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Denture Implants Help Keep You Comfortable

By Dr. Bilski
June 13, 2019 Category: Denture Implants, Lower Dentures

Denture Implants Help You Keep Comfortable A common problem many denture patients have is keeping their lower set in their mouth. It is easy to keep the upper dentures in either with an adhesive or with your own saliva. But when it comes to the lower dentures, it is hard to keep them in place because of your tongue and your jaw are always moving. This causes the lower dentures to detach and even fall out of your mouth ever so often. This can cause you to be self-conscious of your teeth when youre eating or out in public, and all you want is for your teeth to stay in place! If youve lost your teeth and have to deal with this discomfort for 25 to 30 year period, lower dentures just do not work. We always say at best; we can make you unhappy with a removable plate. Lower Denture Implants However, there is another option for patients who have lost many of their lower teeth. At Bilski Family Dentistry, we offer dental implants that will attach to your current dentures. This is called a

Custom Made Protective Mouth Guards, Independence, Ohio

By Dr. Bilski
June 07, 2019 Category: Sport Safety, Protective Mouth Guards

Custom-Made Protective Mouth Guards, Independence, Ohio Sport Safety Its important to make sure you or your child is protected when they are playing sports! Athletes are more prone to injury than other students whether its a head injury, a broken bone, etc. We all know the importance of wearing a helmet in baseball or football, but not everyone constantly wears their mouth guards, especially during practice. Mouth Injury: Basketball Player This patient is a high school basketball player who took an elbow to the face, causing one of her front teeth to be pushed back. This injury caused soft tissue damage meaning the lips, and the gum pushes the tooth back. To fix this injury, we had to physically pull the tooth forward and push it up to re-align it with the others. The wire is just a normal orthodontic wire that we splint together. She had to wear this wire for six to eight weeks. Then we take it off to see what has happened with the tooth. Root Canal and Veneers for a Football

Bilski Family Dentistry Has Invisalign in Independence, OH

By Dr. Bilski
May 17, 2019 Category: Invisalign

Bilski Family Dentistry Has Invisalign in Independence, OH As dental technologies advance, we have more options to treat patients. One of the most revolutionary technologies we have at Bilski Family Dentistry is Invisalign, also known as clear aligners. What are Clear Aligners? Clear aligners are one of the best alternatives to traditional wire braces. They are made out of acrylic, a plastic that we vacuum form over these models. This clear retainer fits right over your teeth and gradually repositions your smile over a period of a few months. The duration of the treatment depends on the patients teeth and how well they follow the regimen. What are the advantages of Clear Aligners? One of the biggest advantages of clear aligners is obviously that they are not obvious! As the retainer is clear, you wont be able to notice it like you would with traditional braces. Another benefit of the clear aligners is that you can remove the retainer whenever you need or want to. Though you are supposed

Sealants Are One of the Best Ways to Prevent Cavities

By Dr. Bilski
May 10, 2019 Category: Sealants, Cavities

Sealants Are One of the Best Ways to Prevent Cavities Why Everyone Should Get Sealants Sealants are a great way to protects against cavities. They are easy, affordable, discrete, and they can save you a lot of money as opposed to getting a cavity filled or a root canal. We often recommend sealants to any patients but especially children. It takes about a minute or so for each tooth, and we apply the sealant to molars or premolars. Sealants can reduce the chance of cavities by 80%. Its statistical, its been measured, and tested over time. Sealants Are Affordable Another great thing about sealants is that they are covered by most insurances, but if you dont have insurance, they are still extremely affordable. Typically, in our practice sealants could be anywhere from 30 to 40 dollars. If you come in with our dental savings plan because you dont have insurance, you can save 25%. We really believe in it so we try to keep the cost as low as we can. Its expensive to get fillings, especially

How Provance Saved a Veteran’s Smile

By Dr. Bilski
May 03, 2019 Category: Provance

How Provance Saved a Veterans Smile At Bilski Family Dentistry, we are proud to serve our veterans by helping them maintain or even giving them healthy and beautiful smiles! In one particular patient, we were able to completely reinvigorate this veterans smile with our state of the art Provance technology with the help of our partner Csapo Dental Arts in Fairview Park, Ohio. Veteran Who Needed a Smile Makeover As you can see in the photo tothe right, this gentleman had a severe case of Amelogenesis imperfecta, which is a tooth development disorder. This disorder causes improper development of tooth enamel making it really easy for the patient to wear out his teeth. Why We Chose Provance This patient thought that he was going to come in and get dentures or implants. He thought we were going to have to extract every single one of his teeth. But, upon taking x-rays, we found that his roots were actually pretty stable. Instead of extracting his teeth, we were able to give him his

