When a tooth is damaged, it sometimes needs a protective ‘shell’ to prevent losing it in the future. For example, when a tooth has several fillings or is cracked, it is advised to have a crown (‘cap’) placed over the tooth to protect the remaining natural structure. Without a crown to preserve the tooth, it…

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Losing a tooth is a bigger deal than what is merely visible in a smile. But, that’s a pretty big deal! Of course, a tooth that is obviously missing in a smile can detract from facial appearance. However, studies have shown a tooth that is absent in a smile also impacts how an individual is…

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Today, we Americans have become accustomed to having many choices. And, we like having things quick and easy! We can dispense boiling water almost instantaneously out of a tap or even change our eye color by popping in tinted contact lenses. In our modern world, dentistry has also kept pace with the many advancements to…

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