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Implant Crowns

The main difference between normal crowns and implant crowns lies in the fact that the former are fitted on to natural, compromised teeth while the latter are fitted on to dental implants. While a regular porcelain crown merely covers a damaged tooth, thus restoring its functionality and aesthetics – an implant crowns entirely replaces the crown [Read more …]


Oral Cancer Screening

Many people may not be aware of this, but it is actually the dental practitioners and not general physicians who are responsible for examining, diagnosing and even treating oral cancers. This is because during routinely dental checkups, the dentist examines all parts of the oral cavity including the soft tissues for any abnormalities or changes in appearance, [Read more …]


Teeth Staining

The surface of teeth, owing to its light color and mineralized nature, is susceptible to staining. However, when staining occurs especially in teeth that become prominent upon smiling, it can lead to low self confidence issues among individuals affecting their social and personal lives. Staining can either be temporary or permanent, intrinsic or extrinsic – [Read more …]


How to Choose a Dentist in Austin

Finding the right dentist for you and your family can be confusing. There are many dentists in every major city. Some dentist’s names have “DDS” (doctor of dental surgery) or “DMD” (doctor of dental medicine) at the end. What’s the difference? Not much. Both “doctors of dental surgery” and “doctors of dental medicine” receive comprehensive [Read more …]


Dental Implants | An Overview

Dental implants are the state-of-the-art treatment option for replacing one or more missing teeth. Your dentist will first obtain a complete medical and dental history to ensure that you are, in fact, a good candidate for the procedure. Certain medical and dental conditions must be carefully considered before those patients receive dental implants. Read this [Read more …]


Foods and Habits that Stain Your Teeth

Tooth enamel is porous making it susceptible to stains.  Colored foods and beverages are absorbed by your teeth and stains become embedded and that can result in a yellow or brown tinge.  However, the color of food is not the only thing to look out for.  The level of acidity of food can also discolor [Read more …]


Teeth Grinding (or Bruxism)

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a common problem.  Bruxism is a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth.  If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth together during the day or grind your teeth at night. Bruxism Symptoms Symptoms of sleep bruxism tend to be worst upon waking and improve during [Read more …]


Dental X-Rays Are Safe

Do you know that there are many beneficial uses of radiation?  One type of radiation, x-rays, are used extensively in the medical and dental professions to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions.  Dentists gain valuable information from x-rays to aid in keeping teeth healthy. Dental X-Rays Show Hidden Problems Dental x-rays are pictures [Read more …]


When A Filling Needs To Be Replaced

It’s important to determine when a filling needs to be replaced. Dental fillings, also known as dental restorations, are used to replace tooth structure that has been lost due to tooth decay. Dental fillings generally last for years, but no filling lasts forever. Every filling will eventually fail, requiring replacement. What Causes a Dental Filling [Read more …]


Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?

  You may be a candidate for dental implants if you have lost one or more teeth. Most patients are able to receive dental implants without any problems or complications. The most important factor is your overall health. Benefits of Dental Implants Dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth. Dental implants are not [Read more …]


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