Regain Your Healthy Smile
Unfortunately, gum disease (periodontal disease) is a major cause of tooth loss that can cause several serious health problems if left untreated. Periodontal disease is caused by excess plaque buildup, which can harbor toxic bacteria that attack your gums. Generally, gum tissue affected by
periodontal disease is swollen, red, and more prone to bleeding than healthy gum tissue. If you are seeing any of these signs, we highly recommend that you come to Dr. Hal Rosenthaler for treatment as soon as possible. If periodontal disease is detected and treated early, we can help you reverse the damage and regain healthy gums. For those with advanced periodontal disease who are threatened with tooth loss (or who have already lost teeth). We also offer a variety of cosmetic and restorative procedures that can bring back health and beauty to your smile.
Therapeutic Periodontal Maintenance
Though twice-daily brushing and flossing are excellent for maintaining the health of your teeth and gums between visits, regular examinations and cleanings are an absolute necessity for a healthy mouth. In addition to providing the usual tooth polishing and cavity check during your exam, we also complete a thorough check of your gums and the gingival pockets to detect any signs of gingivitis and periodontal disease early. Schedule a preventative examination and cleaning with Dr. Rosenthaler by contacting our office today.
The Preferred Solution For Missing Teeth
Philadelphia’s dentist, Dr. Hal Rosenthaler offers dental
implants for individuals missing one or more teeth from their smile. Dental implants provide these patients with an attractive, functional tooth replacement option that looks and feels just like a natural tooth. As a leading Philadelphia dental implant expert, Dr. Rosenthaler has helped many patients rediscover their natural smiles. Not only do dental implants eliminate gaps left by missing teeth, but they help maintain jawbone mass, provide for comfortable chewing, and offer unsurpassed stability, which removable dentures cannot provide. In addition, dental implants do not require the alteration of neighboring teeth as bridges do.
The Implantation and Crowning Procedure
For replacement of an individual tooth, a single titanium anchor is carefully implanted within the jaw bone. Once the area has healed, this anchor acts as an artificial tooth root, which will hold the replacement crown firmly in place. Your implant crown or “restoration” is custom crafted to match your surrounding teeth perfectly so that your smile looks incredibly natural. When your restoration is ready, Dr. Rosenthaler will place the crown carefully, finishing your implant. This procedure can be performed to replace
multiple teeth, secure a dental bridge, or to create implant secured dentures – there are many possibilities.
Revitalize Your Smile
Enjoy the confidence of a Hollywood movie star with a brilliant new smile created with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin, translucent shells of tooth-like material that are highly resistant to stains and have the same light reflecting properties as natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are firmly bonded to the front of the teeth and are used for subtle changes, as well as very dramatic transformations. Depending on your circumstances, Dr. Rosenthaler may use either porcelain veneers or composite resin veneers to cover the front of the tooth. The results are undetectably natural giving you a flawless and radiant new smile.
Dental Veneers may be used to:
- Close or eliminate spaces between teeth
- Improve the appearance of crooked teeth
- Repair chipped or broken teeth
- Cover stained or discolored teeth
- Compose and reconstruct an entirely new smile
Endodontist Larisa Strelkov
Helping Your Body Combat Bacteria
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
“Root canal” is the term used to describe the natural cavity within the center of the tooth. The pulp or pulp chamber is the soft area within the root canal. The tooth’s nerve lies within the root canal.
A tooth’s nerve is not vitally important to a tooth’s health and function after the tooth has emerged through the gums. Its only function is sensory – to provide the sensation of hot or cold. The presence or absence of a nerve will not affect the day-to-day functioning of the tooth.
When a tooth’s nerve tissue or pulp is damaged, it breaks down and bacteria begin to multiply within the pulp chamber. The bacteria and other decayed debris can cause an infection or abscessed tooth. An abscess is a pus-filled pocket that forms at the end of the roots of the tooth. An abscess occurs when the infection spreads all the way past the ends of the roots of the tooth.
We are very fortunate to have a wonderful Endodontist Larisa Strelkov as part of our team. An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and injuries of the human dental pulp or the nerve of the tooth. Dr. Strelkov’s gentle and tender approach will calm even the most apprehensive patient.
