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Art Meets Science in Crowns and Bridgework

bridgework, crowns

Skilled portrait painters make their subjects' teeth look real by utilizing a careful blend of form, color and brushwork. Dentists may use a different set of materials and techniques, but the end result is the same: a pleasing, natural-looking smile. Placing crowns and bridgework is one facet of dentistry where more...

Crowns and Bridges: Two Paths to Tooth Restoration

bridgework, crowns

Teeth that are slightly chipped or discolored can sometimes be repaired by dental bonding, or a related method. But when a tooth is lacking much of its structure — or is entirely missing — then a crown or bridge may be the restoration of choice. What exactly are these restorations? more...

Dental Implants or Bridgework – Making The Best Choice

bridgework, dental implants

When you need to replace a missing tooth, there are two general alternatives to consider: You can choose traditional bridgework, or select the newer option of dental implants. Both offer a solution that's reliable, functional, and esthetically pleasing. However, there are a few important differences between the two systems. A more...

Different Types of Dental Implants

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In addition to more than 40 different types of traditional or standard dental implants, there are now mini and even micro-mini implants; thus you can easily see the importance of understanding your options when talking to your dentist about your specific needs. From single and multi-tooth replacements to different combinations more...

The Importance of Replacing Back Teeth

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While they may not be the first thing people see when you smile, your back or posterior teeth are key to maintaining good oral and physical health. And just because you can't see them doesn't mean you can forget about them! By not replacing missing back teeth, you will also more...

Understanding their Differences: Fixed vs. Removable Bridges


When it comes down to making a decision between a fixed or removable bridge, the reality is that there is a balance between your preferences as the patient and what your dentist can provide. An evaluation of your remaining teeth, bone, gum tissue, as well as your need for lip, more...