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Am I still a candidate for Invisalign if I’ve had traditional braces?

Patients that have undergone teeth straightening might require further correction later in life. Invisalign aligners are a very popular choice for a multitude of reasons: They are clear – wearing traditional braces probably involved metal bands, brackets, rubber bands, and wires. With Invisalign, your braces are transparent making them an undetectable means of orthodontic care.

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Do dental crowns require special care?

Dental crowns serve many purposes … they can save a tooth that is severely decayed, cracked, or broken; they can be used as a means to attach a fixed partial; they can be the final restorative step for dental implants; or a crown can be used to seal a tooth following endodontic (root canal) therapy.

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How stain resistant are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers have a number of appealing qualities for patients, one of which is their tendency to resist stains. Of course, patients don’t want to put effort into enhancing their smiles only to have the cosmetic devices take on a dingy appearance over time. This is particularly important for patients who have chosen veneers to

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Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction

Unfortunately, root canals have gotten a reputation as a painful dental procedure. Not only is that inaccurate, but root canals can be valuable for preserving a patient’s damaged teeth. Here are the benefits of root canals over extracting a tooth and replacing it with a prosthetic of some sort. Tooth extraction leads to bone loss:

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Will teeth whitening make my veneers whiter?

Veneers are made from porcelain … just as porcelain is resistant to staining, it does not react to teeth whitening either. Therefore, patients who choose to whiten their teeth following veneer application will only alter untreated biological teeth. This could create a very uneven appearance. The rule of thumb is if you wish to whiten

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Why are retainers essential to orthodontic treatment?

You spend years of your life and thousands of dollars to achieve a smile makeover by wearing dental braces. You need to follow the recommendations of your dentist to maintain that beautiful smile; and one of those rules includes wearing your retainer. Retainer by definition is a device or structure that holds something in place.

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Porcelain Veneers: Handcrafted Beauty for Stunning Smiles

Porcelain veneers can allow you to obtain a smile makeover in a matter of weeks. Chipped teeth appear to be made whole again; unwanted gaps between teeth close like magic; deep stain becomes invisible; misshapen teeth become symmetrical; and gum recession disappears. Porcelain veneers are wafer thin, tooth colored shells that are made to be

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