Teeth Whitening Works
A smile can often be dramatically improved by simply whitening teeth that have become stained and yellowed over time. Dr. Rosenthaler provides his patients with the most advanced whitening procedure available. Patients presenting very challenging cases have had remarkable results. Each patient’s goals and treatment options may differ, which is why your dental consultation is the most important step in achieving your whitening goal. During your consultation, we will advise you about the different treatment options and which method is most likely to provide the best results for you. Dr Rosenthaler is extremely knowledgeable concerning dental esthetic transformations, and has published an article on this subject.
Your smile is very important. It is one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful – it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment to discuss which whitening system will provide you with the best results.
A Perfect Solution
Chipped, misaligned, stained, or cracked teeth can be quickly and easily fixed with dental bonding. During the dental bonding process, Dr. Rosenthaler uses a durable, tooth-colored composite resin to fill cracks and gaps, reshape teeth, and conceal stains to restore your smile’s natural beauty. After applying thin layers of the bonding material to the area, the resin is cured using a specialized lamp – this hardens the resin for strong, long-lasting results.
Because the resin is custom tinted to match the exact shade of your teeth, the results are excellent, and the dental bonding is virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. The versatility of dental bonding is unsurpassed compared to other cosmetic procedures. Plus the cost is relatively economical.
When you come in for your cosmetic exam with Dr. Rosenthaler, he will discuss the improvements he can make with dental bonding and inform you of the results you can expect to see. To find out if dental bonding is the right option for you, please contact us today and schedule an appointment.
Porcelain Crowns & Bridges
A Great Way to Quickly Repair and Improve Your Smile
A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. A bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth. While crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene.
Many Other Applications and Benefits
- Replace Large Fillings
- Repair Weak or Fractured Teeth
- Aesthetic Improvements
Four new anterior front crowns dramatically changed this person’s smile and total confidence level. His smile is now in total harmony by just changing the size and shape of his front teeth.
Don’t Let Missing Teeth Ruin Your Life
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. There are two main types of dentures; full and partial. Dr. Rosenthaler will help you choose the type of denture that’s best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced.
Over a period of time, your denture will need to be relined, remade, or rebased due to normal wear. Rebasing means making a new base while keeping the existing denture teeth. Also, as you age, your mouth naturally changes. These changes cause your dentures to loosen, making chewing difficult and irritating your gums. At a minimum, you should see your dentist annually for a checkup.
Restoring Damaged Areas
A dental filling is a type of restorative dentistry treatment used to repair minimal tooth fractures, tooth decay or otherwise damaged surfaces of the teeth. Dental filling materials, which include composite, porcelain and silver amalgam, may be used to even out tooth surfaces for better biting or chewing.
Sometimes An Important Step to a More Comfortable Smile
Dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are done for a lot of reasons, the most common of which is when too much damage to the teeth renders
restoration impossible. Another reason it is done is when a patient has advanced periodontal disease. Many times implants can be placed at the same time as the extraction.
Nitrous Oxide Analgesia
Also Referrd to as Laughing Gas
This gas, which is inhaled by the patient through a rubber face mask, helps people feel relaxed with a mild euphoric effect and is one of the most common forms of sedation used in the dental office. Effects wear off quickly after the gas is turned off. This is the only form of sedation under which patients can drive after the procedure and can eat food within a 12-hour period of the procedure.
Dr. Rosenthaler is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to legally administer this form of
anesthesia. This requires a special “Anesthesia Permit” with specific additional training. If needed Nitrous Oxide Anesthesia can definitely make our patients feel more relaxed if they are apprehensive about their dental treatment.
Dental Sleep Medicine
Loud snoring can be a sign that something is seriously wrong with your breathing during sleep. Snoring indicates that the breathing passage in your throat is not fully open and the distinctive sound of snoring comes from trying to force air through this narrowed area.
An estimated 10-30% of adults snore. In most, snoring has no serious medical consequences. For about 5 in 100 people, however, loud nightly snoring is an important sign of a serious disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder. It can have a severe effect on your health and lifestyle. Loud, frequent snoring is one of the most common signs of this problem. OSA often causes excessive daytime sleepiness. This can harm both your performance at work and your quality of life. Research shows that OSA also can lead to high blood pressure and heart problems.
Oral appliances looking much like sports mouth guards keep the airway open by holding the tongue or jaw forward. This increases the airway space behind the tongue. They can be effective for people who have mild to moderate OSA. Dr. Hal Rosenthaler, who is trained in dental sleep medicine, can custom fit an oral appliance. This will give you the best results. Jaw advancement devices are made to fit the top and bottom teeth in a way that pulls the lower jaw slightly forward.
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Philadelphia, PA 19115