Monday, March 12th, 2018National Dentist's Day is celebrated every March to highlight the hard work your dentist does to help keep your smile healthy! Chester Springs dentist Dr. Jason Petkevis is committed to providing the highest standard of dental care to each of his patients to ensure their teeth are strong and healthy. Dr. Petkevis takes the time to address your needs and create a treatment plan that will help promote long-lasting, stable results. In this post, we would like to share what some of our patients are saying about their visit to Dental Distinction in Chester Springs, PA.
Patient TestimonialsDr. Petkevis and our dental care team strive to provide an environment where patients feel safe, comfortable and well-informed. We take our time to address your dental needs and work with you to find the ideal solution for your smile.
I have spent many years looking for a dentist that I felt I could trust. After trying many in the area, I came across Dental Distinction and it couldn't have been better timing. I required several appointments over the span of a month and a half and every appointment went seamlessly. The office staff is great and Dr. Petkevis is very thorough in his explanations. The office itself offers many perks such as tv and massaging chairs to add comfort. I highly recommend Dental Distinction. - Theresa A. I have always had a great experience at Dental Distinction. The office provides a comfortable atmosphere with friendly staff who make a considerable effort to work with my schedule. Dr. Petkevis is very professional but has a relaxed demeanor and is always up to date with the latest trends in dentistry. He is also very thorough, as he considers broader health issues associated with dental hygiene and goes above and beyond what I have experienced at other dental offices. - Antonio S. Dr. Petkevis and the staff at Dental Distinctions are top notch! Extremely professional and friendly. Dr. Petkevis always explain my options in advance and walks me through each procedure. The office is very clean and a relaxing environment. Highly recommended practice! Sara S.
Schedule An AppointmentAt Dental Distinction, we understand that dentistry isn't a one size fits all industry. We work with each patient to create personalized solutions that address the aesthetic, function, and health of your natural smile. Dr. Petkevis and our dental care team are committed to helping each of our patients improve the health of their smile. If you would like to explore your options or schedule an appointment, contact Dental Distinction in Chester Springs, PA.
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Tuesday, February 27th, 2018Cosmetic dentist Dr. Jason Petkevis offers custom-made porcelain veneers in Chester Springs, PA. Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, translucent shells that cover the front and sides of the teeth. Porcelain veneers can be used to correct gapped teeth, discolored teeth, damaged teeth, and small misalignment issues. Dr. Petkevis will examine your teeth to determine if porcelain veneers are the right cosmetic solution for you. Dr. Petkevis also offers lumineers and composite resin veneers.
What To Expect: Porcelain VeneersDuring your consultation, Dr. Petkevis will discuss your dental goals and thoroughly examine your teeth to determine if dental veneers are right for you. Receiving dental veneers usually requires 2-3 visits to our Chester Springs dental office. Dr. Petkevis will begin by removing a small amount of tooth enamel from the teeth. He will then take impressions of your teeth to create your custom dental veneers. Once the impressions are made, they are sent to a lab for fabrication. Creating dental veneers may take anywhere from 2-3 weeks so Dr. Petkevis may fit you for temporary veneers during the waiting period. Once you dental veneers are completed, Dr. Petkevis will carefully attach them to the front and sides of the teeth and check the quality and fit. Dental veneers can be a natural looking, long-lasting solution to a wide range of dental issues. If you don't want to commit to dental veneers, dental bonding may also give you the results you desire. Visit our Chester Springs dental office to explore your options. Dr. Petkevis can work with you to create a treatment plan that is right for you.
Schedule An AppointmentDental veneers can give you the smile makeover you've been dreaming of. As a highly trained dentist, Dr. Petkevis takes his time to craft beautiful, long lasting smiles. If you want to see if dental veneers are right for you, you can visit our Chester Springs dental office. Patients can call our office to set up an appointment or schedule an appointment online.
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Monday, January 8th, 2018Finding the right solution to treat gum disease can be beneficial for your oral health as well as your overall health. Gum disease can wreak havoc on your oral health and cause advanced dental problems in the future. In advanced cases, gum disease can cause deep pockets to form on the gum line which may result in shifting teeth, and eventually tooth loss. At Dental Distinction in Chester Springs, PA, general dentist Dr. Jason Petkevis offers complete, advanced dental care for patients with gum disease. Catching gum disease early allows patients to have a wider range of treatment options and also may minimize the chance of needing invasive treatment. If you are experiencing any signs of gum disease, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Petkevis. Patients can contact our Chester Springs dental office or schedule an appointment online.
