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How Dr. Larry Korenman & His Staff at Loveable Smiles Provide A Personal Touch in a High-Tech World

Technology is the key to making company operations faster and more accurate. Dentistry is no exception. Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles has invested in the latest dental technology that allows him and his team to see things that normally go undetected. Using the NewTom VG3 Dental CAT-scan Dr. Korenman is able to obtain limitless, 3D views including between the teeth, under the gums, in the bones and even nerve canals and sinuses can be seen. This allows Dr. K to completely diagnose and provide full treatment options.

Patients are now able to clearly see for themselves what is present as Dr. Korenman shows them in understandable terms.Dr. k 3full-size

Here’s how the staff at Loveable Smiles provides a personal & comforting touch along with all their dental technology.

  1. We will NEVER cause you pain. Korenman is dedicated to reversing the trend of miserable dental events. Dr. Korenman and his team encourage their patients to raise their “dental finger” if they are experiencing any discomfort. This is the left index finger and if you raise it, Dr. K will immediately stop work and will do any adjustments necessary to make you more comfortable.
  2. We will always answer our phone. Our dentist, Dr. Larry Korenman even calls all of his patients the evening of their procedure and he provides his cell phone number to them in case they have any issues.
  3. We have a dentist who will listen. Korenman is referred to as the “Listening Dentist.” And patients really appreciate his willingness to listen to their concerns and fears.
  4. Your time is valuable to us. We don’t over-book our schedule and we promise to see you on time.
  5. No surprises. We explain all treatments and fees for prescribed treatments so there are no surprises in the bill.
  6. Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body. At Loveable Smiles, we practice Total Health Dentistry and educate our patients on the “Mouth Body Connection.”
  7. Even if it’s been a while. If it’s been some time or even a long time since your last appointment, we want you to know that we never will scold you or make you feel guilty about that because we are just glad to see you. We are here to serve you for a healthy future.

It is our daily commitment to treat people, not just their teeth.

Loveable Smiles is the only dental office to have received the North Texas Business Ethics award from the Dallas Business Journal.

We invite you to have an enjoyable and painless dental visit at Loveable Smiles in Richardson. Please call 972-231-0585.

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Laser Away Bad Breath In The Battle of Bacteria In Dallas/Ft. Worth (Richardson)

Do you have bad breath, really bad breath? bad breath photo

It might not be the garlic or onions, coffee or alcohol.

While bad breath can be an indicator of gum disease, sometimes bad breath can be linked to the types of bacteria that dominate the back portion of your tongue.

People plagued by bad breath despite regular brushing, flossing and gargling with mouth wash could benefit from laser therapy.

At Loveable Smiles in Richardson we use our Waterlase i-Plus to painlessly and easily “rejuvenate” the surface of the tongue and eliminate your bad breath.

Bacteria & The Tongue

Some bacteria protect against halitosis, the formal name for really bad breath, while others cause the pungent odor.

One of the reasons people have found great difficulty fighting bad breath is because they don’t know how to reach the areas of the tongue where bacteria live, feed, and reproduce, undisturbed.

The back of the tongue is an ideal breeding ground for anaerobic (oxygen resistant) bacteria.

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles uses a gentle water laser to target bacteria and to eliminate them from the tongue. chronic-bad-breath

After treatment, many people don’t even have morning breath.

Relief from persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth can be can be found by making an appointment to see Dr. Korenman at Loveable Smiles in Richardson, TX at 972-231-0585.

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Are Your Dentures Making You Miserable? Learn more about implant supported dentures

Your dentures are uncomfortable.denture-pain

They just float around on your gum tissue.

Unfortunately, denture adhesives quite often don’t work as well as their commercials claim.

Your mouth is literally crippled because you can’t eat!

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson explains that the mouth really isn’t built to support dentures.

However, there is hope.

Dr. Korenman can support those dentures with implants to give them something solid to hold onto and they simply snap into place.

