Dr. Mark Grucella Nominated for 5th Consecutive Beacon’s Best Dentist Award

Akron Ohio Dentist Dr. Mark GrucellaAkron dentist Dr. Mark Grucella is no stranger to the annual Akron Beacon Journal Beacon’s Best awards. He has selected #1 in the Beacon’s Best Dentist voting an unprecedented 4 years in a row.

Dr. Grucella has once again been nominated in the 2013 Beacon’s Best competition. He is one of thirty-three Akron, Ohio area dentists vying for this prestigious award.

“It’s an honor to once again be nominated for the Beacon’s Best Dentist”, exclaimed Dr. Mark Grucella. “This is a testament to the team of dental professionals that surround me and provide our patients with a level of care that is truly special. My associate, Dr. James George redefined dental care in the Akron area nearly 50 years ago. We work hard to earn our patients’ votes each and every day”, he added.

Voting for this year’s Beacon Best starts August 1, 2013 and runs through August 31, 2013. To vote for Dr. Grucella, please visit http://bb.ohio.com/beaconsbest/ and select the “Professional Services” category, then select “Dentist”.  You can also look for ballots in the Sunday Edition of the Akron Beacon Journal on August 4th and 11th.

Learn more about Dr. Mark Grucella, Dr. James George and their team of dental professionals by visiting GGDentist.com.

About Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella

Dentists Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella have been providing residents of the Akron and Canton areas with quality and affordable dental care and services since 1963. Both natives of the Akron area, Dr. George, Dr. Grucella and their entire staff are dedicated to providing dental patients with a comfortable and relaxed environment and a personalized level of care, attention and service that’s unmatched.

No matter what your dental issue or how long it’s been since you have seen a dentist, Dr. George, Dr. Grucella and their entire staff only Care About Making You Smile!

Learn more about dentists, Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella as well as their three locations serving the Akron and Canton areas by visiting GGDentist.com, becoming a friend on facebook or following them on twitter.  

Akron Woman Tells All About Her Implant Dentures

Implant Dentures Akron OHA person’s story about their decision to get implant dentures and what her experience was like during the process is not something you see in the news every day. Nevertheless, it’s a topic at the forefront of many people’s minds. They have questions about how much implant dentures cost; are they worth it; does it hurt to have implants inserted and are they really all that much better than traditional dentures. An Akron woman wants to share her story and her experience with implants to answer questions most people who are considering implant dentures would like to know.

Susan, a long-time Akron resident, wore traditional dentures for 32 years. She struggled with keeping her dentures in place, but over many years she learned how to control them as they floated around her mouth. She dealt with the daily stress of worrying about whether or not her dentures would come loose when she ate her meals and chewed her food. After three decades of wearing traditional dentures, she started considering alternatives that would provide her with more security, comfort and confidence.

Late last year, Susan contacted Akron dentist Dr. Mark Grucella to discuss implant dentures. Dr. Grucella’s advanced training and experience with Implantology convinced her to call him for a free consultation to learn what implant dentures were all about. “As I look back on it now, I can honestly say everything was explained to me upfront before anything was done. When things did start to happen, they transpired exactly as he explained.” said Susan. “Everyone was so helpful. The girls who answered my questions, filed my insurance forms and helped me pick colors that looked natural for me. Everyone was wonderful”, she added.

“I would definitely recommend implant dentures to anyone. My mouth was only sore for about 3 or 4 days after my implants were inserted, but the pain was nothing I couldn’t tolerate. In fact, I only took one-half of a pain pill three times”, Susan stated.

When asked if she would do it all over again, Susan boasted, “I spent over two months contemplating if I should get implant dentures or not. Two hours after I was done with the dental implant procedure, I knew the answer. When my dentures were not floating all over my mouth and my chewing was solid and secure, it was a resounding ‘yes’. I was amazed!”

If you are considering implant dentures and would like more information, please contact Dr. Mark Grucella by calling (330) 733-7911 or schedule a free Dental Implant consultation from Dr. Grucella’s website by visiting www.GGDentist.com.

