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By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
April 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

What your dentist in Longwood, FL, wants you to knowdentures

The right denture can impact your life dramatically, making it easier to chew the foods you love. Your self-confidence will soar knowing you look your best and have a great smile. So, how do you choose the denture that’s right for you? Dr. Ilya V. Freyman in Longwood, FL, wants to help you make the choice that’s right for you.

A denture replaces missing teeth, and the type of denture you need depends on the number of teeth you are missing. If you are missing only a few teeth, a partial denture is the way to go. Consider:

  • A transitional partial denture: if you are considering dental implants later on; transitional partials are less expensive because they are meant as a temporary substitute while you are waiting for implants.
  • A removable partial denture: if you are not considering dental implants and want sturdy, dependable tooth replacement; removable partial dentures are used as a permanent solution to replace teeth.

If you need to replace an entire arch of 14 to 16 teeth, either upper or lower, a full denture is what you need. Consider these types of full dentures:

  • An immediate denture: if you don’t want to live without teeth; this type of denture is placed immediately after dental extractions. After your tissue has healed completely, a new, more permanent denture will be made, usually within 6 to 8 weeks.
  • A conventional denture: if you don’t want to get used to two dentures; a conventional denture is permanent and is placed after 6 to 8 weeks, allowing you to get used to only one denture.
  • An overdenture: if you want the supportive framework provided by dental implants; the overdenture is snapped in place over the implants. Overdentures have the advantage of conserving the bone in your jaw and they are more stable than conventional or immediate dentures because they are held in place by implants.

The right denture can transform your looks and your life. You don’t need to make the decision alone, so call Dr. Ilya V. Freyman in Longwood, FL. Find out more about denture choices by calling today!

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
December 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Root canal therapy not only addresses the source of your pain, but also helps you avoid tooth loss. Our Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya root canalFreyman, shares some information about the treatment.

How can I tell if I need a root canal?

Root canals are needed if you have an inflammation or an infection in your tooth pulp, the soft mass of nerves, blood vessels and tissue that occupies the center of your tooth. The easiest way to determine the cause of your pain is with a visit to our Longwood office. Although a dental visit is the only way to determine a definitive diagnosis, these symptoms may occur if you need a root canal:

  • Pain in Your Tooth: Inflammations or infection can cause constant or intermittent pain. Pain can be mild and tolerable or might be so severe that it's impossible to sleep. Simply pressing on your tooth or chewing with it can cause pain to increase. Increased pain may also occur if you expose the tooth to hot or cold beverages or foods. If you don't receive dental treatment, your pain will continue to increase and you may lose your tooth.
  • Gum Inflammation: Your gums may become red and swollen as a result of the problem with your tooth. When gum inflammation is accompanied by pain, your symptoms may be caused by more than just a simple toothache.
  • Fever and Malaise: You may feel ill if you develop an abscess, a bacterial infection in your pulp. Abscess symptoms may include fever, swollen lymph glands, swelling on one side of your face and severe, throbbing pain. In some cases, you may see a little pus around the gum that surrounds the tooth or notice that you've developed a pimple-like bump on the gum.

What happens during a root canal?

Although root canals certainly require a high level of skill, they're fairly straightforward procedures. After you receive anesthesia, your tooth will be opened, the pulp will be removed, and the root canals will be cleaned and shaped. You'll probably receive a temporary filling in order to allow sufficient time for the tooth to drain. A week or two later, you'll return to our office to receive a permanent filling.

In most cases, crowns are recommended to prevent treated teeth from cracking or breaking. If you had an abscess, you'll need to take antibiotics to kill the bacteria responsible for the infection. Although your tooth will be a little sensitive for about a week after the procedure, your pain will soon disappear.

Does your tooth hurt? Call our Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Freyman, at (407) 260-0224 to schedule an appointment.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
October 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Tooth damage and loss happen. Decay, gum disease, accidents--they take a toll on smiles, but your dentist in Longwood, FL, Dr. Ilya restorative dentistryFreyman, has great solutions. Crowns and bridgework restore oral function and aesthetics, allowing you to eat, speak and smile just as if nothing happened. Following are the details on these wonderful restorations and tooth replacements offered by Dr. Freyman and his dedicated team.

When your tooth is heavily decayed...

It's weak and prone to fracture. However, it may be a candidate for a dental crown, a tooth-shaped jacket of porcelain, gold or porcelain fused to metal. Customized according to dental examination, X-rays and oral impressions, your dental crown fully covers remaining heathy tooth structure from the gums on up.

To install a crown, your dentist in Longwood gently removes the damaged portions of the tooth and reshapes the remaining enamel. He'll take impressions and place a temporary crown. The impressions accompany detailed instructions to a trusted dental lab where a skilled technician custom-crafts your crown. With porcelain crowns, the color will match your surrounding teeth.