Dental implants supporting your dentures won’t pinch your gums or slip around.

How many implants does it take to support dentures?supported-dentures1

Bone is what holds the implant in place.

If someone has enough jaw structure to support multiple implants, we can utilize 4 – 6 implants.

Some patients have lost more of their jaw bone structure due to gum disease.

The good news is that quite often even if we can use only two implants, that is enough to anchor the denture to give patients a huge improvement in life.

Benefits of Implants Supported Dentures

With enough implant support we can frequently make dentures that do not require a palate so you get your taste back!

Additionally, you’ll be able to feel hot and cold drinks again.

Dental Implants are the best thing to happen in dentistry!

Simply stated, dental implants reconnect people with what they’ve lost. Youth. Self-esteem. Confidence. Function. Happiness. The joy of kissing!

Please call our office for a complimentary consultation to see if you are a candidate for dental implants. 972-231-0585

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles has invested in the advanced technology of the NewTom VG3 Dental CAT-scan which allows him to view an anatomically accurate 3D image of the patient.  This helps him to determine if there is enough bone for long-term function and stability, the location of nerves, and sinuses and helps determine if implants can be placed safely and predictably.

With the advances in implant dentistry now available from Loveable Smiles, you can soon be eating what you want, when you want, and where you want. Your facial muscle tone will be restored. You’ll put 20 years of life back in your smile. You’ll regain the self-confidence and quality of life you lost when you lost your teeth.

For more information, please call Loveable Smiles in Richardson at (972) 231-0585 and schedule a complimentary consultation.

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The Dangerous Domino Effect of Missing Teeth

A missing tooth has a dangerous domino effect in your mouth.man missing tooth
When natural teeth are lost the damage goes well below the surface of the gums.
• The bone that once supported and surrounded those roots starts to deteriorate painlessly.
• Your other teeth start to shift.
• If you are missing a bottom tooth, the top tooth that chews on it is going to drift down.
• The teeth on either side of a missing tooth will slowly start to lean into that gap.
• When teeth don’t line up right, they don’t have the proper stress distributions, so they are getting overworked and over-stressed.

The bad news is that you don’t feel this domino effect. Unfortunately, over time this misalignment can make it difficult to keep your teeth clean which can contribute to cavities and gum disease as well as breakdown due to the stress imbalances.
Imagine a brick archway.photo brick archway
If you take a brick out of an archway and come back in a year, you won’t be able to put that brick back in its place because everything has settled a bit.
Perhaps the archway hasn’t fallen down, but it’s certainly not going to last as long as the arch with all the bricks in place.
When you have multiple missing teeth, bone resorption occurs even faster, which causes the face to collapse. These changes can become so severe they make the person look many years older than they actually are.
An estimated 30 million American adults live with one or more missing teeth. (That’s one out of every four drivers on the road.)

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles can help with dental implants.

The best way to replace missing teeth permanently is with dental implants.

The advancements in dental implants over the years are life changing. Simply stated, dental implants reconnect people with what they’ve lost. Youth. Self-esteem. Confidence. Function. Happiness. The joy of kissing!
Dental implants look natural, produce a beautiful smile, and allow you to eat, speak and function as you did when your mouth was healthy.
Only 12% of general dentists in the US place implants. 5% of those use the most updated form of technology.

Dr. Korenman has that technology.newtom32
He has invested in NewTom VG3 Dental CAT-scan which allows Dr. Korenman to view an anatomically accurate 3D image of your mouth. It provides the most comprehensive and accurate information required to determine your bone quantity and quality for possible dental implants. If teeth have been missing for some time he can see how much bone loss has occurred and determine what type of bone grafting may be needed.
With Dental CT scanning, implant procedures can be planned in detail before any surgery takes place. This means virtually no surprises when Dr. Korenman performs surgery.
With the advances in implant dentistry now available from Loveable Smiles, you can soon be eating what you want, when you want, and where you want. Your facial muscle tone will be restored.

