooth to protect it as it heals, and then, in a week or so, he removes the temporary to install a beautiful, customized porcelain crown.

Pain and root canal therapy

Root canal therapy does not cause a serious pain, but you will benefit from some locally-injected anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the initial procedure. As a matter of fact, patients who undergo root canals feel much better afterwards as treatment relieves the pressure, extreme sensitivity and throbbing toothache pain they have been experiencing.

Some over-the-counter ibuprofen keeps the operated tooth comfortable for the first few days at home. Long-term, a treated tooth will look natural and be able to bite and chew pain-free. Most teeth restored by root canal therapy last a lifetime, asserts the American Association of Endodontists.

Would you like to feel better?

Dr. Freyman will examine and X-ray your painful tooth, and if root canal therapy is an option, he'll perform it right in his office. Please call your dentist in Longwood, FL, right away if you are developing toothache symptoms. We'll help you feel better fast, and best of all, you get keep that tooth. Phone (407) 260-0224.

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