Comprehensive Care

Lady smilingWe offer a broad range of dental services to meet your needs, including:

Preventative Dentistry

The importance of practicing proper dental hygiene daily cannot be underestimated. While we are dedicated to creating beautiful smiles, we are also concerned for the health of the gums and the supporting bone structure. When you come in for a visit, we will thoroughly clean your teeth and give you guidelines for practicing proper oral care at home.

What happens at your hygiene appointment?
During the appointment, a dental hygienist will meticulously remove plaque and calculus buildup from the teeth and surrounding tissue. The hygienist may also:

  • Examine the health of your gums and supporting bone structure
  • Take X-rays
  • Screen for oral cancer
  • Examine your teeth for cavities
  • Apply fluoride
  • Evaluate the stability of existing dental restorations
  • Evaluate the need for aesthetic improvements

Composite Bonding

Bonding is a common solution for:

  • Fixing or repairing chipped or cracked teeth
  • Reducing unsightly gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Hiding discoloration or faded areas on the tooth’s surface

Often used to improve the appearance of your teeth and enhance your smile. As the name indicates, a composite material, either a plastic or resin, is bonded to an existing tooth. Unlike veneers or crowns, composite bonding removes little, if any of the original tooth.

Composite bonding has many advantages:

  • It is a quick process, which typically takes less than one hour.
  • It does not reduce the tooth’s original structure and is relatively inexpensive.
  • Composite resins come in many different shades and provide better matching of shades to the natural color of your teeth.

Composite bonds, however, are not as durable and long-lasting as veneers and crowns and may need to be re-touched or replaced in the future.

Composite bonds stain more easily and therefore require proper care and regular cleaning. In order to ensure the longest possible duration of the bonding, composites should be brushed and flossed daily. Common staining elements include coffee, tea, tobacco, foods and candy.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

With today’s advancements, no longer will you have to suffer the embarrassment of unsightly and unhealthy silver/mercury fillings or metal margins of the past. Dr. Levin can place tooth-colored fillings. Tooth-colored fillings bond to the tooth and strengthen it by restoring most of its original shape. Unlike silver fillings, these fillings blend well with the natural color of tooth enamel.

Tooth-Colored Inlays and Onlays

When larger fillings are needed we may place an inlay or onlay. Manufactured from porcelain materials and bonded to the teeth, an inlay or onlay strengthens the remaining tooth structure, preventing breakage. Porcelain inlays and onlays are aesthetically pleasing because their color mimics natural tooth enamel. Dr. Levin can place an inlay or onlay restoration in two visits.

Porcelain Crowns and Bridges

Used to replace either a single damaged tooth or a series of missing teeth, these types of restorations have the most natural appearance. They are metal-free so they eliminate the unsightly “black line” seen around the gums of some other types of crowns and bridges.

Dental Implants

Implants are often used to replace the root of a tooth that has been damaged, decayed or removed for other health reasons. Implants are ideal for replacing an individual missing tooth, retaining removable dentures or supporting a full mouth of permanent non-removable teeth.

Dr. Marc Levin

  • Marc A. Levin, DMD, FAGD - 1601 Walnut St. #1414, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Phone: (215) 241-0700 Fax: (215) 563-1707

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