Erie's Dental Talk
By Modern Dental Group
May 19, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures

What Does It Mean to Be a Family Dentist? 

Dentistry is one dental discipline that encompasses many ways to care for patient’s teeth and gums. Dentists can choose a dental specialty, such as public health or oral and maxillofacial surgery. But there’s another option that interests the dentists and staff at Modern Dental Group very much: Family dentistry. Family Dentistry
Family dentistry is a discipline that involves caring for your entire family’s teeth. Not limited to adults, children or seniors, those who choose to practice family dentistry do it all. And they most commonly do that because they enjoy caring for entire families and ensuring each person’s teeth stay healthy for many years to come. 
Preventive care is the main focus of family dentistry. That means giving you and your family all the education, information, and routine dental care needed to prevent cavities and dental decay that could lead to tooth loss. Through services such as regular cleanings, X-rays, fluoride treatments and even dental sealants, Dr. David J. DeMarco, Dr. Casella and Dr. David James DeMarco offer services that can keep you from needing more invasive treatments, providing you keep up your end of the bargain with daily brushing and flossing. The idea behind family dentistry is that it is preferable and cheaper to prevent a dental problem than it is to treat one. 

When should I visit my family fentist? 

While most patients should visit one of our Erie offices every six months, some patients may need more frequent check-ups. This is true for patients with a history of significant dental decay and medical conditions that increase your risk for dental decay, such as diabetes. Our dentists can help determine the appropriate schedule for your dental visits. 
Of course, that does not mean that dental decay and damage will not occur. Time and heredity can make you increasingly vulnerable to these factors that jeopardize your dental health. As a family dentistry-focused practice, we offer treatments for cavities, gum disease and advanced dental decay. These services include everything from fillings to dental crowns to tooth extractions. 
These services are examples of benefits of choosing a family dentist: Variety of services. At Modern Dental Group, we offer preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry services. By offering all three, there are very few services you would have to seek an outside physician for. However, if your dental condition requires referral to an outside oral surgeon or other specialist, our office can refer you to the appropriate specialist. 
As family dentists, we’re proud to offer services that care for people of all age groups. We treasure the opportunity to care for young patients and help parents learn how to brush their first baby teeth to helping seniors preserve their smiles for many years.
To find out how you and your family can benefit from our Modern Dental Group services, please call our State Street office at (814) 456-0710 or W. 26th Street at (814) 836-1110.
By Modern Dental Group
April 28, 2014
Category: Oral Health

What Kind of Dentist Should You Look For?

That sounds like an odd question. Of course, you want a trustworthy dentist. No one wants his or her teeth to get worked on by a quack.
It’s a given you want a dentist that you can trust with the welfare of your teeth. However, that’s not the only thing you should consider. There are many factors to think about before you head off to the first dental appointment. Local Dentist
If you live in the surrounding area of Erie, you should continue reading this post. If you haven’t made a commitment to pick a dentist, you should primarily for six-month checkups.
The annual dental exam is one of the most important things you need to check off your to-do list each year.
If you think a yearly physical is important, dental checkups are just as important. You use your teeth to smile, eat and talk. To maintain function and esthetic appeal of teeth will depend on how you take care of your teeth and gums on a daily basis.
Those regular dental exams and cleanings verify whether you are keeping up with your oral hygiene regiment.

Your quest to find a great dentist- Let Us Help

If you are searching high and low for just the right dentist, check out this checklist of key factors that will make your dental experience and search the best it can be!
  • Variety of dental services
  • Experienced dentists
  • Good reviews
  • Payment options
Ask yourself what you need. Do you want general dental care? Are you looking for cosmetic treatments? You need to know what your dental needs are.

Finding the right Local dentist in Erie, PA

Our Erie dentist office works hard each day for one goal—to improve the overall oral health of the Erie community members. It’s our job to help you find the best dental care. You can put your trust in us.

What can we offer you at our dental practice?

Not everyone just needs a dental exam and professional polishing. There needs to be other treatments available.
At Modern Dental Group, we provide services in varying fields, such as cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry. From teeth whitening to dental implants, we got out patients covered.
Our dentists improve their skills and knowledge by attending continuing education courses. They dedicate their time to understanding the changes related to dental techniques, protocol and equipment.

Looking for a dentist in Erie?

