Sharecare News posted a story about Dentistry:
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dentists, as it turns out, may have one more reason than the rest of us to be wary of alligators. The toothy reptiles may one day put those who install implants, bridges and dentures out of their jobs.
Alligators continually make new teeth to replace t...Full Article
Can crowns be used for cosmetic reasons?
Absolutely! However, a crown may be considered too aggressive if an cosmetic change is the only reason for treatment. Newer materials and cements (or bonding agents) allow dentists to provide more conservative all porcelain restorations that will allow cosmetic changes without the need to remove healthy... Full Post
What is crown lengthening?
Actually this question can be a bit confusing. To understand it fully one must understand the terms. First, what is a crown? A crown is what dentists refer to as the visible tooth structure. So if you look in the mirror what you see are the crowns of the teeth. It is whatever is visible, so even... Full Post
How are the teeth prepared for a crown?
First the tooth and or adjacent teeth will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Then using the hand piece or drill the dentist will reduce the size of the tooth in all directions. This will provide two things. The first is the space needed by the laboratory to make the actual crown or "cap" that will... Full Post
Does insurance cover the cost of dental implants?
The answer is not simple and depends on several factors. The first is whether your benefit plan has a specific line item that includes implants. If it does this does not guarantee that you will receive benefits for implants since this procedure is subject to claim review. A dental consultant will review the claim to determine several factors.... Full Post
Will I need a root canal if I'm going to get complete dentures?
The first question to ask here is: Are you sure they are COMPLETE dentures? Complete in this case means entire as in your "entire" arch (top or bottom) or "entire" mouth (top and bottom. If that is the case then no there is no need to have root canal treatment on a tooth that will be extracted. H... Full Post