Understanding the Time It Takes to Make Same-Day Dentures

same day denturesThe thought of having to go without teeth for any period of time is unthinkable for many people. Fortunately, Same-Day Dentures provide those who need to have their teeth extracted with an option to have their dentures in place immediately. As the name implies, dentures are inserted into the mouth the “same day” as teeth are removed.

The label of “Same-Day” dentures can be somewhat confusing. While it’s true Same-Day Dentures are placed into the mouth the “same-day” as teeth are extracted, the time period leading up to that “day” which is necessary to fit and fabricate dentures can take months depending on where you go for your dentures.

At Dr. George’s and Dr. Grucella’s Akron and Canton area dentist office locations, dentures are routinely provided to patients within a 1-2 week timeframe. In certain circumstances, the entire process is even faster! It’s difficult for other providers of dentures to match the speed of Dr. George and Dr. Grucella.

Before deciding to purchase Same-Day Dentures, it’s important to understand the facts about Same-Day Dentures, the actual time-line involved, your long term needs and your expectations for a denture.

Same-Day Denture Fitting Process

As mentioned above, Same-Day Dentures are made prior to extracting teeth. Measurements and impressions of the teeth and gums are usually conducted over a series of separate dental appointments that could take several weeks to complete depending on where you go for dentures. Once the fitting process is complete, the denture is ordered from a dental lab.

Location of Dental Lab

The physical location of the dental lab that actually makes the denture determines how long it will take for you to receive your denture. Often times, dentures are ordered from large commercial dental labs in another part of the United States or from a dental lab located in another country such as China. As a result, it may take 6-8 weeks for the dentures to be fabricated and shipped.

Final Dental Appointment

After the denture is made, the final appointment is scheduled where teeth are extracted and the denture is placed into the mouth that very same day.

In about six (6) months time, Same-Day Dentures need replaced or relined to fit better.

Many times, people are surprised by the low advertised prices for Same-Day Dentures, but then discover how long it takes and become aware of the fact they will need to pay more money for another denture after the Same-Day Denture becomes outdated.

Dr. George’s and Dr. Grucella’s Complete Denture Solutions

For nearly 50 years, Akron and Canton area dentists, Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella have been providing patients with a complete denture solution that satisfies both short-term and long-term needs, all for one affordable price.

One of the biggest advantages Dr. George and Dr. Grucella offer denture wearers is their in-house dental lab. It’s one of the region’s largest dental labs and significantly reduces the amount of time it takes to fit, fabricate and complete the denture process. Everything is located in Akron, Ohio!

Dr. George’s and Dr. Grucella’s dental lab produces quality new dentures in as little as 2 days. But that’s not all! When dentures need adjusted, relined or repaired, as all dentures eventually do, their dental lab performs those services the same day. They understand the importance of providing fast and courteous service to patients who can’t afford to live life without their dentures.

To learn how Dr. George, Dr. Grucella and their team of denture professionals can provide you with quality custom-crafted dentures at one affordable and long-term price, please call (330) 733-7911 or visit www.GGDentist.com.

No matter what your dental issue or how long it’s been since you have seen a dentist, Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella care about Making You Smile!

Dr. Mark Grucella Voted Beacon’s Best Dentist 4th Consecutive Time

Akron Beacon Journal Beacon's Best Dentist 4 Years in a RowWhen you’re a health care professional who takes the time to give every patient the personalized attention they need and deserve, it means a lot when your patients offer you a simple “thank you” to acknowledge your efforts.  When they vote you the Akron Beacon Journal’s Beacon Best Dentist four consecutive years in a row, it’s humbling to say the least.

That unique and distinctive honor has recently been bestowed upon Akron dentist, Dr. Mark Grucella who has now been voted the area’s Best Dentist in the Akron Beacon Journal annual Beacon’s Best Survey for the years 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009.

