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Missing Teeth No Longer Stand in the Way of a Beautiful Smile

Dawn Polasky In the News

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

Major breakthroughs in dentistry have been made throughout the years, but, arguably, the most exciting and important advancement has been in dental implants. “The technology allows virtually anyone today to have an easy care smile,” says Dawn Polasky, DDS an expert in the field of cosmetic dentistry, who specializes in dental implants.

“I love what I do – I give people their dream smiles,” says Polasky, beaming. “I have an amazing staff and I work alongside my brother, Steven, who is a state of the art dentist. We both love what we do and our patients love it even more.”

People recognize the importance of making a good first impression and how an attractive smile adds to that. Dental implants have revolutionized the way patients enhance and perfect their smiles, improving their looks and the way others view them. Sharon Baron, a patient of Dr. Polasky, agrees. “People keep telling me I look younger now. Probably because I’m smiling more” Baron laughs.

According to Polasky, dental implants can repair a damaged smile, but also restore the ability to eat correctly and speak without difficulty. She says that patients say goodbye to removable dentures that can dislodge while eating, Polasky knows that dental implants look and function exactly like a patient’s original teeth and, unlike earlier procedures, today’s technology means dental implants no longer require extended healing time or post-surgical care, which previously deterred many patients from benefiting. For Polasky’s patients with dentures, the dentures can now be fixed in place, and feel and perform like original teeth.

“I was nervous,” confessed Phyllis Rabin, another ofPolasky’s patients. “I knew people who’d really suffered through the healing process in the past, so I was hesitant. Dr Polasky assured me that my recovery would be quick, but I never anticipated that it would actually be painless. It was quick and painless. I was amazed.”

“The process is simple.” says Polasky, “and conducted with anesthetic.” Patients consult with Polasky and a dental surgeon to determine their individual needs. Each damaged tooth is extracted and titanium screws are inserted into the bone of the jaw. An abutment is then attached to each screw., and a crown placed atop it in a fixed case. It now behaves and looks exactly like the patients original teeth. State-of-the-art technology allows the dental team to complete the process quickly with small incision.

“Even patients with advanced gum disease and bacterial infections that have eaten away at the bone can now get an implant. Today’s technology is so advanced that we can help even those who thought they were beyond help. Virtually anyone can have that beautiful smile they’ve always dreamed of.”

Dr. Dawn Polasky can be reached at 954-229-2424.

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Gain Without all the Pain : Polasky and Invisalign Offer Clients Perfect Smiles

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By Sheila Danzig

If you’re over 18, braces may not sound very appealing. For those who crave the perfect smile, however, this alternative may be better than none. For these persons, the associated inconvenience may be more than worth the gain of straightening those pearly whites. Thank to recent technology advances, however, and the skills of dentists such as Dr. Dawn Polasky, the perfect smile can be yours today – without all the pain.

New innovations in dental technology allow specially trained dentists such as Dr. Polasky to offer many adult clients the much more attractive option offered by Invisalign products. Invisalign is the latest and most successful alternative to traditional orthodontics, giving many adult clients the option of adjusting crowded and gapped teeth without brackets or wires.

Clients who are able to use Invisalign receive a series of trays, which are clear retainers that are placed over the upper and lower teeth. Wach tray is used for two weeks, and then replaced with a new tray. Best of all, these trays can be removed at any time, allow people to eat the foods they choose without being concerned about breaking wires or loosening a bracket.

People who are fitted with Invisalign trays experience none of the aches and pains associated with braces or other orthodontic appliances. They experience freedom from aching jaws, sore gums, and discomfort produced by broken wires. Their schedules aren’t filled with bi-weekly trips to the orthodontist, or emergency visits for lost brackets. They also miss one of the least desirable side effects of long-term braces: stained or discolored teeth.

