Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Cosmetic Dentistry, to help preserve your natural teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Dentist in Dayton, OH for local, trusted care Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Implant Dentistry If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer the comfort and security of a permanent replacement that looks and functions just like your natural teeth...

Dental Staff
...His wide range of expertise includes a full menu of dental services; including Root Canal Treatment, Crowns and Bridges, Oral Surgery, Veneers, Periodontics, TMJ/TMD, Bruxism Splints, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, and Orthodontics...

Dental Implants
...These teeth can take the form of fixed bridgework, which is a full set of replacement dental crowns; or a fixed denture, which contains crowns as well as realistic-looking prosthetic (replacement) gum tissue...

Don't Let a Lost Tooth Hurt the Rest of Your Smile
...Multiple tooth replacement uses a dental bridge, anchored in place by two implants on either side rather than by dental crowns...

A Dental Procedure for All Your Cosmetic Needs
... Crowns and Bridges Bridges replace missing teeth, while crowns stabilize fragile teeth and cover cosmetic issues...

How To Preserve Your Natural Teeth
...Some options include fillings, dental veneers and dental crowns...

What Dental Crowns Can Do For Your Smile
..., can help you find solutions with dental crowns...

Cosmetic Procedures You May Want to Consider
... Crowns and bridges Crowns, shells that fit over teeth, are recommended if you have a weak tooth or happened to break a tooth...

Learn What Dental Crowns Can Do For Your Smile
...But if your teeth have been damaged by extensive tooth decay or trauma, dental crowns are the perfect option to both strengthen and improve the tooth's function, and make your smile look better than ever in the process...

The Benefits of Dental Crowns
... Your Dayton, OH, general dentist may recommend that you get a dental crown if you are dealing with, A weak tooth A cracked or fractured tooth A large dental filling that can no longer support the structure of a tooth A tooth that is severely worn down A discolored or misshapen tooth A missing tooth (crowns are placed over implants and also hold dental bridges in place) A dental crown is a commonly used restoration and can last up to 15 years or even longer with the proper care...

The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dentists use dental crowns for a variety of dental treatments...

Makeover Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
...At our Dayton office, we provide the following options: Veneers, including traditional porcelain veneers and no-prep/minimal-prep veneers Teeth whitening, available in both take-home whitening kits or in-office options Dental bonding Dental fillings Dental contouring Gum recontouring Dental implants Dental crowns Dental bridges Orthodontic treatments including traditional braces, clear braces, or retainers Because no two smiles can ever be the same, all cosmetic dentistry approaches are unique...

The Benefits of Dental Implants
... Implants are topped with dental crowns that look just the visible part of your natural teeth...

Restoring Your Dental Implants
...James Shepler, our in-house dental implant expert, inserts a single implant or multiples to serve as the foundations for crowns or full or partial dentures...

What To Do if You Have a Loose Filling
...Crowns fit over the tops of teeth, covering them completely...

How Does Zoom! Teeth Whitening Work?
...The entire process will take about an hour and get your teeth up to eight shades whiter! If you have a mix of natural teeth and fillings or crowns, your dentist may recommend bonding or veneers on your natural teeth instead of regular bleaching...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Pediatric Dentistry
...The crowns (tops) of the permanent teeth actually push against the roots of the baby teeth, causing them to resorb, or melt away...

Technology
...By combining 3-D digital imaging and computer-aided design and manufacturing technology, it's now possible to have permanent crown restorations completed in a single day — much better than leaving the office with temporary crowns and coming back weeks later for permanent ones! Cone Beam CT Imaging...

Crowns & Bridgework
Dentistry is an art as well as a science; dental crowns offer a perfect example of this...

Gummy Smiles
...Afterwards, the worn-down teeth would usually be restored with porcelain crowns or veneers...

Inlays & Onlays
...Since dentistry's goal is to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, inlays and onlays may be recommended instead of crowns when a tooth can be restored with this more conservative type of treatment...

Porcelain Veneers
...And if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe grinding habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth...

Tooth Wear
...Depending on the situation, this can be done with bonding, veneers, or crowns...

Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...But the damage can be repaired with various restorative techniques including veneers and/or crowns...

Oral Piercings
...Teeth that have already been restored (with crowns, for example) may be even more prone to damage...

Stress & Oral Health
...And dental work such as crowns and fillings may get damaged...

Cosmetic Gum Surgery
...This causes a cosmetic problem because root surfaces, which have no enamel covering, tend to appear more yellow than the crowns of your teeth...

Gum Grafting
...Exposed tooth roots can make your teeth look overly “long,” and they also generally appear somewhat darker than your pearly white crowns...

Anesthesia Wand
... It provides painless injections for all routine dental treatments including root canals, crowns, fillings, and cleanings...

Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
...But these days, there's a much more convenient alternative: same-day crowns made in the dental office...

Dental Implants vs. Bridgework
...Adult teeth are often lost due to decay, gum disease, failed root canal therapy, or fracture — particularly if they have already been heavily restored with fillings or crowns...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

How Dental Implants Work
...Only the lifelike dental crowns that are attached to them are visible to you or anyone else...

Dental Implant Treatment Options
...These teeth can take the form of fixed bridgework, which is a full set of replacement dental crowns; or a fixed denture, which contains crowns as well as realistic-looking prosthetic (replacement) gum tissue...

Computer-Guided Implant Surgery
...Read Article Creating In-Office Dental Restorations With Computers Once upon a time, dentists — and patients — needed to wait weeks for a dental laboratory to make crowns and other dental restorations...

Replacing Multiple Teeth
...Only the lifelike dental crowns that are attached to them are visible to you or anyone else...

Replacing All Teeth
If you have lost an entire arch of teeth (top and/or bottom), or are soon to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save, you have three choices for implant-supported tooth replacement: Fixed bridgework, which is a set of lifelike dental crowns that serve as permanent replacements for your missing teeth...

Tooth Loss and Premature Aging
... Dental implants are placed during a minor in-office surgical procedure using local anesthetic and then, either immediately or after a healing period, topped with lifelike dental crowns...

Root Canal Retreatment
...After you are anesthetized (usually with a numbing shot), any restorations presently on your tooth — crowns, for example — will be altered to provide access to the root canal filling material...

Root Canal Treatment
...Restorations can take many forms, from traditional gold crowns to tooth replicas made of high-tech tooth-colored material...