Category : Restorative Dentistry

Esthetically-Pleasing Replacements for Metal Fillings and Crowns

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Published on: May 11, 2012

Metal dental restorations were once very common, and many older patients have at least one silver-amalgam filling. While effective at restoring teeth, silver fillings and metal crowns are unattractive and can make you self-conscious about your appearance. To help you regain your confidence and maintain the integrity of your teeth, [...]

Rough Dentures Aren’t a Mistake

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Published on: April 5, 2012

First-time denture wearers often ask, “Why are my dentures rough?” The inside part of a denture that fits against the gums is made to fit snugly against the hills and valleys, or nooks and crannies, of your gums. Because dentures are designed to be held in place with natural suction, [...]

What is a Root Canal?

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Published on: February 28, 2012

As a noun, a root canal is the chamber within a tooth’s core. The canal within the tooth holds pulp, which contains the tooth’s nerve. Since teeth are living structures, they require a nutrient supply and waste removal, which the pulp provides. A deep cavity, fracture (crack), or chip can [...]

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