Dr. Polasky, a 2003 graduate of Case Western Reserve Dental School, located in Cleveland Ohio, also completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD). Her goal is to offer the most innovative alternatives in oral dentistry to her clients. She explains why offering her clients the most convenient, flexible, and affordable options is important to her: “A pretty smile is about much more than just aesthetics. It increases a person’s self-esteem and confidence, and encourages people to feel more positive and successful in their lives. Most important of all, clean, healthy teeth and gums are a crucial part of one’s overall health.”

Dr. Polasky offers her services to clients of all ages. Some of her patients are just beginning to get their first baby teeth, while others are in need of partials, bridges, or a complete set of dentures. Her commitment to offering clients a pretty white smile is underscored by her recommendations for a regular cleaning and dental checkups every six months. Two dental assistants help her offer clients flexible hours; the office is open on Monday through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is closed on Fridays.

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New area dentist, Dawn L. Polasky offers general and cosmetic procedures to patients

Dawn Polasky In the News

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By Phillis J. Neuberger

Dawn L. Polasky DDS, PA has a smile that’s contagious. And it’s a great ad for her field which covers both cosmetic and general dentistry. Just 33 years old, she’s delighted to have her own practice, opened in January of this year, at 6231 N. Federal Highway in the Outback strip center in Fort Lauderdale.

The attractive street level office was designed by her mother who is a career decorator, specializing in dental and medial offices. Polasky says, “As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a dentist. I actually liked going to my pediatric dentist because he was so kind. My older brother is a dentist. And my mom designs medical offices. Since childhood, I always attended dental shows with her, so it’s no surprising that I ended up with this career.”

After graduation in 2003 from Case Western University Dental School in Cleveland, Ohio, Polasky took an additional AEGD or Advanced Education in General Dentistry which focused on implantology. After associating for a year in Coral Springs with another dentist, Polasky decided to open her own practice. She is assisted by Melinda Waldrop and Alicia Rosalis, certified expanded dental assistans. Rosalis also served as Polasky’s office manager.

A patient, Elaine Gennero, was just leaving the office when this interview began, She glashed a bright smile and said, “This is my first visit to a dentist in seven years since I moved to Florida. I have heard so many horror stories about dentists here, I was afraid to go to one. As soon as I walked in here, I felt comfortable. I had no cavities. Good genes, I guess. I just had a tremendous and painless cleaning All the stains are removed. I’ll be back and I’ll recommend Dr. Polasky to my friends.”

Dr. Polasky does general dentistry for all ages from first teeth to no teeth. She says, “I’ do fillings, extractions, root canals, implants, crowns, partials, bridges, and dentures. For good oral hygiene, I recommend cleaning and exams every six months.”

She went on to talk about the growing importance of cosmetic dentistry. “Everyone wants whiter teeth and straighter teeth, and we can make it happen.” Polasky says enthusiastically.

“All porcelain veneers give people back their smiles. These wafer thin shells of porcelain are bonded onto the chipped or crooked teeth as well as spaces between the teeth.”

Polasky and her staff recently returned from two weekends in New York where they attended an education program offered at New York University called, Aesthetic Advantage, which focused on porcelain veneers.

Energized from the experience, Polasky said “I flew the three of us and a patient to participate. It was a hands on learning experience during which I placed 10 veneers on the upper teeth of my patient. The first weekend we prepared and placed temporary veneers. Three weeks later, we flew back and cemented in new permanent veneers. When my patient saw the result, she asked, “When can we start the lowers?”

Polasky concluded, “It was an amazing learning experience for us. Dentists came from all around the country and even the United Kingdom to participate.”

Porcelain is also used in crowns and bridges to improve appearance. Polasky explains that the metal free designs eliminate dark shadows and gleaming metal at the gum line.

Currently teeth whitening is the hottest procedure in dentistry. It can be done in the office or at home. “in the office, it takes about an hour while patients watch their favorite television show.” Polasky explains. “In order to introduce myself to area people. I’, offering this procedure for a very special price.”

She says take home trays are just as effective, take a little longer and are less expensive. “For the first application, they are usually worn for an hour each night for a week. This method is great because patients have the chance to do future touch ups. All they have to do is buy an inexpensive gel. sold here.

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