Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics Exton Dental Health Group® and The Pennsylvania Center For Cosmetic Dentistry®
At Exton Dental Health Group® and The Pennsylvania Center For Cosmetic Dentistry®, restorative dentistry entails finding the most effective and innovative solution to repairing and restoring the appearance of cracked, broken, worn down, and otherwise damaged teeth. Although the focus of restorative dentistry may not be strictly cosmetic, the aesthetic sensibilities for which Dr. Jonathan Scharf is known throughout the country and the world influence every procedure offered by Exton Dental Health Group® and The Pennsylvania Center For Cosmetic Dentistry®. This means that our patients can expect to achieve not only optimum oral health and a stronger bite, but also a natural looking, radiant smile that will endure for years with proper maintenance. By combining and customizing such options as porcelain crowns, tooth bonding, laser gum treatments, and porcelain veneers, both health and beauty can be restored to even the most badly damaged mouth.
One of the truly extraordinary advancements in dental technology, dental implants provide an outstanding, long-term solution to missing teeth, a solution that many of our patients find ideal. Made of pure titanium, dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into the jaw, where they serve as secure anchors onto which a single restoration, a bridge, or a full set of dentures can be attached. To ensure that your dental implants meet the highest standards in the industry, Exton Dental Health Group® and The Pennsylvania Center For Cosmetic Dentistry® works with only the finest oral surgeons.
At Exton Dental Health Group® and The Pennsylvania Center For Cosmetic Dentistry®, we are pleased to offer the highest quality, custom-crafted dentures to both first-time and long-time denture wearers. We are particularly delighted to help those denture wearers who have never been completely satisfied with the fit, function, or appearance of their dentures. As an experienced prosthodontic expert, Dr. Kopecki has developed a unique ability to blend precision, aesthetics, and an acute sense of detail in creating dentures ideally suited to the individual requirements of his patients. As a result, he has helped countless patients regain control over such tasks as chewing and speaking, as well as the renewed confidence to smile once again.
Whether you require full or partial dentures, you can rely on Dr. Kopecki to craft dentures that are strong, comfortable, and remarkably natural looking. You will enjoy a stronger bite, better oral health, and a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. For more information about our premium quality dentures, please contact Exton Dental Health Group® today.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped prosthodontics that can be used to restore a damaged or weakened tooth, support a partial denture, or replace a single missing tooth in conjunction with a dental implant. Crowns are often the final phase of a root canal procedure. Our customized crowns are made of the highest quality materials, so they are strong and durable, yet natural looking.
Prosthodontics is a highly specialized branch of dentistry that involves the restoration and replacement of teeth, as well as the treatment and maintenance of the upper jaw and adjacent oral tissues. As with cosmetic dentistry, prosthodontics is a sophisticated blend of art and science, the ultimate aim of which is to facilitate oral function and dramatically improve the health and appearance of the patient. In order to be certified, a prosthodontist must complete three years of intensive graduate-level training in an institution accredited by the American Dental Association. It is rare, indeed, for a dental practice to feature under one roof both an acclaimed cosmetic dentist and prosthodontic expert.
Since 1996, esteemed prosthodontist David J. Kopecki has been restoring health, beauty, and function to the mouths of our patients. During this time, Dr. Kopecki has earned the praise and respect of peers and patients alike for achieving consistently first-rate results in even the most challenging cases. Indeed, Dr. Kopecki welcomes the opportunity to work with patients whose dental problems other dentists might find too complex or difficult, yet another advantage that distinguishes Exton Dental Health Group® and The Pennsylvania Center For Cosmetic Dentistry®.
For patients who are missing one or more of their original teeth, Dr. Kopecki also offers the option of fixed dental bridges. Crafted from strong, durable porcelain, dental bridges restore not only the appearance but also the health of the mouth, returning strength to the bite and preventing natural teeth from shifting into the gaps left by missing teeth. Comprised of one or more artificial teeth supported by crowns on either end, bridges are fixed into place so that they are perfectly secure, so that patients can eat, speak, and smile with absolute confidence. Dr. Kopecki takes extreme care in customizing dental bridges for his patients, ensuring that they fit comfortably and perfectly complement the surrounding natural teeth. With proper maintenance, fixed dental bridges of such surpassing quality can last for many years.
Gum disease is a common condition that occurs when plaque bacteria collects below the gum line. The earliest symptoms include redness and bleeding. Later symptoms include gum recession, and can require surgical grafting and ongoing treatment. As always, ongoing preventative treatment is key to maintaining healthy gums. Periodontal treatments such as root scaling and planing, which involves cleaning the teeth below the gum line, can eliminate bacteria accumulation. Dedicated at-home dental hygiene is also essential in maintaining healthy gums.
Dr. Kopecki provides the popular All-on-4™ method of restoration, which involves placing a denture on four mini dental implants. This treatment can be implemented in the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. This milestone restorative dentistry treatment can often be completed in a single day, allowing you to leave our office with a comfortable custom denture that will not slip out of place when you chew, speak, or smile.
Many people accept snoring as, at worst, an annoyance; yet, even moderate snoring can be an indication of a serious breathing disorder. Often, snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous condition that involves involuntary pauses in breathing of 10 seconds or more during sleep. Most people who suffer from moderate to severe snoring or sleep apnea are unaware of their problem, which is a function of an obstructed airway. If left untreated, such sleeping disorders can lead to a variety of health problems, including fatigue, poor memory function, and intense headaches, as well as more serious complications.
Thankfully, Dr. Kopecki is able to treat sleep apnea easily and painlessly with a specially crafted appliance that holds the tongue forward in the mouth. This appliance helps to clear the airway, effectively treating snoring and sleep apnea. As a result, patients who are fitted with this device feel healthier, livelier, and more fully rested during their waking hours.
If you or someone you love suffers from snoring or sleep apnea, Dr. Kopecki can help you sleep more safely and soundly. For more information about treatment of these breathing disorders or about restorative dentistry and prosthodontics in general, residents of suburban Philadelphia, the Main Line, West Chester, Lancaster, and surrounding areas are encouraged to contact our dental office in Exton today.