Smile Designs Dentistry Blog

Tooth Extractions

When it comes to dental procedures, tooth extraction — or having teeth “pulled” — is among patients’ most dreaded prospects. Also referred to as exodontia, tooth extraction involves removing a tooth from its socket in the jaw bone. Before your dentist considers extraction, every effort will be made to try to repair and restore your […]

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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, also referred to as the “third molars”, are as important as other teeth, but more prone to problems during their eruption (breaking through the gum tissue). Since wisdom teeth are the last to erupt — usually between the ages of 17 and 21 — there often is little room left in the mouth. […]

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Periodontal Disease

The word periodontal means “around the tooth”. Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth. Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t even know it! This can happen because the disease is usually painless in the early stages. However, even though it is painless, even minor periodontal disease […]

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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, all the living tissue inside the tooth, including pulp and nerves, is removed and the resulting space is filled with special medicated dental materials. A crown is then placed over the top […]

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Fixed Bridges

A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance designed to replace missing teeth. There are several types of bridges. You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case. Porcelain fixed bridges are the most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go […]

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Dentures

Dentistry is all about smiles, and having a confident, healthy, beautiful smile is important even for patients wearing dentures. Our practice provides personalized denture services that meet the needs and comfort levels of our patients. All of our patients are unique and we create one-of-a-kind dentures that feel good and look natural. What are dentures? […]

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Porcelain Fillings

If you have been diagnosed with a cavity and are considering waiting to get it filled, you may be risking your dental health. Because prevention is the best medicine, we encourage early cavity treatment to ensure you are not risking a deeper cavity that could eventually spread to the tooth root. Our dental team cannot […]

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Restorations

It’s great news that the incidence of tooth decay has significantly diminished over the years due to the use of fluorides and an increase in patient awareness. However, teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and sometimes need to be restored back to health. Through improved techniques and modern technology, we are now […]

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Sealants

In the history of tooth decay prevention, two breakthroughs stand out: fluoride and sealants. Dentists learned that balanced fluoride treatments could help defend the teeth against decay, and that the application of sealants could further offer protection for the teeth. For more than 30 years now, sealants have offered a protective plastic coating that covers […]

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Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry specializing in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of jaw, face and bite irregularities. An orthodontist can adjust and straighten your teeth in order to correct medical problems, make teeth easier to clean and therefore less vulnerable to decay, or just to make your smile more attractive. Whether you have […]

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