You’ll put 20 years of life back in your smile. You’ll regain the self-confidence and quality of life you lost when you lost your teeth.
For those who may not have adequate bone strength for implants there are other options to replace missing teeth. The first step in learning your options is to have a complete examination.
For more information, please call Loveable Smiles in Richardson at (972) 231-0585 and schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Ashamed & Toothless in Dallas – Find Help at Loveable Smiles

Poor oral health is generally associated with shame and guilt.Embarrassed Man

Can you relate to any of these terms?

Desperate

Anxious

Disgusted

Turn Away

Can you relate to any of these people and their shame?

  • A Grandmother who is desperate about her ill-fitting dentures and anxious about being exposed as toothless.
  • She loved to treat her extended family to a grand Sunday feast but never joined them at the table.
  • A man who knew people were disgusted by the condition of his mouth, and how they were reluctant to look him in the face.
  • Another man whose smile made people recoil with disgusted looks on their faces and turn away.

Dr. Korenman wants you to know that you are not alone and there is no reason for you to suffer any longer.

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson has helped hundreds of patients who have felt shame and embarrassment due to ill-fitting dentures or missing teeth.

The advancements in dental implants over the years are life changing. Simply stated, dental implants reconnect people with what they’ve lost. Youth. Self-esteem. Confidence. Function. Happiness. The joy of kissing!

Learn how your life can change for the better by bringing back your sparkle and confidence.

Please call 972-231-0585 for your complimentary Dental Implant consultation.

 

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Top 10 Benefits of Dental Implants

Having a healthy mouth can add 10 years to your life as Dr. Mayo of the Mayo Clinic has explained.

The advancements in dental implants over the years are life changing. Simply stated, dental implants reconnect people with what they’ve lost. Youth. Self-esteem. Confidence. Function. Happiness. The joy of kissing!Dental implant

Here are the Top 10 Benefits for Choosing Dental Implants

  1. An ideal option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
  2. Dental implants improve your appearance.
  3. They are permanently fixed in the mouth; so you may brush your teeth once again without having to deal with the embarrassment of removing your teeth.
  4. Allows you to return to the comfort and function associated with natural teeth.
  5. Eating is no longer restricted to softer food items; you can chew freely.
  6. Eating harder foods like apples poses no problem at all. Increased chewing ability means you can enjoy more fibrous and nutritious foods, contributing to your overall health and well-being.
  7. Dental implants can be brushed and flossed just like regular teeth.
  8. They help you speak without difficulty.
  9. You no longer need to think twice before smiling.
  10. With proper care, they can last a lifetime.

Dr. Korenman has invested in NewTom VG3 Dental CAT-scan which allows him to view an anatomically accurate 3D image of your mouth. It provides the most comprehensive and accurate information required to determine your bone quantity and quality for possible dental implants. If teeth have been missing for some time he can see how much bone loss has occurred and determine what type of bone grafting may be needed.

With Dental CT scanning, implant procedures can be planned in detail before any surgery takes place. This means virtually no surprises when Dr. Korenman performs surgery.

For more information, please call Loveable Smiles in Richardson at (972) 231-0585 and schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Missing Teeth & Bone Loss Will Age You

When teeth are lost the damage goes well below the surface of the gums.dental implant before after face structure

The bone that once supported and surrounded the roots of those teeth starts to deteriorate painlessly.

When bone resorption occurs, it causes the face to collapse. These changes can become so severe they make the person look many years older than they actually are.

The more missing teeth, the quicker and more severe the bone loss. For those missing all or most of their natural teeth, bone loss can become so severe within just a few years it can become difficult to wear removable devices such as partials and dentures. There is simply little bone left to support them.

Dental Implants: A Solid & Permanent Foundation

It’s so vital to replace the tooth root with a dental implant which becomes integrated in the bone, and thus, preserves it.

The bone forms a bond to the implants which then function as natural tooth roots – providing a solid and permanent foundation for biting and chewing.

