Thursday, December 28, 2017

Dental Implants

We still use many kinds of restorations at Great Hollywood Smiles, but it’s undeniable that the ability to replace individual teeth with implants has revolutionized the dental field. There was a time when older patients were commonly fitted with dentures if they experienced periodontal decay and were treated for most of their lives as if their teeth would inevitably be extracted. But that’s no longer the case. While dentures may be the best solution for some patients, the advancement of endosteal implants means that dentists no longer have to remove healthy teeth to make room for a denture, sparing the patient’s jawbone and facial structure along with the teeth.
There’s much more to teeth than the crown, which is the part you see above the gum line. The root of the tooth is anchored in the jawbone, but it also provides the jawbone with stability. Think of how trees hold soil in place, and you’ll have an idea of what teeth do for the skull. When a tooth is lost, the jawbone dissolves, and for a tooth to be replaced there must be enough bone for the root to fuse to. Sometimes, when there isn’t enough bone structure left for an implant, Dr. Peretz and Associates graft new material onto the jawbone in a separate operation which takes place about nine months before the implant can be inserted.
The actual implant is a titanium screw or post, which makes an incision into the gum to place. It will take several months for the implant to fuse with the jawbone. During this time, the patient will wear a temporary crown to fill the gap between the teeth and protect the surgical site. At the return visit, we will screw an abutment to the implant, and make a mold of the patient’s mouth which will be used to manufacture an artificial crown. The porcelain construction material complements the titanium base to make a very strong and aesthetically pleasing restoration.
Placing the crown is the probably the easiest part of the restoration for the patient. Usually, only local numbing is required. Implants have a very high success rate and can last for more than ten years with the same care used for natural teeth. Patients are able to regain the full use of their mouths, and best of all, the implants can help restore the bone structure around the mouth, as well.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Weight Control Management

Weight Control Management - With a Dentist's Help
When you think of a dentist, you think of care for your teeth. But there is one dentist who offers weight loss counseling. Hollywood, FL dentist Dr. David Peretz uses the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol. This method - backed by a decade of success - involves four phases, all which include one-on-one coaching. You will learn how and why your body gains weight and how you can keep your weight at a manageable level.

What is the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol?
Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol is a type of weight loss management system that helps you lose the pounds for good. End the yo-yo dieting for good with this medically developed weight loss plan. This plan consists of four phases and has a beginning, middle, and end. The first two phases focus on weight loss. You continue on Phase 1 and 2 until you reach your goal. The next two phases focus on education. You learn about eating habits and lifestyle choices that cause you to gain or lose weight. With this knowledge, you'll be able to balance your weight.

Lose the Weight and Keep it Off for Good
With weight control management, you're taking the first step toward a healthier you. You'll look and feel great. With help from your personal coach, you will receive the nutritional advice and guidance you need to make lifelong changes. To learn more about the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol, contact Hollywood, FL dentist Dr. David Peretz at (954) 981-4500.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


If you have ever wanted to get a straighter smile and didn’t and didn’t want to deal with traditional metal braces, Invisalign might be right for you. This type of braces gives the individual the ability to straighten their teeth while not having to reveal that they are doing so to everyone. Professionals such as Dr. David Peretz and Dr. Harvey Peretz of Great Hollywood Smiles in Hollywood, FL can help you to decide if Invisalign are the right choice for your dental situation.

Why Choose Invisalign?
Invisalign are virtually invisible unless they are being searched for. In addition to looking great they also have many benefits over traditional metal braces. With Invisalign you can eat what you want by taking them out of your mouth. Being able to remove them also means that you can easily clean your natural teeth, and floss regularly. This will keep your teeth in good condition throughout the process. They also don’t require as many adjustments making them less uncomfortable than traditional braces. The Invisalign do not need to be on for as long as the traditional braces in most cases. This means having the straight teeth that you want faster.

Getting the straight teeth that you want does not have to painful or obvious. You can get what you need without having to sacrifice your favorite foods and dealing with frequent adjustments. Contact our office today to go over the many options that you have for straight teeth. Call us at (954) 981-4500 for an appointment today. We look forward to helping you get the smile that you want.