Remove Coffee Stains

Coffee is a popular beverage, and many enjoy that cup or two in the morning each day. The downside to coffee is that it can cause staining on your teeth. There are treatments patients can do at home, or in our office to remove those annoying coffee stains. At Brian Gurinsky, we offer many cosmetic dental services, and one of our most popular is teeth whitening treatment.

If you are tired of looking at yellow or stained teeth from coffee, then Brian Gurinsky is here to help. Our team provides a detailed consultation process to evaluate your teeth and mouth, and create a customized treatment that will work for you. We will discuss all of your teeth whitening options, and give you tips and tricks on how to keep your teeth white at home.

Why Does Coffee Stain Our Teeth?

Coffee contains tannins, and this helps give coffee that deep flavor and brown color. Our teeth are filled with many little pores, and the tannins tend to stick to our teeth when we drink coffee. Plaque attracts the tannins and those can easily be cleaned away. Stains on the enamel of your teeth will need to be treated with a tooth whitening procedure.

How Can Teeth Whitening Help?

Teeth whitening procedures can be done in our office or in the comfort of your own home. Our treatments use a high-quality gel to whiten your teeth safely, and remove coffee stains. The peroxides in the gel are able to reach through the enamel and bleach the stain away. Teeth whitening can restore your smile, and give you bright white teeth in just a few treatments. Let our team help you transform your teeth and restore your confidence. To find out more about our in-office or at-home whitening services, we encourage you to schedule a cosmetic consultation.

What Can I Do at Home To Prevent Coffee Stains?

  • Drink your coffee through a straw to avoid direct contact with your teeth.
  • Use a whitening toothpaste or mouthwash.
  • Rinse your mouth out or brush your teeth after drinking coffee.
  • Avoid charcoal toothpaste as this can damage your enamel.

Interested in Whitening Your Teeth?

If you are interested in finding out more about our teeth whitening services, contact Brian Gurinsky, and our friendly staff will be happy to help you.

Dental Implant

Mini dental implants are similar to traditional dental implants, but they are used for narrow or smaller spaces. This type of implant is perfect for patients that naturally have smaller teeth. Mini dental implants can be used for single tooth restorations or full arch restorations. The procedure for mini dental implants is typically less invasive compared to traditional implants, and is usually a less expensive option.

Traditional dental implants are made of two pieces. The first piece is a screw that acts like the tooth’s root, and the second is an abutment piece or connector that holds the crown in place. Mini dental implants only have one piece that is screwed down into the jawbone. The implant has a ball on top, and this is what allows the crown to affix securely to the implant.

If you have been recommended for mini dental implants there are many benefits to consider.

What Are the Benefits of Mini Dental Implants?

  • Mini dental implants are more affordable compared to other implant solutions.
  • Healing time tends to be reduced because the procedure for mini dental implants is not as involved.
  • The procedure is less invasive compared to other options.
  • Bone grafting may not be needed with mini dental implants even if the patient’s jaw has low bone density.
  • Provide a quality solution for single tooth restorations as well as smaller spaces.
  • Mini dental implants can last a lifetime with good oral hygiene at home.

Am I A Good Candidate for Mini Dental Implants?

Patients that tend to have bone loss are typically good candidates for mini dental implants. Other criteria we look at include patients that do not smoke, grind their teeth, or have gum disease. If patients smoke or have other medical conditions, this increases the chance of implant failure.

During our detailed consultation process we will discuss what the requirements are, and take a good look at your teeth and mouth. This will allow our team to recommend which restorative solution is best for you.

Interested in Finding Out More?

If you are interested in finding out more about mini dental implants and if they are the right choice for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us. This will give us the opportunity to take a detailed look at your mouth and teeth, and determine what solution is right for you. Taking that next step to a beautiful smile is easy, and our team is here to help.

To schedule your implant consultation please contact our office, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!

Patients that choose to move forward with the dental implant process wonder how painful the procedure will be. Dental implants look and feel natural in the mouth, and are a great restorative solution for those that have missing, cracked, or broken teeth. Our customized treatment plans work for each patient’s needs, and we work closely with our patients every step of the way.

Overall, the implant process is not painful. Many patients say that the dental implant process is less painful than having a tooth pulled. To keep patients comfortable we use local anesthesia and numb the gums around the implant area. Our team also checks to make sure each patient has enough bone present in their jaw to support their new implants. If necessary, bone grafting can be done to give patients the bone required in their jaw. This is an extra step in the process and does require additional healing.

How Is the Implant Healing Process?

The healing process for dental implants takes between 4-6 months. Antibiotics may be recommended to patients, as well as pain relievers to help with the healing process.

After Your Implant Procedure You May Have the Following

  • Minor bleeding that should subside after a day or two.
  • Minor swelling or bruising around the face and implant area.
  • Some pain or sensitivity around the implant area.

If patients notice any pain, swelling, or bleeding that does not subside, or gets progressively worse we encourage you to contact our office immediately. You will need to be seen in our office as soon as possible. During the healing process soft foods are recommended, and patients should stay away from foods or drinks that may stain your teeth.

Dental implants can last up to 25 years or a lifetime if they are cared for properly. The pain associated with the dental implant process can be kept at a minimum by following the at home care instructions. Implants are a great choice for patients seeking a beautiful smile that is permanent and will last for years.

Interested in Finding Out More?

To find out more, scheduling your implant consultation is the first step towards a beautiful smile. Our team is available to answer any questions, and our detailed consultation process allows our team to take a close look at your mouth and teeth. We will build a customized treatment plan and get you on the road to a beautiful smile.

To schedule your implant consultation contact our office, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!

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If you’ve recently been to a dental screening and have discovered that you have periodontal disease, you’ll want to know more about the procedure. Does periodontal therapy hurt?

