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Bridges vs. Implants

Like all technologies, dental technologies come and go, with newer, more efficient treatments surmounting the old. That’s what’s happening with dental bridges. Once considered state of the art, the use of dental bridges is being pushed to the sidelines as dental implants are increasingly taking center stage. What’s the difference between bridges and implants? Why…

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How to Fix a Chipped Tooth

You can break, chip, or fracture a tooth in both dramatic and mundane ways. The damage may be the result of an extreme sports mishap, or it could just as easily happen while crunching contentedly on ice. Spectators and athletes are both at risk. Fortunately, modern dentists know how to deal with this common, sometimes…

Look good and feel good with dental bridges.

Dental Bridges

There are good reasons why people get dental bridges, or “fixed partial dentures.” When a dentist replaces a tooth or teeth with a bridge, she mends not only your smile but also your health. If gaps between teeth are not filled in, or “bridged,” your face can lose its natural shape. Chewing with teeth missing…

What Is A Root Canal Procedure?

A layer of matter known as dentin lies beneath the tooth enamel. Soft tissue known as pulp is found in the dentin. This pulp is made up of nerve fibers, lymph vessels, veins, arteries, and other tissue. It fills a region inside the crown of the tooth known as the pulp chamber. From there, it…

Types of Dental Fillings

A dental filling is a restoration used to fix a damaged tooth. Six types of dental fillings are used by dentists.  6 Types of Dental Fillings The first type of dental filling is called amalgam. One of the least costly and most durable types, amalgams are made from mercury and metals such as copper, tin,…

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to fasten false teeth or dental bridges to the jaw. They work like a real tooth’s roots. Those who work with implants are called prosthodontists. Implants are made from ceramic and metallic substances that are very similar to bone. This makes them look and feel very much like real teeth. These…

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are one of the ways dentists fix damaged teeth. They are the most common type of dental work. Fillings are used for a number of reasons. If a small part of a tooth is lost or breaks, a filling can be used to build the tooth back to its normal shape. A white…