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The Science of Shade Selection: Color-Matching Dental Crowns

June 5, 2024

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Nose to chin view of someone smiling with a shade guide held to their teeth

If you’ve ever had a severely decayed or damaged tooth, or recently underwent root canal therapy, you likely were fitted with a dental crown. These tooth-shaped caps are bonded over injured teeth to protect them and restore their functionality so that you can continue to eat and speak normally. This allows your dentist to preserve your smile in situations that might otherwise require an extraction.

Dental crowns can also boost your confidence because they’re customized to match the shape, size, and shade of your natural teeth. That way, no one will ever know you had a problematic tooth in the first place! But how does your dentist choose the right color? If you’re curious and want to know more, continue reading to find out!


What to Expect When Recovering from Getting a Dental Crown

May 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 7:59 pm
A tooth holding floss

The tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the entire body. However, it isn’t completely indestructible. Teeth can become damaged in many different ways. Fortunately, if you have a tooth that is severely decayed, broken, cracked, or otherwise damaged, you don’t necessarily have to say goodbye to it. A dental crown is placed over a damaged tooth to build it up and protect it from additional harm. This can help your tooth to last for many decades into the future. Here’s what you can expect as you recover from your dental crown procedure.


How Long Can You Expect a Dental Crown to Last?

April 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 9:54 pm
Various dental crowns

Dental crowns are usually placed on teeth that have been affected by severe decay or damage. The crown helps to protect them from additional harm while also building up the structure of the tooth, resulting in better function and appearance. Dental crowns have a very long life, but they don’t last forever. Continue reading to learn about some of the benefits of dental crowns and how you can make them last for as long as possible.


Staying Sticky: What’s the Best Denture Adhesive?

March 25, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 4:59 pm
Dentures and adhesive on a green background

Dentures are the tried-and-true way to refill your smile after suffering from tooth loss because they can enhance the quality of your daily life. Whether you’ve lost several or most of your pearly whites, they’re a versatile solution that restores your ability to eat and speak more like you used to. That said, it’s hard to make the most of your artificial teeth if they’re slipping out of place. You might even feel anxious that they’ll fall out and embarrass you during a meal or mid-conversation.

Fortunately, several types of denture adhesive can help them stay put throughout the day so that you can set your mind at ease. If you’re overwhelmed by the many selections, keep reading to learn more about them so you can decide what works best for you!


Denture Dilemma: Can I Brush Them In My Mouth?

March 18, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 7:17 pm
Someone holding dentures in their hand to brush them

If you are looking for solutions to rebuild your grin after losing several or all your teeth, dentures are a fantastic option. They’re so versatile that your dentist can provide a full or partial set as necessary to restore your ability to eat and speak more like you used to. If you’ve never had them before, it’s natural to have plenty of questions about how to use and maintain them properly. One thing many patients want to know is whether they can brush their dentures without taking them out first. If you’ve been wondering, keep reading to learn the answer!


Dentures & Discomfort: Solutions for Denture Sores and Irritation

February 16, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 7:54 pm
Older woman holding her cheek due to denture sores

Dentures provide a valuable solution for patients with missing teeth, restoring their ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently. However, wearing dentures can sometimes lead to discomfort, including soreness and irritation. This can manifest as abrasive sores or ulcers on the sensitive parts of your mouth. But what should you do once they start to appear?

Continue reading to learn more about denture sores, how to find relief, and how to prevent them from popping up!


Dealing with Dentures: Tips for Improving Stability

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 3:21 pm
Older woman smiling with her new dentures

Have you ever struggled with your lower denture slipping or shifting while talking or eating? It can be frustrating and embarrassing, especially if it happens during a conversation. Many denture wearers face challenges with the stability of their dentures, especially the lower half, but why is that?

Understanding the reasons behind this issue is the first step toward finding a solution. Continue reading to learn how dentures destabilize so you can keep them anchored and go back to smiling without worry.


What to Do When You Lose a Dental Crown

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 12:19 pm
Close-up of a lost dental crown on a person’s finger

While there are worse things, losing a dental crown is still scary. That’s only natural – your worn tooth is exposed without its cap. Even so, you shouldn’t panic in this sort of situation. The only way to solve the problem is to follow the proper steps. Luckily, there are tricks and tips for handling a lost dental crown. Your local Marshall dentist will even share a few. So, here are four things to do when you lose a dental crown.


If Your Dental Crown Isn’t Working Fine, It Can Develop a Thin Black Line

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 11:14 pm

Dental crowns have improved significantly over recent decades, and the new models are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth. However, some older types of dental crowns can start giving themselves away as they begin to show their age. Here’s why porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can develop a thin black line around their base and what you can do to keep your smile looking its best.


Malicious Metals: 3 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Dental Crown

October 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 8:43 pm
Close up on an open mouth that contains 2 silver metal dental crowns

Many adults today had dental problems in the past that were repaired with a metal crown because for many years that was the only option. More recent advancements in dental technology and methods, however, have allowed for updated techniques. Now, most dentists provide dental crowns made of different materials like composite resin or porcelain. This is good news for many who have experienced issues with their metal repairs. Keep reading to learn 3 reasons why you should consider replacing yours with a more modern restoration!

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