Emergency Dentist: Knowing When to Call

Reasons You May Develop Gum Disease Even With Good Oral Hygiene

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Gum disease may be one of the most common ailments that people develop. But a misconception that is commonly perpetuated about this dental problem is that it is exclusively caused by poor oral hygiene. The reality is that you may have a strict oral regimen but still end up developing gum disease due to an array of other factors both within and without your control. Knowing if you are at risk of this disease can help you take the proper measures to keep your oral health safe and reduce the chances of developing periodontitis. Read More»

A Crown Fit for an Incisor: Why All Porcelain Crowns Are Better Suited to Front Teeth

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If you are considering your dental restoration choices for a tooth in the smile zone, it’s important that you understand the difference between the types of dental crowns. The two most common types of dental crown are a porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crown and an all-porcelain crown. One is attractive, the other is sturdy. If you are hoping to have a crown placed on a front tooth, for example, a central incisor, then an all porcelain crown will be most suitable. Read More»

Diabetes Patients: Are They Suitable Candidates for Dental Implants?

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Dental implants have been without a doubt the best tooth replacement solution ever invented because they are comfortable and have a high success rate. Unfortunately for someone with diabetes, incidences of failure are common because the disease affects gums and jawbone leading to tooth loss and slow healing. However, all is not lost as there are ways diabetes patients can have successful dental implants even with all the odds against them; Read More»

Three reasons why it's important to replace your missing teeth with dentures

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Teeth can be lost for any number of reasons; they can be dislodged as a result of a blow to the face, can break and fall out after a person bites down on a particularly hard food, or be lost as a result of gum disease. If you have lost one or more of your teeth, here are three reasons why you should have them replaced with dentures as soon as possible: Read More»

A Composite Dental Union: Can a Veneer be Placed on a Tooth That Has Composite Bonding?

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Dentists often combine elements of cosmetic dentistry to great effect. For example, porcelain veneers can be placed on teeth that are adjacent to those with porcelain crowns and the two are all but indistinguishable from one another. Likewise, veneers and composite bonding can also be combined if the situation calls for it. However, a dentist must consider several factors before proceeding to place a veneer on a bonded tooth. How Much of the Natural Tooth Remains? Read More»