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By Matyas & Matyas
March 04, 2022
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentist  

When you have a large family, ensuring that each member gets proper dental care each year can be complicated. The best thing to do is choose one dentist who can treat the whole family—that includes young toddlers and seasoned seniors. Having one dentist will make it much easier for you to keep up with regular checkups for everyone so that your family can maintain a legacy of good dental hygiene. You’ll find a trusted, reliable family dentist with Dr. Thomas Matyas at Matyas & Matyas in New London, CT.

Regular Dental Visits for the Whole Family

The American Dental Association recommends twice-yearly dental appointments for professional cleanings and checkups. When you have a large family, it’s best to schedule those appointments around the same time and at the same place. Pick months that will likely be most convenient for your schedule and that of your children. For instance, the summertime is usually a good time for kids, and the few weeks before the holidays may also be most convenient.

What Your Family Dentist Can Do

A family dentist can offer you more than just clean teeth. Besides professional cleanings, here are a few other treatments available:

- Crowns, veneers, and inlays for restorative and cosmetic improvements.

- Root canal treatments for cavities.

- Fluoride treatment.

-And more!

Benefits of One Dentist

It’s a blessing to have one dentist that you can trust for all of your family's dental needs. Here are a few specific benefits to think about:

- Your children have a better chance of becoming comfortable with going to the dentist, as they get familiar with one provider over the years.

- In some cases, you can schedule joint or family appointments.

- After just one call, you can get everyone scheduled in for bi-yearly visits.

Your "One and Only" Dentist

Dr. Matyas at Matyas & Matyas in New London, CT, is a family dentist who is committed to caring for the entire family. Find out why you should choose them to be your “one and only.” Call (860) 443-4199 today to schedule an appointment.

By Matyas & Matyas
June 11, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants could be right for you if you are ready to restore your smile following tooth loss or extraction. Dental implants are a long-term solution for securely replacing missing teeth. Dr. Thomas Matyas, Dr. Janellen Gold Matyas, and Dr. Teresa Matyas, the skilled dentists at Matyas & Matyas in New London, CT, place dental implants and can determine if you are a candidate for this tooth-replacement option.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants function similarly to the roots of teeth by anchoring replacement teeth in place. They can be used to secure crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures, making dental implants extremely versatile. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or several teeth, dental implants are an excellent method for restoring your smile.

Dental implants are small metal posts made from titanium, a hypoallergenic and biocompatible metal. They are inserted directly into the jawbone and naturally bond with the bone tissue over time. This is why dental implants are such a secure method for restoring your smile. Since dental implants become permanently fused with the bone, tooth restorations will not come loose or shift out of place.

Candidates for Dental Implants

Dental implants are an exciting tooth-replacement solution but are not necessarily right for everyone. Since dental implants are inserted directly into the jawbone, it is essential to have enough bone tissue to support them. Unfortunately, bone loss is a common side effect of tooth loss as the body naturally reabsorbs bone tissue that is no longer supporting teeth. The experienced dentists at our office in New London, CT, can determine if dental implants are an option for you.

Benefits of Dental Implants

There are numerous benefits to enjoy with dental implants. Not only do they restore beauty and function to your smile, but they also reduce many of the unwanted side effects that accompany tooth loss. Some primary benefits of dental implants include:

  • Restoring your smile by replacing missing teeth
  • Restoring biting and chewing functions
  • Eliminating excess strain on remaining teeth that were compensating for missing ones
  • Preventing teeth from shifting out of place by filling in the gaps caused by tooth loss
  • Reducing facial drooping and sagging by providing support for facial muscles
  • Preventing the body from reabsorbing bone tissue
  • Improving speech affected by gaps in the smile

Dental implants could be the right tooth-replacement solution for you. Our dental team can determine if you are a candidate. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Matyas, Dr. Gold Matyas, and Dr. Matyas to learn more about restoring your smile with dental implants by calling Matyas & Matyas in New London, CT, at (860) 443-4199.

By Matyas & Matyas
September 08, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentist  

When Should I See a Family Dentist?

Visiting different dentists to accommodate the needs of your family members takes up more of your precious time that you can afford. Seeing a family dentist can put an end to this and ensure that all your family is getting the same high quality of dental care. Dr. Thomas Matyas and Dr. Janellen Gold Matyas are at New London’s Matyas & Matyas, they are accepting new patients.

