Do you have a cavity that you need to have filled but you are wondering what your options are for the filling material? If so, you'll want to know the following information about them. Why Is A Filling Necessary? When you have a cavity in one of your teeth, there is decay that has formed in the top layer of your tooth and it needs to be removed. By doing so, you are removing that top layer of enamel and leaving the tooth exposed to even more problems. [Read More]
Is It Cheaper To Pull A Tooth Or Get A Crown?
Theoretically, it is much cheaper to extract a tooth than save it. Tooth extraction is cheaper in terms of time and cost. In reality, teeth extraction costs are higher than many anticipate. You will spend more time in the dentist's chair picking a replacement option, prepping your mouth, and getting the replacement. Saving your tooth is pricier in the short term but better in the long term. Here is why. [Read More]
What Are Dental Craze Lines?
Do you notice these odd vertical lines on your teeth, and are wondering what they are? These are known as craze lines, and they are quite common. Here are a few things you need to know about craze lines. Are Craze Lines Noticeable To Others? The nice thing to know about craze lines is that they are not typically something that other people notice unless they are really close to your teeth. [Read More]
What Causes The Discoloration Of A Ceramic Dental Crown?
Anyone in need of a dental crown has three general options — acrylic (plastic), ceramic, or precious metal (typically a gold alloy). Acrylic crowns are the most cost-effective but will degrade and discolor more quickly than the other materials on offer. Precious metal crowns are very durable but can be noticeable. They're usually reserved for rear teeth (molars and premolars) where their strength comes in handy. This is why most patients opt for ceramic crowns. [Read More]