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By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
April 14, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Do you have a gap in your smile due to tooth loss? If so, dental implants offered by your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, can restore your lost teeth and improve your smile.

Dental implants offer a long-lasting restoration option

Dental implants rebuild your lost teeth starting with the roots. During minor oral surgery in Longwood, tiny titanium posts are implanted in your jawbone. These posts soon begin to bond to your jawbone and become a permanent part of your jawbone. The posts will serve as the roots for your new teeth and may never need to be replaced.

In most cases, it takes about three to six months for your titanium implants to fully bond to your jawbone. Bonding is essential because it ensures that your implants are just as strong as the natural roots they replace.

After bonding occurs, your dentist connects dental crowns to the tops of the implants using tiny screws. Dental crowns are synthetic restorations that look just like the visible part of your teeth. They're made from an impression of your mouth to ensure a completely natural appearance.

Implants offer several smile-enhancing benefits

Thanks to your new dental implants, you'll be glad to share your smile with the world once again. In addition to improving your self-esteem and confidence, implants also offer a few other advantages.

For instance, with implants, your jawbone will stay strong and healthy due to the constant stimulation that these restorations produce. Without them, tooth loss can cause jawbone resorption and shrinkage. Resorption can cause facial sagging and may even loosen your other teeth.

Implants also prevent your teeth from changing position due to the gaps in your smile. Drifting teeth can affect your bite, alter the appearance of your smile, and make it more difficult to remove cavity-causing plaque from your teeth.

Need treatment? Give us a call

Make your smile whole again with dental implants! Call your dentist in Longwood, FL, Dr. Freyman, at (407) 260-0224 to schedule an appointment.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
February 25, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

There are several benefits to restoring your smile with dentures. They can be used to replace just a few missing teeth or a full row. Different types of dentures are available to meet your needs. We offer both partial and full dentures at our office in Longwood, where Dr. Ilya Freyman can recommend the right type for you.

Benefits of Dentures

A primary benefit of dentures is that they restore your smile by replacing lost teeth. The additional benefits of dentures stem from eliminating the unwanted side effects that often result when teeth are missing. For example, teeth provide support for facial muscles. Since there is less support when teeth are missing, sagging and drooping of the face can occur. Restoring your smile with dentures also helps restore the natural contours of the face.

Another side effect that sometimes develops as a result of lost teeth is altered speech. As the tongue slips into gaps where teeth are missing, that can affect the way you speak. Filling in the gaps by replacing those lost teeth with dentures can improve speech. Dentures can also take the strain off teeth that had been compensating for missing ones, which helps prevent those teeth from enduring excess wear and tear.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures refer to a type of denture used when there are still some natural teeth. The partial denture fills in the gaps around the natural teeth where other teeth are missing. The two types of partial dentures available include transitional and removable.

Transitional Partial Dentures: This type of partial denture is worn temporarily while waiting for the gums to heal from tooth extraction and is eventually replaced with a removable partial denture.

Removable Partial Dentures: This type of partial denture replaces the transitional one and is meant to be worn long term. Removable partial dentures tend to be more comfortable than transitional as they are made from a lightweight material.

Full Dentures

Full dentures are also called complete dentures and refer to a type of denture used when there are no teeth remaining along an arch. We offer three types of full dentures at our office in Longwood. Our dentist can fit you for one that best suits your needs. Types of full dentures include:

Immediate Full Dentures: This type of full dentures is comparable to the transitional partial denture because it is only worn temporarily while waiting for the gums to heal from extraction. Once the gums heal, this denture will be replaced with a permanent one.

Conventional Full Dentures: This type of full dentures is meant to be worn long term and is custom made for each individual patient to achieve the best fit possible. Conventional dentures conform to the mouth over time for an even better fit.

Implant-Supported Overdentures: This type of full dentures is also worn long term but is held in place by multiple dental implants, which provide added stability.

There are many benefits to be discovered with dentures. We can help you select the right type for your needs. Visit our office in Longwood, FL, to learn more about how dentures can benefit you. Call the office at (407) 260-0224 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Freyman.

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.

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