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Dental Crown Dilemma: Do I Need a New One?

June 5, 2024

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A large fake tooth with a gold crown next to a broken tooth

If you’ve ever undergone a root canal or had a dental implant placed, you were likely fitted with a dental crown to cap it. These prosthetics allow your dentist to restore your smile’s appearance and functionality. They’re customized to be the right shape, shade, and size to match your natural teeth so that no one can tell the difference. They’re also incredibly resilient and can last for 15+ years if properly maintained.

However, they aren’t totally invincible, and they can wear down over time. Eventually, your dental crown may need to be repaired or redone. Knowing what to look for can help you spot the signs and act quickly before any damage is done. Keep reading to learn 4 indicators that tell you it may be time for a new prosthetic!


Safeguard Your Smile from These Summer Activities

May 1, 2024

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Little girl with popsicle on the beach

There’s nothing like that summer state of mind. The days are longer, the grass is greener, and everyone just seems more relaxed. But when it comes to your oral health, it’s important to stay focused. Before you head off to soak up the rays, be sure you’re not making any of these dangerous dental mistakes!


Silent Signs: Why You Might Need a Root Canal, Even Without Pain

April 12, 2024

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Patient holding their cheek because they need a root canal

Root canals are often associated with severe tooth pain, but this isn’t the only sign that you might need treatment. Sometimes, dental issues requiring a root canal can develop silently, showing subtle signs that are easy to overlook. But how do you know when you need to go to the dentist? Continue reading to learn more about root canals and discover some telltale signs that point to needing one.


Can You Get Invisalign After Braces?

March 7, 2024

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person holding Invisalign and pointing to it while smiling

Many people get braces when they’re kids to correct their smile and address issues like gaps or misaligned teeth. The goal is to have a beautiful smile for life. However, sometimes things change over time. Some people might not wear their retainers as directed, leading to teeth shifting back to their original spots. Others might experience dental changes as they grow older. So, if you had braces when you were younger, can you still get Invisalign as an adult? Read on to discover if getting Invisalign after braces is an option for you.


Are DIY Tooth Replacement Options Safe?

January 26, 2024

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Man with missing tooth, needs tooth replacement

Missing teeth can cause all sorts of problems, such as reduced confidence, dental drift, difficulty chewing, and more. If you have one or more gap in your smile, you are probably in the process of considering your tooth replacement options. You could visit your dentist, which may cost several hundred dollars or more. Or, you could take a risk and try a DIY solution. But are DIY tooth replacement options safe? This blog post talks about why you are much better off seeking professional care.


Crowning Comfort: Does it Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

December 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — oshinssmiles @ 5:55 pm
A young woman anxious about getting dental crowns

Many patients have a bit of anxiety about going to the dentist. If you were to ask a big group of them why, quite a few would probably cite fear of pain. Whether it’s because of bad past experiences or a learned perception of dentistry, pain is a common concern. Because of this, even simple procedures like dental crowns can become nightmare scenarios.

But do dental crowns actually hurt to get? Continue reading to learn more about dental crowns and modern dental practices.


Why Does My Tooth Need to Be Extracted If It Doesn’t Hurt?

November 3, 2023

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patient preparing to undergo tooth extraction

If you’ve got a seriously damaged or painful tooth, there might be a need for a tooth extraction. The thought of having a tooth pulled can be nerve-wracking, and it’s normal to feel uneasy about it. However, your dentist will only suggest extraction if the tooth is beyond repair. Sometimes, they might advise pulling the tooth even if it’s not causing any pain. Keep reading to understand why a tooth extraction may be necessary, even in the absence of pain.


Don’t Delay! 3 Good Reasons to Reline Your Dentures

October 17, 2023

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Full and partial dentures on a white background

If you’ve suffered from tooth loss, you have probably already experienced some of the frustration that comes with it. Our teeth play a key role in how we eat and speak, after all, so life without them brings unique challenges. Fortunately, dentures are a tried-and-true solution that can restore your smile and make these daily tasks much simpler.

If your dentures have begun to chafe or frequently become displaced, though, you’re no longer able to make the most of them. If they need to be adjusted or relined, you won’t want to delay. Keep reading to learn 3 reasons why.


What to Expect from a Dental Implant Consultation

September 8, 2023

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patient talking to a dentist

If you’ve decided on dental implants to replace the missing teeth that you’ve lost, then you’ve made an excellent choice. They’re remarkably realistic, extremely durable, and can provide you with a level of bite strength that you may struggle to get from other methods of tooth replacement.

One of the first steps in getting your dental implant will be the One of the first steps in getting your dental implants will be the consultation, where you’ll handle all the preliminary work necessary to get your prosthetic. If you want to know what that entails, here are a few things you can expect from that appointment.


5 Reasons You Should Quit Smoking When You Get Dentures

August 10, 2023

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Hand refusing another person's hand holding a box of cigarettes

Smoking can harm your smile, but what if you’ve lost your natural teeth and are getting dentures to replace them? Since dentures are prosthetic teeth, you may think they shouldn’t be affected in the same way. However, using tobacco products can be just as harmful to your dentures as it is to your natural teeth. Here are 5 reasons you should quit smoking when you get dentures to protect your smile.

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