Dr. Mark Grucella

Dr. Mark Grucella

“I would like to say thank you to everyone who voted for me in the latest Beacon’s Best Survey. It truly is an honor,” said an appreciative, Dr. Mark Grucella. “I love what I do

and thoroughly enjoy serving the residents of the greater Akron area community. As a dentist, I make it my number one priority to spend time with each patient, answer their questions, calm their fears  and discuss how we will work together to deliver maximum oral health and a beautiful smile throughout their entire life”, exclaimed Dr. Grucella. “A visit to your dentist should be a relaxed and friendly experience”, he added.

With the distinction of being voted The Akron Beacon Journal’s Best Dentist four (4) years in a row, Dr. Grucella is upholding the long tradition established by his partner and founder, Dr. James George over 45 years ago of friendly, affordable and quality dental care.

“Being voted the Beacon’s Best dentist for the fourth time is a testament to our entire dental team, our dedication to our patients and the pleasant and positive experience we consistently deliver,” explained Dr. Grucella. “People sense when you sincerely care about their health and welfare. I’m surrounded by a team of dental professionals who take great pride in serving others.”

To experience the dental care provided by a 4-Time Beacon’s Best Dentist and his team of dental professionals, schedule an appointment by calling (330) 733-7911 or visit the website at www.GGdentist.com.

Denture Wearers Explain Why You Must Consider the “Intangibles” When Selecting Dentures

Denture wearerWhen it comes to selecting dentures, people have many options with regards to providers, price and quality. In the decision-making process of choosing dentures, it often comes down to matching the advertised price of the dentures with your budget.  However, people who wear dentures have learned there are also “intangibles” that need to be taken into consideration.

The right dentures and the best overall value for your long-term oral health and satisfaction do not come from just the advertised price. As these denture wearers explain, it comes from the level of care provided and the decades of experience offered with fitting, fabricating and servicing dentures:  

“I have been to many dentists and have had five (5) sets of dentures. Most of those dentures wore me instead of me wearing them. They also made the upper dentures too big, like horse teeth. I am extremely pleased with what Dr. Grucella did in making my teeth look so much better.” – D.R. 

“Thank you for the great job installing my dentures. If I would have found a great dentist like Dr. Grucella when I was young, I would have taken much better care of my teeth” – T.J.

  

Newspapers, TV and the internet are full of advertisements offering low priced dentures. However, the cost advertised may not be the ultimate price you will pay for those dentures.  As shown above, people who need dentures should consider who is fabricating their dentures, where the dentures are being made and the level of service they receive before, during and after they obtain their dentures.

Once people have had dentures for a while, they appreciate how valuable it is to be able to say what these dentures wearers confidently state:

 “My dentures are perfect. Many compliments. Thank you and your staff.” - D. P.

 “I am writing to express my thanks for the fine dental work Dr. George and Dr. Grucella recently provided me. My upper denture and lower partial fit well and feel good. I have had no problems adjusting to them. They perform well and even allow me to sing! I was equally impressed with the kind and thorough staff who assisted throughout. Again, thank you!” – C.R. 

 

Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella have been providing patients with quality dentures and superior service for nearly 50 years. Their dental lab is one of the region’s largest and offers patients with the convenience of same-day denture relines.  To learn more about Dr. James George, Dr. Mark Grucella, their team of dental professionals and their large, in-house dental lab, please visit www.GGDentist.com.

No matter what your dental issue or how long it’s been since you have seen a dentist, Dr. George and Dr. Grucella care about Making You Smile!  

Denture Relines: Maintaining Long-Term Comfort and Function

Denture relineGood quality dentures that are correctly fitted and fabricated by experienced dental professionals will feel secure and be free from pain or discomfort. They will provide the denture wearer with confidence in their denture’s performance and reliability.

As years pass, the conditions within a denture wearer’s mouth naturally change. Gum tissues transform and may become altered by such things as shrinking with the aging process.  As a result, dentures may start to become loose or uncomfortable. This is a common occurrence and easily addressed with a denture maintenance and update process called a denture reline.

