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When a tooth is cracked, decayed, or damaged, a crown may need to be fitted onto the tooth. A crown is a permanent covering that fits over the original tooth. Crowns can be made of porcelain, gold and other metals.  Porcelain crowns typically have the most realistic appearance.
For Americans in their 30s and beyond, the threat of gum disease (periodontal disease) is a very real and potentially dangerous condition. By the age of 40, over 70 percent of the nation's population is affected by the disease to some degree. Although genetics may play a small role in its development, doctors agree that gum disease is most often directly related to how well people care for their teeth and gums.
In our office we proudly offer comprehensive restoration of missing teeth through dental implants. For individuals who wish to replace missing teeth, dental implants, are often highly effective long-term solutions.
Over time, people's teeth tend to naturally deteriorate. When a tooth has deteriorated substantially, it often needs to be extracted. And when multiple teeth are extracted, partials/dentures may be the most appropriate solution.
Amalgams (Silver Fillings) Amalgams are comprised of mercury, silver, copper, tin, and zinc. They are very durable and resistant to wear, however they do not have the cosmetic result of a composite filling. The safety of silver fillings has been under scrutiny in recent years due to its mercury content. The FDA has not found any conclusive evidence to support that it is detrimental to our health at this time.
The benefits of Invisalign often go beyond the obvious physical changes of an improved bite and straighter teeth; it’s also a great way to improve a person’s overall self-image.   While having beautiful straight teeth is important, even more important is the need to alleviate any potential health problems associated with the teeth or jaw.&nbs
For Americans in their 30s and beyond, the threat of gum disease (periodontal disease) is a very real and potentially dangerous condition. By the age of 40, over 70 percent of the nation's population is affected by the disease to some degree. Although genetics may play a small role in its development, doctors agree that gum disease is most often directly related to how well people care for their teeth and gums.
 Root canal therapy is done when the dental pulp inside the tooth has become compromised.
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is cemented on the tooth to improve its appearance. A minimal amount of tooth structure is removed from the front surface of the tooth and then the veneer is bonded onto the tooth.
Temporary dental crowns are usually cemented into place using "temporary" cement so they can be removed easily when it is time to cement the permanent crown on. Because this cement is not as strong as other types of dental cement, you should take some precautions so not to dislodge your temporary crown.