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Dentistry seems so expensive!  Especially when your dentist tells you that your tooth needs a crown.  Is this really necessary?  As part of a dental examination, a good dentist will look at every tooth in your mouth and study the edges of all of your previous restorations or fillings.  You may not think anything is really wrong with your teeth […]

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Yes, Dentists still do gold crowns! Although some people may think that crowns should always try to match teeth or that gold is an ‘old school’ way to restore a tooth, there are times when a gold crown is the very best solution!  There are many reasons why it is still a very good idea to restore a tooth with […]

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Meet Diane Diane (not her real name) was devastated to lose her front tooth.  She had always felt very confident about her smile and she was thrilled when we told her that we could replace her tooth with a dental implant.  The treatment would take a while but her relief was evident when we told her that she would never […]

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With All The Advances In Materials, Some People Are Surprised That Dentists Still Use Gold Crown. We have heard the comment, “Do dentists still do gold crowns?” Here is some good information about that. A gold crown may the very best alternative for a tooth needing strength and where the color is not a big concern. There are several reasons […]

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I just had a crown placed at my dental office and I was wondering this, how long do tooth crowns last? How long do tooth crowns last is a very good question!  And, it is a question without an easy answer.  In our office we like to tell our patients that how long do tooth crowns last depends on three […]

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A crown is not a crown is not a crown!  If you are deciding what type of crown is best for you – an all porcelain crown or a porcelain fused to metal crown – this blog will help by describing and showing you these types of crowns and explaining their advantages.  Your dentist should also be able to tell […]

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How Much is a Crown? and/or What Does a Tooth Crown Cost?? This information provided for you by Julie Cross, treatment assistant for Dr. Julie Gillis People often call up dental offices and ask, “How much is a tooth crown?” or, “How much does it cost for a tooth or dental crown?”  What patients need to ask is “Will I […]

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Tooth decay can and does cause bad breath!  So the answer is one of the following: Yes Absolutely Are you kidding? Sure! Heck yes! Bad breath and more! The reason for this is easy to understand if you think of tooth decay as an infectious process that causes tooth destruction and creates openings (holes, cavities) in the teeth where bacteria […]

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Another name for a dental crown is a tooth ‘cap’.  Made out of a variety of materials including porcelain and gold, a dental crown covers and protects and/or changes the shape of the tooth or implant below it.  A dental bridge is composed of at least two dental crowns affixed to teeth or implants, and additional crown(s) and used to […]

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 There are many reasons to replace crowns – poor aesthetics is one of them! Restoring Smiles, Restoring Health with Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry This is our office‘s byline, so it is fun to show one of many beautiful results!  All-porcelain crowns replace the existing porcelain fused to metal crowns that had metal below the porcelain.  Metal is often used to strengthen […]

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