A denture reline restores the comfort, security and functionality of dentures by modifying the dentures so they once again conform to the gums and the transformations the gums have gone through over the years.

The two most common denture relines are as follow:

Soft Reline

Some denture wearers develop tender gums and begin to experience constant pain and discomfort. Sores may also form on the gums in or around these tender areas.  In such cases, dentures can be relined with a soft material which is gentle to the gums, allowing sore spots to heal and preventing new sores from developing.

Hard Reline    

A hard reline should be performed on dentures every few years for proper maintenance and health of a denture wearer’s gums. With hard relines, the denture is re-fitted by a dental professional to the current contours of the denture wearer’s gums. The dentures are then permanently updated in the dental lab restoring the security, comfort, performance and confidence experienced with new dentures.

Care and maintenance of dentures is critical to the long-term life of the dentures and the health of the denture wearer.  Having denture relines performed by an experienced dental professional at regular intervals will ensure dentures feel good and function reliably. Relines also help protect the investment made in good quality dentures by extending the time which they can be worn.

Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella have been providing patients with quality dentures and superior service for nearly 50 years. Their dental lab is one of the region’s largest and offers patients with the convenience of same-day denture relines.  To learn more about Dr. James George, Dr. Mark Grucella, their team of dental professionals and their large, in-house dental lab, please visit www.GGDentist.com.

No matter what your dental issue or how long it’s been since you have seen a dentist, Dr. George and Dr. Grucella care about Making You Smile!

Implant Dentures: Solid Solution for Appearance, Performance and Confidence

denture implantsAn implant denture or implant-supported denture is a type of denture that is secured and supported by dental implants compared to the more traditional method of resting dentures on gums and applying denture adhesives.

Implant dentures provide a higher level of security and performance than do regular dentures. The following describes a few of these desirable features associated with implant dentures:

Implant Denture Stability

Implant supported dentures are more stable than traditional dentures. Therefore, they will not become loose, slip or slide. The dentures are affixed to very strong dental implants which are firmly anchored by jaw bone. Denture implants are long-term solutions that can last a lifetime when cared for properly.

Implant Denture Performance 

Teeth play an extremely vital role in everyday life. Pronouncing words, eating food, singing and smiling are all reliant upon the performance of teeth. Implant dentures provide a secure and stable platform to speak and sing clearly, taste and enjoy your favorite foods and smile brightly at yourself and others.

Appearance and Confidence

The added stability and enhanced performance provided by implant dentures creates an invaluable level of confidence. People who wear implant dentures do not worry about their dentures falling out unexpectedly when talking. They consume foods they once had to avoid and they improve their overall self esteem and appearance knowing they have this added level of security.

The Preferred Choice for Many Reasons

Implant dentures have become the preferred treatment for replacing teeth. The installation of implants to support the denture is straightforward and healthier for the gums and jaw bones than a traditional denture.

While the initial cost for implant dentures is higher than traditional dentures, the cost over time is proving to be less. Implants typically last a lifetime and implant supported dentures do not usually require as much maintenance as regular dentures.  People who wear implant dentures are finding them well worth the investment.

Akron and Canton area dentists, Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella, have earned a respected reputation for both traditional dentures and implant dentures over the last 5 decades. Their in-house denture lab located in Akron, Ohio is one of the region’s largest. The extensive professional experience provided by Dr. George and Dr. Grucella combined with vast resources offered by their in-house dental lab, offers patients a long history of quality, service and satisfaction.

Dr. George and Dr. Grucella offer free implant denture consultations so patients can learn if implant supported dentures are right for them.  To learn more about Dr. George, Dr. Grucella, their team of dental professionals, their large in-house dental lab and to schedule a free denture implant consultation, please visit www.GGDentist.com.

No matter what your dental issue or how long it’s been since you have seen a dentist, Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella care about Making You Smile!             

Dentures From One of Northeast Ohio’s Largest In-House Dental Lab Facilities

Dentures made in Akron, OhioWhen it comes to finding good dentures, vital features include where the dentures are made, and how they are serviced.  Anyone who has purchased dentures that were not manufactured correctly knows the headaches and hassles that can and usually do follow.

