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Broken Tooth Treatment in Antelope, CA

Broken Tooth? It's A Dental Emergency Why every broken tooth needs treatment as soon as possible. When you suddenly break a tooth, it's always a dental emergency. Sometimes your first inclination is to avoid treatment due to cost, lack of insurance, fear of the dentist, or other reasons. However, you may be risking more severe health consequences, such as putting yourself at risk for infection. Instead, come in and get [...]

Broken Tooth Treatment in Antelope, CA2022-05-17T08:00:21-07:00

What Is TMJ?

Do You Have TMJ? Get diagnosed and receive treatment. TMJ is the abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint—the connection between the lower jaw (mandible) and the skull. When things are working normally, this joint opens and closes even and smoothly. Your teeth and jaw close and interact with perfect alignment. Other times, however, things can get a little "out of whack." TMJ disorders can cause jaw pain, clicking or popping within [...]

What Is TMJ?2022-04-12T08:00:09-07:00

Dental Implants: Their Structure And What’s Involved

About Dental Implants Dental implants are the strongest and most permanent solution for missing or failing teeth. When you choose to enhance your smile with dental implants, it's a life-changing event! We often take our teeth for granted, and you never really appreciate all they do until they begin to cause trouble. For speaking, eating, chewing, enjoying the food we love, even the way we feel about our appearance, it's [...]

Dental Implants: Their Structure And What’s Involved2021-10-26T08:00:46-07:00

Crown and Bridge Treatment

Maintaining the integrity of your mouth Teeth are tough. Formed from the hardest substances in the body, they're harder even than bone. But they're not indestructible. Throughout life teeth are subject to injury—maybe it will be a blow from a hockey puck in your twenties. Or a luckless chomp on an unseen popcorn kernel in your thirties. Or a molar that's had one too many fillings in your forties. Whatever [...]

Crown and Bridge Treatment2018-05-01T08:00:36-07:00

Gone Missing

Lose a tooth? We can help you choose the right replacement option. CROWN & BRIDGE is a collective phrase for several methods of restoring teeth. When a tooth has been damaged but is healthy enough to save, we place a crown that covers it and binds it together for strength. Crowns can be fashioned from gold or alloys, porcelain, or a combination of materials. A bridge can span a single [...]

Gone Missing2017-01-10T00:00:48-08:00

Impression Material

What is that goo? Whether you need a new denture, braces, or a single inlay restoration, you'll encounter the "goo" dentists use to make an impression - the first step to a perfect likeness of your mouth. In effect, the material you bite into registers a "negative" image, like a photograph. To make a positive model, a plaster-like "stone" is poured into the impression and allowed to set. And there [...]

Impression Material2016-12-13T00:00:42-08:00

Caring for a Dental Bridge

If you have had one or more missing teeth replaced with a dental bridge restoration (also sometimes called a fixed partial denture), then be sure to keep up the good work by properly caring for it. Just following these helpful tips will have you well on your way to a strong and healthy bridge for year to come. Some reminders on maintaining your dental bridge: Maintain healthy neighboring teeth by [...]

Caring for a Dental Bridge2016-02-09T18:38:53-08:00

Crown Considerations

When You'll Need a Crown For whatever reason, your tooth needs reinforcement and restoration. Perhaps it’s an unsightly color. Maybe you cracked it on a popcorn kernel—or it’s been weakened by several fillings. Maybe you've had root canal therapy. You're probably going to need a replacement crown on that tooth. If two or more teeth are compromised, or there’s a gap where a tooth is missing, you’ll need the crown’s [...]

Crown Considerations2015-04-21T00:00:56-07:00

Crowns—Dental Workhorses

Most dentists will agree that crown restorations are at the heart of general dentistry. We've all studied crowns in dental school, and some of us have done our best work replacing missing teeth and saving the rest. Research has given us the wherewithal to achieve virtually ideal restorations. They are natural looking, comfortable and stable in the moist environment of the mouth. We’re better equipped than ever to build strong, [...]

Crowns—Dental Workhorses2015-02-03T04:16:26-08:00

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

The answer could be “yes!” Many patients, today, from teenagers to active retired people, enjoy the benefits and advantages of dental implants. Whether you’re missing just one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, you may be a patient who could benefit from the esthetic and functional enjoyment of dental implants. Using the latest treatment techniques and materials available, we can surgically implant a space-age material, such as titanium, [...]

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?2014-07-15T00:00:17-07:00
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