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Can Crowns Be Done on the Same Day?

The short answer is yes, crowns can be done on the same day. The longer answer requires an understanding of the difference between crowns milled in-office or by a dental lab outside of the office. A dental crown is a prosthetic, a false body part. Dental prosthetics technology has improved …

How Rare Is A Talon Cusp Tooth?

A talon cusp tooth is a rare dental anomaly that is also known as an eagle’s talon. Although the cause of the talon cusp is unknown, dentists believe it may be a result of genetic as well as environmental factors. However, the onset of a talon cusp tooth is spontaneous, …

Common Teeth Problems and How to Fix Them

There are several common problems with teeth including decay, gum disease, tooth sensitivity, and grinding. In this article, we will talk about these common tooth problems as well as how to fix them.  Common Teeth Problems and How to Fix Them Cosmetic Teeth Problems Many people notice a problem with …

What Will My New Smile Look Like?

Cosmetic dentistry is a special focus within dentistry that concentrates on the science of making smiles look great. However, cosmetic dentistry is not just for vanity or looks. Cosmetic dentistry is just as much for the benefit of dental health as much as any other dental appointment. A cosmetic dentist …

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is dental work that aims to improve the appearance of teeth, gums, and sometimes bites. It’s about improving the aesthetics of teeth in terms of position, color, alignment, size, and shape. The overarching goal of cosmetic dentistry is to enhance your smile. What Is Cosmetic Dentistry? Smile Research …

How Do Your Teeth Affect Your Confidence?

Research shows as many as 30 percent of adults are not happy with their smiles. However, it’s not just a case of measuring up to the pearly whites relentlessly flashed across our screens in advertisements, movies, and tv shows that make us feel insecure and depressed. Teeth age just like …

How Can I Get Over My Fear of the Dentist?

It’s not that we actually fear dentists, rather that we fear their dental equipment and the pain of dental treatment. A pending visit to the dentist can also trigger feelings of guilt and shame because our oral hygiene has been somewhat lacking. The first step to overcoming our fear of …

What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning?

For some of us, the thought of going to the dentist for teeth cleaning with the dental hygienist may have us fearful of what the dentist and hygienist will find. Perhaps we have an intense fear of pain or maybe we dread the lecture about our poor oral hygiene. However, …

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure. The purpose of teeth whitening treatment is to remove stains and reverse tooth discoloration and yellowing caused by aging, food and drink, nicotine, trauma, and some medications.  Results will differ depending on the condition of the teeth. How Does Teeth Whitening Work? Abrasion …

Why Do I Need a Dental Impression?

If you have a missing tooth, need crowns or dentures, your dentist will need a dental impression of your mouth. Dental impressions ensure that replacement teeth and dentures will fit your unique mouth precisely. After all, it’s your dentist’s job to ensure that your new teeth fit comfortably and look …