Dentures are much too important to your daily life to endure the discomfort and displeasure caused by problematic dentures. An easy way to avoid trouble is to find a dental professional who has a local in-house dental lab facility with a long history and respected reputation for making and servicing quality dentures.

One of the Northeast Ohio Community’s Largest Dental Lab Facilities

If you live in northeast Ohio and are looking for new dentures or replacement dentures, you have the benefit of being in close proximity to one of the region’s largest dental lab facilities.  It’s owned and operated by local dentists, Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella and offers nearly 50 years of experience fabricating dentures that feel great and function properly. Dr. George and Dr. Grucella, along with their team of dental professionals, have earned a respected reputation in the community for crafting and servicing quality and affordable dentures.

Talking, Eating, Singing and Smiling Over One Hundred Thousand Times

Many of us take for granted the numerous roles our teeth play in pronouncing words, enjoying our favorite foods, singing memorable songs and providing others with a precious smile to let them know how you feel. Quality dentures give you the confidence to perform all these actions without hesitation.  Dr. George’s and Dr. Grucella’s Akron dental lab has produced over 100,000 dentures that allow people to talk clearly, take bites out of apples, carry a tune and deliver beautiful smiles that brighten their day and the days of countless others.

This Dental Lab Does NOT Make You Wait

Because dentures are so important to daily life, you can’t wait weeks for your dentures to be manufactured by a dental lab on the other side of the world. You need them quickly. Dr. George’s and Dr. Grucella’s dental lab produces quality new dentures in 2 days.  But that’s not all. When dentures need adjusted, relined or repaired, as all dentures eventually do, this dental lab performs those services the same day. With nearly 50 years of experience, this dental lab understands the importance of providing fast and courteous service to patients who can’t afford to live life without their dentures.

Implants Take Denture Performance to an Even Higher Level

The added security and comfort dental implants provide dentures are extraordinary. Implants serve as rock-solid anchors for attaching dentures which make their functionality almost limitless. When you match the solid foundation offered by dental implants with the quality dentures manufactured in Dr. George’s and Dr. Grucella’s dental lab, you’ll have the pleasure of wearing dentures that feel amazing and provide outstanding performance.

 

Akron and Canton area dentists, Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella, have earned a respected reputation for making quality and affordable dentures over the last 5 decades. Their in-house denture lab located in Akron, Ohio is one of the region’s largest and offers patients a long history of invaluable experience, prompt service and patient satisfaction.

To learn more about Dr. George, Dr. Grucella and their team of denture professionals, please visit www.GGDentist.com.

No matter what your dental issue or how long it’s been since you have seen a dentist, Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella care about Making You Smile!

Making the Right Choice for Dentures Will Prove Invaluable

denturesThe use of dentures and false teeth can be traced back to around 700 BC. Since that time, there have been all types of design variations to dentures in order to get them to look, feel and function like natural teeth.

When the necessary amount of time is taken to properly fit and fabricate a set of quality dentures, they can dramatically enhance your appearance, be comfortable to wear and extremely functional. When dentures are not accurately fitted and poorly made, they can be annoying, aggravating, painful and expensive.

Selecting the right dental professional to fit and fabricate your dentures will save you many headaches, hassles and money. Here are a few tips when you are looking for new dentures or replacement dentures:

Experience Makes All the Difference

Knowing how to consistently manufacture quality, natural-looking dentures that feel great and function over many years should be the #1 quality you look for when selecting a dental professional to fit and fabricate your dentures. Putting the quality of ‘decades of experience’ at the top of your list will help you avoid many of the problems people face when they purchase dentures.

Made in America and Assurances  

As with any product, good manufactures stand behind what they produce with solid guarantees. Dentures are no different. Look for a dental professional who offers a good warranty and stands behind the dentures they make. It’s important to know who is fitting your dentures AND who is manufacturing your dentures. Are they made in America? Are they made locally by an experienced and reputable laboratory or are the dentures made overseas and shipped to your dental professional?

