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Bridge

Bridge

Patient Education! A missing tooth can be replaced by using two or more surrounding teeth as anchors to hold up a pontic in between. Pontics are false teeth that can be made from gold, alloys. porcelain, or a combination of these materials. The two or more surrounding teeth will be prepped and capped with a [...]
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Crown

Crown

Patient Education! A crown may be recommended when your tooth has a very large filling, your tooth has had root canal therapy, or for cosmetic reasons. Crowns are great at protecting a weak tooth from breaking or providing a more beautiful appearance to a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored. Crowns can be made [...]
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Treating Gum Disease

Treating Gum Disease

Periodontal diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis usually require lifelong maintenance therapy to ensure good oral health. By Lynn Yoffee Medically Reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Gum diseases, also known as periodontal diseases, are usually caused by a build-up of bacteria and plaque that inflames and infects the gums. Plaque is a clear film on […]

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Understanding Periodontitis: A Progressive Form of Gum Disease

Understanding Periodontitis: A Progressive Form of Gum Disease

Periodontitis is a gum infection that requires immediate dental treatment. If left untreated, it can result in tooth loss and other serious health problems. By Lynn Yoffee Medically Reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, exists in two forms: gingivitis and periodontitis. Both types of gum disease arise from […]