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By Andrew Schmid, DDS
August 01, 2017
Tags: invisalign  

When you’re searching for ways to perfect your smile, Invisalign may be the answer. With the help of Dr. Andrew Schmid in Manchester,Invisalign VT you can straighten your teeth to how you’ve always wanted. Our dentist can examine you thoroughly and decide whether or not you’re a viable candidate for this cosmetic dentistry procedure.

More about Invisalign in Manchester

Invisalign is a removable, comfortable and invisible treatment option. It is a great way to straighten the teeth without metal braces. Our dentist offers Invisalign to teenagers and adults. With Invisalign, a series of clear and removable aligners are used to straighten the teeth. There are no brackets or wires leading to a more comfortable experience. Invisalign has been proven to successfully shift the teeth to their desired position without discomfort or pain.

The Invisalign patient wears custom aligners throughout the day. They are only removed to brush, floss, eat or drink. The dentist will replace the aligners each week to continue the teeth shifting process that is tailor made for their teeth. These aligners use the right force at the right time to promote this movement. This continues throughout the entire treatment period that is mapped out by Dr. Schmid for each patient.

The aligners themselves are made of a durable material that is long-lasting and also protects both the teeth and the enamel. These aligners are custom made for each patient. Alignment changes in the teeth will be noticed throughout the treatment process. This will lead to a more straight and healthier smile by the end of the Invisalign treatment process.

In order to learn more about Invisalign in Manchester, VT and what it can do for your smile, schedule an informative appointment with Dr. Schmid today by calling 802-362-2345.

By Andrew Schmid, DDS
May 31, 2017
Category: Dental Implants

Patients who have missing teeth or major tooth and gum problems often have questions about dental implants. Implants are the modern solution for replacing teeth and are now often preferred over other solutions like dentures and bridges. Here are a few of the most common frequently asked questions about dental implants, answered. Having more knowledge of this dental treatment may inspire you to take action and call your Manchester, VT dentist to see if you’re a candidate for this procedure.Dental Implants

How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are designed to serve the same purpose as the root of a tooth. They are small titanium devices that resemble screws that are inserted into the bone tissue below the gumline. When the implant heals into the bone, which may take several months, an abutment and permanent crown are placed on the top. With a porcelain or ceramic crown, the implanted tooth is indistinguishable from your other teeth.

Why Are Dental Implants the Best Solution?
The main reason why dental implants are the ideal solution is that they are permanent. Once they’re installed, they’re no different than any of your other teeth in terms of function and appearance. They also help keep the bone tissue healthy and strong. When you get dentures or bridges, the bone tissue can degrade over time. 

Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Only patients who have generally good dental health can get dental implants. Viable bone tissue is needed to ensure that the implants will stay rooted. That’s why it’s important to see a dentist for a tooth implant as early as possible. In some cases, a bone grafting procedure can help improve a patient’s chances of having a dental implant integrate successfully.

How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
For patients of a certain age, a dental implant has a good chance of lasting for a lifetime. The crown part of the implant can last for up to 15 years before it may need to be replaced. Seeing your dentist at least two times every year for professional cleanings and becoming meticulous about at-home dental care will ensure that the implant (and your other teeth) stays strong and healthy.

Contact your Manchester, VT Dentist

Dental implantation is a straightforward and effective procedure that can help improve your dental health and the appearance of your smile. Call your Manchester, VT dentist to schedule an appointment.

By Andrew Schmid, DDS
May 31, 2017
Category: Dental
Tags: Dental   General Dentist  

Welcome to the Blog of Andrew Schmid, DDS

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Manchester, VT area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health. 

As always, feel free to contact our Andrew Schmid, DDS office with any dental questions or concerns.

-- Andrew Schmid, DDS

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