Lockport NY Dentist
Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, PLLC
Gasport, NY Dentist


Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

Tooth Replacement Options

Uh-oh! You’ve lost a tooth! After you get over the initial shock, you have an important decision to make. What to do about that unsightly gap? Deciding on the best way to deal with a missing tooth is never easy. But don’t despair - today you have lots of options for restoring your smile!

Of course, we are always here to help. So we’d like to take some time to educate you about replacement options so that you have the information necessary to make that important decision.

Full or Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures have small clasps that clip on to adjacent teeth to hold them securely in place. This is an economical ...

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Tips for Keeping Your Dentures Beautiful Every Day

Dentures Gasport NY

You’ve made the investment, and now you’re loving the way your new dentures look. They fit and feel better than you ever imagined, and you just wish you’d taken the step sooner!

But now you’re at the point where you have to start developing the habits that will keep your dentures looking great and fitting well for many years. Some of the steps below are standard and based on good old common sense. Others may not be as obvious if this is your first experience with dentures.

Brush Your Dentures Every Day

Your dentures are just like your natural teeth! They need to be brushed and rinsed every day to remove food and ...

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Please, No...Not a Root Canal!

Tooth Pain | Root Canal Gasport NY

It shouldn’t come as any surprise to you that root canals are the most feared dental procedure. What would we do without root canals and the mileage they provide for making a point about any unpleasant experience?

But are root canals really that bad? Dentistry has come a long way and we’ve seen a lot of clever and innovative advances in the last couple decades. So is it possible that root canals are the only procedure that is still in the dark ages?

Common Root Canal Myths

Myth #1:  Root Canals are Painful

No, no, no! Root canals have definitely benefitted from all the great new advances in dental treatment and techniques. If you’ve ...

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So What are Dental Implants, Anyway?

Dental Implants Lockport NY

You may have heard a lot about dental implants, and wonder what they are, how they work, and why they’re preferable to other tooth replacement methods. Since we love to keep you informed and educated about the latest goings-on, we’re going to give you the nickel tour of dental implants.

Interesting Facts about Dental Implants

It may seem like dental implants are a recent innovation, but you might be surprised to learn that an early version of dental implants were actually in use way back in ancient Egyptian times. Just in case you think that dental implants are a passing fad:

  • Dental implants have been around since the mid 1880’s, but became most ...

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What is that annoying pain in my neck?

Neck Pain | TMJ Therapy Gasport NY

If your immediate reaction was, "My boss," you're looking for a different blog post. What we’re referring to is a chronic pain or soreness in your jaw, neck, or shoulders, particularly when you wake up.

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, may be the culprit. Your teeth routinely withstand an enormous amount of pressure, and that’s what they’re designed to do. But chronic grinding and clenching creates excess stress on your teeth and can lead to abnormal wear and fracturing, among other unpleasant symptoms.

Tell Your Dentist

You are not alone - the majority of Americans grind their teeth, so don’t be surprised if your dentist knows exactly what you’re talking about. But you may ...

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“My gums bleed when I brush…is that bad?”

Bleeding gums | lockport ny dentist

You know it’s not normal for your gums to bleed when you brush, but there’s just so much going on in your life that you’ll think about it tomorrow. Of course, tomorrow never comes, and things just get worse.

Periodontal disease does not go away on its own – in fact, it is an insidious little bugger that will continue to ravage your teeth and gums until you pay attention to it. At Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, we subscribe to the ageless dental theory that a head-in-the-sand approach is never, ever effective.

Gum Disease - Everything You Always Wanted to Know

Because we know that you really do want to enjoy excellent oral ...

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My Crown is Loose - What's Going On?

fixing a loose crown | dental crowns lockport ny


Dental crowns are an indispensable part of the restorative services we offer at Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky. Crowns are versatile and can be used to provide strength and protection for your teeth or correct certain cosmetic flaws.

While properly placed dental crowns are quite durable and can last for as long as ten to twenty years with proper care, certain problems can develop over time. Crowns can become loose or even fall off for a number of reasons. If you have a crown that looks worn or is coming loose, you may wonder what’s going on. Here’s a list of common reasons why your crown may be failing:

Old, Worn ...

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