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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