Getting a Crown? Here’s What You Need to Know

Dental Crowns Temple TX

You have a damaged tooth and know you need to have it taken care of or it will just end up getting worse. It looks like you need to talk to your dentist about the option of having a dental crown placed, but you would feel better knowing a little bit more about the process.

We want you to feel comfortable with the choices you make about dental treatment. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need so you can have all the facts you need to make a confident decision.

What You Need to Know about Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a restoration that acts as ...

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Are Cavities Caused by Sugar? Or Bacteria?

Cause of Cavities | Temple TX Dentist

Since you were a little kid, you have been told that sugar is bad for your teeth. But did anybody ever actually explain why?

Is it the sugar itself that causes the damage, or is something else going on?

What’s Happening in Your Mouth

Throughout the day, food debris and saliva adhere to your teeth and create a bacteria-laden biofilm called plaque. Bacteria are always busy looking for a meal, and they especially love when you feed them sugar!

As bacteria consume sugar, they produce acid as a byproduct, which eats away your dental enamel and causes decay. So the process starts with sugar and bacteria, but it is the resulting acid that erodes ...

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Reduce Your Risk of Painful Mouth Ulcers

The cause of mouth ulcers is still currently unknown and may vary widely from person to person. But one thing we’re sure of – they are annoying and painful and can make it difficult for you to eat, speak, drink, and brush your teeth.

Types of Mouth Ulcers

Mouth ulcers, also called canker sores, appear in the mouth and gums, and there are three main types:

  • Herpetiform ulcers are so named because they look like herpes sores, BUT unlike herpes, these ulcers are not contagious. HU ulcers tend to recur quickly, making it seem like the condition never gets better.
  • Minor ulcers cause minimal pain and take about two weeks to clear up.
  • Major ulcers ...

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The 5-Step Process of Filling Cavities

Dentist Filling Cavities Temple TX

If you have had teeth filled in the past, you probably didn’t give a lot of thought to the procedure itself. You went in to see your dentist with a cavity, and you left with a cavity-free, healthy tooth. What more do you need to know?

While we don’t think it’s necessary to bore you with too much detailed information, we do want you to be aware of what’s happening during treatment. After all, it is your mouth we’re talking about here!

Dental Fillings - A 5-Step Process

Next time you need to have a tooth-colored filling in Temple, you will see that we perform the procedure in five steps:

  1. Numbing the Tooth – ...

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4 Reasons to Choose a Dental Bridge

Fixed bridges are an essential restorative service we offer at our Temple, TX dental office. If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge will restore appearance and function so you can smile confidently again.

Most dental bridges consist of three pieces – two crowns that are attached to adjacent teeth with an artificial tooth (pontic) suspended between them. Today we take advantage of incredible advances in dental materials to create durable bridges that blend beautifully with your smile and look completely natural. With proper oral hygiene and routine dental cleanings, your bridge can last ten years or more.

If you have been living with the inconvenience and discomfort of ...

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Which Cosmetic Treatment Could Benefit You Most?

Cosmetic Dentistry | Temple TX Dentist

You probably have an idea of what your perfect smile would look like, even if you don’t think cosmetic dental treatments are in your reach. The fact is that today, with advances in materials and techniques, we have many affordable options at our disposable to help you achieve your dream smile.

There are so many different esthetic dental treatments to choose from that there’s virtually no limit to the smile transformations we can achieve for you. Would you like your teeth to look a little whiter, straighter, or more uniform in shape and size? Or, maybe you are only interested in fixing a few flaws like chipped teeth that detract ...

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How to Tell if You Have a Dental Emergency

Woman in tooth pain | dental emergency temple tx

There’s nothing that can ruin your day quite like a sudden toothache or other dental emergencies.

The first thing to do when you suspect you have a dental emergency is to contact our Temple, TX dental office. There are some instances where we need to see you right away. In other cases, we may be able to explain how you can help yourself until you can clear your schedule to see us the next day.

Signs of a Dental Emergency

Some emergencies are obvious, like severe pain or an injured or knocked-out tooth.

If your tooth is knocked out, please call us right away. We will provide you with instructions for caring for the ...

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