If you need a dental crown to save or protect your tooth then you are probably already familiar with the basic details of this restorative treatment. For instance, you know that a crown is a hollow dental prosthetic shaped like a tooth and custom-designed to fit over your remaining tissue. What you may not be so certain of is what type of material we plan on using, how we design the crown to blend seamlessly with your smile, or what to expect along the way. Allow us to provide you with the clarity you seek, so you feel educated and empowered regarding your dental care.
Think back to the days on the playground as a child when one of your friends would suddenly start filling your mind with a long list of false rumors about something happening in your life. You would run home, where your mom or dad would debunk every last rumor, so you could clear your head of the scary myths. Unfortunately, we often find that this type of exchange still happens – even to adults! If you have accumulated negative ideas regarding restorations, we would like to take this time to debunk common myths about dental fillings. You will find that treatment is actually an effective solution that you can feel good about choosing for your smile.
Were you initially quite relieved when you learned about sedation but instantly found yourself overthinking it, wondering if you truly can receive relaxing dental care? You will discover as you delve deeper into the details of sedation dentistry, this dental solution really does offer the benefits it claims. However, if you are convinced that you will find a downside to this seemingly too-good-to-be-true option, we encourage you to test your knowledge. By clearing up any confusion, you can feel positive about your upcoming, deeply tranquil visit.
How much do you know about fluoride treatments? Are you under the impression that they are specifically for young children but completely inappropriate for adults? Perhaps you’re not sure why they exist at all, which makes it difficult for you to say “yes” or “no” during your child’s dental appointment. The good news is that incorporating fluoride into your family’s dental care can protect your smiles. The better news is that we are happy to answer your questions, so you can make confident preventive care choices for both yourself and your little ones.
Perhaps upon learning about the benefits of dental sealants for your child’s smile, you instantly become enamored with this exceptional preventive treatment. However, with instant excitement sometimes comes a drop-off period when reality sets in and you recognize you have a bunch of questions that you need answered before you can commit to a particular procedure. No problem! We are happy to answer your inquiries about sealants. The sooner you feel knowledgeable and confident, the sooner we can effectively seal and protect the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth. Definitely a win-win.
We know that even if you feel comfortable about your dental care visits, you may still feel a bit shy or distracted during your appointment. We are also all too familiar with the fact that as a result, patients commonly have things they would like to ask us about but aren’t sure if their preventive care visits are the right times to ask questions. You should know: During your dental checkup and cleaning is the best time to bring up inquiries, concerns, and to ask for demonstrations. Wondering where to begin? Consider some questions we are always happy to answer and go from there.
If you’re thinking about replacing missing teeth with dental implants, you may find that you feel completely certain about the benefits associated with this tooth replacement solution. However, there may be other aspects of implants that cause you to feel somewhat worried about giving us a final, “yes” to move ahead with treatment. In many cases, patients are simply concerned that the future dental hygiene requirements will become too complex or time consuming. Rest easy – caring for your smile will remain straightforward and simple.
If we suggest a dental extraction to protect your oral health, you can rest easy knowing we have done everything we can to find a solution to keep your tooth right where it is. Not sure you’re familiar with the reasons behind extractions? By becoming more familiar with some common types of concern or damage that may require you to say goodbye to a permanent tooth, you will have a clearer appreciation for this treatment. Keep in mind – we will plan the replacement of your tooth, as well, so you can look forward to a complete, gorgeous, healthy smile.
Your instinct when you learn that you have an infected tooth may be to run and hide. Unfortunately, attempting to avoid your root canal treatment may bring with it dire consequences. First, let us reassure you that this restorative treatment to save your tooth is exceptionally comfortable. You can expect a numb tooth and surrounding tissues, thanks to local anesthetic. We also offer sedation dentistry, so if you feel quite nervous about treatment, you can instead experience a very relaxing visit. As for scheduling and keeping your appointment, we encourage you to learn more about the potential problems that can occur with postponement.
A dental crown, which is a replica of the top portion of your tooth, is designed to accomplish a number of different things, depending on your exact needs. If a tooth is cracked or misshapen, then a crown can improve its appearance and/or protect it from further damage. If your tooth has recently received a tooth filling or root canal therapy, then a custom crown can fortify the tooth so it can continue to function. Whatever your need is, there are often several benefits of porcelain dental crowns that make them the preferable choice for restoring your tooth. (more…)