The boys confess that they've been naughty before Christmas.
Dental implant materials are either titanium or ceramic. Titanium ones are more common in the US. Ceramic ones, also known as zirconium and white metal, are growing in use and popularity in Europe.
Titanium implants have three parts, the part in the jaw bone, the part that supports the crown, and the crown.
Ceramic implants are usually one solid piece that the crown attaches to with a carbon fiber screw.
Titanium implants are predictable, strong, stable, and long lasting. They have some give such that they are less susceptible to fracture. Their three component design allows for crown angle correction if needed.
Titanium implants have evolved to make them easily integrated into the jaw bone. Early implants had a highly polished smooth...
Patients should understand that a crown is not a commodity. It is a custom prosthetic device fabricated specifically for that one tooth in your mouth. A lot needs to go into its creation order for it to:
Managing the process has both structural and biological components. Both are factors in how long and how stable the crown restoration is. And, of course, how comfortable it feels in your mouth.
Structural components can be observed and analyzed with X-rays to determine the condition of the tooth. Often, however, structural issues reveal themselves in the process of shaping the tooth to receive the crown. Whether there is enough tooth structure to support the crown must be determined.
Pain comprises the biological components. Is it from a fracture, decay...
Sharon made the docs' day when she stopped by to tell them her dental story and how it changed her life for the better.
"I was always cautious about my smile." My teeth had Tetracycline stains at a young age.
But somehow, I couldn't convince myself to invest in an elective procedure. I did try bleaching my teeth.
Encouraged, I went for teeth straightening with Invisalign. I had some crowding. Boy did they look good all nice and straight.
During Invisalign treatment, I couldn't decide whether to go for porcelain veneers as the final step. I did research online. I went back and forth.
Finally, with encouragement from my husband and friends, I took the plunge. WOW.
I now have so much more confidence when I smile. And when photographed with my husband with his beautiful teeth I no longer feel upstaged.
I definitely feel my new smile affects the way people view me - as more open and more...
In this video, the doctors discuss what porcelain veneers are, what they can do for you, and what are the considerations for beautiful results.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of medical-grade ceramic attached to the front surfaces of teeth.
Porcelain veneers can change the look, shape, and color of your teeth. They can -
And perhaps their greatest advantage, they are the -
The first and most important consideration in treatment with porcelain veneers is managing your expectations.
Ninety percent of the treatment process is planning and preparation. The doctors do digital or physical mockups to help you envision your results.
Their in-house laboratory is a great asset in creating...
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