Archives by Tag 'crowns'

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...

Space Age Dentistry NOW!

Dental Technology

Star Trek dentistry is here. Imagine going into a dental office because you've lost an old crown. Your dentist cleans the tooth up, freshens the edges, takes a wand, scans the tooth, it's image appears on a monitor. As he scans the tooth the information is simultaneously beamed to a more...

Gold or Porcelain, Which Crown Is Right for You?

cosmetic dentistry, Smile Makeover

When getting a crown on a back tooth, there are three popular options: gold, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and all porcelain. However, before making this decision, it is important that you understand the pros and cons of each. Gold crowns, which classically are most like normal tooth enamel in the way they wear more...

Tetracycline Staining—What Can I Do about It?

Common Symptoms, Medication

Many adults today suffer from the embarrassment of discolored or stained teeth due to the fact they were given the antibiotic, Tetracycline, as a child. While the damage from Tetracycline is not reversible as the staining becomes part of the structure of the teeth, the good news is that your more...

You’ve Broken a Tooth—Now what?

Dental Injuries

Once you get over the initial shock of breaking a tooth, it is imperative that you see a dental professional for a thorough evaluation and treatment. One method for saving a tooth broken off at the gum line is through “crown lengthening”. But don't let this small surgery fool you—it more...

Uncovering the Causes of Your Stained Teeth

cosmetic dentistry

The first and most important step in addressing stained teeth is identifying the cause or causes for the discoloration so that you can hopefully prevent additional staining in the future. To get started, you need a dental professional to determine if the stains or discoloration are extrinsic (external) or intrinsic more...

The Artistry and Science behind Porcelain Crowns & Veneers

cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic and restorative dentists have many techniques that enable them to showcase their artistic talents. Two of these, porcelain crowns and veneers, are probably most common and are responsible for producing a Hollywood smile. While they have their similarities, they also have their differences. What is needed to enhance your more...

Single-Visit Dentistry for Crowns, Onlays, and Veneers

Dental Technology

Imagine going to a dental office because you've lost a crown and having the dentist clean up your tooth, freshen the edges, and take a wand to scan your tooth so that via CAD (Computer Aided Design) CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology he can make your new restoration. Here's how more...