The Benefits of a Family Dentist

New London dental patients enjoy the following benefits from having a family dentist:

  • Simplified dental care: Because a family dentist is qualified to treat all your family members, whatever their age, you can schedule all your regular cleanings and checkups at the same place. It also gives your children the opportunity to stay with the same dentist as they grow to adulthood.
  • A wide range of services: Drs. Matyas offer many different services for patients of all ages, including cleaning, restorations, implants, and cosmetic procedures. So, you can rest assured that all your family members will be getting the treatment they need.
  • Developing a personal relationship: The more time you and your family are with Drs. Matyas, the stronger your relationship will grow. You and your children will feel comfortable going to the dentist, knowing you are getting quality care. Even your youngest children will not have any qualms about dental visits.
  • Maintaining your dental history: When you and your family all share the same dentist, all your dental history remains in one place, so it’s easy to check your records.

Set a good example for your children by letting them see you in the dentist’s chair. This way they will understand the importance of maintaining a good oral hygiene routine.

If you are looking for family dentistry specialists in New London, call Drs. Thomas Matyas, Janellen Gold Matyas, and Teresa Matyas at (860) 443-4199 to schedule an appointment.

By Matyas & Matyas
June 05, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Tooth Loss  

The Negative Effects of Tooth Loss

If you lose one or more of your teeth, this can have a wide range of negative effects including difficulty eating and speaking and decreasing your confidence. If you have experienced tooth loss, the best thing to do is to replace missing teeth with dental implants.

Drs. Thomas, Janellen, and Teresa Matyas are dental specialists at Matyas & Matyas in New London, CT, they can help you avoid the negative effects of tooth loss with dental implants.

Causes of Tooth Loss

Tooth loss can be caused by:

  • Inadequate dental hygiene: can cause a build-up of plaque and tartar resulting in tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Grinding your teeth: can chip, crack or wear down teeth, loosening them and causing tooth loss.
  • Smoking: over time, smoking can lead to periodontal disease, which causes tooth loss.

Dental Implants: The Best Solution for Tooth Loss

Dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth because once in place, they are permanent. Your dentist can surgically insert a titanium post into your gum where your tooth used to be. Over a few months, your jawbone will grow around the post, fixing it in place. This provides a firm foundation for a prosthetic tooth to be attached. If you take care of dental implants as you would your natural teeth, they can last a lifetime.

If you live in or around New London and you want to find out more about dental implants, call Matyas & Matyas on (860) 443-4199 today.

By Matyas & Matyas
December 04, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentist  

Would you like to receive competent and caring dental services from a family practice which treats you as one of its very own? At Matyas & Matyas in New London, CT family dentistry is what we do, and they are a family themselves! Dr. Thomas Matyas, Dr. Janellen Matyas and Dr. Teresa Matyas offer preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry in their practice.

Why family dentistry?

A family dentist focuses on providing a wide range of services to meet the needs of all members of the family--from toddlers to senior adults. Comfort, competency and convenience are hallmarks of Matyas & Matyas family dental care.

What you can expect

At Matyas and Matyas in New London, expect your family dental team to greet you warmly, to get to know you and your family members well and to respect your busy schedule. You'll receive you care on time, in a bright and cheerful treatment room equipped with today's best diagnostic and treatment tools. And, of course, if you encounter a dental emergency, someone is always available to answer your pressing need and get you into the office as soon as possible.

If you are a bit apprehensive about going to the dentist, rest assured that our dentists will put you at ease. Plus, the team works well with children, making dental visits a fun experience and patient teaching...easy and understandable.

The American Dental Association recommends your child see the family dentist twice a year. As your children grow into their teen years and beyond, they can keep coming to Matyas & Matyas. There's no need to change providers as your family matures.

Finally, as with all well-focused dentists, Matyas & Matyas keeps practice skills up to date. Whether your family needs simple cleanings and check-ups (with digital X-rays), dental implants, dentures, tooth-colored fillings, teeth whitening, crowns, bridges or extensive makeovers, your family dentist can provide them all in one location.

Come see us

At Matyas & Matyas, we'll partner with you to keep your smiles healthy, attractive and long-lasting. If it's time for your family's six-month cleanings and examinations, please call us at (860) 443-4199 to arrange appointments perfect for your busy schedules.

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