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What is the Process for Color-Matching Dental Crowns?

May 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cooperowens @ 9:53 pm
dentist using a shade guide

Your dentist tells you that you need a dental crown because of severe decay/or fracture that is impacting your tooth. Unhappy with the realization, you may be visualizing a silver or gold restoration that catches the eye of everyone you meet. Although this was once the reality for anyone needing a dental crown, it is not anymore. Dentists now use more natural-looking materials to repair damaged teeth. If you’re interested in learning how dental crowns are color-matched to create blended, beautiful smiles, read on.


What Are Benefits of BOTOX Beyond Addressing Wrinkles?

January 27, 2023

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Dentist and patient discussing BOTOX

When someone mentions BOTOX, you probably think of receiving treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, however. While this injection is extremely effective when it comes to anti-aging, it’s much more versatile than people give it credit for. Keep reading for some lesser-known uses for BOTOX!


Can BOTOX Help You Get Rid of TMJ Headaches?

October 27, 2022

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A tight, dull aching headache in your temple region could be a symptom of a TMJ disorder. Naturally, you’ll want to find a way to put a stop to your pain so that it doesn’t get in the way of your everyday life. Your dentist can offer a few different treatment options – and you might be surprised that one of them involves BOTOX! Read on to learn more about how BOTOX can help you stop your TMJ headaches.


What Can Cause a TMJ Disorder? 5 Common Culprits

October 21, 2022

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Constant or recurring jaw pain likely means you have a TMJ disorder, or TMD for short. But what exactly caused the problem? This isn’t always an easy question to answer, as there are multiple ways for the TMJs (temporomandibular joints) that connect your jaw to your skull to become injured or strained. That said, there are 5 particularly common TMD causes that you should keep an eye out for.


Why You Should Choose a Dentist That Offers PRP/PRF Therapy

September 16, 2022

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When looking for a dentist who places dental implants (or performs other types of oral surgery), you’ll probably be thinking about factors such as their qualifications and the location of their practice. But another thing you’ll want to consider is whether they offer PRP therapy or PRF therapy. These treatments can make all the difference during the recovery period following your procedure. This post explores the benefits of PRP/PRF therapy and why you want it to be part of the surgical process.


How Botox Can Help Stop Chronic Jaw Pain & Headaches

August 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — cooperowens @ 12:41 pm

Botox. When you hear that word, you probably think of a treatment whose main focus is to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles on the face, and that’s because this is the way it’s primarily used these days. However, Botox has been a go-to pain reliever in the medical world for decades. In particular, it’s often used to stop chronic jaw pain and headaches that stem from a temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. How does this work? Keep reading to learn how Botox might be able to provide the relief you’ve been looking for.


Will a Chipped Tooth Heal By Itself?

July 11, 2022

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woman thinking about a chipped tooth in Geneva

While not always an emergency, you’ll still want to seek dental treatment if you’ve experienced a chipped tooth. Leaving it untreated can allow it to become more vulnerable to further damage as well as decay and infection. However, you might be wondering if you can let this condition heal on its own, which can make you hesitate to visit your dentist. Read on to learn what happens with a chipped tooth and several methods to treat it and restore your smile!


Foods That Can Chip Teeth

June 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — cooperowens @ 7:50 pm
assorted hard candies that can chip teeth

When eating, many people don’t take the time to consider the way they’re chewing their food. Afterall, eating is about enjoying a tasty meal. Unfortunately, this can sometimes result in damage to one’s pearly whites, especially where certain foods are concerned. So you can avoid dental damage, read on to learn about some foods that ship teeth, why having a chipped tooth is so dangerous, and what can be done to fix it.


3 Steps to Managing a Lost Dental Crown

May 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — cooperowens @ 6:42 pm

Woman with a toothacheDental crowns are made of durable material to serve as a long-term solution. However, they don’t last forever. It isn’t unusual for a restoration to lose its bond with a tooth over time. While a lost dental crown may seem alarming, don’t panic. Here are 3 steps to managing lost restoration. 


How to Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants

April 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — cooperowens @ 9:43 pm
person smiling after transitioning to dental implants

Though dentures are a great way to fill in one’s smile, they are notorious for slipping and can make it difficult to speak and eat effectively. For this reason, many patients prefer dental implants. These sturdy, biocompatible, titanium posts can last a lifetime with proper care and are the tooth replacement option of choice by patients and dentists alike. If you’re thinking about making the transition from dentures to dental implants, read on to learn more about what you can expect as well as some helpful tips.

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