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Dr Marwan Bassil

Dr. Bassil


Nazareth dentist, Marwan Bassil, DMD, practices a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry in Nazareth, PA, with expertise including inlays onlays, root canals, crowns, bridges, and clear braces. Dr. Bassil can correct various permanent cosmetic dental problems and redesign your smile.

Our office is located at 430 Nazareth Pike #2A, Nazareth, PA 18064


Please call our Dentists in Nazareth at (610) 365-5000 for questions or to make an appointment.
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Dr. Monica Dilger DMD Northstar Dental Care Nazareth PA

Dr. Dilger


Dr. Monica Dilger earned her dental degree from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry in 2017.  She continues to broaden her knowledge and skills in dentistry by attending continuing education courses and seminars.  She is a member of the American Dental Association and Pennsylvania Dental Association. She enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband, their two children, and their fur baby in her free time.

Our office is located at 430 Nazareth Pike #2A, Nazareth, PA 18064


Please call our Dentists in Nazareth at (610) 365-5000 for questions or to make an appointment.

Dr. Markus Hill

Dr. Markus Hill


Dr. Markus Hill is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He specializes in advanced full-mouth implant reconstruction. Dr. Hill graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2011. While in dental school, he also completed a Masters in Higher Education Management.

After dental school, Dr. Hill completed a four-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California. Following his residency, Dr. Hill served as an oral surgeon for the Navy in Guam and San Diego.

Dr. Hill moved back to Pennsylvania in 2019 to be near family. He maintains hospital, operating room, and trauma privileges at Lehigh Valley Health Network and works out of several dental offices to provide full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery.

When Dr. Hill is not working, he enjoys running, Spartan races, scuba diving, traveling, and spending time with his wife, two children, and Labrador Retrievers.

Our office is located at 430 Nazareth Pike #2A, Nazareth, PA 18064


Please call our Dentists in Nazareth at (610) 365-5000 for questions or to make an appointment.


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General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Nazareth PA

OUR NAZARETH PA DENTAL CLINIC SERVICES

General & Cosmetic Dentistry can give you a smile you’re happy to show off. Today’s cosmetic dentistry techniques make it easier than ever for you to have a bright, even smile.

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Teeth

INLAYS & ONLAYS


Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that repair teeth damaged by decay or trauma. They are custom-made dental prosthetics that fit into or onto the damaged tooth, restoring its shape, strength, and function.

An inlay is a type of dental filling made outside the mouth and then cemented onto the tooth. Inlays are used to repair damage to the tooth’s biting surface and are often recommended when the damage is too extensive for a standard dental filling. Inlays can be made from various materials, including porcelain, composite resin, and gold.

An onlay is a dental restoration similar to an inlay but covers more of the tooth’s surface. Onlays are used to repair damage to the tooth’s biting surface as well as the sides and cusps of the tooth. Onlays can also be made from various materials, including porcelain, composite resin, and gold.

The process of getting an inlay or onlay involves two dental appointments. During the first appointment, the dentist will remove any decay or damage from the tooth and take an impression of the tooth. The impression is then sent to a dental laboratory where the inlay or onlay is custom-made to fit the tooth. In the meantime, the dentist will temporarily restore the tooth to protect it.

During the second appointment, the temporary restoration is removed, and the inlay or onlay is cemented onto the tooth using a unique dental adhesive. The dentist will then adjust the repair to ensure a comfortable and proper bite.

Inlays and onlays are durable and long-lasting solutions for restoring damaged teeth. Proper care and maintenance can last for many years and help maintain the health and function of the tooth.


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Porcelain

VENEERS


Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment designed to enhance the appearance of a patient’s smile. They are thin shells made of high-quality ceramic bonded to the teeth’ front surfaces, providing a natural-looking and long-lasting solution for various dental issues.

Porcelain veneers are an ideal choice for patients looking to improve their teeth’ appearance due to issues such as staining, chipping, or spacing. In addition, they can be used to correct various cosmetic dental problems, including teeth that are discolored, misshapen, or have gaps between them.

The process of getting porcelain veneers involves two dental appointments. During the first appointment, the dentist will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the front surface of the teeth. This allows for a secure fit and natural-looking result. The dentist will then take the teeth’ impressions and send them to a dental laboratory where the veneers are custom-made to fit each tooth.

The veneers are carefully placed and bonded to the teeth during the second appointment using a specialized dental adhesive. The dentist will then make necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable and proper fit.

Porcelain veneers are a durable and long-lasting cosmetic dental solution that benefits many. They are resistant to staining, and they can last for many years with proper care and maintenance. Additionally, they can improve the appearance of the teeth, giving patients a brighter, more symmetrical smile that can boost their confidence and self-esteem.