Signs of Gum DiseaseThe signs of gum disease vary from patient to patient. Some patients may experience minimal symptoms, while another patient may experience the majority of the symptoms. During your visit, Dr. Petkevis will examine your gums, you can disclose any symptoms you may be experiencing, and you can also ask any question you have regarding your oral health. Symptoms of Gum Disease:
- Swollen or irritated gums
- Bad breath
- A toothache
- Bleeding gums
- Mouth sores
- Red, or discolored gums
- Shifting, or lose teeth
- Missing teeth
Treatment Options For Gum DiseaseDr. Petkevis offers a wide range of periodontal therapy services to treat patients with early and advanced stages of gum disease. Dr. Petkevis will examine your smile and determine which treatment best suits your needs.
- Scaling and root planing
- Antibacterial mouthwash
- Laser Dentistry
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Tuesday, December 12th, 2017Everyone has habits, but did you know some of those habits could be harming your teeth? In dentistry, our goal is to help protect your teeth and prevent the development of complex dental problems in the future. Restorative dentist Dr. Jason Petkevis has years of experience correcting teeth that have been damaged due to bad habits. As one of the leading dentists in the Philadelphia area, Dr. Petkevis is committed to helping patients achieve a healthier smile. Dr. Petkevis works with each patient to address any dental concern and provides a treatment that is right for them.
Habits That Can Damage Your Teeth
- Biting Your Nails: Nail biting can put pressure on your teeth and even wear them down over time. In advanced cases, nail-biting may lead to crack or chipped teeth.
- Incorrectly Brushing Your Teeth: We know that brushing is great for your teeth. Brushing helps remove harmful bacteria in the mouth that can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. However, if you are incorrectly brushing your teeth, you can cause damage to your teeth and gums.
- Teeth Grinding: Teeth grinding can put pressure on the teeth, causing cracked or chipped teeth in the process. Teeth grinding can even cause symptoms like headaches, jaw pain, and shifting teeth. Teeth grinding can seriously affect the function of the jaw, so it is important that you visit our Chester Springs dental office for a comprehensive exam.
- Using the teeth as a tool: Using your teeth to open cans or packages can damage your teeth in the long run. Using your teeth as a tool can lead to fractures, cracks, or chips in the enamel.
Schedule An AppointmentBeing aware of these habits can help keep your teeth protected. Also, scheduling routine preventive care exams can help Dr. Petkevis find any signs of teeth damage and provide a treatment plan to improve your smile. If you need schedule an appointment, patients can contact our Chester Springs dentist office or schedule an appointment online.
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Wednesday, November 29th, 2017Chipped, cracked, and fractured teeth can happen to anyone at any age. Patients may experience tooth damage due to poor oral hygiene, trauma, and age. No matter the reason, cosmetic dentist Dr. Jason Petkevis offers solutions for patients with damaged teeth. In order to treat your smile effectively, it is important to understand what caused your tooth damage. Dr. Petkevis performs a comprehensive exam to determine if any underlying problems have to lead to chips, fractures, or cracks in the teeth. If treatment is needed, Dr. Petkevis will work with you to plan out a treatment that works for you. Damaged teeth may lead to:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Tooth decay
- Pain or discomfort
- Tooth loss
Solutions for Damaged TeethFinding a solution for your damaged teeth can prevent a more complex dental problem from developing. When finding the ideal solution for your needs, Dr. Petkevis take into account your dental goals, your concerns, your overall oral health, and your lifestyle. To repair damaged teeth, Our Chester Springs dental office offers dental bonding and dental crowns.
- Dental Bonding: Dental bonding helps seal out tooth decay. The bonding material can be molded, shaped, and color match to resemble your natural teeth. Dental bonding can be an ideal solution for patients with minor chips and cracks.
- Dental Crown. Dental crowns are usually made of porcelain for their durable and able to resemble your natural teeth. A dental crown acts as a cap that fits securely on the tooth.
Visit Our Chester Springs Dental OfficeWe offer a range of dental services to improve the quality of your smile. If you are suffering from damage teeth, schedule an appointment with cosmetic dentists Dr. Petkevis. Patients can contact our Chester Springs dental office to schedule an appointment.
