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Temporary Crowns

A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that improves the strength and appearance of a damaged tooth. Temporary crowns can be made in your family dentist’s office, whereas most permanent crowns are made in a dental laboratory.   Temporary crowns are utilized in several situations: Typically, temporary crowns are made of an acrylic-based material or stainless…

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Ceramic Porcelain Dental Crowns

A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that improves the strength and appearance of a damaged tooth. All-Ceramic Porcelain Crowns are the most realistic looking “caps” for damaged teeth. Your family dentist will likely suggest this option for teeth that show when you smile and when you speak — particularly those teeth in the front of…

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Metal Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns are prosthetics that your family dentist attaches to a damaged tooth. A dental crown may be needed in order to: Protect a weak tooth from decay Hold parts of a cracked tooth together Make cosmetic changes Hold a dental bridge in place Cover a dental implant Here we examine metal dental crowns in…

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Types of Dental Crowns

What is a Dental Crown? A dental crown is a protective covering or “cap” that your family dentist affixes onto a damaged tooth which strengthens the tooth, protects exposed nerves and may also improve tooth alignment and the appearance of the mouth. A dental crown may also be used to anchor a dental bridge in…

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Custom Mouthguards Protect Student Athletes from Dental Injuries and Concussions

Custom-made mouthguards are widely accepted as an important component of protecting student athletes from orofacial injuries, and new research suggests they may also reduce the incidence of traumatic brain injuries (TBI)/concussions. The research, published by the Academy of General Dentistry in the May/June, 2014 issue of General Dentistry, followed 412 male high school football athletes…

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How the CAD/CAM System is Used in Dentistry

Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, known as the CAD/CAM system or CAD/CAM technology, is used by dental professionals in the field of prosthodontics to improve the design and creation of dental restorations. CAD/CAM technology increases the speed of design and creation of dental restoration struc-tures, and it can also improve the convenience of the insertion…

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Habits That Can Harm Your Oral Health

  Bedtime baby bottles It’s never a good idea to put your baby to bed with a bottle. Little children who go to sleep with a bottle are at a disadvantage when it comes to oral health. They often end up needing to have those baby teeth capped, and the experience can create a fear…

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What is a Dental Dam?

A dental dam is a protective layer your family dentist may use when performing a procedure on one of your teeth in order to isolate the specific tooth and prevent risk of infection in other teeth or in other areas of your mouth. A dental dam is a thin square of latex rubber, or silicone…

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What is Oral Thrush?

Oral thrush, also known as oropharyngeal candidiasis, is a common yeast infection that grows inside of the mouth and on the tongue. It is caused by the Candida albicans fungus.   What are the symptoms of oral thrush? Initially, oral thrush may be asymptomatic. However, as time passes and the fungus continues to grow, the…

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Bruxism — Grinding the Teeth

Your family dentist knows that most of us clench our teeth once in a while, but chronic bruxism can damage the teeth and cause other health issues to develop. Left untreated, grinding teeth may wear teeth down to stumps, may result in tooth loss, may cause or worsen TMD/TMJ, (jaw joint pain) and may even…

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