A Regular Filling May No Longer Be an Option

Do you have a tooth that’s decayed to the point of being unstable? When this happens, a regular filling may no longer be an option. Instead, a crown may be a more permanent solution.

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How A Dental Filling Is Done

A dental filling is an outpatient procedure that helps treat tooth decay. Cavities are very common in the United States. A very high percentage of adults ages 20 to 64 have had a cavity. A filling can fix damage caused by tooth decay and prolong the life of your tooth.A pediatric dentist or a general…

3 Signs You Might Need Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are something that most people have. For years, dentists used amalgams. These consisted of various metal materials, including tin and mercury. While some dental professionals still offer them, most recommend tooth-colored fillings. If you suspect a problem, it is essential that you schedule an appointment as soon as possible.Just like the rest of…

Preventive Dental Care - Tobacco Use Counseling

Tobacco use counseling has become an important component of preventive dental care. If you are addicted to cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco or any other form of tobacco, you can obtain meaningful assistance through tobacco use counseling. This unique approach to preventive dental care has helped countless individuals quit smoking and enjoy improved oral…

Cosmetic Bonding In One Dental Visit

Cosmetic bonding can usually be done in one visit and does not require a patient to wait for customized tooth coverings to be made in a dental laboratory - as is the case with veneers and crowns. There is little preparation that needs to be done to the surface of teeth and anesthesia is usually…


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Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures From A General Dentist

4 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures From A General Dentist

Cosmetic dentistry refers to the field that focuses on improving the aesthetic appearance of one's smile while also preserving the health of the teeth and gums.What many do not know about cosmetic dentistry is that many general dentists can and do perform these types of procedures. There are, of course, dentists who focus solely on…

Ask A General Dentist: What Happens To Your Tooth After Extraction

Ask A General Dentist: What Happens To Your Tooth After Extraction

Tooth extraction frequently occurs in the office of a general dentist for a variety of reasons, including:Bacterial decayAccidental breakageOvercrowdingImpactionMost patients are more concerned about the gap the tooth leaves behind than its fate outside their mouths. An extracted tooth usually takes one of the following paths, depending on whether the dentist or the patient claims…