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A dental crown is a restoration which is designed to fit seamlessly over an individuals tooth. The crown surrounds tooth structure and provides vital protection for the surfaces of the tooth. Dental crowns require approximately two visits in order to be placed to protect severely decayed or damaged teeth. During the initial visit, the dentist will begin the procedure with a topical anesthetic to temporarily numb the soft tissue. Local anesthetic will then be used to help patients feel comfortable during the procedure. More about ourCosmetic Dentistry By Clearview Dental In Milton here

The dentist will then intricately remove any decay and prepare the tooth for a dental crown. After the tooth has been properly prepared, an impression will be taken. This impression serves as a blueprint for the fabrication of the dental crown. Placement of a temporary dental crown will help protect the tooth while the permanent crown is being processed at the dental laboratory. After the crown has been completely processed to perfection, the dentist will try the crown on the tooth and examine the restoration for any discrepancies. The dental crown will then be permanently bonded onto the tooth with a special bonding agent.

Dental crowns may be necessary for the following reasons:
* Protect severely decayed or fractured teeth
* Restore teeth that have been severely worn
* Provide support for extremely large fillings where tooth structure has been compromised
* Provide support for a dental bridge
* Restore a dental implant
* Enhance a tooths size, shape, and color for cosmetic purposes

Crowns are made from various materials including porcelain fused to metal, resin, or ceramic: Porcelain fused to metal crowns can be custom fabricated to blend with the natural teeth. Our dentists use these types of crowns for front or back teeth. However, these crowns can cause extensive wear to the natural teeth and can fracture in some cases. It is important to note that the benefits outweigh the risks in comparison to various dental crown materials.

All-resin dental crowns are considered to be the most cost effective; however, they are extremely sensitive to fractures. These crowns also can wear down over time.

All-ceramic dental crowns are suitable for patients who have metal allergies. These crowns are also extremely easy to color-match and are great for front teeth. Ceramic crowns, however, have the tendency to wear over time and may even be prone to fractures.

Dental crowns can last up to 10 or more years with proper care. The longevity of a crown is dependent upon the amount of wear the crown is exposed to, personal oral hygiene habits and distinctive habits such as clenching or grinding of teeth. If you are interested in learning more about the risks and benefits of dental crowns, contact our office today. Our dentists are experts in dental crowns and will be happy to examine your teeth and answer any questions you have about crowns or other dental treatments.

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What I Experienced - Invisalign Journey

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I just got back from my free consultation and Im soooooo excited!!! 🙂 I thought there was going to be a catch totally no catch and they didnt put any pressure on me to get Invisalign at all.

Id definitely recommends going through invisalignspecialists.com. They collect your information and refer your information to Invisalign Preferred Dental Providers. Just like the url says these are Invisalign specialists that have been certified by Invisalign to have the experience and training needed to make sure youre teeth get fixed properly! 🙂 More about ourMore Information here here
When I was at the appointment the Orthodontist took a look at my teeth and told me how she would move them with the clear braces and that I was a perfect candidate for Invisalign. I was afraid to ask the price but I was blown away!! They weren't much more expensive than regular braces!! And she said they offered a payment plan that we could tailor to my budget!

I decided to go for it and booked my next appointment to get my teeth molded for my first Invisalign trays! I'll keep you posted on how it goes! 😀

Sep 13
2nd Appointment - Getting Invisalign Molds

Went in for my 2nd appointment today to get my teeth molded for my Invisalign trays. It was pretty easy. They use the same kind of modeling clay stuff they use int the movies and it was actually kinda funny biting into the ooze. 😛

They took impressions of my top and lower teeth and I was out of there in 15 minutes. They said it would take a week or two to send the impressions to Invisalign and get the the first trays back.

Apparently how it works is that an Invisalign computer shoots a bunch of lasers through the teeth impression and, based on your Invisalign specialists recommendation the computer will set up your trays to have the teeth move accordingly. This is why its extremely important that you pick the right dentist for the job.

So I booked another appointment to pick up my first trays and Im excited because once the computer has done its thing Ill know how long Im going to be wearing my trays!

Sep 15
Im Wearing My First Invisalign Trays!!! 🙂

My trays came in and I'm wearing them right now!!! 🙂 I cant believe it!!! Seriously I kind of doubted they were clear completely but when I went back to work no one even noticed I had them in!

