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A Warm Welcome to Dr. Virginia Miller Graicerstein

June 29, 2020

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Smiling Dr. Virginia Miller Graicerstein, dentist in Torrington

Our team has always taken great pride in providing excellent care for our patients. We appreciate how the leadership of our dentists makes it possible for us to do so, and we are eager to see how the new dentist in our practice, Dr. Virginia Miller Graicerstein, will help us to keep moving forward. Would you like to learn more about Dr. Graicerstein? She would be delighted to meet you in person, but before that happens, you can read this blog post to get to know some key facts about her.


How Your Dental Team Prepares for Your Visit During COVID-19

May 20, 2020

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Before the outbreak of COVID-19, your local dental team had a fairly simple protocol for preparing to see you. They would thoroughly wash their hands, put on fresh gloves and a new mask, and ensure that they were using sterile equipment. Now, though, times have changed. A heightened level of caution is necessary. In this article, we discuss a few steps that your dental team is taking to keep you safe and healthy during this time of COVID-19.


Addressing 5 Concerns of High-Risk Patients

May 3, 2020

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older woman at home brushing teeth during COVID-19

Certain groups of people, such as older individuals and those with pre-existing health conditions, are at a heightened risk of suffering life-threatening symptoms if they contract COVID-19. If you belong to one of those groups, it is important that you take measures to protect yourself. But what if you need to go out to receive dental care? A dentist in Torrington is here to discuss five concerns that you may have.


Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Which Way is Best to Replace Your Missing Teeth

December 6, 2019

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When missing teeth become a reality, you are likely to wonder which option for tooth replacement is right for you. Dental implants and dentures are two of the most popular treatments available, both with advantages and disadvantages. Depending on your individual needs, priorities, and preferences, one solution may be a more beneficial and suitable method for restoring your missing teeth. As you read the following blog post, allow us to help you better understand the difference between dental implants vs. dentures so that you can make a more confident decision about your dental care.


Is It Possible to Get a Full Mouth of Dental Implants?

November 5, 2019

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satisfied dental patient

You may have heard a lot about dental implants and their benefits. Still, if you have suffered the loss of multiple teeth — or if you have lost all of your teeth — you might hesitate to talk to your dentist about dental implants. Perhaps you think that the implant placement surgery would be too extensive and painful, or maybe you are concerned that you might not be a candidate for dental implants at all. In this blog post, we will discuss those issues, and then you will have a good idea of how to answer the question, “Can you get a full mouth of dental implants?”


What Should I Do if One of My Dental Implants Feels Loose?

August 20, 2019

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Dental implants provide sturdy, reliable tooth replacement — but that does not mean they are risk-free. There is always a small chance that an implant will become loose. In rare cases, a dental implant might fail altogether. Why do dental implants become loose? What steps should you take if you believe there is a problem with one of your implants? This blog post discusses those important questions.


Get to Know Your Dentist in Torrington

July 15, 2019

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At Torrington Dental Care, our team is proud to serve as your dentist in Torrington. We offer a broad range of services, from basic preventive care to advanced procedures — and we do it all in a welcoming, relaxed environment. We invite you to keep reading this blog post to learn more about our doctor, our services, and our financial policy.


Torrington Dental Care is a 42 North Dental Care, PLLC practice and is owned and operated by dentists Dr. Samuel Shames, DDM. and Dr. Ronald Weissman, DDM. Gentle Dental is supported by 42 North Dental, LLC, a dental support organization that provides non-clinical administrative and business support services to the practice. 42 North Dental, LLC does not own or operate the dental practice or employ dentists to provide dental services. Find more information about 42NorthDental, LLC and the dental practices it supports at