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Is It Time to Update Crowns and Bridges on Dental Implants?

{{{{link id='9' text='Dental implants'}}}} have the amazing benefit of being able to last a lifetime. With proper placement, care, and maintenance, dental implants have been documented lasting over 50 years, and there’s no reason to believe they might not last another 50.  However, dental crowns and bridges on top of the implants are another story. While [...]

Restoring Your Smile With Dental Crowns

Dental crowns have been around a long time, but they continue to play an important role in reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry. A dental crown, often called a cap, covers the visible part of the tooth. {{{{link id='8' text='Dental crowns'}}}} are used for several problems common among Eagle River cosmetic dentistry patients. Replacing an Old [...]

Why PFM Crowns Can Be Unattractive

For many years, Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns were the solution for attractive restorations. Ceramic wasn’t yet strong enough by itself, so a thin layer of porcelain was bonded to a metal structure in the hope that it would function as a durable, and natural looking replacement for damaged teeth. In reality, however, PFM [...]

Why You Should Upgrade Fillings “No One Will See”

Many people with old metal fillings and crowns have them in the back of their mouth. This was from the days when there either weren’t attractive tooth-colored fillings or the fillings weren’t strong enough to stand up to the bite force of chewing with the back teeth. Nowadays, we have restorations [...]

Symptoms Related to Your Metal Fillings and Crowns

It used to be that metal fillings and crowns were considered the standard of care in dentistry. Unfortunately, these metal restorations can have long-lasting consequences. These old fillings can make your smile look highly unattractive, but they can also cause many symptoms that are at the least annoying, and [...]

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