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Why Have My Gums Around My New Crown Been Sensitive And Bleed Easily Since It Was Put On?

Why Have My Gums Around My New Crown Been Sensitive and Bleed Easily Since It Was Put On?

Assuming that you have been examined and treated appropriately for gum disease, there are basically two reasons for sensitivity of the gum tissues around the necks of crowns. The type of metal that the crown was made of may be problematic. More often, where the edge of the crown is placed may be infringing on what is called the biologic…

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What Do I Do If My Child’s Teeth Get Knocked Out?

What Do I Do If My Child’s Teeth Get Knocked Out?

Dental injuries, especially to the upper central incisors, are extremely common in both young children and in athletes, both adolescent, and adult.  Most of the time, the teeth get chipped or cracked and can be repaired by routine dental techniques like fillings or crowns.  Unfortunately, if a properly fitted mouthguard is not worn, more severe injuries can occur like bone…

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How Do You Fix A Cavity On A Tooth That Supports A Partial?

How Do You Fix A Cavity on A Tooth That Supports A Partial?

    One of the most difficult challenges that dentists must face is the task of retrofitting fillings and crowns to an existing removable partial denture.  For those who do not wear partials, a partial denture grips natural teeth with cast metal clasps.  Sometimes, these teeth break or develop tooth decay before the partial needs to be remade.  However, it is…

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What Is “Cosmetic Dentistry”?

What is “Cosmetic Dentistry”?

In light of reality television and many of the popular programs which inform people of the many reconstructive procedures that can be done medically, the term "cosmetic dentistry" has become a popular buzz word. Unfortunately, "cosmetic makeovers" are often done without considering the overall health, needs, and fundamental desires of each individual patient. In an era of evidence-based medicine, many of…

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Will My High Filling Wear In?

Will My High Filling Wear In?

It is very common for new tooth-colored fillings, and temporary crowns, to be “high” after the numbness wears off. Usually, this is accompanied by “sensitivity” to cold foods or drink that disappears as soon as the tooth warms up to body temperature again. The same problem can also occur when new crowns are placed, depending on when the dentist records…

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Why Do I Need Caps If I Haven’t Had A Cavity In Years?

Why Do I Need Caps If I Haven’t Had a Cavity In Years?

You May Need A Crown To Fix Existing Dental Work Large fillings have been used as an economical therapy to restore cavities for over a century, many times to treat cavities or to replace cusps that have broken off. Often, pins have been placed to hold these fillings in place. However, this type of restoration is a “short-term” fix, realistically,…

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Why Is There A Variation In Fees For Crowns

Why Is There A Variation In Fees For Crowns

Differences In Crowns All crowns are not created equal. There are many different types and qualities of crowns that depend on the individual needs of each patient, the laboratory that is used to make the crowns, the choice of metal used, whether or not porcelain or acrylic is used, etc. Sometimes, even plastic crowns are made that are “temporary” in…

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