Dental crowns are caps that are shaped like teeth and can be used to repair a cracked, broken, decayed, or worn smile. They can also repair larger cavities and infected teeth after a root canal procedure. And with the materials used to make today’s dental crowns, the results will look natural. Most modern crowns are made from durable dental-grade porcelain since it closely mimics the look of tooth enamel and reflects light in a similar way. Crowns are often considered both a restorative and a cosmetic treatment since they improve both the look and function of a tooth. If you just had a crown placed or are preparing to get one, read on to learn what to expect after treatment.(more…)
Dale Greer, DDS Blog
August 9, 2022
July 11, 2022
Having a smile that’s crooked, gapped, or misaligned can make it difficult for you to feel confident in your pearly whites. Fortunately, there is a range of orthodontic treatments that can get your smile into shape, including traditional metal braces. Though many adults may think that braces are only meant for kids and teenagers, they can benefit people of all ages. Read on to learn about five things that you should know before you get braces for adults.(more…)
June 6, 2022
For many, summertime is well-known for excitement and relaxation. It lets families take time off from work and school for vacations by pools, beaches, and other fun locales. However, did you know these months are also ideal for teeth whitening? It turns out that getting genuinely “pearly whites” during summer has advantages.
If you’re ready to learn more, here are three significant benefits of professional teeth whitening this season. Read them over to see if a brighter, whiter smile would make your fun in the sun even sweeter.(more…)
May 5, 2022
Thanks to modern technology, dentures today look more like natural teeth than ever before. However, like real teeth, they can still become stained over time. If you want to keep your dentures stain-free and bright, you need to take proper care of them. If you’re looking for some easy tips to whiten your dentures and prevent discoloration, keep reading.(more…)
April 7, 2022
Do you have issues with your smile that need to be corrected? If so, veneers may be the fix you’ve been looking for. Made from dental-grade porcelain, these thin shells cover up the entire front surface of one’s pearly whties and can correct cracks, chips, discoloration, misshapen teeth, and gaps. Before you have your permanent veneers placed, your dentist will give you temporary ones. But why do you need them? Read on to learn why temporary veneers are necessary before you have your permanent ones placed.(more…)
March 9, 2022
You’ve been experiencing tooth pain for a while now, and you finally decided to schedule an appointment with your dentist. After taking X-rays, cleaning your teeth, and doing a thorough examination of your mouth, it was determined that one of your pearly whites is severely damaged and will need to be repaired with a dental crown. If you’ve never had one placed before, you may be wondering if it’s painful. Read on to learn about whether it hurts to get a dental crown and the risks of choosing not to move forward with treatment.(more…)
February 16, 2022
Teeth whitening is an incredibly popular cosmetic treatment that is used to lift stains from one’s smile to give their pearly whites a brighter, whiter glow. This procedure can help patients feel more confident in their smiles, but have you ever wondered how it started? Read on to learn about the history of teeth whitening as well as how it has evolved over time.(more…)
December 15, 2021
Do you suffer from reoccurring jaw pain? Maybe your jaw clicks and pops when opening and closing your mouth? You might have a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Research reports 5% to 12% of the population have chronic pain caused by a temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Several factors can lead to the onset of the disorder. Identifying the cause is crucial to stop your pain. Here are 5 commonly found culprits behind TMD.
November 14, 2021
TikTok is one of the most popular social media sites in the world. It reached over 1 billion monthly active users in September 2021. The short clips are a favorite among people of all ages. While you can find popular dances and cooking tips, the site is also full of harmful challenges. Among the latest are videos of people sharing the benefits of dentures to help break the stigma of tooth loss. Here’s how the popular viral trend is changing lives on social media.
October 14, 2021
Typically, it takes 3-6 months for your jawbone to fuse to dental implants, but who wants to wait that long to have a complete smile again? Whether you want to replace your missing teeth immediately or you don’t have enough bone for traditional implant dentures, All-On-4 may be the solution for you. You can get the beautiful smile you desire in just one day; however, you’re going to have a bit of a recovery ahead of you. Don’t worry, here’s what you need to know about the All-On-4 recovery process to adjust to your new smile.