If you have periodontal disease, your gums are infected. Your gums become swollen, red, painful, and may bleed when they are infected. If the infection is left alone to heal itself, you might get worse and even lose teeth. Dr. Gurinsky may recommend laser periodontal therapy to rid you of your gum disease and protect your teeth. Laser periodontal treatment remains about 85 percent successful for most patients.

Periodontal laser therapy uses a dental laser to remove inflamed gum tissue from the area around the tooth. After the infected tissue is removed, the dentist root scales the excess plaque from under the gum line and around the root of the infected area. Next, Dr. Gurinski smooths the root, and the space between the root and gums regenerates and heals.

Does periodontal therapy hurt?

The correct answer to that question remains “Yes.” But if you have a gum infection, your gums most likely have pain. If you and your dentist catch periodontal disease in the early stages, you’ll experience less pain during treatment. Many people report feeling afraid of the pain of a periodontal laser therapy treatment. But only a few individuals report having extreme pain during the procedure.

No general anesthesia remains needed during the process. The lasers target the infected area and remove it more accurately than other types of gum surgery. Laser periodontal surgery is less invasive than traditional methods of gum surgery, and healing occurs much faster.

Advanced periodontal laser therapy plus improved anesthetic use add up to make treating your gum disease tolerable. Dr. Gurinsky uses pain medications, local pain anesthetic, and even sedation to aid in keeping your pain levels down during the treatment. He also suggests or prescribes pain medication for his periodontal patients after the procedure. Some individuals only need over-the-counter pain medications to relieve their gum pain.

You’ll receive specific instructions on oral care for after your periodontal laser therapy. You may also be prescribed antibiotics to fight infection. Don’t stay away from the dentist due to a little pain. Dr. Gurinsky will do everything in his power to keep your periodontal therapy as painless as possible during and after your procedure.

Instead of compromising surrounding teeth with a fixed bridge or having to wear a partial denture, many dental professionals recommend a dental implant. Implants are made out of surgical-grade titanium, which will naturally fuse and bond with the bone once it has healed into place. You can expect the implant to heal in less than half a year and provide you with a firm anchor for dental crowns and even dentures.

What are Implants?
An implant is a thin titanium post that is surgically inserted beneath the gum line and into the bone. The implant relies on a process known as osseointegration, which simply refers to the point when the bone begins to grow in and around a foreign object within the body. This process takes roughly five months, but this time can be longer or shorter for some patients. Implants are generally used to replace missing teeth without the need for a fixed bridge or partial denture. Some full denture wearers find that intricately placed implants keep their prosthetic firmly in place.

Do They Hurt?
When most people think of surgery, they often wonder if the procedure is going to hurt or if it’s worth going through the process at all. Dental implants are done comfortably in-office and take just about an hour to complete, depending on the amount of implants you’ll need. The procedure can cause some discomfort after the initial sedation or anesthetic wears off, but it isn’t typically anything that an over-the-counter pain reliever can’t help. Over the course of about a week, the discomfort and soreness related to the surgical site will begin to fade and the implant will feel practically nonexistent once full osseointegration takes place. Dental implants hurt no more or less than simple extractions or other advanced dental procedures. Many patients only need local anesthetic to even place the implants, proving that it’s a simple, quick procedure.

What is Implant Surgery Like?
The surgery involves creating an incision through the gums and drilling an implant into the actual bone of the jaw. The incision is sutured and you’ll be given crucial post-op instructions to ensure that the surgical site heals correctly and quickly. You may need to come in for follow-up appointments to check on your implant and to ensure it’s going through osseointegration. Implants will normally heal fully in less than half a year with proper care and patience. Dental implants are often recommended for healthy adult patients who would benefit from the advantages of the procedure. An exam as well as consultation is required prior to having surgery performed. The consultation is the perfect time for you to ask any questions you may have regarding surgery.

Implant

With changing technology, dental implants have become a go-to alternative to some other procedures. Dental implants work by replacing missing teeth as well as keeping prosthetics, like dentures, securely in place. Implants are permanent, so you can expect a lifetime of a beautiful, strong restoration. The surgery to place an implant is straightforward and quick, done right in our office by Dr. Gurinsky.

What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants consist of several parts. The main part of the implant is known as the post. The implant is made out of titanium, which has been proven time and time again to be surgically safe to insert into the body. The implant has small pin holes at the base of the post. These holes are imperative to a process known as osseointegration, which simply refers to the bone of your jaw bonding and fusing with the implant itself. Osseointegration can take anywhere from four months to about six months to complete. Once the bone has bonded with the implant, you can expect it to offer a secure anchor for dental crowns.

What do Dental Implants Look Like?
The dental implant itself is a long post made out of titanium. The post is most often referred to as the fixture. The abutment is used as the top of the implant and holds onto the screw that is used to keep a dental crown in place. The screw, or connector, is used to hold onto the actual dental crown. The crown is made for you after the implant has healed. The only part of the implant that is not permanent is the dental crown. It is important to have this particular restoration replaced every five to 15 years.

Why Would You Want or Need an Implant?
Dental implants are beneficial for patients missing teeth or those who want to stop their dentures from continually slipping and falling out. The dental implant prevents the need for a fixed bridge or partial denture. An implant-supported denture fits better and is often more comfortable for patients. In many cases, the supported denture will even look more natural because it is kept in the mouth at all times. Dental implants are incredibly beneficial for most patients and provide the security and confidence that you need.

Dr. Gurinsky is here to provide you with a long-lasting implant that fits your oral needs perfectly. The procedure itself is ideal for most healthy adult patients. You will have a consultation prior to the actual procedure in order to discuss sedation options as well as aftercare. Your new dental implant can improve the overall look of your smile as well as making your teeth more functional.