In conclusion, porcelain veneers are an ideal choice for patients looking to improve the appearance of their teeth. They provide a natural-looking and long-lasting solution for various cosmetic dental issues and can give patients a brighter, more confident smile. However, if you are considering porcelain veneers, it is essential to consult with a qualified cosmetic dentist to determine if this treatment is proper for you.


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If you lost yours

IMPLANTS


Dental implants are an innovative solution for replacing missing teeth. They are artificial tooth roots made of titanium surgically inserted into the jawbone. Once in place, they provide a secure and permanent foundation for prosthetic teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
The process of getting dental implants involves several steps. First, a dental implant specialist will evaluate your oral health and take X-rays to determine the best placement for the implants. If you have insufficient bone density, a bone graft may be necessary to create a solid base for the implants.
Once the implant is placed in the jawbone, a healing period of several months is necessary to allow the bone to fuse with the implant, a process known as osseointegration. This creates a robust and stable base for the prosthetic tooth.
After the healing period, an abutment is attached to the implant, which connects the implant and the prosthetic tooth. Finally, a customized prosthetic tooth, such as a crown or bridge, is attached to the abutment, completing the restoration process.
Dental implants have many benefits over traditional tooth replacement options, such as dentures and bridges. They are designed to be a permanent solution; they can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. In addition, unlike traditional dentures or bridges, dental implants do not require the removal of any natural teeth, preserving the integrity of the surrounding teeth.
Dental implants also provide many functional benefits. They offer a stable foundation for the prosthetic tooth, allowing for comfortable and natural chewing and speaking. Additionally, they help to preserve the bone density in the jaw, preventing the loss of bone that can occur with missing teeth.
In conclusion, dental implants are an effective, long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth. They provide a foundation for replacement teeth virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth in appearance, sensation, and function.


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The best solution

DENTAL BRIDGES


A dental bridge is a dental device used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is composed of one or more artificial teeth, called pontics, which are attached to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Dental bridges are an effective and durable solution for restoring a patient’s smile and improving their overall oral health.

There are several types of dental bridges, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bridges. Conventional bridges are the most common type and are composed of two or more crowns placed over the abutment teeth and attached to the pontics, filling the gap left by the missing teeth. Cantilever bridges are similar to traditional bridges, but they are used when there is only one adjacent tooth available to support the bridge. Finally, Maryland bridges are a more conservative option that uses a metal or porcelain framework to support the pontic bonded to the back of the adjacent teeth.

Getting a dental bridge involves two or more dental appointments. During the first appointment, the dentist will prepare the abutment teeth by removing a small amount of enamel and shaping them to accommodate the crowns. The dentist will then take impressions of the teeth, which are sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge is custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth.

During the second appointment, the dentist will fit the bridge and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable and proper fit. The bridge is then permanently cemented in place, providing a secure and natural-looking replacement for the missing teeth.

Dental bridges provide several benefits for patients with missing teeth. They can improve the appearance of the teeth, enhance the patient’s ability to speak and chew and prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place. They can also help to distribute the bite force evenly, reducing the risk of further dental issues.

In conclusion, dental bridges are an effective and durable solution for replacing one or more missing teeth. They can provide many benefits for patients, including improved appearance, enhanced function, and overall oral health. However, if you are considering a dental bridge, it is essential to consult with a qualified dentist to determine if this treatment is proper for you.



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Painless fixes

CROWNS


Dental crowns are a popular dental treatment to restore damaged or decayed teeth. They are custom-made caps that cover the entire surface of a damaged tooth, providing protection, strength, and a natural-looking appearance. Dental crowns are an effective and long-lasting solution for various dental issues.

There are several reasons why a patient may need a dental crown. Crowns are often used to restore teeth that are severely decayed or damaged or to protect teeth that have undergone a root canal. They can also cover a dental implant, hold a dental bridge in place, or improve the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth.

Getting a dental crown involves two or more dental appointments. During the first appointment, the dentist will prepare the damaged tooth by removing any decay or damaged areas and shaping the tooth to accommodate the crown. The dentist will then take impressions of the tooth, which are sent to a dental laboratory where the crown is custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth.

During the second appointment, the dentist will fit the crown and make necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable and proper fit. The crown is then permanently cemented, providing a secure and natural-looking restoration for the damaged tooth.

Dental crowns are a durable and long-lasting solution for restoring damaged or decayed teeth. They are typically made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of materials. The choice of material will depend on the location of the tooth, the patient’s bite, and the desired appearance.

In conclusion, dental crowns are an effective, long-lasting solution for restoring damaged or decayed teeth. They provide protection, strength, and a natural-looking appearance and can be used to treat a variety of dental issues. If you are considering a dental crown, it is essential to consult with a qualified dentist to determine if this treatment is right for you. With proper care and maintenance, a dental crown can provide many years of durable and functional restoration for your teeth.


