Last updated 13 hours ago
Dr. Richard Ram of Kennett Dental has a passion for dentistry that spans more than 30 years. Dr. Ram began his academic pursuits at Haverford College and Temple University where he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees, respectively. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania to attain his DMD, which he earned in 1978.
Ever since that time, Dr. Ram has been providing his patients with the highest degree of dental care, which includes services for general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. To ensure that his patients benefit from the best dental treatment available, Dr. Ram participates in ongoing courses to learn the latest dental practices. Dr. Ram has even had the honor of teaching dental students at Temple University Dental School, a resounding testament to his knowledge and proficiency in dentistry.
Dr. Ram is one of several caring and capable dental professionals at Kennett Dental. If you are overdue on your dental treatment, we can help. To receive gentle and comprehensive family dental care in the comfort of our friendly Kennett Square dental office, call (484) 734-1085.
Last updated 9 days ago
Do you have chipped teeth? Is your smile not as bright or even as you would like? Porcelain veneers can address all of these concerns. These resilient yet natural-looking fixtures can instantly disguise your dental imperfections and enhance your smile. To apply porcelain veneers, your dentist will likely perform the following steps:
Readying Your Teeth
Porcelain veneers are made from extremely fine porcelain shaped to look like the front of teeth. As thin as these veneers are, though, they require some minor modification to your teeth to allow for easy application and seamless addition. Before you receive your porcelain veneers, your dentist may remove a minimal amount of tooth enamel. To ensure that each veneer is a perfect match for the tooth it will be affixed to, your dentist may also create a mold of your teeth. This mold will serve as a model for the expert who fabricates your porcelain veneers.
Creating Your Veneers
As you wait for your final veneers, your dentist may apply temporary ones to wear during the weeks when the permanent ones are made. Your permanent veneers are individually designed to fit your teeth. The color of your veneers is chosen to match your natural teeth as well.
Completing Your Smile
The application process is integral to the longevity of your porcelain veneers. Once your veneers are ready, you will return to your dentist’s office for the final part of the treatment process. Your dentist must first ready your teeth by cleaning and drying them. He will then add a thin layer of dental cement to ensure that your porcelain veneers do not move once they are put into place. Finally, your dentist can apply your porcelain veneers. To achieve an optimal smile, he may slightly buff your veneers for natural smoothness and shine.
Let Kennett Dental help you attain a smile that makes you beam from ear to ear. Our comprehensive array of cosmetic dentistry services, including tooth whitening and porcelain veneers, can substantially improve the look of your teeth. Call (484) 734-1085 or visit our website to learn more about our dental enhancement procedures for Kennett Square residents.
Last updated 13 days ago
Dentures are a great, affordable solution to tooth loss, but not every patient finds them easy to adapt to. One of the biggest problem denture patients face is slippage. When dentures don’t fit securely, they may slip or make clicking noises, leaving wearers feeling self-conscious. Some people even begin to shy away from social situations because of concerns about denture fit. Mini dental implants can change all of that. Mini implants can be used to secure dentures in place for improved comfort and hygiene. Could they be right for you? This infographic from the dentists at Kennett Dental explains everything you need to know about mini dental implants. Help spread the word about this great treatment option to denture patients everywhere by sharing this information.
Last updated 14 days ago
Flossing is an imperative part of your oral hygiene routine. Knowing how to floss correctly can ensure that your teeth and gums are as healthy as possible.
In this video, you can view proper flossing techniques. To begin each flossing session, remove approximately a foot and a half of floss from its dispenser. Next, twist the floss around your fingers, leaving a few inches of floss free to move between your teeth. Then insert the floss between two teeth and move it along the side of each tooth and under the gum line. Move to the next set of teeth with a new section of floss. Repeat this practice until you have flossed all of your teeth.
Kennett Dental wants you to have a gleaming bright and healthy smile. To learn more oral hygiene tips, call our Kennett Square practice at (484) 734-1085 and schedule an appointment.
Last updated 21 days ago
Healthy teeth can last a lifetime. When you lose a tooth due to disease or injury, though, it can bring on a host of other clinical and cosmetic problems. This is why your dentist may recommend restorative measures such as dentures or dental implants. These treatment options can capably address the following issues:
An incomplete smile can cause significant stress. Especially if you have lost a tooth in a conspicuous area such as the front of the mouth, you may find yourself covering your smile or shying away from cameras to avoid having anyone notice. A restoration can swiftly alleviate any emotional distress that a missing tooth might cause. If you opt for a dental implant, which perfectly replicates the look of a natural tooth, you can ensure that no one will ever know the difference.
Your teeth are imperative for several activities. For one, you need your teeth to aid in digestion. Your molars, in particular, are responsible for chewing your food into pieces small enough for swallowing. Your teeth also help you pronounce words. If you have a missing tooth, though, it could impact one or both of these functions. A lost molar can make chewing more difficult or even painful. A lost front tooth can cause a lisp or other speech impediment.
Oral Health Dangers
What some people may not realize is how a missing tooth can negatively impact the stability of the teeth around it. Healthy teeth support one another. When a tooth is lost, it can cause those around it to move out of place as well. Over time, nearby teeth may become so unstable that they too fall out or require extraction. With dental implants, however, you will not need to worry about potential alignment changes to your other teeth.
Kennett Dental offers several restoration options for patients in the greater Kennett Square area. By setting up a consultation at our practice, you can discuss your options for dentures or dental implants. For more information on our restoration services, call (484) 734-1085.