Adjustments Should Not Cost More   

No matter how good dentures are made, they will most likely need some adjustments as they are worn and as your mouth changes. This is a common occurrence and one that helps your dentures fit as precisely as possible. These types of adjustments should not cost extra. Make sure you ask if the price you are quoted includes these types of adjustments at no additional charge.

Get Recommendations from Others    

One of the best features of a dental professional with decades of experience is there will be a long history and track record of the type of service and the quality of dentures they have provided to others. With references and a little research, you will be able to clearly see whether this is someone you can trust or if the service and quality is questionable.

Don’t Just Focus on Price

The price a dental professional advertises for dentures should NOT be your sole focus. While price must certainly be taken into consideration, so do the qualities outlined above. Dentures are a long-term investment that should feel good and be useful. If the wrong dental professional is selected to make and service your dentures, you may have to continually make additional investments in order to get them to be comfortable and function properly. Over time, the price could be significantly higher than what you thought you would be investing in dentures.

Akron and Canton area dentists, Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella, have earned a respected reputation for making quality and affordable dentures over the last 5 decades. Their in-house denture lab located in Akron, Ohio is one of the region’s largest in-house dental lab facilities and offers patients a long history of invaluable experience, prompt service and patient satisfaction.

To learn more about Dr. George, Dr. Grucella and their team of denture professionals, please visit www.GGDentist.com.

No matter what your dental issue or how long it’s been since you have seen a dentist, Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella care about Making You Smile!

Mouth Rinses – A Compliment, Not a Substitute for Daily Oral Hygiene

mouth wash and mouth rinseMouth rinses and mouth washes can play a key role in optimizing your daily oral hygiene to maintain healthy teeth and gums. However, mouth rinses and mouth washes are not a substitute for brushing and flossing.  They serve to compliment the actions and the benefits of brushing and flossing.  When used properly and as recommended by your dentist or hygienist, mouth rinses can reduce breath odors, aid in preventing tooth decay and help reduce plaque.

The following lists different types of mouth rinses available today:

Mouth Rinses with Fluoride

Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by strengthening teeth enamel – the white, hard substance that covers teeth. For the majority of people, fluoride mouth rinses are not an essential part of their daily oral hygiene. The fluoride found in toothpastes used in daily brushing regimens provides an adequate amount, but there are occasions when fluoride mouth rinses are important.

People with abnormal mouth dryness might use fluoride containing mouth rinses. Severe dryness in the mouth can cause excessive amounts of bacteria to grow which can lead to tooth decay. Supplementing brushing and flossing with a fluoride mouth rinse can help fight this problem.

Mouth Rinses to Freshen Breath

There are a variety of mouth rinses available that will make your breath smell good, but don’t provide any long-term oral health benefits. These cosmetic type mouth rinses serve only to fight halitosis (bad breath), not to reduce bacteria that cause plaque and gingivitis.

Anti-Plaque and Anti-Gingivitis Mouth Rinses

Anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis mouth rinses are a good way to enhance the effectiveness of daily brushing and flossing.  These types of mouth rinses kill harmful bacteria.

American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Approval

As with all oral hygiene products, always look for the ADA seal of approval on the packaging of mouth rinses. The ADA seal provides assurances that the product has been independently tested and verified.

Prescription Mouth Rinses

While most mouth rinses are available over-the-counter, dentists can prescribe stronger mouth rinses for those who need help with advanced forms of plaque and gingivitis.

Talk to Your Dentist and Hygienist

Discuss mouth rinses and overall hygiene with your dentist and hygienist to see what products are right for you and your unique needs.

Each week during the month of May, Akron and Canton area dentists, Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella have been publishing useful and informative articles on optimizing your oral hygiene to maximize both your health and your appearance. To learn more, please visit www.akroncantondentist.com.

No matter what your dental issue or how long it’s been since you have seen a dentist, Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella care about Making You Smile!

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