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Thursday, October 19th, 2017Cosmetic Dentistry can be used to restore beauty back into your smile. If you have experienced discoloration, chipped teeth, gapped teeth, gummy smile, or misshapen teeth, you may benefit from a cosmetic dentistry service. At Dental Distinction, Chester Springs cosmetic dentist Dr. Jason Petkevis, DMD skillfully crafts beautiful smiles for patients who may suffer from a range of dental concerns. Dr. Petkevis specializes in identifying and treating complex dental problems, as well as addressing cosmetic dentistry problems. At Dental Distinction, it is imperative that we treat any underlying dental issues before performing any cosmetic dentistry treatments. In order for your cosmetic dentistry treatment to give you long-lasting noticeable results, you must first have a strong, healthy foundation. Dr. Petkevis will work with you to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Chester Springs, PADr. Petkevis dedicates the time to address your dental goals and concerns before deciding which cosmetic treatment is ideal for your smile. During your consultation. Dr. Petkevis will perform a comprehensive exam to determine the state of your oral health. With the comprehensive exam, Dr. Petkevis is able to determine if you may benefit from a restorative or general dentistry service before undergoing a cosmetic treatment. Our goal is to provide patients with a long-lasting, functional, aesthetically pleasing smile. Cosmetic Dentistry Services:
Schedule A ConsultationAt Dental Distinction, we listen to your needs and create a treatment plan that will improve the function and beauty of your smile. Dr. Petkevis has extensive training in creating fully functional, comfortable smiles. If you would like to explore your cosmetic dentistry options, visit our Chester Springs, PA dentist office. We encourage patients to call our office to schedule an appointment or schedule an appointment online.
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Thursday, September 28th, 2017Have you been experiencing persistent bad breath? You may have developed halitosis. Halitosis is often linked to poor oral hygiene, but in other cases, halitosis can be an indicator of a more complex dental problem. During a visit to Chester Springs Dentistry, general dentist Dr. Jason Petkevis will perform a comprehensive exam to determine the cause of your halitosis. Depending on the cause, Dr. Petkevis can offer a range of services to help improve your smile. If you haven't visited the dentist for a comprehensive exam, visit Chester Springs Dentistry. Dr. Petkevis offers compassionate, patient-focused dental care and will work with you to get you the dental treatment you need. We offer a wider range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments to help restore health and function back to your smile. Contact our Chester Springs, PA dental office and schedule an appointment.
HalitosisDiscovering what is causing your halitosis is the best way to find a dental treatment specific to your needs. In the meantime, patients can improve their oral hygiene routine. Try brushing your teeth for two minutes a day at least twice a day. Also, try incorporating flossing into your routine. Flossing can help remove debris that is hiding between the teeth. Look for products with an ADA approved stamps like certain types of fluoride rinse and toothpaste. Once you visit Dr. Petkevis, he can instruct you on what steps you need to take to maintain a healthy smile. Possible Causes of Halitosis:
- Gum Disease: Once gum disease develops, they become sensitive, irritated, and full of bacteria. The bacteria that develops in the pockets of your gums can cause your teeth to shift, tooth sensitivity, toothache, bleeding gums, and halitosis. It is important that patients visit our Chester Springs, PA dental office to receive a thorough examination of their teeth, mouth, and gums. Most patients do not realize they have gum disease until they visit the dentist.
- Dry Mouth: When the mouth isn't producing the necessary amount of saliva, it can cause dry mouth. Dry mouth may be caused by dehydration, illness, smoking, and certain kinds of medication. Progressive dry mouth may leave you more susceptible to tooth decay, cavities, and even gum disease. It is important to stay hydrated and visit your dentist or doctor to determine if your dry mouth is caused by a more serious problem.
- Tooth Decay/ Cavities: If tooth decay is left untreated, it can cause halitosis, tooth loss, and infection. Regular checkups with Dr. Petvekis and practicing an excellent oral hygiene routine can minimize your chance of developing tooth decay and cavities.
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Wednesday, August 30th, 2017Hiding your smile because of missing teeth can be tiresome and challenging. However, there are plenty of tooth replacement options to help restore your beautiful smile. Chester Springs, PA dentist Dr. Jason Petkevis offers a wide range of tooth replacement options, including dental implants. Dental implants can be a convenient, sustainable solution for your missing teeth. As an active member of the International Congress of Implantologists, Dr. Petkevis dedicates hours of continuous training and education to stay up to date on the current techniques and advancements in dental implant dentistry. Dr. Petkevis is specially trained to perform both the surgical and restoration aspects of the dental implant procedure. He will work with you to help create a natural looking, functional smile for patients who are missing one or more teeth.
Dental ImplantsDental implants are a small, titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. They can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dr. Petkevis will consider the position and number of missing teeth perform suggesting a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture as your final restoration. Dr. Petkevis will also determine if dental implants are right for you. To receive dental implants, patients may need to have an adequate amount of healthy bone structure to be an ideal candidate for the dental implant procedure. However, if you are not an ideal candidate for dental implants, Dr. Petkevis offers a wide range of tooth replacement options. Dr. Petkevis will work with you to determine the best choice for your smile.