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Invisalign

CLEAR BRACES


Clear dental braces, also known as clear aligners, are an increasingly popular orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic trays to straighten teeth. These clear aligners are a discreet and convenient alternative to traditional metal braces, effectively correcting various dental issues.

Clear dental braces are custom-made to fit each patient’s unique dental needs. The process typically begins with a consultation with a qualified orthodontist, who will assess the patient’s dental health and develop a personalized treatment plan. Next, the orthodontist will take impressions of the teeth and use advanced computer technology to create a series of clear aligners that gradually shift the teeth into the desired position.

During treatment, the patient will wear each set of clear aligners for two to three weeks before moving on to the next stage in the series. Over time, the teeth gradually shift into the desired position, providing a straighter, more uniform smile.

One of the primary benefits of clear dental braces is their discreet appearance. The clear plastic trays are virtually invisible, making them an ideal option for patients concerned about traditional metal braces’ appearance. They are also more comfortable and convenient than traditional braces, as there are no wires or brackets to adjust or tighten.

Clear dental braces are an effective solution for correcting dental issues, including overcrowding, gaps between teeth, and misaligned bites. They are also a practical option for patients who have experienced relapse after previous orthodontic treatment.

In conclusion, clear dental braces are a discreet and effective orthodontic treatment option for patients looking to straighten their teeth. They are custom-made to fit each patient’s unique dental needs, providing a comfortable and convenient treatment experience. If you are considering clear dental braces, it is essential to consult with a qualified orthodontist to determine if this treatment is right for you. With proper care and maintenance, clear dental braces can provide a straighter, more uniform smile that lasts a lifetime.


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Veneer alternative

BONDING


Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that uses a tooth-colored resin material to improve the appearance of teeth. It is a popular and affordable option for patients looking to address minor dental issues, such as chipped or discolored teeth.

Dental bonding typically begins with a consultation with a qualified dentist. During this consultation, the dentist will assess the patient’s dental health and determine if dental bonding is an appropriate treatment option. If so, the dentist will prepare the tooth by etching the surface to create a rough texture, which helps the bonding material adhere more effectively.

Next, the dentist will apply a tooth-colored resin material to the prepared tooth and shape it to the desired size and shape. The material is then cured using a special light, which hardens the resin and bonds it to the tooth. Once the bonding material is set, the dentist will polish and buff the tooth to look natural.

Dental bonding is an effective treatment option for minor dental issues, including chipped or cracked teeth, gaps between teeth, and discoloration. It can also be used to reshape teeth or to protect exposed tooth roots from further damage.

One of the primary benefits of dental bonding is its affordability and convenience. It is typically a quick and painless procedure that can be completed in a single dental visit. Additionally, the bonding material is durable and long-lasting, providing a natural-looking restoration for several years.

In conclusion, dental bonding is an effective and affordable cosmetic dental treatment option for patients looking to address minor dental issues. It is a quick and painless procedure that can provide a natural-looking restoration for several years. If you are considering dental bonding, it is essential to consult with a qualified dentist to determine if this treatment is right for you. With proper care and maintenance, dental bonding can provide a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.


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Beautify your smile

WHITENING


Dental whitening is a popular cosmetic dental treatment involving a bleaching agent to remove stains and discoloration from teeth. It is a safe and effective way to brighten and enhance the appearance of a smile.

Dental whitening typically begins with a consultation with a qualified dentist. During this consultation, the dentist will assess the patient’s dental health and determine if dental whitening is an appropriate treatment option. If so, the dentist will prepare the teeth by cleaning and polishing them to remove any surface stains.

Next, the dentist will apply a bleaching agent to the teeth. This can be done using a custom-made tray worn at home for a specified period or through an in-office treatment with a more potent bleaching agent and a special light to accelerate the whitening process.

Dental whitening is an effective treatment option for various dental issues, including surface stains caused by food, drinks, smoking, and discoloration caused by aging, genetics, and medication. It can also be used to enhance the appearance of teeth that are naturally darker or yellow.

One of the primary benefits of dental whitening is its ability to quickly and dramatically improve the appearance of a smile. In addition, it is a safe and effective treatment option that can provide long-lasting results with proper care and maintenance.

It is important to note that dental whitening is not appropriate for everyone. For example, it is not recommended for children under 16, pregnant or breastfeeding women, or individuals with sensitive teeth or gum disease. Additionally, dental whitening may not be effective for teeth stained by certain medications or conditions.

In conclusion, dental whitening is a safe and effective cosmetic dental treatment option for patients looking to brighten and enhance the appearance of their smile. If you are considering dental whitening, it is essential to consult with a qualified dentist to determine if this treatment is right for you. With proper care and maintenance, dental whitening can provide a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.




Dr. Marwan Bassil

Dental Implants

Nazareth PA

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile confidently, knowing that teeth appear natural and facial contours will be preserved.

Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our dentists in Nazareth, PA, at 610-365-5000.


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