Category: Restorative Dentistry

How Would You Use a Porcelain Dental Crown?

As strong as healthy human teeth are, they lack an important ability shared by most of your body’s other tissues; the power to rebuild/repair themselves when damaged or diseased. Because of that lack, fabricated tooth structures are a vital tool in modern dental health care. Throughout dentistry’s history, the dental crown has played an important… Read more »

A New Smile, From the Ground Up

Sometimes, minor issues can affect the beauty of your smile, even if your teeth are otherwise healthy. In such cases, a cosmetic dental procedure can usually help correct the problem and restore your smile. In other instances, however, your smile can be afflicted by a number of issues, including some that can inhibit your mouth’s… Read more »

How to Effectively Prevent Cavities

Even if you’ve never had one, you might be familiar with cavities and the discomfort they can cause, especially if you’ve witnessed a friend or family member dealing with a troubled tooth. Most patients also recognize that eating too much sugar and not brushing your teeth will almost guarantee you one or more cavities in… Read more »

When a Tooth Needs Extracting

Most people are well aware that impacted wisdom teeth need to be removed. But periodically, other teeth may need to be removed and extracted, as well. The reasons may be varied, but what does not change is the need for a dentist skilled in tooth extraction to maximize your care before, during, and after the… Read more »

What Happens If You Chip a Tooth?

A person may chip a tooth for a variety of reasons. Everything from playing sports to biting down on peach pit can sometimes break a tooth. What happens when you chip a tooth? What can you do to return your chipped tooth to full function and appearance?

Say Goodbye to Metal Fillings

Have you ever developed a cavity? If so, you may be familiar with the uncomfortable tooth sensitivity or the persistent toothaches that accompany tooth decay. You may also know a tooth filling is typically used to repair the tooth. In the past, patients were forced to receive unsightly metal, or amalgam, fillings. Today, you can… Read more »

Stop Dental Cavities from Worsening

Your teeth endure a lot of wear and tear. Eating alone places your teeth under great stress: constant chewing, hot and cold food, and toxins created by bacteria interacting with food. To keep teeth healthy, you have to practice good oral hygiene. Unfortunately, teeth can still develop cavities even after constant brushing and flossing. Dental… Read more »

Don’t Overlook Your Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is the part of your tooth that connects the pulp, or hollow chamber filled with living tissues, to the roots embedded in your jawbone. Root canal treatment is the process of cleaning and sanitizing the pulp and root canals when a bacterial infection (tooth decay) reaches the inside of your tooth. Though… Read more »

“Oh No, I Chipped a Tooth!”

In movies and skit comedy shows, someone tripping over their own feet and chipping a tooth can be humorous (if written into the script properly). After the show, however, the comedian can take off the makeup and walk off stage or camera with a full set of whole, healthy teeth. In life, where dental damage… Read more »

The Risks of a Knocked-Out Tooth Filling

Chances are, you have at least one dental filling in your teeth, or are close to someone who has had one placed. After all, cavities affect over 90% of adults in the US, and dental fillings are among the most common restorations for treating mild to moderate tooth decay. Even if you have a severe… Read more »