Types of Dental Implants
- Single tooth implants: Single tooth dental implants are usually capped off with a dental crown. Dental crowns can be color matched to blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
- Multiple tooth implant: If you are missing several consecutive teeth, Dr. Petkevis can use dental implants to secure a bridge to restore your smile.
- All On Four: For patients missing a full set of either the top or bottom arch of teeth, All-on-Four can replace a full mouth of teeth. Using as few as four strategically placed dental implants, Dr. Petkevis can secure a denture.
The Process: Dental ImplantsDr. Petkevis will begin by surgically attaching the dental implant into the jawbone. It typically takes anywhere from 3-6 months for the dental implant to integrate into the jawbone. In some cases, Dr. Petkevis can attach a restoration all in the same day. In other cases, Patients will be given a temporary restoration while their dental implants heal. Once the healing process is completed, Dr. Petkevis will securely attach a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture as your final restoration. In the case of a single missing tooth, Dr. Petkevis will use a dental crown. For two or more missing teeth, he may use a dental bridge or denture.
Visit Chester Springs DentistryRestorative dentist, Dr. Petkevis offers a full range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services at Chester Springs Dentistry in Chester Springs, OH. He will work with you to provide a personalized treatment plan to help improve your smile. If you are looking for an experienced dentist, schedule a visit with Dr. Petkevis. Patients can schedule an appointment online or call 610.400.1459
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017During your teen and early adulthood years, you may begin to notice the development of your wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth are often the last teeth in your upper and lower jaw to develop. During development, patients may feel a pressure in their jaw or nothing at all. It is important to get your teeth checked regularly to make sure your wisdom teeth are developing properly.General dentist Dr. Jason Petkevis of Chester Springs Dentistry has years of experience dealing with wisdom teeth and is committed to helping you maintain a healthy smile. When wisdom teeth come in properly then they usually don't pose any risk. However, if they are misaligned they can cause a number of dental issues for the patient and may need to be properly removed. Dr. Petkevis will work with you to develop the best plan of action.
Wisdom TeethDepending on the way your wisdom emerge, they may need to be removed to ensure the quality and health of the rest of your teeth isn't compromised. When wisdom teeth come in properly, they can help aid activities like chewing harder foods. However, most times, wisdom teeth don't develop properly. Dr. Petkevis can thoroughly examine your teeth during a routine preventive care exam to determine whether or not you will need your wisdom teeth removed. Cause for wisdom teeth removal:
- Wisdom teeth don't emerge properly
- Causing over crowding in the mouth
- Excessive tenderness and swelling at wisdom teeth site
- Teeth Damage
- Tooth Decay
Schedule An AppointmentTo learn more about your options about wisdom teeth, visit our Chester Springs, PA dental office. Dr. Petkevis is an experienced dentist who is committed to providing comprehensive, personalized dental care. You can schedule an appointment online or call 610.400.1459
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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017Preventative dental care is important to your oral health in the long run. Avoiding complex dental issue is just one of the benefits of learning the importance of maintaining a healthy, bright smile. Chester Springs dentist Dr. Jason Petkevis, DMD believes that patients should be equipped with the tools to take charge of their oral health. At Chester Springs Dentistry, we offer a variety of cosmetic and restorative treatments for patients looking to improve their oral health.
Preventative Dental Care In Chester Springs, PADr. Petkevis highly encourages patients to visit our Chester Springs dental office biannual for a comprehensive exam. A comprehensive exam allows Dr. Petkevis to check your teeth for any signs of dysfunction. With information from the comprehensive exam, Dr. Petkevis will develop a plan based on your oral health needs. Our Comprehensive Exam Includes:
- Dental x-rays
- Periodontal screening (for gum disease)
- Dental caries (cavities) screening
- Oral cancer screening
- Review of medical history
- Cosmetic dental evaluation
- TMJ exam
- Occlusal (bite) analysis
- Catches complex dental issues or dental dysfunction
- Helps remove plaque buildup and debris
- Helps avoid complex dental treatment
- improves your overall oral health
Schedule An AppointmentIf you are looking for an expereinced dental professional in Chester springs, Schedule an appointment with Dr. Jason Petkevis, DMD. At Chester Springs Dentistry, we value each of our patients and want them to experience patient focused, personalized dental care. Come visit our Chester Springs, PA dental office, feel free to schedule an appointment online or give us a call 610.400.1459
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