Category: Dental Procedures

Dental Veneers

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

What are porcelain veneers? Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that cover teeth to close gaps and eliminate imperfections. If you have stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth and want a completely custom solution to rekindle your smile, porcelain veneers may be right for you. Do Veneers look like natural teeth? Absolutely! Veneers are made […]

What Are Inlays and Onlays?

Porcelain fillings restore teeth that have significant damage but that don’t require a full crown. Porcelain fillings, also called inlays and onlays, are extremely durable, match existing tooth color, and protect teeth for years to come. An inlay fits inside the cusps, or bumps, of a tooth. An onlay is larger and covers one or […]

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What is Periodontal Therapy?

Optimal periodontal health is the foundation of dental health. If the picture that you envision is a beautiful and healthy smile, then the frame around that picture is your gums. Periodontal disease can be the silent killer of teeth and can have a significant impact on the overall health of the individual. That is why every […]
Occlusal Equilibration Guide

What is Occlusal Equilibration?

Occlusal equilibration is a therapy that is used when the cause of TMJ is due to the bite surface of the teeth. This therapy involves the reshaping of the teeth where the improper biting surfaces are located. This allows the jaw to close correctly into its position of the temporomandibular socket, relieving pain. This may […]
Night Guard

What is Splint Appliance Therapy?

The primary purpose of splint therapy is to alter how the teeth come together through the use of a retainer like devise to achieve a more comfortable and stable relationship of how the upper and lower teeth come together. Your dentist may recommend a splint as part of your overall treatment for a variety of […]
Dental Implant

Dental Implants

If you are missing teeth or faced with the prospect of losing a tooth or teeth, dental implants are a state of the art option that can replicate the quality of life that you enjoyed with your own natural teeth. They are essentially artificial roots that allow the dentist to either design a crown or […]

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns, also called “dental caps,” serve a similar purpose as veneers. Both can fix cracked and crooked teeth, as well as other flaws. Keep in mind that the difference is that porcelain veneers conceal only the FRONT of the teeth. Dental crowns cover the ENTIRE tooth. This enables crowns to improve both the appearance […]
Dental Bridge

What are Dental Bridges?

Bridges are also called fixed partial dentures and help people with gaps or missing teeth. Bridges are long-lasting artificial teeth that “bridge” the gaps between teeth. They look and feel like real teeth and are bonded into place. Typically they are not removable and can provide many years of service.  Do I need a bridge? […]
Smile Design

What are Smile Makeovers?

Smile enhancement can range across the board from simple smile whitening to a complete smile makeover. Disfigurement can be due to dental disease, trauma or congenital conditions. Regardless of the extent of these conditions, the impact of a smile on someone’s life can be as significant to the individual as to those around them. One […]