Dr. Paul Perella, DMD

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DENTAL IMPLANTS: SURGERY, ADVANTAGES, RISKS AND INSURANCE QUESTIONS

Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss -- mostly due to tooth decay, gingivitis (gum disease), or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, today, dental implants are available.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
 

  • Improved Appearance: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
  • Improved Speech: With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the ...

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"REFRIGERATOR PERRY'S" SMILE MAKEOVER

What do you do when you need teeth---immediately? Even fame and fortune can't prevent the loss of your natural teeth when neglect and lack of care finally catch up to you. Suddenly, when you are faced with imminent loss of your teeth and there are no more places to run and hide, you must seek help and care. This is William "The Refrigerator" Perry's story.

Facing the facts

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DO YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR DENTAL BENEFITS?

So, you have dental insurance, but do you know exactly what it covers? Most folks don't. It's okay. That's why we are writing this blog.

Dental benefit plans are designed to share the cost of dental care. While most plans can potentially cover 50% or more of the cost of dental treatments, your plan may not cover the total cost. Dental insurance is not like medical insurance where the majority of services are covered and your payment is much lower. Rather, they are designed to provide you with assistance in paying for your dental care...a discount, of sorts.

A plan may have limitations on the number of office visits, consults, X-rays and ...

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LOSING A TOOTH: IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD

Losing a tooth is a difficult thing to deal with. No one wants to be faced with the need to replace a tooth. Losing our permanent teeth can be a serious blow to our self-confidence.

But, thanks to advanced dental care technology, there are at least three guaranteed options that can help solve the problem. Not all of them work the same way, however, so you need to choose the procedure that's most appropriate for you and your particular needs.

Full Set Replacement

If you require a full set replacement, the most appropriate tooth replacement technique is the full denture. Dentures can be used even without support from other teeth, so you can ...

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