The implants have no sensation in your mouth, you do not notice their presence at all and your mouth feels very natural and comfortable.

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles has invested in the advanced technology of a dental CAT-scan x-ray machine that provides 3-D information including whether there is enough bone for long-term function and stability, the location of nerves, and sinuses and helps determine if implants can be placed safely and predictably.
With the advances in implant dentistry now available from Loveable Smiles, you can soon be eating what you want, when you want and where you want.

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  • Your facial muscle tone will be restored.
  • You’ll put 20 years of life back in your smile.
  • You’ll regain the self-confidence and quality of life you lost when you lost your teeth.

For more information, please call Loveable Smiles in Richardson at (972) 231-0585 and schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Dental Truths and Myths: Dental Implants Don’t Usually Work and Often Fail

Quite often Dr. Korenman hears the following and very common dental myth:11002620_861074030601651_865004048774769856_n

“Dental Implants don’t work; they usually fail.”

Here are the realities of dental implants:

  • They the best thing to happen in dentistry! The advancements in dental implants over the years are life changing. Simply stated, dental implants reconnect people with what they’ve lost. Youth. Self-esteem. Confidence. Function. Happiness. The joy of kissing!
  • Dental Implants are the most predictable dental procedure with a 95% – 98% success rate.  Because implants are made of completely biologically compatible ‘bone-friendly’ titanium material, they naturally heal and integrate with the surrounding tissues. In the few failures that do occur, replacement implants are 95% – 98% successful.

Occasionally, though, dental implant failure can result from dentists and/or patients seeking a cheaper or easier method or solution.

 

Taking “shortcuts” during the diagnostic phase.

Although a two-dimensional panographic x-ray can be sufficient in many types of oral surgery, it is not preferable for planning proper dental implant placement. When placing dental implants, many things that must be considered require a three-dimensional view.

That is why Dr. Korenman has invested in the NewTom VG3 Dental CAT-scan.dental-implant graphic

Benefits of this dental CAT scan include:

  • Anatomically accurate 3D image of your mouth.
  • It provides the most comprehensive and accurate information required to determine your bone quantity and quality for possible dental implants.
  • If teeth have been missing for some time he can see how much bone loss has occurred and determine what type of bone grafting may be needed.
  • With Dental CT scanning, implant procedures can be planned in detail before any surgery takes place.
  • This means virtually no surprises when Dr. Korenman performs surgery.

Not choosing an experienced dental implant specialist.

Only 12% of general dentists in the US place implants. 5% of those use the most updated form of technology. Dr. Korenman is one of these top dentists. Dr. Korenman’s more than 30 years of experience combined with his advanced training in implant and cosmetic dentistry are important factors in his ability to produce optimal results.

The best way to replace missing teeth permanently is with dental implants.

Dental implants look natural, produce a beautiful smile, and allow you to eat, speak and function as you did when your mouth was healthy.

For more information about dental implants, please call Loveable Smiles in Richardson at (972) 231-0585 and schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Dental Truths and Myths: Dental X-rays Are Unnecessary

Quite often Dr. Korenman hears the following and very common dental myth:vg3-side

“Dental X-Rays are unnecessary and even dangerous.”

There have been more technological advances in the field of dentistry than in any other branch of medicine.

This technology in the dental world is making everything easier to diagnose and to explain that diagnosis to the patient.  Additionally, this technology provides patients with the greatest comfort as well as a pain free dental experience.

Today’s Dental CAT scans have the least amount of radiation of any Cone-Beam Computed Tomography.

The dose from a single-jaw dental CT scan is about the same as the dose a patient might receive walking to their car on a sunny Texas day.

