Author Archives: Dr. Pastiu

Why are Dental Implants so Expensive?

I am asked this question all the time when I quote a treatment plan containing dental implants. I have to agree with the patient that yes, it is a lot of money, but when one looks at the value that one … Continue reading

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Invisalign Treatment Steps

A lot of patients might have an idea of what the Invisalign treatment consists of, but here are the broken down steps: 1. The patients shows up for a consultation for Invisalign with a dentist or orthodontist. At that time, … Continue reading

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How Comfortable is Invisalign?

How Comfortable is Invisalign? Very comfortable. And I am saying this from my personal experience. I am wearing Invisalign clear aligners myself at this point and I can state that they are very comfortable. Most of the time I am not … Continue reading

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Unwanted side effects of wearing dentures part 2

Continuing from “Unwanted side effects of wearing dentures part 1“. 7. Excessive Lip Support Because they are made from acrylic, the dentures need to have a certain thickness and to cover a bigger area in the mouth in order to … Continue reading

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Unwanted side effects of wearing dentures part 1

Some patients come in because of a tooth ache and when they find out that they need a root canal therapy and a crown for the tooth that is hurting in order to save it, they opt for taking the … Continue reading

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Possible Side Effects of Fixodent, Poligrip and Super Poligrip

14 Million Americans wear dentures. Most of those dentures  do not stay in the mouth by themselves and need to be stabilized either by dental implants or by denture cream. Dental Implants privide the best support, retention and stabilization for … Continue reading

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Imagine Angelina Jolie without teeth? Is it worth not having teeth?

You can find in the Internet plenty of photos showing how various celebrities would look without teeth. One example that I picked was Angelina Jolie. The photos above are selfexplanatory. The difference that the teeth make in the person’s face, … Continue reading

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The Importance of wearing the Retainers After Invisalign or Braces

After active orthodontic treatment(braces or Invisalign) the teeth have the tendency to move back into their initial position if they are not retained(kept in place). Actually this is the main problem in orthodontic therapy: retention. After one year or 18 … Continue reading

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What is the difference between implants and miniimplants?

A lot of new patients come in and ask to have a consultation with me about miniimplants. When I ask them how did they heard about miniimplants, they answer that they heard from the newspaper, TV informacials or the previous … Continue reading

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Why all-on-4, teeth-in-a-day, teeth-in-1-day?

The All-on-4 treatment concept was developed to provide edentulous patients with an efficient and effective restoration using only four implants to support an immediately loaded full-arch prosthesis for only of a fraction of the cost the patient would typically pay … Continue reading

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