What is Provance and How It Can Transform Your Smile

By Dr. Bilski
April 26, 2019 Category: Provance, Smile Makeover

What is Provance and How It Can Transform Your Smile Provance is a system developed by Csapo Dental Arts Lab in Fairview Park which areacrylic composite materials ortooth binding colors, any call you want, in one delivery system. Before Provance was developed, you had to go through an accreditation program through the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists. You have to pass a test, and you have to do six front teeth and place with plastic acrylic. But, this process just took way too long, so we werent going to do it. Instead, Csapo Dental Arts Lab and Bilski Family Dentistryworked back and forth to develop Provance. They finally got a patent on the system, and now it is easier than ever to deliver these beautiful smile makeovers! How Provance Works Provance allows us to restore your teeth without drilling, without Novocain, and theyre made out of acrylic which is half the price of porcelain! So, you get a great smile, with no pain, no drugs, and you save money and time! There is

Provance Veneers for Special Cases

By Dr. Bilski
April 19, 2019 Category: Provance, Veneers

Everyones teeth are different, whether you have an underbite, spacing in between your teeth, or youre still on your way to getting braces. Whatever the case, not all dental procedures are best for everyone. For example, we had this young man come in after wrestling around with his brother. As you can see in the photo below, not only does he have half of his front tooth missing but he does over a deep bite. Typically, with a broken tooth such as we see here, we would want to cap it with a veneer. However, because of this patients deep bite, its very difficult to make a final restoration veneer of a crown bond. Provance Veneers Instead, we use a technique called Provance, which is an acrylic final long term restoration cap. This is worked really nice for this young man and its also half the price of porcelain! Moreover, this patient also needed to have braces. Now that would usually be a problem if he had a typical porcelain veneer. But, the best part about the acrylic cap is that

The Importance of Your First Molar and Ceramic Implants

By Dr. Bilski
April 12, 2019 Category: Ceramic Implants, First Molar

One of the first test questions on every dental exam is which tooth is the most commonly extracted tooth. However, the first molar is not only the most frequently extracted tooth but also the most drilled, filled, root canal, broken, crowned, and bridged tooth! If something has happened to your first molar, have you thought about fixing it with a ceramicimpant? Why Is the First Molar Worked on So Much? The reason the first molar is always needing dental attention is that we use our first molar for about 50% to 70% of our chewing, depending on how you bite. Where is My First Molar? The location of the first molar is about two teeth in front of the very back teeth, upper and lower. If you dont have your wisdom teeth anymore, you count two teeth forward, and it is that big chunky molar. Thats the number one guy or gal that is breaking all the time! Using Ceramic Implants to Fix Your First Molar In this particular situation, we have a patient who has fractured her first molar. We removed

Why You Might Want to Choose Ceramic Implants

By Dr. Bilski
April 05, 2019 Category: Smile Makeover, Dental Implants, Ceramic Implants

At Bilski Family Dentistry, we want to provide our patients with as many options to give them the smile of their dreams. In order to do so, we offer many different materials for the various services and products we provide. One example of this is our variety of dental implant materials. Ceramic Implants A very popular dental implant material we offer is ceramic implants. This is an alternative to the standard titanium and metal options. Many of our patients who choose ceramic implants are concerned with metal toxicity, so they opt for a metal-free implant. If you are concerned about titanium and titanium ions leaching into your bone, this is an excellent option for you! Our ceramic implants are made with Zirconia. They integrate better than metal. Its a one-piece unit that is implanted. Then we wait for about four to eight weeks and then go ahead and begin restoring the tooth. However, ceramic implants are best for patients with only one or two teeth needed to be implanted. If

Get a Smile Makeover with Dental Implants

By Dr. Bilski
March 29, 2019 Category: Smile Makeover, Dental Implants

Get a Smile Makeover with Dental Implants Do you have a smile that you feel needs a lot of improvement, but youve never done anything about it because youre nervous or other doctors have told you they cant help you? Then you need to come to Bilski Family Dentistry where we go the extra mile to make sure you get the smile youve always wanted. Dental Implants for Cosmetic Dentistry An increasingly popular option many of our patients choose to fix their smile is a dental implant. This is because dental implants are an excellent alternative to bridges, dentures or partial dentures. An Example of a Patient Who Got Dental Implants: Our patient had been to other dentists before and was told she was not a candidate for dental implants. She then came to our practice for diagnostic work, and we found out that she was a candidate. We had to do a little bit more work with her. For this particular patient, we had to implant 12 of her front teeth, but it is worth it in the end when we see how

