An Overview Of Dental Crown Alternatives

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A dental crown has many uses; you can use it to cover misshapen teeth, strengthen weak or diseased teeth, and cover discolored teeth, among other uses. However, a crown is not the only dental restoration that can do these things. Here are some of the alternative dental treatments you may use instead of a dental crown: Onlays A dental onlay sits somewhere between the dental filling and the dental crown. This is what you get if your teeth aren’t too damaged to require a dental crown but it too damaged to support a dental filling.…

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How Gum Disease Increases Your Risk of Cavities

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So many people suffer from gum disease—it’s estimated that nearly half the population has mild or worse gum disease. Gum disease can be a major problem in an of itself, increasing the risk of teeth becoming infected, bacteria spreading through blood, and more. However, the problems don’t stop there. If you have untreated gum disease, the risk of your teeth developing cavities could increase. Read on to learn how this happens and how you should act to prevent this problem.…

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Can You Get Dental Implants Years After a Tooth Extraction?

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  You had a tooth extracted years ago and are wondering whether it’s too late to get a dental implants. To know whether you are a candidate for this procedure, you need to ask yourself a few questions. Are you healthy? Talk to your dental surgeon about any underlying health issues you may have. Do you have diabetes, sinus or heart problems? Do you smoke? These conditions do not necessarily disqualify your candidacy for implants but will help your dental surgeon to assess the risk and prepare adequately for the procedure.…

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