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Bring Back Your Smile with Restorative Dentistry

Have you lost confidence in your smile? Do you feel like your smile could use some improvements? Whether you need a filling, a crown, or even new teeth, there is hope. With restorative dentistry, you can get your smile back. What is Restorative Dentistry? Restorative dentistry is a specialized part of general dentistry for restoring teeth. This may include applying fillings, bonding teeth, creating crowns and bridges, or building dentures. Your smile says a lot about you. Make sure it says the best things with healthy teeth. Bonding & Filling Dental bonding uses a special adhesive to join a tooth with a piece that has broken off. This is generally a low cost repair, but it’s mostly cosmetic and won’t be very durable. As a result, it is best to use bonding on front teeth. The material used for dental bonding can also be color matched to your teeth, giving…

. Posted in Dental Bridge Categhory . Jun 25, 2017

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Dental Fillings: Making the Right Choice

Teeth need to be strong. Without strength, hard foods chip and fracture teeth, leading to infections and pain. Cavities weaken teeth by wearing away the protective layers of enamel. As a result, bacteria infects the tooth. Fortunately, you can fix this problem with dental fillings. What Are Dental Fillings? Dental fillings are composite or metal cores for a tooth that has lost enamel and dentin. When the inside becomes weak, the filling strengthens it from within. Some cores match existing teeth while others provide greater strength. There are pros and cons to each type of filling, and it depends on the location of the filling as well as the patient’s preferences for using certain ones. Porcelain and composite fillings look more natural. These give the appearance of real teeth. Metal fillings are stronger. How Do I Choose the Right Dental Fillings? There are a lot of factors to consider when…

. Posted in Dental Bridge Categhory . Jun 17, 2017

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What To Do If Your Child’s Tooth Is Knocked Out

It’s normal for a tooth to come loose as they grow up. This tooth is replaced by a permanent tooth shortly thereafter. However, when knocked out prematurely, a baby tooth can cause a lot of pain and other problems. You should bring your child to an emergency kids dentist right away. What Makes an Emergency? There are several instances that are cause for alarm. First, a baby tooth knocked out early. Second, a permanent tooth knocked out. Third, a filling or crown knocked out. The last example is much less common, as children don’t often get fillings or crowns since the baby tooth will be replaced anyway, but it does sometimes occur. Avulsed Baby Tooth When a baby tooth falls out, a permanent tooth replaces it within a few days to weeks. Knocking a baby tooth out prematurely makes the other teeth shift position. The shifted teeth cause the permanent tooth to come…

. Posted in Pediatric Dentistry Category . Jun 08, 2017

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Houston

Most of our permanent teeth have come in by the time we reach our teen years. However, one set of  teeth comes in later: wisdom teeth. Sometimes, these teeth cause problems, leading to a need for wisdom teeth removal. Wisdom teeth come in between the ages of 17 and 23, but by the age of 20, a Houston dentist can tell if a patient will need them removed. Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Removal As long as you’re good about seeing your dentist regularly, they will be able to find wisdom teeth problems early. These problems stem from several different factors. Oral Cavity Size The most common cause for wisdom teeth problems is an oral cavity that is too small. If the teeth have no room to erupt from the gums, they’ll become impacted or push against other teeth. Impaction Sometimes, the teeth don’t fully erupt. This is known as impaction….

. Posted in Houston Dentist Category, Wisdom Teeth Removal Category . Jun 02, 2017