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How Dental Implants Can Help Protect Your Jawbone


dental implant dentistWhen you lose a tooth, it puts into motion certain actions. Under the surface of your gums, each tooth is surrounded by an alveolar bone, which helps support the tooth and keep it strong and in place. When the tooth is lost, this bone atrophies, and bone loss occurs. This is why people who have been longtime denture wearers can have a sunken in appearance to their mouths. Not only can you lose bone, but your teeth can also shift around in your mouth and you can experience bite problems and jaw pain.

The good news is that bone loss doesn’t have to be the result of tooth loss. Modern dental implant technology can restore your smile—whether you are missing a single tooth or many.

Dental implants have over a 95% success rate, are as strong as natural teeth, are easy to brush and floss, and can last for the rest of your life. They can also be used to stabilize a denture or a bridge, increasing both utility and comfort.

It’s easy to set up a consultation to discuss the pros and cons of getting dental implants. Just use our search tool to contact a friendly and knowledgeable Crown Council dental implants specialist in your area, and they can set you up with an informative dental implants consultation at your convenience.

It is important to note that the fastest bone loss occurs in the first six months after a tooth is lost, so if you think you may require a dental implant, don’t delay – contact your Crown Council dental implants dentist today!


Improve Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers


What Can Porcelain Veneers Do For Me?There are a lot of people who are simply not happy with their smiles.  If you are one of these people, porcelain veneers might be just the procedure for you.  There are even times when you can avoid braces using veneers to close gaps in your teeth that have bothered you all your lifeIf you are one of these people, veneers might be just the procedure for you.  There are even times when you can avoid braces using veneers to close gaps in your teeth that have bothered you all your life.

Preparing the tooth for a traditional cosmetic crown requires cutting away large amounts of tooth structure.  This doesn’t matter if the tooth is already diseased, but what if the teeth are healthy and a patient just wants the crown for cosmetic dental reasons?  This is why porcelain veneers were created.  Your dentist will take a small layer of tooth structure away and then adhere a porcelain veneer on the front side of your teeth. However, veneers don’t work for all situations and so it is important to consult with your dentist to find out what is best for you.

How Can Veneers Improve Your Smile?

  • Some staining is permanent and whitening can’t even get rid of it.  If this is the case for you, then veneers might be the right option
  • Veneers can cover up any cracks you may have throughout your front teeth
  • If you have chipped teeth, veneers are a good option
  • Veneers can fill minor gaps between your teeth without orthodontics

If you are concerned with the shade, structure or even shade of your teeth porcelain veneers may be just right for you.  You could be just a few visits away from have that smile you’ve always dreamed of.  Make sure to choose a dentist who has had a lot of experience with veneers and cosmetic dentistry. If you are still unsure about what would be the best course for your smile it’s a good idea to consult with your cosmetic dentist.  You never know how easy your smile re-design might be!


Whiten Your Teeth and Help Children in Need This Month


Brighten Your Smile With Teeth Whitening

From March 1 through June 30, hundreds of dental practices throughout the United States and Canada professionally whiten teeth to raise money for seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged children in their local communities and around the world.

This is the 19th year for the Smiles For Life Campaign, and 100 percent of the proceeds from teeth whitening procedures done during that time are contributed directly to the Smiles For Life Foundation.

Dental patients nationwide can brighten a child’s future simply by visiting their local Crown Council dentist for professional teeth whitening. As an additional incentive, each tooth whitening patient enjoys their smile brightening procedure at a discounted rate. For patients it’s a win-win: They can enhance their own smile while also improving the lives of disadvantaged children.

Have you ever thought that it would be nice to whiten your teeth, but felt like it would be too much trouble or expense? The good news is, it’s not. Although in the past teeth bleaching was considered very expensive and cumbersome, advances have occurred and times are different now. You now have different options for brightening your smile.

Patients who would like to get involved should talk to their local Crown Council dentist.


Modern Dental Technology Protects Your Jawbone


dental implant dentistWhether through trauma or injury, gum disease, or decay, there are a lot of reasons many of us might be facing tooth loss.

What happens when a tooth is lost? Under the surface of your gums, each tooth is surrounded by an alveolar bone, which helps support the tooth and keep it strong and in place. When the tooth is lost, this bone atrophies, and bone loss occurs. This is why people who have been longtime denture wearers can have a sunken in appearance to their mouths. Not only can you lose bone, but your teeth can also shift around in your mouth and you can experience bite problems and jaw pain.

The good news is that bone loss doesn’t have to be the result of tooth loss. Modern dental implant technology can restore your smile—whether you are missing a single tooth or many.

Dental implants have over a 95% success rate, are as strong as natural teeth, are easy to brush and floss, and can last for the rest of your life. They can also be used to stabilize a denture or a bridge, increasing both utility and comfort.

Set up a consultation to discuss the pros and cons of getting dental implants. Just use our search tool to contact a friendly and knowledgeable Crown Council dental implants specialist in your area, and they can set you up with an informative dental implants consultation at your convenience.

It is important to note that the fastest bone loss occurs in the first six months after a tooth is lost, so if you think you may require a dental implant, don’t delay – contact your Crown Council dental implants dentist today!


There Is More to Straight Teeth Than Just Looks!


Straight Teeth at Your Crown Council DentistWe all know that a bright, white, beautiful smile can get us noticed. Many dental patients come to their Crown Council dentists for teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other cosmetic dental procedures to get their smile looking its best. One of the most common requests of Crown Council dentists is straight teeth.

But did you know there are actual health benefits to aligning those pearly whites?

Cleaner Teeth
Crowded and overlapping teeth make it harder for your toothbrush’s bristles to reach those tiny spots between teeth where bacteria collects. Food particles can also get trapped between teeth, and flossing gets harder when teeth overlap. Ever had to force your floss between teeth because of overcrowding? It might be time to see your Crown Council dentist about clear braces.

Smoother Chewing
Crooked teeth usually come together unevenly when you bite and chew. This can impact your ability to chew your food and even lead to problems with digestion.

Protected Soft Tissue
Uneven teeth can protrude into the mouth’s soft tissues (think the inside of your cheeks and lips) and cause discomfort. Over time this can lead to cuts and sores, or even infections.

Fewer Headaches
Crooked teeth can be quite the headache – literally. Because irregular teeth wear unevenly on your jaw, the pressure can lead to chronic problems including jaw strain and headaches.

Better Diction
A twisted smile can lead to twisted speech! Tooth irregularities can be the culprit of several speech impediments, which can harm self esteem and lead to poor performance in school or at work.

If you’ve been thinking about setting your smile straight, we hope this information helps you in your decision to visit your Crown Council dentist. Feel free to ask any questions you have about improving your smile. Whether you’re looking for Invisalign clear braces, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, or even a simple cleaning, your Crown Council dentist can answer any questions you might have.

If you are nervous about going to the dentist, consider sedation dentistry.

Call your Crown Council dentist today!


Dental Health and Its Importance to Overall Well-Being


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.