Entries by thomasfriscia

Bridges & Crowns

Overview Bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, by Dr Friscia. Crowns are used most commonly to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth or cover an implant. Dr. Friscia may recommend a crown to: Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining Protect a […]

Dental Implants Are they an option for you?

Dental implants replace natural missing teeth Dental implants are posts surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. They replace one or more teeth that are next to each other. Implants are an effective way to replace missing natural teeth. When teeth are lost because of disease or an accident, dental implants may be a […]

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Dr. Friscia:   Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It’s sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry,” although that’s not entirely accurate. Patients are usually awake with the exception of those who are under general anesthesia. The levels of sedation used include: Minimal sedation — you are awake but relaxed. Moderate sedation […]

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Proven safe and effective at replacing missing teeth when provided by Dr. Friscia, contemporary dental implants have been in use for more than 30 years. Dental implants are typically made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is accepted by the body and serves as a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Your natural bone […]

Instant Confidence Ramp up your smile with Zoom Whitening.

Scientists say our brains are zapped with an instant mood boost when we smile, and that boost is reinforced when others smile back. Further, whiter teeth can have a direct effect on our social and professional interactions, and they’re now easy to achieve through our Zoom!  Whitening procedure. In study results transcending gender, age, income, […]

Is Sedation Dentistry For You?

IS SEDATION DENTISTRY FOR YOU? Sedation dentistry enables millions to enjoy the benefits of optimal oral health through consistent, high-quality dentistry. Those who have a deep fear of the dentist, often referred to as “dental phobia”, are able to feel calm and relaxed during their visits because of sedation dentistry. Some actually learn to enjoy their […]

The Guide to TMJ Treatment Options

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction – commonly called TMJ – is a problem with the chewing muscles and joints in the jaw. People who experience jaw pain or frequently grind their teeth may suffer from this condition. Any time pain is a factor, it is important to see a doctor or dentist. He or she can determine […]

Invisalign Reviews: What You Can Expect

Invisalign has become a popular alternative to traditional metal braces for those considering teeth straightening. It is often chosen by adults who are in need of an option that is not so noticeable. Before beginning a procedure that will take a good bit of time and come with a hefty price tag, it is important […]

The Cost for Different Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

For many people, it is the cost of cosmetic dentistry that keeps them from calling a dentist. While money is always a factor in health procedures, it should not keep a person from receiving the care they need or want. The cost for any procedure varies by patient. Many factors go into a procedure’s costs, […]

Implant Dentistry at a Glance

Dental implants are common among adults who need to replace one or several teeth. Each person’s teeth are unique, but implants make it possible to create a tooth that feels and functions just like the original. There is no reason for a person to worry about his or her smile. This option looks just like […]