Get the Smile You've Always Wanted

By Dr. Bilski
March 22, 2019 Category: Veneers, Smile Makeover

Get the Smile Youve Always Wanted Dentistry is not always about cavities and cleaning. Sometimes, dentistry is merely cosmetic and for a good reason too. Though there are many reasons for someone to change the way their smile looks, the end goal is to have a smile that will make them feel good about themselves. At Bilski Family Dentistry, we specialize in cosmetic dentistry! There are endless reasons why you may want to cosmetically change your smile. You may have misshaped teeth, some teeth that are smaller than the other, discolored teeth, and many more. Whatever it is that you want to change about your smile, no matter how many teeth, we can help! The New Smiles of Past Patients: Patient #1: You can see from the picture above that the teeth are a little shorter on the right side and some teeth are more yellow than white. For this particular customer, we only needed to work on the four front teeth. When it comes to a smile makeover, it doesnt necessarily mean that were going

Why Deal with an Imperfect Smile When You Don’t Have to?

By Dr. Bilski
March 15, 2019 Category: Veneers

Why Deal with an Imperfect Smile When You Dont Have to? For most people, a smile is the first thing they notice when meeting someone new. Therefore, many people are embarrassed by their own smiles. Even the slightest imperfection can make you very self-conscious, but you dont have to be! Do you have cracked teeth, dark spots in between your teeth and gums, a chalky smile or another small imperfection that makes a huge difference in your smile? Do you always find yourself smiling with a closed mouth because your embarrassed about those imperfections? If so, Dr. Bilski at Bilski Family Dentistry can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Here at Bilski Family Dentistry, we can provide you with the clean, white, and straight smile youve always wanted without the hassle of whiting strips, braces, or surgery. Instead, we offer veneers which are extremely thin acrylic or porcelain covers that are placed over the necessary teeth and then bonded with a special cement. The process is simple,

Dentistry All Under One Roof

By Dr. Bilski
March 08, 2019 Category: General Dentistry, Our Practice

Dentistry All Under One Roof Isnt it frustrating when you need to go to a different oral care physician for every type of oral procedure or surgery? Wouldnt it be nice if the dental office you went to for your cleanings was the same office for your gum problems, root canals, orthodontics, wisdom tooth extractions, or even for sleep apnea appliances? Well, at Bilski Family Dentistry we do dentistry all under one roof! No Specialists Needed with Our Experience We pride ourselves on our unique ability to offer 95-98% of what is done in dentistry right here in our Independence office. Unlike most dental offices, we have over 75 years of experience and expertise combined between our three Doctors which allows us to offer more services! Never Mess with Moms Schedule As if that wasnt enough, we also make your dental experience even more convenient with our extended evening hours and weekend appointments! Dont mess with moms schedule by going to multiple oral care offices, get your mouth

How to Save Money at the Dentist and Get Quality Dental Care

By Dr. Bilski
February 22, 2019 Category: Savings, Our Practice, Invisalign

How to Save Money at the Dentist and Get Quality Dental Care Dentistry is expensive and, next to fear of pain, cost is the number one reason people dont visit the dentist. Having a healthy smile and mouth is important to your overall health. In the United States, 50% of people have dental insurance. For the 50% who dont, they often stay away from the dentist completely for fear of the price without insurance. Dr. Bilski wanted to create options for those who felt the strain on their wallet when booking an appointment. So, we created our own way of doing this through the Bilski Dental Savings Plan. Its not insurance, but its a membership-based way of getting discounted prices for dental services you need. What Do I Get with the Bislki Dental Savings Plan? The way it works is we through the form you see here. We have discounted fees, usually by around 15%, off of the services. Some services are even discounted by up to 25%. The real winner here though is the Invisalign. We can save

Accepting New Patients at Independence, OH Family Dentist

By Dr. Bilski
February 15, 2019 Category: Our Practice, General Dentistry

Accepting New Patients at Independence, OH Family Dentist Dr. Thomas Bilski has been serving the great people of Independence, Ohio and surrounding areas at his location for over 30 years. The location of the office in Independence is truly near a cross-section of all the major highways. This makes our location great for any residents of the Greater Cleveland area. Were located right off of 21, Brecksville Road. Its easy to get to from I-77, 176, I-480, and the Turnpike. Patients come to us from up to a 60 to 90-mile radius from the Independence center (including Akron, Columbus, Avon and even patients from Pennsylvania). Our Services We pride ourselves on giving you the smile of your dreams and healthy teeth. We take patients with and without teeth. We offer a wide variety of general dentistry services all under one roof. From implants, veneers, and crowns to preventative dentistry, teeth whitening, and even sleep apnea solutions. Our Large Experienced Staff is Here to Help We

