Why Do So Many Impressions Need To Be Taken For A Crown?

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If you’ve never had a crown placed on a tooth before, you may be surprised at just how many impressions need to be taken before the crown is placed. While getting an impression can be a little awkward, each one is vital to the success of the procedure. Here are some of the impressions you’ll need to have done and why they will help your dentist. Provisional Impression This is the very first impression you’ll have taken at your appointment, before the dentist shapes down any enamel.…

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Getting Braces As An Adult: Why It's A Good Idea

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When you hate the way your smile looks as an adult, it can affect you in many ways. You can have a hard time feeling confident — or taken seriously — at work when your smile looks less cared for because your teeth are crooked, have spaces in them, or are uneven. Or, you can feel like you don’t compare to other people around you and feel self-conscious about the way you look.…

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3 FAQs About Being Wired Shut After Jaw Surgery

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If you need to have corrective jaw surgery, you’ll need to see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Every surgeon has his or her preferences when it comes to wiring patients shut after the procedure. If your bone density is good, your surgeon may opt out of this step. However, some surgeons would rather be safe than sorry and require wiring the mouth shut so that the bone has the best chance of healing correctly.…

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