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.
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It is not unusual to experience tooth loss as you grow older. However, gone are the days when tooth loss automatically meant a set of dentures resting beside the bed each night in a glass of water. As someone who is about to embark on dental implant surgery, you have concerns about the prescription of antibiotics after the surgery is complete. Many people do not like to take prescribed antibiotics unless they are necessary, so these are the pros and cons to consider about prescription medication recommended after your dental implants are in place. Read More»
If you have wisdom teeth coming through, you could be at risk of a condition known as pericoronitis. Though pericoronitis, which involves the inflammation of the soft tissue partially covering an erupting tooth, sometimes results only in minor discomfort, it can become serious enough to merit treatment at a hospital.
With that in mind, here’s a quick overview of everything you need to know about pericoronitis.
What Causes Pericoronitis?
Pericoronitis almost always affects the third molars, otherwise known as the wisdom teeth. Read More»
It used to be that you could only buy tooth whitening products from your dentist or at a pharmacy; the choice was either have laser whitening at the dentist, ask them to provide you with at-home treatment methods, or pick up a more basic whitening product from your local pharmacy.
It’s always better to see your dentist instead of going to pharmacy, but now there’s a whole new option that more and more people are being drawn towards: buying whitening products over the Internet. Read More»
You may know that maintaining dental health is very important if you are to avoid other health problems through life, but did you know that oral issues can give rise to frequent headaches, as well? These headaches may be deemed to be something known as dental occlusion. What is this, and what can be done?
An incorrect bite can lead to several jaw problems, which can, in turn, manifest headaches. Read More»