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Animals Have Amazing Teeth

Most of the time your dentist will talk your ear off about the amazing teeth that you have in your very own mouth, but did you know that there are teeth that are just as cool in the animal kingdom? Dentists really do love all kinds of teeth, and they may be full of a […]

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5 Reasons To Consider Sedation Dentistry

While your dentist and the people who work at their office probably love everything to do with dentistry, it’s a good bet that many of their patients don’t feel the same way. It’s not about the dentist or their staff, it’s the whine of a drill, feeling of powerlessness that they get in the chair, […]

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The Anatomy Of Your Teeth

Our teeth may appear to be simple hard surfaces inside our mouths that are used to cut and grind up food. Their simple appearance is deceptive and hides an incredibly complex and important tool that our body uses not just for eating, but also for helping us speak clearly. Once you get beneath the surface, […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Teeth Whitened

If you’ve been considering getting your teeth whitened professionally but just can’t seem to come up with a solid reason why, you’re not alone. Every year thousands of patients who could benefit from having their teeth whitened hesitate for fear that doing so is just a case of vanity. Looking your best is something that […]

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

People choose cosmetic dental procedures for various reasons – to repair a defect such as a malformed bite or crooked teeth, treat an injury, or just improve their overall appearance. For these and many other reasons, cosmetic dentistry has become a vital and important part of the dental profession and one of the fastest growing […]

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Dental Veneers

In just two or three dental visits, a veneer can reverse years of stains caused by foods, caffeine and tobacco use. Special thin laminates, called veneers, can often be used to correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth. Veneers can also be used to close unsightly gaps between teeth. Stronger types of veneers made […]

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Dental implants

Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial […]

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Soft tissue grafts

Soft tissue grafts are small pieces of tissue taken from other areas such as the palate and surgically implanted in the affected area. Grafts can correct dental deformities and other problems such as severe gum disease, as well as cover exposed roots, stop bone loss, the recession of gums, and even reduce pain-causing root sensitivity.

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Excessive or Uneven Gums

Many people inherit the problem of excessive or uneven gums. A cosmetic surgical procedure called a gum lift can be used to correct this problem. Some abnormalities, as well as advanced gum disease that cannot be treated periodontically or non-surgically, may require application of soft tissue grafts. Such procedures can be used to cover an […]

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Specialty Dentures

Dentures are designed to replace missing teeth, and are worn by millions of Americans. Technological advancements have resulted in dentures that are lightweight and mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Most dentures are made from a combination of metals and synthetic material such as acrylic resin. Types of dentures Dentures are generally classified […]

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Bonding Procedures

An alternative to veneers is a process called bonding, in which a tooth-colored material that looks like the enamel of your teeth is molded and shaped, and then hardened and polished. Bonding can be used to improve the color of a tooth, or close unsightly gaps. Bonding is generally not as permanent a process as […]

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Cosmetic Contouring

Teeth can become crooked, chipped, cracked, and even overlap as a result of many factors, including traumatic injury, bruxism (grinding) or even heredity. Cosmetic contouring and reshaping procedures can remedy, and in many cases, greatly improve these conditions. For example, an uneven or crooked tooth can be gently reshaped by removing a small amount of […]

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Cosmetic Fillings

There are alternative, natural-looking materials to conventional silver-colored fillings – materials made from porcelain and composite resins, which are colored to match natural tooth enamel. Common amalgam alternatives include: Composite fillings — As stated, composite fillings are just what the name implies: a mixture of resins and fine particles designed to mimic the color of […]

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Invisalign®

Invisalign offers patients an almost invisible approach to orthodontic treatment. Instead of the metal brackets and wires used with traditional braces, Invisalign uses customized trays to maneuver the teeth. These trays are worn for a minimum of twenty-two hours a day, however they can easily be removed during meals and when brushing or flossing. These […]

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Crowns and Bridges

Two common types of dental prosthesis are dental crowns and dental bridges. Dental crowns are prosthesis that cover a single, damaged tooth. Crowns are commonly used to protect teeth that have been damaged as a result of decay or trauma. Dental bridges are prosthesis that cover more than one tooth and are used to “bridge” […]

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