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The Miracle of Veneers


porcelain veneersAre you one of many men and women who are living with dental problems? Maybe you have teeth that are cracked, chipped, worn, yellow, or otherwise damaged. If this sounds familiar to you, then you know that sometimes a perfect smile seems like a distant dream.

At Crown Council, our dentists have vast experience practicing cosmetic dentistry, and we’ve learned a thing or two about the obstacles that can stand in the way of fixing dental issues. Not all procedures are right for everyone. And sometimes the price and healing times for procedures can make the decision hard to make.

Of course, if you are missing teeth, a dental implant is almost always worth it. Not only will it boost your self-esteem and get rid of the unsightly gap in your smile, but it will also prevent jaw bone loss down the line – and trust us, you want to avoid that.

But for those folks who have their teeth, but they’re not in great shape, dental work can seem too much of an investment—both in time and money. But not anymore!

Veneers are truly a modern dental miracle. You can literally walk out of your local Crown Council cosmetic dental office with a perfect smile. Imagine that!

Veneers are often a less expensive option than crowns or dental implants, and the results are truly astounding. Just ask your Crown Council dentist to see some before and after photos of real patients.
So what is a veneer?

Dental veneers are custom-made, paper-thin shells of porcelain that are cemented onto the fronts of teeth to drastically change the appearance of your smile. They can be finished in a few weeks and, once placed, they literally require no recovery time. You can stop by, get a brand new smile, and head back to work (or anywhere you can show off your sparkling new teeth!). They are long-lasting with proper dental hygiene, and they look and feel like natural teeth.

If you want the miracle of a new, perfect smile, contacting your local Crown Council dentist should be your first choice. We take pride in the quality and excellence of service offered by our members.


Brush Your Teeth like a Pro


brush your teeth like a proHello, and welcome to the Crown Council dental blog. Here we discuss many of the treatments and procedures our Crown Council dentists offer, like dental implants, oral sedation, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and orthodontia. We also want to make sure our patients understand the importance of dental health and oral hygiene.

Our dentists often get asked by patients if they’re “doing it right” when it comes to oral hygiene.
If you’re brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day, you are on the right track. There are some techniques to brushing, though, that many of our dental patients just haven’t learned. Here are a few tips to get you brushing your teeth like a professional:

1. Angle your toothbrush. Your toothbrush should be at a 45-degree angle when brushing the inside and outside surfaces of your teeth. This allows the bristles to penetrate the gumline and remove plaque that can otherwise get missed.

2. Use the “toe” of the brush (the top bristles) to clean the insides of your front teeth. This is a spot where tartar tends to accumulate because it takes a different kind of brushing technique to properly clean these surfaces. Tilt your toothbrush vertically and gently brush up and down.

3. Brush your tongue! Don’t just brush back and forth vigorously. You want to “sweep” particles off your tongue by brushing in a sweeping motion from back to front.

4. Time yourself. It takes 2 to 3 minutes to get your mouth clean, focusing at least 30 seconds on each section. You can’t make up for short brushing by brushing extra hard. In fact, hard brushing can damage your gums and tissues.

We hope these tips will help you feel confident about your dental hygiene. Remember, proper brushing can help with gum disease, bad breath, and the health of your teeth.

If you are looking for a cosmetic, general, family, or dental implants dentist, use our search tool on this page to find an exceptional Crown Council dentist near you. Our dentists can fill your dental needs, whether you would like to discuss getting dental implants, refitting dentures, relieving your dental anxiety with sedation dentistry, getting a bi-annual checkup, or any number of dental concerns. Our dentists make sure all patients are informed and educated before making important decisions about your health and your smile.

“How to Brush Your Teeth.” http://www.crest.com/dental-hygiene-topics/how-to-brush-your-teeth.aspx. Accessed 12 Dec. 2014.


Dreaming of a White Christmas?


teeth bleachingCrown Council dentists practice all around the world. Some of our dental patients are literally trekking through feet of snow; others are still wearing shorts during the holiday season.

Wherever you are and whatever the weather, you can enjoy your own white Christmas this year with professional teeth whitening.

Many Crown Council dentists offer in-office laser tooth whitening. This procedure can be finished in around one hour! You can also take a professional teeth whitening kit home with you from your dentist’s office to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home.

Professional tooth whitening can lighten your teeth up to eight shades!

Why get your teeth whitened by a professional? Getting your teeth lightened with your dentist’s oversight prevents complications and sensitivity that can often accompany store-bought whitening kits.

Your dentist can help you decide on the best teeth whitening system for you based on your lifestyle, desires, budget, and oral health. Your dentist will also take into consideration previous cosmetic dentistry procedures you may have had done; such as veneers, crowns, or dental implants; which will affect the whitening system you choose.

Consider giving a loved one (or yourself!) the gift of a white Christmas this year with professional tooth whitening from your Crown Council dentist.


Dental Implants: Something To Sink Your Teeth Into


Types of Dental ImplantsHello, dental devotees! Today in the Crown Council dental blog we get to talk about something really exciting: sharks! Shark teeth have been a subject of fascination for centuries.

