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May 20, 2018

How Long Do Dental Crowns in State College Last?

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Donald Marks @ 6:39 pm

dental crownsHas your dentist recently recommended that you receive a dental crown? You are not alone. It is the most common restorative procedure. Dental crowns in State College can be used for an array of reasons, such as to prevent a weakened tooth from breaking, to restore a severely damaged tooth, or they can be used in combination with other procedures, like root canal therapy. Although they are common, you might be a bit concerned about how long the cap will last. Don’t worry. With the right care, it can last for 5 to 15 years before needing to be replaced.
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April 17, 2018

Can a Cosmetic Dentist in State College Help Fix Short Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 6:53 pm

white teethThere are many people that hide their smile out of embarrassment. Do you find yourself covering your teeth when you laugh? Is it your small teeth that cause your smile to look off balance? If so, you don’t have to keep your teeth and gums hidden for much longer—especially when you visit a cosmetic dentist in State College for help! Learn more about which cosmetic services can help you improve the aesthetics of your smile in this week’s blog post.

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March 2, 2018

Crown or Onlay? Ask a Cosmetic Dentist in State College

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 11:43 pm

Model of an inlay, onlay and crownThis might sound like something that only a dentist would say, but we’ll say it anyway: Teeth are amazing! Enamel is the hardest substance in the body and can last an unbelievably long time – so long, in fact, that anthropologists find intact teeth from thousands of years ago that still give them information about the diet and lifestyle of the people living in that age.

Since natural teeth are so strong, it goes without saying that one of the most important goals when restoring a tooth is to save as much of it as possible. If you’ve got a damaged tooth with a large cavity or fracture in it, your cosmetic dentist in State College may recommend either a crown, onlay or inlay. One of the main differences between these options is the amount of natural tooth that’s conserved. Learn more about these treatment options in this blog!

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February 11, 2018

What is Gum Disease? Your Periodontist in State College Weighs in

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 1:22 pm

woman exposing pink spot on gumsLately you’ve noticed some changes in your oral health. When you brush your teeth, your gums bleed easily and there’s puffiness and tenderness. You’d like to know what’s causing this and what can be done to fix it. In response to your concerns, your periodontist in State College says these are symptoms of gum disease and will provide information on what causes it. As you continue reading, you’ll also learn about the value of preventive dentistry and oral hygiene in halting the onset of this troublesome condition.

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January 10, 2018

New Year New Smile from Your Cosmetic Dentist of State College

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 2:02 pm

woman with red hair smilingIt’s a new year and you’re excited about the possibilities, one being the chance to get a beautiful smile. This is something you’ve been wanting for years but never really committed to making happen. As a result, you’ve experienced a drop in your self-esteem and would like to regain it. That’s why your cosmetic dentist of State College has some exciting information to share that will assist in making your dreams become a reality through the wonders of cosmetic dentistry.

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December 12, 2017

Emergency Dentist in State College Says Don’t Panic – Have a Plan

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 3:33 pm

man holding left jaw in painIf there’s one thing we can all agree upon, it’s that emergencies never happen when we are completely on the lookout for them. As a matter of fact, they tend to occur when we are least prepared. And that can easily cause a state of panic. But your emergency dentist in State College says that you should plan accordingly, so that in the event of a dental emergency, you’ll know what steps to take. Read on to learn what your options are.

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October 17, 2017

Understanding Dental Insurance

Filed under: Uncategorized — Donald Marks Family Dentistry @ 10:00 pm

Smiling woman in the dental chair.You’ve been told you need a dental filling. How much will that cost? Will my insurance cover it? If my tooth doesn’t hurt, do I really need that treatment? All these questions are running through your mind after your diagnosis, and rightfully so. If only you had a better understanding of how your dental insurance works! Read on, because now you will.

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September 11, 2017

Chipped Tooth? Your Dentist Offers Guidance on What to Do

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Donald Marks @ 12:12 am

man with mouth painYou’re enjoying your favorite snack when — ouch! Or maybe you’re playing a vigorous game of basketball when you take a blow to the face. You know right away that you chipped a tooth. Not only are you in pain, but you felt part of the tooth leave its proper place. A broken tooth is nothing to take lightly. If you don’t handle the situation correctly, you’ll be uncomfortable and may even develop an infection. What should you do if you have a chipped tooth?

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August 30, 2017

Your First Children’s Dentistry Appointment

young boy with healthy smile thanks to children's dentistry The majority of patients who fear the dentist report a negative childhood dental experience caused their phobia. At Donald Marks Family Dentistry, we go above and beyond to ensure every single patient is completely comfortable in our office – and that includes children! We love working with young patients. Our team members chose to enter the dental field because we care about people and want to help them keep their smiles healthy. We want young patients to love visiting our office and caring for their smiles at home. Keep reading to find out more about children’s dentistry or contact our State College dental team to schedule your child’s first appointment today.
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August 9, 2017

What Does a Restorative Dentist Do?

Woman receicing treatment from restorative dentistWe all work hard to keep our smiles healthy with daily brushing and flossing and regular trips to the dentist, but even the most diligent oral hygiene routine can have gaps that allow for tooth decay or damage. That’s where a restorative dentist comes into play. A good restorative dentist will provide treatments that preserve the maximum amount of natural tooth structure and recreate lost dental shape and function. A restorative dentist does all of this while keeping in mind the way any treatment will impact the appearance of the smile and overall health. Suffice to say, finding a good restorative dentist is key to keeping a healthy, happy smile on your face. The good news is, the general dentist you trust with your routine oral health and hygiene visits is likely also a skilled restorative dentistry practitioner.
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