A Molar with a Failed Onlay Filling Often Needs a Crown

When tooth decay afflicts the biting surface of a molar, it often requires an inlay or onlay filling. Onlay fillings are typically larger and include elements of the side of the tooth as well as the occlusal biting surface. The passage of time and any inconsistencies in your oral hygiene routine can weaken the bond cementing an onlay filling to... read more »

A Badly Chipped or Fractured Tooth Needs Repaired

If you grind your teeth at night on a regular basis, or if you have a bad habit of nibbling on pens and pencils, it can badly chip or fracture your teeth. This is even more likely to happen if you participate in contact sports without wearing a quality mouthguard. Small fractures and chips can sometimes be repaired by a... read more »

Serious Complications Can Result from a Loose Crown

A dental crown is cemented in place by a very strong dental adhesive cement. This is meant to give the tooth the strength to bite, chew and grind hard foods. However, it is possible for a blow to the face or periodontal disease to weaken the cement. If your crown feels loose or wiggles on the abutment, or if you... read more »

Dental Implants Restore the Function and Appearance of a Knocked-Out Tooth

Every year, millions of athlete’s take a blow to the face while they participate in contact sports or other rigorous athletic activities. Sometimes these blows can carry so much force that they can knock a tooth out of place. This is even more likely if you don’t use a quality mouth guard for protection. When a tooth is knocked out,... read more »

A Dental Implant Bridge Needs to Be Brushed and Flossed Twice a Day

Your new bridge mounted on dental implants represents a serious investment in restoring the full function and appearance of multiple lost teeth. While the bridge and the underlying titanium abutments are made from materials that are not subject to tooth decay, it will still need to be brushed and flossed twice each day. If residual food particles and plaque are... read more »