Services Dental Care in Philadelphia, Pa. Serving Patients of All Ages At Philadelphia Dental Arts, we are proud to be able to serve our patients as children and all the way through adulthood. Located in South Philadelphia, we offer a comprehensive range of services to meet all of your dental and oral health needs. We specialize in family, pediatric, cosmetic and sleep dentistry while our treatments include crowns, bridges, fillings, implants, teeth whitening, dental emergencies and much more. Our caring staff will work with you to create an affordable treatment plan that gives you the bright, white smile you’ve always wanted. To find out how we can help you achieve optimal oral health through our quality services, or to schedule your next appointment, contact us today at 215.554.6830. Oral Hygiene Preventative dental care begins with sound oral hygiene. With regular cleanings, dental sealants and fluoride treatments, we can help patients prevent cavities from childhood through adult years. However, our preventative tools aren’t as successful without a normal brushing and flossing routine. Maintaining good oral hygiene prevents cavities as well as various gum diseases that can cause early tooth decay and loss in the future. Our dental hygienists are trained in a number of critical services that will help you achieve good oral hygiene and avoid costly dental procedures in the future Fluoride Treatments Fluoride treatment makes teeth more resistant to decay, repairs any minor areas of decay before they become cavities and tackles germs in the mouth. Safe and highly effective, we apply fluoride to your teeth during your regular dental exam or cleaning. Dental Bridge Ware Philadelphia Dentals Arts recommends dental bridge ware for patients missing one or multiple teeth. Dental bridges close the gap where your tooth once was to prevent surrounding teeth from leaning and food getting trapped, which leads to decay. Your neighboring healthy teeth act as supports for the bridge and replacement tooth. We are equipped to design a custom bridge that you won’t even realize has been placed in your mouth. The material a bridge is made of will depend on your needs. Our staff is more than happy to discuss your available options for your particular situation. Dental Crowns Our practice is proud to offer dental crowns that are structurally sound and visually appealing. Dental crowns, or caps, are placed on a tooth that is badly decayed, broken or discolored. Made of porcelain, a crown restores proper form and function to your tooth. It also improves the tooth’s strength and appearance. Crown fittings take around two office visits – a mold is created during the first visit while the crown is fitted to the tooth in the second. Call us today to schedule a consultation. Root Canal Therapy Root canal therapy is a relatively simple and painless process that allows us to save a severely infected tooth. The pulp, located in the center of the tooth, contains nerves that when exposed, can cause terrible pain. During the therapy, we remove the affected pulp and clean and sanitize the tooth’s interior to prevent infection. It’s recommended that the treated tooth receive a dental crown to protect and strengthen its structure. At Philadelphia Dental Arts, we recommend root canal therapy over extraction because saving the original tooth is always the better option. With regular visits and follow-up care, a restored tooth can last a lifetime! Contact us today to learn more about this pain-free procedure. Dental Implants Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth. The implant itself is an anchor that securely supports a replacement tooth, which functions just like a natural tooth. Implants look and feel normal and allow you to eat almost anything. The procedure involves implanting a titanium ‘root’ into the jaw to replace the missing root. Once this implant is anchored into the bone, we allow it to heal. At the same time, our dental lab at Philadelphia Dental Arts creates a replacement tooth that resembles your natural teeth. This takes about 6-8 weeks. Lastly, we simply anchor a support post to the implant and secure the new replacement tooth onto it. Dental implants can be used to support a dental bridge, giving you additional restorative options for additional missing teeth. If you are considering receiving a dental implant, call us today to schedule an appointment. Dental Prosthetics Dental prosthetics, or dentures, can either be partial or complete and fixed or removable. Newer materials and the latest dental technologies have made it possible to create dental prosthetics that look and feel better than ever. Dentures provide much-needed support and an added dose of confidence in your smile. Philadelphia Dental Arts believes that making unique, custom dental prosthetics for our patients is a real art. It’s our goal to give you the best dental prosthetic for a healthy, functional and attractive smile! Teeth Whitening Since our office revolves around dental art, helping patients achieve beautiful, white teeth is one of our specialties. There are a number of products and techniques available for patients looking to brighten their smile. To determine which teeth whitening regimen is best for your specific needs, give us a call today. We’ll help you decide on a treatment plan that safely and effectively whitens your teeth. White Fillings Fillings are used to close off spaces where bacteria can enter, preventing future decay. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain and composite resin, or a tooth-colored material. The latest fillings have great adhesive qualities and don’t fall out. If you have a broken or partially decayed tooth that can be taken care of with a filling, call us today to schedule an exam. Digital X-Rays Philadelphia Dental Arts is proud to have the latest digital x-ray technology to assist in our treatments and diagnosis. There are a number of advantages to using digital x-rays, including: Minimal radiation exposure Higher quality pictures Shorter appointments Better dental records No hazardous waste disposal To learn more about the specifications of digital x-rays and their role in your dental treatment plan, contact our office today. Tooth Extraction Tooth extraction is a dental procedure that removes a tooth suffering from decay, trauma or overcrowding. Our dentists first try to save an affected tooth with a filling, crown or other dental treatment. If the tooth is beyond repair, an extraction will be necessary. There are two types of tooth extractions: simple and surgical. A simple extraction involves using an instrument to loosen up the tooth from it’s socket and pulling it out. The patient is given anesthesia during this procedure. A surgical extraction is recommended when a tooth is broken along the gum line. During this procedure, a small incision is made to surgically remove the broken tooth. Prior to an extraction, we will perform a dental x-ray to verify which tooth is to be removed and its links to your nerves. Following a simple extraction, there will be some level of discomfort but your mouth with function normally within a few hours. Recovery will take longer if surgery takes place. Veneers Dental veneers are thin shells that cover the front side of teeth and are primarily used for cosmetic purposes. Veneers are recommended for patients suffering from teeth that are decaying, discolored, chipped or misaligned. They can make dark teeth lighter, yellow teeth whiter and stained teeth look healthier. Custom-made for each patient, veneers are stain-resistant and look and feel like natural teeth. To find out if you’re an appropriate candidate for dental veneers, give us a call today. Dental Emergency If you or your child is experiencing a dental emergency, Philadelphia Dental Arts is here to help. Emergencies can happen at any time, resulting in severe pain and discomfort. Our highly-trained staff aims to treat your emergency as quickly as possible. Don’t hesitate to have us treat your oral pain and help you prevent additional problems in the long run. Common dental emergencies include: Toothache Lost Fillings Shorter appointments Lost Crown Lost or Broken Tooth Call us today at 215.554.6830 if you have a dental emergency. We’ll get you in to see a dentist and address your issues right away.