What are Crown and Bridges?

Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that are meant to be in the mouth permanently. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed directly over an affected tooth. They are often suggested by dentists for several reasons, such as:

  • To replace a large filling in cases where there is not enough tooth remaining
  • To protect weak teeth from fracturing
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To attach a bridge
  • To cover a discolored or misshapen tooth
  • To restore a fractured or damaged tooth
  • To cover a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment

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Most Common Questions about Retainers

Once your children are done with braces, you may think that you don’t need to do anything else to ensure that they have straight smiles. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. Most people will need to wear a retainer after they are finished with  braces and some will need to wear more involved dental devices.

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Can Receding Gums Grow Back ?

The gums that surround and hold the teeth in place in your mouth can be impacted by a number of conditions that can result in them receding.

Periodontis disease along with conditions where a person does not perform regular oral care can cause the gum line to deteriorate.

This makes the tissues around the teeth gradually disappear or recede in time. Those who suffer from receding gums often beg the question “ Can Receding Gums Grow Back?”

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Dental Alerts for Heart Patients and Smokers

Test your knowledge of these facts about sound dental care.

Questions

1. Everyone with a heart condition should take an antibiotic before dental treatment. True or False?

2. Smoking increases your risk for, and the progress of, gum disease. True or False?

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Preventing Gum Disease for Overall Health Worth Smiling About

If you’re not taking care of your oral health, you could be jeopardizing a lot more than your pearly whites. That’s because researchers have linked gum disease with a host of health problems throughout the body.

According to the National Institute of Dental Research, up to 80 percent of Indian adults have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. The disease is caused by the natural build up of bacteria, mucus, and other particles on the teeth as plaque. If plaque is not properly cleaned away, it can infect the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth.

Gingivitis Can Lead to Health Problems

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Preventing Gum Disease

What can you do to prevent periodontal (gum) disease or to get the best result if you need periodontal treatment?

First, completely clean all teeth surfaces at least once a day to break up and remove gum disease-causing bacterial plaque. This means you need to use a toothbrush and dental floss or another device that gets to the between-the-teeth and under the gumline surfaces.

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THE FACIAL AESTHETIC offers an integrated solution for enhanced aesthetics

The pursuit of ageless beauty was once available only to a privileged few. Not only were cosmetic procedures expensive, but the “down time” associated with them was prohibitive for most of us. Now, more and more people are turning to noninvasive cosmetic rejuvenation techniques to make sure that their face mirrors the way they feel inside.
Aesthetic Dermatology :

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Talk with Your Dentist Before You Whiten Your Teeth

You may not know what’s in store with store-bought whitening products.

Walk down the aisle where the oral care products are kept in a large drugstore. Near the toothpastes, mouthwashes, and floss, you’ll see a staggering array of over-the-counter products that promise a dazzling smile and whiter teeth. Some of them work well.

But what you won’t see in that aisle is the dentist.

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