Here we are!  If you want to get a feel for us, continue looking through our website. Or you can call our office at (814) 456-0710.
By Modern Dental Group
October 23, 2013
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Smile! It’s Picture Time

The crisp air is settling in, and the countdown to the holidays has begun. For some people, it’s a time to eat delicious holiday comfort food: turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing, among others. Before you think about wrapping presents or making a grocery list, think about those holiday pictures. Some people love holiday pictures, but a few might try to sneak away at the last second. Whatever the case, you want to have a bright smile. dentistry erie pa

Dental Teeth Whitening

If you live in the surrounding area of Erie, PA, dental whitening is a simple task you can check off your to-do list. Don’t fuss over sticky and messy whitening strips/trays that you bought from the store. Play it smart. Let the Modern Dental Group take care of your dental whitening in Erie, PA.
Let the Professionals Handle It
Professional teeth whitening promises better results than over-the-counter products, so your teeth look whiter and picture perfect for that family photo. Drs. Shawn Casella, David DeMarco and David James DeMarco can monitor the procedure, so you won’t leave the dental office with a frown.
To schedule an appointment with Modern Dental Group, call (814) 456-0710 or visit our appointment page by clicking here.   

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Missing Teeth? Dental Implants in Erie Offer a Permanent Solution

If you are one of the 100 million individuals that are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants in Erie from Dr. Shawn Casella, Dr. David John Demarco and Dr. David James Demarco may be the solution for you. Dental implants offer comfort and stability, and can restore your smile back to its natural function and appearance. Better yet, nobody will know you have dental implants, as they will only see your beautiful smile. 

What can I expect with Dental Implants?

While each case is different, for many of our patients in Erie, the implant procedure involves two phases, starting with the surgical implant insertion. During this first procedure, Dr. Shawn Casella, Dr. David John Demarco and Dr. David James Demarco, your cosmetic dentists in Erie, surgically places the implants into your jawbone, taking the place of your missing tooth root. Over the course of three to six months, the implants are left to attach themselves to the bone, creating a solid and stable foundation for the replacement teeth. 
The second phase of the procedure involves attaching the newly created teeth to the anchored dental implant. Finally, your dentist will make a crown, which is attached to the implant post. Your new, restored smile will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. 

Benefits of Dental Implants

Since implants are securely attached, you gain confidence to eat what you like, speak clearly and gain freedom from embarrassment. Other benefits of implants include:
  • Improved Appearance
  • Improved Comfort
  • Improved Health
  • Durability
  • Convenience
If you’ve lost one or more of your natural teeth, it’s possible to continue to live confidently with dental implants in Erie from Dr. Shawn Casella, Dr. David John Demarco and Dr. David James Demarco. They look and feel exactly like your natural teeth, and unlike conventional restoration solutions, implants can last a lifetime. For more information on dental implants in Erie, contact Modern Dental Group at (814) 456-0710.

Are you, or someone you know missing teeth, and are searching for a permanent solution?  Find out how we can help you by sharing your story.


Veneers & Dental Implants in Erie

You have probably noticed that most actors and people in the public eye have perfectly white and straight teeth. These people do not have perfect pearly whites by accident. Here at Modern Dental Group, Drs. David J. DeMarco, David James DeMarco, and Shawn Casella, help our patients obtain the smile they deserve. Just because you are not on TV, does not mean you don’t deserve a Hollywood smile! With the help of Erie dental implants and veneers, you can achieve the results you have always desired. 

Erie, PA Dental Implants

A cosmetic method that you may try to pursue is to have Drs.  DeMarco, Casella, or DeMarco dentists in Erie, attach a set of dental veneers to your teeth. Veneers are thin custom-fitted shells of tooth colored material that are attached to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. To attach porcelain veneers in Erie, one of our doctors will have to anesthetize your teeth and remove about ½ millimeter of enamel from the front of your teeth. This will allow for your veneers to fit comfortably in your mouth. Dr. Casella will then take impressions to create veneers that will fit perfectly to your mouth. Once they are installed, your teeth will be both brighter and straighter and no one will be able to tell that they are anything but 100 percent natural. 

For functionality as well as cosmetic appeal, there are dental implants in Erie. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. The procedure is a multi-step process that involves placing metal anchors into the bone of the jaw, allowing the anchor and bone to fuse, placing an extension in the anchor, and fixing a prosthetic tooth, or crown, on the extension. Aesthetically, dental implants look and feel just like your natural teeth and can help you achieve a beautiful, natural smile. With implants, your smile will look better than ever and that means restored confidence. Replacing your missing teeth is much more than an attractive smile, however. When you replace missing teeth, you are also improving your overall quality of life. 

Veneers, Erie, PA

Tooth loss often makes eating and speaking difficult. And missing teeth can lead to bone loss and deterioration of your jaw and facial structure.  Durable implants function just like your natural teeth, which mean patients can eat, talk and continue regular oral hygiene as normal.   


For more information on Porcelain Venners and Dental Implats in the Erie, PA area call Modern Dental Group at (814) 456-0710 or (814) 836-1110!

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