Technology for those “unseen” spaces

Dental X-Rays are so important because when we look into our mouths, only a small portion of the surface area of our teeth and gums is visible.newtom32

The unseen surface area of our teeth and the inside of our gum pockets may actually be greater than the visible surfaces, depending on how bad the pockets are. These pockets, or spaces between the gum and teeth can range from 1/16’’ deep to over ½’’ deep, all the way around the tooth. If we added up the surface area of the unseen germ world, it would be about the size of the palm of our hand. Imagine having an infected area that big for a lifetime and not doing anything about it! Yet most people don’t even realize this hidden germ world exists.

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles has invested in the latest dental technology that allows him and his team to see things that normally go undetected. Using the NewTom VG3 Dental CAT-scan Dr. Korenman is able to obtain limitless, 3D views including between the teeth, under the gums, in the bones and even nerve canals and sinuses can be seen. This allows Dr. K to completely diagnose and provide full treatment options.

Patients are able to clearly see for themselves, visible, existing physical conditions.

We invite you to call Loveable Smiles for your dental CAT scan and Total Health Dental appointment at 972-231-0585

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Dental Truths and Myths: Silver fillings don’t need to be replaced.

Quite often Dr. Korenman hears the following and very common dental myth:dental-fillings-350x350

“Silver fillings don’t need to be replaced.”

One of the most hotly debated issues among dentists these days is whether or not old, silver amalgam fillings in the mouths of so many Americans are safe.

Silver fillings, also known as dental amalgam, are a mixture of liquid (elemental) mercury and a powdered alloy composed of silver, tin and copper. In fact, there is more mercury than any other metal so they should be called “mercury fillings” rather than “silver fillings” but who would allow mercury to be put into their body?

Primary Fears About Mercury

Many people claim mercury leeches out over time from these silver fillings – more if you drink hot liquids and chew gum or grind your teeth and they are concerned about dangerous levels of mercury vapors leading to mercury toxicity.

Some people claim that mercury has been linked to autoimmune diseases, neurological issues, chronic diseases and even mental disorders.

The FDA did a long-term study proving that amalgam is not dangerous when used as a filling in teeth. Science has proved that the mercury in fillings do not cause these diseases; however, amalgam does pose a huge problem in teeth.

The Real Danger with Silver Fillings

Teeth and fillings expand and contract at different rates.  Over many years of ingesting hot and then cold food and drink, the fillings experience expansion and contraction. The contraction creates openings between the tooth and the filling material. The expansion can contribute to the tooth cracking or worse, splitting. Dr. Korenman has even seen a large part of a tooth break off with the metal filling still completely intact.

Additionally, when you chew and your teeth come together there’s a lot of pressure and force at work, and the metal filling takes the brunt of that pressure…which can also lead to the tooth being fractured much like a log being split.

When the seal between the tooth and the filling breaks down, food particles and decay-causing bacteria work their way between the worn filling and the tooth. These bacteria cannot be removed with a toothbrush or by any other means, and decay may develop along the edge of the filling or underneath it.

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Broken filling.

The most frustrating part of all this is that it happens painlessly with very few signs of a problem. We use high magnification to detect these openings between the filling and the tooth structure and with the intraoral cameras we use, you can see this yourself on the photographs.

Technology for those “unseen” spaces

When we look into our mouths, only a small portion of the surface area of our teeth and gums is visible.

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles has invested in the latest dental technology that allows him and his team to see things that normally go undetected. Using the NewTom VG3 Dental CAT-scan Dr. Korenman is able to obtain limitless, 3D views including between the teeth, under the gums, in the bones and even nerve canals and sinuses can be seen. This allows Dr. K to completely diagnose and provide full treatment options.

Additionally, Dr. Korenman has invested in CEREC Technology which uses ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. The best thing about CEREC, is that your teeth can be restored in one visit to the dentist. Your crown is designed and milled right here in our office!  A few years ago, you had to visit the dentist 3 or 4 or even more times in order to perform teeth restoration.  The technology saves a lot of time for our patients.

We invite you to call Loveable Smiles for your dental CAT scan and Total Health Dental appointment at 972-231-0585

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