Use Your Benefits Before Year’s End

If you have a flexible spending account (FSA) or a health savings account (HSA), now is the best time to schedule dental care. Most FSA and HSA plans reset at the beginning of the year, taking with them any unused money. To avoid losing money that you have saved for health care expenses, it is … Continued

Causes of Tooth Wear

Our teeth are remarkably strong. Under ideal circumstances, brushing and flossing as recommended and visiting the dentist every six months for cleanings would be all that was required to maintain a strong and healthy smile. But we don’t live under ideal circumstances – and many people will face tooth wear despite their best efforts. One … Continued

All About CEREC Dental Crowns

CEREC crowns are the fastest dental crown option available today. But not just fast, CEREC technology allows dental crowns to be custom-fitted to your smile, producing restorations that are shaped, sized, and colored exactly like the teeth they are protecting, enabling these same-day crowns to look and feel just like your natural teeth. If you are in … Continued

Solutions for Chipped Teeth

Chipped teeth may not seem like a big deal, especially if they aren’t causing any pain. However, even a small chip in the enamel of your teeth can increase risks for tooth decay and infection. Tooth infection may produce symptoms including increased tooth sensitivity and persistent bad breath. An infected tooth may also allow bacteria … Continued

Same Day Crowns

Dental crowns used to take weeks to place. First there was the initial visit. Then there was a visit for tooth preparation and the creation of a wax mockup. Then there was a third visit for the placement of the crowns – milled off-site by a company that has never seen your actual smile – … Continued

Slideshare Presentation – All About Root Canals

If your teeth are infected and left that way without treatment, they can become completely infected and require extractions. A root canal procedure removes the infected tissue from your tooth’s root system, seals your tooth, and covers it with a dental crown restoration. Find out more about this procedure in this slideshare presentation: To schedule … Continued

Are One Day Dental Crowns Natural Looking?

Same day dental crowns offer a number of practical benefits. In addition to offering an immediate fix for vulnerable teeth, they can save you tremendous amounts of time and money by being completed in-office and during one visit. But while these things are nice, the bigger question is, do they look natural? The one day … Continued

What is CEREC Technology?

With Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction (CEREC) technology, the wait times and multiple appointments required for porcelain dental crowns can often be eliminated. This process was developed at the University of Zurich in 1980. With developments in 3D printing and milling technology, the process is more accessible than ever before to our cosmetic … Continued

Porcelain Crowns vs. Metal Crowns

To restore a broken or vulnerable tooth, porcelain dental crowns are a durable restoration that look just like natural teeth. Unlike metal dental crowns, porcelain crowns do not stand out in your smile. Metal crowns were always a durable option for rebuilding the structure of a tooth. But modern dental technology has allowed dentists to use much … Continued