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Orthodontic Options For Your Child

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Orthodontic Options For Your Child

If your child is suffering from misaligned teeth, his or her dentist may suggest that the misalignment is corrected. Here are a few orthodontic options that may be used to correct the dental misalignment in a youngster’s mouth:  Conventional Braces Conventional metal braces are the braces that you may remember from your youth. Metal brackets are positioned on the front surface of the teeth and an archwire is attached to the brackets using elastic ligatures. Periodically, the orthodontist adjusts the archwire to place more pressure on the teeth to help force them into proper alignment. The braces may be worn for months or even years, depending on the amount of misalignment involved. Nowadays, if your child would like a more discreet alignment option, conventional braces are available with ceramic brackets. Since the ceramic brackets are tooth-colored, they are difficult...

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3 Types Of Dental Crown Material

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Types Of Dental Crown Material

Many people are under the assumption that dental crowns can only be constructed from porcelain. This is not the case. There are a variety of different materials from which dental crowns can be constructed, each with their own set of pros and cons. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you will learn about just a few of the types of materials from which your dental crowns can be made. Composite Resin Composite resin dental crowns are composed of a number of different synthetic materials. Perhaps the biggest advantage of using a composite resin dental crown is the fact that you won’t have to worry about your body rejectng the material. While some people might suffer from allergic reactions to other types of dental crowns constructed from natural material, composite resin, being entirely synthetic, does not have this issue....

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What You Need To Know About Dental Implants And Insurance Coverage

Posted by on Apr 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Need To Know About Dental Implants And Insurance Coverage

Dental implants are the right choice for many people who are facing major tooth decay or tooth loss for other reasons. Once you and your dentist decide that dental implants are the right solution for your dental woes, the next step is to work with your insurance to see how much of it will be covered under your insurance plans. Here’s what you need to know about dental implants and insurance. You’re Not Limited to Dental Insurance You may not have to rely on your dental insurance to cover your dental implants. Your medical insurance may cover the implants. A lot of people lose out because they think dental insurance is their only option. Be sure to check with both your medical insurance company and your dental insurance company to see what they are willing to cover. Discuss the...

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Did Your Teen Damage An Adult Tooth? The Best Replacement Choices

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Did Your Teen Damage An Adult Tooth? The Best Replacement Choices

Did your teen crack their tooth severely and now they need to have the tooth removed and replaced with an alternative option? If so, there are a few options you’ll want to consider for their smile, depending on their age and what you think is best. The most practical options to pick from are either veneers or dental implants. Here are the pros and cons of each of these options for your teen. Veneers Veneers will be a fast and easy solution for the problem if there is still a portion of the tooth left, but they aren’t going to last forever. The average lifespan for veneers is only about 5-10 years. The dentist can file the tooth as much as needed, along with some of the teeth around the damaged tooth, and then a set of veneers will...

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Recovering From Your Root Canal: Tips For You

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Recovering From Your Root Canal: Tips For You

When you go to the dentist for a tooth ache and find out that you have an infection in the dental pulp of your tooth, you will likely receive the recommendation from your dentist that you undergo a root canal procedure. If you have never had a root canal before, you may wonder what the after-effects and recovery process will be like and what you can expect. Get to know more about the root canal recovery process so that you can be prepared and take the best possible care of yourself following your root canal procedure. Immediately After Your Root Canal When your root canal procedure is over, you mouth and face will likely still be numb due to the local anesthesia that your dentist used during the procedure. As such, you will likely want to take a little...

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