Did you know that sharks lose an average of one tooth per week? But never fear: in a shark’s lifetime, it will literally grow thousands of new teeth, constantly replacing old ones. A shark can have hundreds of teeth (the famous great white shark has up to 300), arranged in several rows.

We poor human folk only get two sets of teeth – our baby teeth, or primary teeth; and our permanent teeth. Permanent teeth begin to replace primary teeth around age 6, and the last of the permanent teeth are the wisdom teeth, which tend to erupt in late adolescence to early adulthood.

What does that mean for you when you lose a permanent tooth due to accident, injury, or decay? Do you have to live with an open gap in your smile?

We’re lucky to live in a time when dental procedures to replace missing teeth are better than ever before. Search for a Crown Council dental implants dentist near you to discuss getting a dental implant.

Dental implants have advanced dramatically over the years. This highly successful procedure is done regularly by dentists and prosthodontists, and it has over a 95% success rate. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth, and they feel, look, and perform just like natural teeth. They are strong and easy to maintain. You can even use dental implants to anchor a bridge or a denture.

With a dental implant, no one will even know you lost a tooth – and you might forget, yourself!

Contact your Crown Council dentist today to discuss whether getting a dental implant or implant-anchored dentures is right for you.

So sink your teeth into something new – consider a dental implant at your Crown Council dentist.

Learn more about dental implants and choosing an implants dentist at http://crowncouncil.com/why-visit-a-dental-implants-dentist.

 

Information was used from the following website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ accessed 10/31/2014.


No More Hiding!


Crown Council cosmetic dentistsWhen you were a kid, you probably played hide and seek a time or two. You’d crouch behind couch, under the bed, or maybe even in the dryer, hoping to be the last one caught. And it was fun!

But as an adult, do you find yourself still hiding?

Hiding your smile because you’re embarrassed by your teeth is the farthest thing from fun. Every social situation is dampened by the fact that you can’t laugh without putting a hand over your teeth. Whether they’re discolored, chipped, cracked, or even missing, we at Crown Council have good news for you.

There is hope!

Today’s cosmetic dentistry is unprecedented in its possibilities. Those who have lost teeth can now have full smiles with dental implants or implant-anchored dentures. People with worn or damaged teeth can experience the miracle of porcelain veneers, where a paper-thin shell of porcelain is cemented to the fronts of teeth and an entirely new smile is instantly created! And folks whose teeth have yellowed or greyed can get the shining, white teeth they desire with in-office teeth whitening at your local Crown Council dentist’s office.

There has never been a better time to see your Crown Council cosmetic dentist. See the Crown Council dentist locator on this page to find a dentist near you, schedule a consultation, and discuss your unique smile.

With new treatments, cutting-edge procedures, and unparalleled service, our Crown Council dentists are bringing patients out of their hiding places and into the spotlight – one smile at a time.


Get Wise About Your Wisdom Teeth


Wisdom Teeth Removal Crown Council dentistWisdom teeth are pretty common – it’s been estimated that up to 90% of the population grow them – so what are they, really?

The Name
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, usually erupt from the gums between 17 and 25 years of age. Thus, they could be considered a sort of sign of maturity – or “wisdom.” They are the last of your teeth to come in.

The Facts
If you have wisdom teeth (your dentist can tell you this with routine x-rays), you can plan on them coming through – or at least trying to. The problem is wisdom teeth often don’t have room in your mouth to come through normally. Wisdom teeth can cause damage to adjacent teeth as they try to force their way in, and they can become “impacted,” meaning they don’t come in in the right position.

Impacted wisdom teeth can be “mesial,” meaning angled toward the front of the mouth; “horizontal,” meaning lying sideways in the mouth; or “distal,” meaning angled toward the rear of the mouth. As you can imagine, any of these positions can cause serious problems in your mouth. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to pain, infection, cysts, and even gum disease.

The Point
Why would your body grow teeth that don’t even fit in your mouth? Well, if you think about our history, it makes sense. Humans evolved eating tough, rough foods, and our ancestors didn’t have access to dental care. (Aren’t you lucky!) It used to be common to lose teeth, and so the extra set of molars in early adulthood not only fit, but really came in handy. Not only do we tend to keep all of our teeth these days, but we have also evolved smaller jaws that don’t fit as many teeth.

The Solution
Your Crown Council dentist can give you a thorough examination and discuss the options with you. Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed, depending on how they are coming in, how the rest of the teeth are positioned, and how healthy the teeth are. Keep in mind that changes in your mouth over time may affect the bottom line on whether or not you can (or want to) keep your wisdom teeth.

Many Crown Council dentists are trained in wisdom teeth removal, and those who are not can direct you to a specialist. Don’t ignore your wisdom teeth. Be wise and talk to your Crown Council dentist about the best care for your mouth.

Experience the confidence and contentment that comes with choosing a Crown Council dentist. Our dentists are passionate about their fields and their patients. Use our Crown Council dentist locator on this page to find a qualified dentist in your area.

Information was used from the following website: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2014/05/23/the-survival-guide-to-getting-your-wisdom-teeth-removed. Accessed 10/31/2014.