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Signs You Need Dental Bridge Repair

Dental bridges are an excellent tooth replacement option that offers stability and affordability to people who need to replace between one and five teeth in a row. With proper care, a dental bridge can last for many years, but there may be a time when your dental bridge needs repair. Let’s look at signs you … Read more

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Do Dental Crowns Look Natural?

A dental crown is kind of like a cap for a damaged tooth. It surrounds the entirety of the remaining tooth up to the gum line, serving to protect the underlying tooth and strengthen it against further damage. So, do dental crowns look natural? Do Dental Crowns Look Natural? Dental crowns didn’t always look natural, … Read more

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Caring for Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are very easy to care for. You may have to make minor adjustments in the products you use in your oral healthcare routine, but that’s all. Otherwise, you can care for your veneers in the same way you would care for your natural teeth. Let’s look at this treatment and caring for dental … Read more

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Psychological Benefits of Whiter Teeth

When you have a nice smile full of straight, white teeth, it’s easy to overlook its value. After all, it’s difficult to be truly grateful for something you’ve always had. As for everyone else, the benefits are all too clear. An attractive smile filled with perfectly white teeth comes with a host of psychological and … Read more

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Should I Repair or Replace a Tooth?

Tooth repair and replacement are both fairly common procedures at your local dentist’s office. Deciding should I repair or replace a tooth might seem like a big choice. However, the difference between the two types of procedures isn’t really down to choice. Your Orange County dentist will always suggest a repair if it is possible … Read more

Understanding Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can be thought of as a kind of “helmet” for your teeth. There are two main parts of your teeth, the root and the enamel. The root, as it sounds, is like that of a tree, the part of the tooth which keeps it in the bones of your jaw. The enamel is … Read more

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Points to Count Before Considering for Teeth Whitening

Are you fond of drinking tea, coffee, iced tea, dark colored sodas and beverages? I know most of you do! Did you know these kinds of beverages could stain our teeth very bad? So how do you keep your teeth white? Here are some teeth whitening points that you should follow: Avoid drinking dark-colored liquors … Read more

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Who Needs a Dental Cap?

One of the most common questions patients ask at OC Dental Specialists is “What is a dental cap?” A dental cap, also called a crown, is typically constructed from porcelain and placed on top of a tooth for a variety of reasons. Ceramic and metal also make attractive options, although they may not be as … Read more

Several Methods of Teeth Repair

  Teeth restoration is generally required for the repair of teeth damaged by cavities or injuries due to an accident. There are several methods offered by restorative dentistry that are used to solve these types of dental problems but the most common is a dental filling. Here are the several methods of teeth repair: Fillings. … Read more

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What is CEREC?

  Do you know how dentists go about fabricating crowns and indirect restorations for their patients? Whatever the case, the tooth preparation is performed and a dental impression is taken. The cast created from the impression will be taken to the dental laboratory along with instructions and after a few fitting appointments, the finished work … Read more