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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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