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

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 these have [...]

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. Dental crowns are used for several problems common among Eagle River cosmetic dentistry patients. Replacing an Old Crown Sometimes, [...]

Screen Time Linked to Excessive Sugar, Caffeine Intake

If you are someone who spends a lot of your day looking at a screen, you’re probably also consuming a lot of sugar and caffeine. That’s according to a new study based on the consumption patterns of adolescents, but likely applicable to adults as well. Sugar consumption and caffeine can both contribute to serious tooth [...]

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 proved [...]

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 that [...]

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