Some people apparently feel a little soar or some pain when they first put their trays in but it's more like constant pressure. But its good! It feels like they're working! And they are totally clear!!!

In addition to getting my first trays, I also found out that I will be wearing my top Invisalign trays for around 8 months (14 trays at two weeks each) and my bottom trays for 4 months (8 trays at two weeks each.) ARE YOU KIDDING ME! Straight teeth in under a year!!! This is crazy!! 🙂

Sep 28

First Two Weeks

So I went in today and got my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th trays but I wanted to let you know how the first 2 weeks went.

Overall Im extremely happy! Other than feeling like kinda a nerd when I have to get up before each meal to take them out I couldn't have asked for a better experience. No one even notices that Im wearing them at all and the only side effected Ive felt is a little bit of a dry mouth but that just forces me to drink more water. Which is good right?

Its a little bit of a pain to have to take them out all the time to eat anything but I have cheated a little bit and had some drinks in them and so far so good. I just made sure that I brushed as soon as I could after words. Don't wanna get any cavities. 😛

After about 3 days I honestly couldn't even remember they were in there. My doctor said that a lot of the movement occurs in these days thats why you feel the pressure then and it lessens over the two weeks. By the end it was really easy to take them in and out.

I just put the 2nd tray in and it feels just like the first day of the first tray so I guess this is going to be what its like for a few months. But so far its toooooootally looking like it's going to be worth it. Ive gotten into a routine and its pretty easy to follow.

Oct 12

Traveling with Invisalign

On my first roadtrip with Invisalign visiting some friends. I hadn't seen them in a while and hadn't told them I was getting Invisalign so this was a true test of how clear the Invisalign trays are. No joke, no one noticed at all!! I even said Notice anything different? and no one guessed!! So if youre wondering how clear they are there you go. 😛

Oh yeah!! And wanted to share a tip for anyone about to travel with Invisalign:

Portable tooth brush: one of those ones that comes apart and turns into a case. Easily can put it in my pocket.

Mini toothpaste and dental floss: pretty self explanatory.

I did end up having a few drinks with them in (clear liquids) but if you've got the mini dental package its really easy to brush after meals.

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It Was Time To Focus On Cosmetic Dentistry

I talk with a lot of people who want to take shortcuts that don’t even exist when it comes to their oral hygiene. I try to explain that it isn’t that complicated and to think about your teeth like you hopefully think about your car. Your teeth need routine maintenance to keep them in working order just like your car does. I went to school for a long time to learn how to fix issues that could only be caused by years of neglect, I also learned how to prevent those issues. More about ourCosmetic Dentist in Milton,On here
I didn’t understand how so many people neglected their teeth, like they weren’t going to have to personally deal with the damage eventually. I got into cosmetic dentistry because I wanted to make a good living and I wanted to be a doctor, but I didn’t want to go to more than 10 total years of school. Now, my practice was doing well and I was thinking about taking on a partner to help with all of the business, it would also give me the opportunity to focus on marketing our Invisalign and other cosmetic services. We obviously made money on general dentistry but there was honestly better money in aesthetics like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, bonding and Invisalign so I wanted to find a way to maximize our profits.

It was important for me to still provide a full array of general dental services for the entire family, I just wanted to make it known that we were also completely capable of servicing their cosmetic needs as well. I thought that it might be a good idea to bring in an old, traditional dentist to take over all of the general dentistry so I could focus on cosmetic side of the dentistry business. I felt like I was a lot better at fixing people’s smiles than I was filling in their cavities but the more I thought about it, the more I thought that I was just more motivated to work on people’s smiles than I was their crowns and root canals. I wondered if it had anything to do with the fact that people who came in to see me to improve their smiles actually wanted to be there whereas everyone else was there because they felt they had to be. This was probably how a lot of public school teachers felt, I thought as I drilled into a patient’s molar. I was done being altruistic and fighting the good fight, if people didn’t want to take care of their teeth then fine, I didn’t feel it was my job to try and convince them that they should anymore. I was just going to focus my energies on providing the services that people wanted, I felt like it would probably help me feel better about coming into work everyday as well. I needed to talk to my wife about it though before I made any major decisions but I didn’t anticipate any issues, I’m sure that she’d be supportive of anything that made me feel better about my job.

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