The cusps of the tooth are the pointed edges along the uppermost surface of the crown. Cusps play important roles in chewing and holding your food. But the positioning and bite force can make cusps prone to damage. Cusp damage can be treated using fillings, bonds, or dental crowns. The type and severity of the damage can help determine which is the right treatment choice for your tooth. Here are three factors that can help you and a general or cosmetic dentist, like Artistic Dentistry by Gerard Wasselle, DMD, determine if a dental crown is right for treating your cusp damage.…Read More »
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The crown is one of the most common dental procedures, but many patients are not aware that there are several types of crowns available. The CEREC crown is a common alternative to the traditional crown. Materials & Creation The CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) crown is made of ceramic or resin and is made in the office. In fact, a dentist can create the crown in the span of one office visit so that you won’t have to wear a temporary crown in the meantime.…Read More »
When you have missing or damaged teeth, you have a few options for correcting the problem, including dentures, bridges or partials, and veneers. Dental implants are one of the most complete solutions for correcting a dental problem. Here are some of the main benefits of dental implants. Fuses with Your Bone The base of the dental implant is made from a special type of titanium that is designed to fuse with your jaw bone over time.…Read More »