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Dr. Terry F. Rakowsky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

4 Reasons to Regularly See Your Dentist When You Have Full Dentures

November 24, 2022

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a patient looking in the mirror after a dental cleaning

Whether you’ve just received your new full dentures or you’ve been wearing them for years, it’s crucial for you to continue your routine oral up-keep, like scheduling bi-annual checkups and cleanings with your dentist. Even with from acrylic and porcelain replacement teeth, your oral health can still be compromised if your smile isn’t being cared for properly. Read on to learn four reasons why regular visits with your dentist are crucial, even with full dentures.


How Can You Fix Small Teeth?

November 10, 2022

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a dentist holding up color matching tools to a patient's teeth

When you catch a glimpse of your smile in a photo or the mirror, is the first thing that you notice that your teeth appear small or short, making your whole smile seem unsymmetrical? Not only can this grating feeling wear down your confidence in your smile, but it can also impact how you interact with people by keeping you from letting your smile show. Fortunately, if having small teeth makes you feel these ways, your cosmetic dentist has a solution. Read on to learn how you can fix small or short teeth to make your grin appear more symmetrical.


Dental Implants 101: Common Terms to Know

October 15, 2022

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Model of dental implant components If you’re ready to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, you might have several apprehensions about the road ahead. Don’t worry, your dentist will take the time to explain everything during your initial consultation. However, they may use several unfamiliar terms, which can be confusing. Here’s a list of the top dental implant terms you should know to understand every step of your journey to a complete smile. 


How Long Can Dental Crowns Last?

August 3, 2022

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Cartoon image of a tooth wearing a dental crown.

Did you know that your tooth enamel is one of the hardest materials in your whole body? Nonetheless, accidents can still happen, and your teeth are still susceptible to injury! Fortunately, dental crowns are one of many available solutions that can restore the look, feel, and functionality of damaged teeth. But before you commit to getting dental crowns to assist your compromised smile, you might have questions about their lifespan. Keep reading to learn more about how long dental crowns can potentially last along with some tips for preserving their integrity.


Debunking Five Common Dental Health Myths

August 2, 2022

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Woman brushing her teeth in her bathroom.

When it comes to oral care, there is a lot of misinformation floating around that prevents people from taking proper care of their smiles! Keep reading as your dentist debunks five of the most common myths about dental care so that you can give your teeth and gums the attention they deserve.


How Long Will My Dental Implants Last?

June 23, 2022

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Concept art of two dental implants

When you first get dental implants, you may be tempted to think they’ll last forever. After all, the placement procedure’s long-term success rate is ninety-five percent! However, your new teeth don’t have an unlimited lifespan; they can and will break down over time. That said, you’ll want to know the answer to the question, “How long do dental implants last?” Thankfully, though, your Doylestown dentist can give you the answer. Read on to learn implants’ components, lifespan, and best maintenance practices.


4 Debunked Myths About Dentures

June 16, 2022

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Close-up of dentures on desk

If you have missing teeth, then you may be considering getting dentures. After all, these prosthetics could fill the gaps in your mouth and restore your smile! However, you might be hesitating due to rumors you’ve heard about the treatment. This gossip can sometimes make false teeth sound worse than the problems they’re meant to solve. The truth, though, is that almost none of it holds up. Here’s a summary of four debunked myths about dentures to prove it.


Does it Hurt to Get Dental Implants?

May 11, 2022

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Patient undergoing dental implant treatment

If you have missing teeth, chances are you’ve at least considered dental implants. Still, you might be put off by the idea that they involve invasive surgery. They’re foreign objects bonded and secured to your jawbone, after all — won’t undergoing this process hurt?

In truth, getting your replacement teeth ought to be painless. See for yourself in this summary of what to expect during and after dental implant surgery.


Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

April 7, 2022

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Invisalign in case

Not everyone naturally develops that perfectly straight smile that they were hoping for. In fact, approximately 45% of people need orthodontic treatment, thanks to modern dental technology, perfectly aligned teeth aren’t completely out of reach. You don’t even need to spend the duration of your treatment with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires either. If you’re ready to finally do something about your crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, then you are probably eager to learn how your dental insurance benefits will play a role, if at all. Continue reading to learn how your plan may be able to help you save on Invisalign clear aligners.


The Step-By-Step Invisalign Process

March 9, 2022

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person holding Invisalign and smiling

Invisalign clear aligners are nearly invisible trays that are used to straighten one’s smile. They are a great alternative to traditional braces since they blend in with your smile and can be removed so you can easily perform your oral hygiene routine. If you’re considering getting clear aligners so you can correct bite problems and achieve a gorgeous grin, read on to learn everything there is to know about the Invisalign treatment process.

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