Commonly the first exam you receive with your dental practice could last 5-10 minutes. Not a lot of time for a thorough health history & discussion of your dental concerns.
In the past decade there has been an interest in cosmetic dentistry. We all realize that having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to have confidence.
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for the shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory.
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years.
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects a tooth that cannot be restored by other methods.
A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
INLAYS & ONLAYS
An inlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. Porcelain inlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth.
Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep. The term sleep apnea is derived from the Greek etymology meaning “without breath”.