Monthly Archives: March 2010

Cost and Care of Dental Crowns

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Dental crown cost vary depending on what part of the United States you live in and the type of crown that is chosen. All porcelain crown cost are more expensive than porcelain fused metal crowns. Nowadays, with the price of gold skyrocketing, an all gold metal crown cost can be very expensive depending on the market price of gold. Generally, dental crowns can range in cost from US 500 to US 1,500 or more per crown. Sometimes a  portion of the cost of crowns can be covered by the insurance company. Continue reading

What happens after orthodontic braces treatment?

Maintaining straight teeth

There is a common misconception that orthodontic braces treatment is completed once it is removed. This is not true because like any other treatment, it requires maintenance. Just as how patients would care for their braces during treatment, they still need to carry that on after treatment. In fact, patients play the most important role in caring for their teeth after orthodontic braces due to ceased visits to their orthodontists.

Retention after braces

After the completion of orthodontic braces treatment, it is essential to follow it up with orthodontic retainers to ensure longevity and stability of the results. This is because during orthodontic treatment, crooked teeth are straightened by stretching and compressing the fibres around teeth. Continue reading

Interested in the different types of Porcelain Dental Crowns?

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Porcelain crowns refers to a dental crown which are made up of porcelain or silica material just like vases and clay pots. Dental porcelain crowns are mainly divided into two types. The first being  a porcelain fused metal crown (PFM) that uses metal as a base and porcelain covering the metal . The second type is an all porcelain crown , this type of crown only uses porcelain as the main material. Continue reading

What are Dental Crowns ?

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dental crown as a cap which is shaped like a tooth that is placed over a naturally prepared tooth to cover the tooth and  restore its shape and size, strength and to improve its appearance.

The main aim of dental crowns are to protect damaged, cracked or broken down teeth. A crown strengthens your existing, damaged tooth so as to preserve its functionality and its existence in our mouth. Continue reading

Why is Oral Health so Important?


Don’t you enjoy the refreshing feeling in your mouth after you have brushed your teeth? Sure, cleaning your teeth keep your smile bright and your breath fresh but a proper oral hygiene does more than you think it does.

Why should I have good oral health?

Having a good oral health can be defined as having comfortable and functional teeth that allows you to continue your social role. For those who think in terms of economic benefits and enjoyment of life, prevention pays. How so? If preventive programs are started early (preferably in young children), being free from plaque diseases for a long period is possible. Does it not make a sound cost-benefit investment?  After all, you need your teeth over a lifetime for eating which also contribute to providing good nutrition to the body for all ages. The presence of teeth greatly improves your speech and a pleasant smile enhances expression of your personality. At rare times, you can even use your teeth as a means of self-defense. On the other hand, the missing or broken-down teeth often results in a loss of self-esteem, minimizes employment possibilities and often affects your social interaction. Continue reading

Deciding for ceramic dental implants

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When you hear the word “dental implants”, an image of a metal screw automatically comes to mind but did you know that there are few types of dental implants? Dental implants are constructed from a range of materials such as titanium, stainless steel, titanium alloy and zirconium oxide ceramics.

Ceramic tooth implants, specifically known as zirconium or zirconia dental implants, are one of the newer forms of dental implants. Tooth-colored, compatible with our tissues, and made of the hardest stuff next to diamonds, it is of no surprise to hear that all ceramic dental implants are making their way to the U.S. after establishing themselves in the European market. Continue reading

Most asked questions on Dental Implants part 3

implants, implant , dental implants, dental implant costCould implants possibly be cancerous ?

No instances has been reported in the dental or medical literature of dental implants causing cancer.

Are Implants Inserted for aesthetic or cosmetic reasons ?

Not usually. The primary objective of the dental implants is to give additional support to replacement teeth. Cosmetic enhancement is possible with the replacement teeth, However, and expectation should be fully discussed before treatment. Continue reading

Most asked questions on Dental Implants part 2

implants, implant , dental implants, dental implant costAre my other medical concerns a factor for getting dental implants ?

Definitely, all patients are provided with a health questionnaire. The patient should be healthy, without any interruption to proper healing. When appropriate, the patient’s medical practitioner is informed of the treatment provided by the dental surgeon, as well as the medication prescribed. Continue reading

Most asked questions on Dental Implants part 1

implants, implant , dental implants, dental implant costWhat are implants?

An implant is a synthetic replacement for a tooth root that allows the person to have a non removable tooth or a more secure dental restorations. There are several types of dental implants. During consultation, the dental surgeon will recommend the best treatment option and the type of implant to cater to the patients needs. Continue reading

Which is the Best Mouthwash for Gingivitis?

The term gum disease or periodontal disease includes both gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the term used for the inflammation of gums. In gingivitis, the gum margins show signs of inflammation without gum recession or bone loss. Chronic gingivitis can be seen in most of the population and it is characterized by tender, swollen, red gums that bleed easily and may be responsible for bad breath in some cases. Gingivitis treatment includes the use of mouthwash but frankly, with the tremendous amount of mouthwashes available in the market, which is the best mouthwash for gingivitis? Continue reading