The Highest Standard of Dental Care in All That We Do

By Dr. Bilski
February 08, 2019 Category: General Dentistry, Invisalign, Crowns

THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF DENTAL CARE IN ALL THAT WE DO Bilski Family Dentistry has partnered with Virteom to engage our patients and users about our dentistry practice. We are an All Under One Roof family dentist office located in Independence, Ohio. Dr. Bilskis focus is on enhancing the heath and appearance of your smile. We offer the latest treatment techniques and explore our services in this video. Watch or read the transcription below! What Can We Do for You? We are a general dentist practice, which means you can get almost everything with us. From a high-level, we cover things like Teeth Cleaning Dental Examinations X-rays Gum Problems Orthodontics Clear Aligners (Invisalign) Veneers Implant Dentistry TMJ and Migraine Therapy BOTOX Cosmetic Dentistry Teeth Whitening Childrens Dentistry Dr. Bilski has been serving the Independence, Ohio community for over 30 years. The practice grows around the communitys needs and our services reflect that. We are always bringing in new

Dentist Practice Serving Independence, Ohio for Over 100 Years

By Dr. Bilski
February 01, 2019 Category: Our Practice

Bilski Family Dentistry has partnered with Virteom to engage our patients and users about our dentistry practice and services. We are an All Under One Roof family dentist office located in Independence, Ohio. In this video we talk about how the practice started and its history. Watch or read the transcription below! Dental Practice Serving Independence, Ohio for Over 100 Years Our practice has actually been around since the 1900s and Dr. Bilski is the 4th doctor to own and run the practice. Hes been doing this for 31 years in Independence and has truly established himself in that time. In the video, he tells the story of the how the practice started. The Wilson family started the practice and it all began with Grandpa Wilson in the early 1900s. After that, his son Glen took over, Dr. Glen Wilson. Passing ownership down through the family. He actually moved the practice to Independence, where it is now. After a while, Dr. Kindl purchased the practice. Dr. Bilski Takes Over Dr.

Implants Give You the Smile You’ve Always Wanted

By Dr. Bilski
January 23, 2019 Category: Implants

Implants Give You the Smile Youve Always Wanted Bilski Family Dentistry has partnered with Virteom to engage our patients and users about our dentistry practice and services. We are an All Under One Roof family dentist office located in Independence, Ohio. In our video series, Jacqui and Dr. Thomas Bilski talk about services we offer at our practice. In this video, were talk about implants and how they are able to give you the smile youve always wanted. Watch or read the transcription below! A Smile Makeover This image shows the mouth of a high school kid that was born without some teeth. After implants, he got the smile that hed always been looking for. Youll notice a big difference 2-3 weeks after put them in, but after a year (as you see above), theres an even bigger difference. Implants and Bridges Repair Severe Cases The picture you see is the mouth of a chronic smoker. For this, we chose to use a permanent bridge (Permabridge) held on by six implants on the top and six

Get a Custom Sleep Apnea Appliance at Bilski Family Dentistry

By Dr. Bilski
January 18, 2019 Category: Sleep Apnea

Get a Custom Sleep Apnea Appliance at Bilski Family Dentistry Bilski Family Dentistry has partnered with Virteom to engage our patients and users about our dentistry practice and services. In our video series, Jacqui and Dr. Thomas Bilski talk about services we offer at our practice. Today, were going to talk about sleep apnea. Watch or read the transcription below! We Work with Your Physician to Make the Sleep Appliance Sleep apnea affects a lot of people and it can be expensive with biPAPs, CPAPs and other machinery. We have alternative options that work well and are more cost effective for our patients. We accomplish this by working with the physicians. Were not just out there being cowboys, making sleep appliances and pretending to be a physician, were not advanced. What we can do from in our practice is actually make appliances in conjunction with a physician. Various Sleep Appliances for Sleep Apnea You go to your physician and they tell you if you have sleep apnea, mild to

What Does it Take to Get Teeth Whitened at the Dentist?

By Dr. Bilski
January 09, 2019 Category: Teeth Whitening

What Does it Take to Get Teeth Whitened at the Dentist? Bilski Family Dentistry has partnered with Virteom to engage our patients and users about our dentistry practice and services. We are an All Under One Roof family dentist office located in Independence, Ohio. In our video series, Jacqui and Dr. Thomas Bilski talk about services we offer at our practice. Today, were going to talk about teeth whitening. Read the transcription below while we work on adding our video! Independence, OH Dentist Talks About the Teeth Whitening Process Its very easy and comfortable. You come in for an evaluation first, because you have to have a healthy mouth. You cant have any disease processes going on like cavities or gum disease. The hygienist cleans your teeth and we talk a little bit, to give you the pros and cons of teeth whitening. There is no problem with whitening teeth as pathology studies have shown no damage to enamel and no increased sensitivity. What Results Should I Expect from the

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