It has been said that the only thing in life that is constant is change. The same can be said for our smiles. As we age, our smiles change. This occurs when we are younger with new teeth erupting, loss of teeth as we get older, or even just teeth being misaligned. Ever wonder why [...] ... [Read article]Sep 25, 2014 03:55 PM
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I am a dental technician and completed this 8-unit implant supported fixed partial denture with implant abutments in #5,6 [maxillary right first premolar and canine; 14,13] and 11, 12 [maxillary left canine and first premolar; 23, 24] with pontics in #7-10 [maxillary right central and lateral incisors and maxillary left central and lateral incisors; 12,11,21,22]. The framework fit the abutments. But the soft tissue adaptation is bad. Very poor aesthetics. The doctor called and said he was not paying his bill because of laboratory errors in fabrication of the fixed partial denture.
As parents, it can be frustrating to convince children that yes, it helps to bathe and shower more often than once per week – and that it’s beneficial for them to brush and floss their teeth thoroughly at least twice per day – without needing mom and dad to ask them multiple times to do [...] ... [Read article]Sep 21, 2014 10:02 AM
The word “Zirconia” is derived from Zirconium Oxide, a white powdered ceramic metal like substance to craft frameworks for crowns, bridges and other dental substructures. It is significantly utilized in superficial dentistry to ensure restoration of a whiter appearance and translucency of the tooth. Zirconium crowns are the ideal solution to several dental issues caused [...] ... [Read article]Sep 12, 2014 07:41 AM
I can’t recall how many times I have treated a dental emergency stemming from a cracked tooth brought on by an “eating mishap.” Often my patients will state in earnest that they were just eating a salad or something soft when they noticed a chunk of tooth missing or a sharp shard of enamel that [...] ... [Read article]Sep 6, 2014 11:46 PM