At the next dental visit, Dr. Freyman removes the temporary restoration and bonds the new crown in place, making minor adjustments to the bite as needed. At home, you'll brush and floss as usual and see your dentist every six months for cleanings and exams. These practices keep your crown intact and the surrounding gums healthy.

When you are missing multiple teeth...

Your speech, biting, chewing and appearance take a serious blow. Conventional bridgework has worked for decades to span smile gaps of one, two or even more teeth. In fact, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry states that 15 million conventional bridges currently are in place in the United States alone.

Made of artificial, or pontic, teeth affixed to neighboring natural teeth via crowns, conventional bridgework allows for natural oral function and smile aesthetics. Created in much the same way as single crowns, bridgework is permanently cemented in place and lasts an average of 10 years with regular at-home hygiene and in-office care.

More on crowns and bridges

Dental crowns also may restore modern dental implants, today's most stable and long-lasting tooth replacements. Multiple implants may be used to support bridges, too, avoiding the enamel preparation necessary to anchor conventional bridgework to adjoining teeth. Your dentist in Longwood will help you determine which restoration or tooth replacement is best for your particular case.

You and smile

The two of you can be happy and healthy again with crowns and bridges from Dr. Freyman. For a restorative dentistry consultation, please call Dr. Freyman at (407) 260-0224. You'll love how he carefully assesses your oral health needs and offers expert recommendations to solve your smile issues.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
June 16, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out how dentures could finally give you back your smile.dentures

Dealing with severe tooth loss can really impact not just your oral health but your confidence as well. If you find that you are too embarrassed to smile because of the state of your smile, it’s time to talk to our Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, about whether or not dentures could help your regain a full smile.

If you are missing several or all of your teeth, then dentures could just be the easiest and simplest way to get your smile back. Dentures are customized oral prosthetics that has a gum-like base and a row of teeth. Dentures come in two main types: complete and partial. Partial dentures are ideal for those who still have some healthy teeth left, while complete dentures are best for those with total tooth loss.

You may be ideal for dentures if:

  • You have good oral health and you aren’t dealing with active decay, gum disease or other issues. Any oral health problems will need to be treated or under control before you can get restorative dentistry.
  • You should be dedicated to properly caring for your new teeth. Even though they aren’t real teeth, dentures still require special maintenance to ensure that they stay healthy and strong. If dentures aren’t properly cared for this can lead them to become warped, broken or damaged.
  • You want a restoration that is friendly on your budget. Whether you want to be smart about your finances or you just don’t have the money to put into other tooth replacement options, dentures provide a cost-effective treatment that is available to anyone. If you want to talk about budget-friendly dental options feel free to ask our Longwood general dentist.
  • You don’t want to undergo surgery or invasive dentistry. While dental implants are the closest thing you can get to real teeth, not everyone wants to undergo multiple surgeries in order to get a new smile. If you are looking for a quick, non-surgical option then dentures could be it.

Whether you have questions about getting dentures in Longwood, FL, or you want to find out if you are the ideal candidate for this restorative dentistry, then give our office a call today to schedule your no-risk consultation. We are here to help you maintain the best smile possible.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
October 27, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

How dentures from Longwood can help you

If you are about to have teeth removed, or you are missing teeth, no doubt you’re wondering if dentures are going to work for you. If you dentureshave worn dentures for a long time, chances are your dentures move around more than you want them to. In all these cases, there is an excellent, innovative solution to provide you with a fully functioning, beautiful smile; it’s called implant-supported dentures! Dr. Ilya Freyman in Longwood, FL wants to help you discover how dentures give your smile back.

When you choose dentures, you want a denture that fits great and doesn’t move around. You also want a denture that is beautiful and looks the most like your natural teeth. You want people to notice your smile, not your dentures! Dr. Freyman has several denture options for you to consider. He may suggest:

Mini-implant supported dentures, perfect for people already wearing dentures; mini-implant dentures will increase the comfort and fit of your dentures. They are about half the cost of conventional implants, and can be placed in a simple office visit that takes about an hour. You will notice your denture fitting tighter, with increased stability immediately after the mini-implants are placed.

Implant-supported dentures, the perfect choice for a permanent, stable, natural-looking smile; implants actually help preserve the bone in your jaw, even creating more bone which fuses with the implant. Your implants are placed in the office, and after placement, you may be able to wear a temporary set of dentures immediately, or you may go through a healing period before permanent dentures are placed. Dr. Freyman will recommend the method which is best for healing of your implants.

For people who don’t wish to have implants, your dentist in Longwood offers conventional removable dentures and partial dentures. He will provide you with all the facts about denture options, to help you make the right choice for your smile.

You deserve to have your best smile and implant-supported dentures can help. Dental implants have a 95% percent success rate, the highest of any surgical implant! Get the best when it comes to your smile. Call Dr. Freyman in Longwood, FL to find out more about how dentures can give you back your smile. Call today!