Geller Dentistry Blog

3 Reasons to Replace Your Missing Back Tooth

May 8, 2022

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person smiling after having missing back tooth replaced

When someone loses a tooth in the front of their mouth from decay, an accident, or another factor, the resulting gap in their grin can cause them to lose confidence in their smile. But, when people lose a tooth in the back of their mouth, they may not feel as bothered by it. If you can’t even tell that it’s gone, why bother spending time and money on replacing it? So that you understand the importance of getting a dental implant or other restoration to fill in the gap, read on to learn three reasons why a missing back tooth still needs to be replaced.  (more…)

Why Do I Need Temporary Veneers?

April 3, 2022

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Patient at dentist with veneers.Many patients today dream of a brighter, more beautiful smile—and solutions like veneers exist to make that dream a reality! However, you don’t simply waltz into the dentist’s office and immediately receive your veneers; patients are typically given a temporary set of veneers to wear for about a week or two prior to their permanent ones being placed. Here’s what you need to know about this step of the process and why these temporary veneers are crucial towards improving your smile. (more…)

What Should I Do If I Lose a Dental Filling?

March 3, 2022

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Woman shrugging.If you’ve ever been popped in the head, you’re probably familiar with that anxious feeling you get as you raise a hand to your mouth to feel that everything—your teeth, lips, tongue—is where it’s supposed to be. The panic really starts to set in when you feel, floating around in your mouth, a piece of what you think is one of your teeth. But you quickly spit it out and notice that it’s one of your dental fillings, and your reaction is one of relief followed by confusion—what exactly are you supposed to do when a dental filling unexpectedly comes out? Contacting an emergency dentist might be a safe bet.


5 Facts You Should Know Before Getting Veneers

February 7, 2022

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person with veneers smiling

Veneers are thin shells made from dental-grade porcelain that cover up the entire front surface of a person’s teeth. This allows them to mask a range of cosmetic issues to give your smile a more aesthetically appealing look. Though veneers are an incredibly common treatment, it’s important to make sure that you understand the procedure before moving forward with it. So that you understand what all the process involves, read on to learn five interesting facts about veneers.


Can I Use Turmeric for Teeth Whitening at Home?

January 4, 2022

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When you go online looking for a solution to a problem, there will always be some options for you to try at home. Everyone wants to have a white, healthy smile, so there are plenty of do-it-yourself teeth whitening remedies to be found on the web. A recently popular one involves using turmeric for teeth whitening. Whether you are going to seriously consider it or not, using a spice to whiten teeth sounds interesting. Is this legit? Keep reading to find out more from your dentist in Los Angeles about this spice, if it can whiten your teeth, if it has any other benefits for oral health, and other teeth whitening options you can consider.


How Does My Dentist Color Match My Crown to My Teeth?

October 4, 2021

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When you first saw your dental crown within your smile, it was hard to believe how well it blended in with your natural teeth. How did your dentist do it?

With the advanced techniques utilized for modern dental crowns, you receive a personalized restoration that mimics the shade of your natural tooth. It’s not by chance – it’s science. Keep reading for an easy-to-digest look at the process.


Have a Black Line Around Your Dental Crown? Here’s What That Means

September 9, 2021

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While looking in the mirror one day, you realize a black line has formed around your dental crown. That’s a common problem among patients with older dental crowns. Since natural teeth don’t develop these dark lines, it makes them a tell-tale sign of dental work – and no one wants that. Luckily, your dentist can easily fix this problem and restore a natural-looking smile in no time! Continue reading as we discuss why a black line could’ve formed and how your dentist can get rid of it. (more…)

Veneers vs. Crowns: Which One’s Right for Me?

August 5, 2021

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Are you interested in improving the look and function of your teeth? You might have heard of veneers and crowns. They’re two popular dental restoration methods that are equally capable of achieving stunning results. Even though they can accomplish similar goals, there are some key differences you should be aware of. Understanding what they are can help you choose the best option for your smile. Read on as we discuss the unique benefits of each treatment and when they’re preferred. (more…)

Must-Know Tips for Avoiding Dental Emergencies

July 19, 2021

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Proper dental care is essential to maintain a healthy mouth and body. It helps prevent more severe health complications, such as heart disease and diabetes. If you neglect your teeth, it can easily lead to a dental emergency and leave a lasting mark on your smile. While some accidents are unavoidable, there are still several ways to lower your chances of having one. Read along for a few must-know tips to avoid dental emergencies.  (more…)

Cosmetic Dentistry – It’s Not Just for Celebrities!

June 11, 2021

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Years ago, cosmetic dentistry was something only the richest and most famous people could invest in. But now, those Hollywood smiles that seemed so far-fetched can be easily attained by everyday people! Thanks to advanced materials and techniques, cosmetic dental work is becoming an increasingly popular and affordable option for more and more people. Read along to find out how your dentist can make you feel like a star. (more…)

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