fix a cavity or a broken tooth? If you have you probably were thinking to yourself, what the heck is that? Inlays and onlays are usually prescribed when you have a large cavity or are missing a large portion of your tooth and need a more resilient material. In these situations resin or amalgam fillings wouldn’t do the trick because they would not be able to hold up over time against the force of your bite. Inlays and onlays solve the problem of needing more strength in a restoration without having to take the next step towards a crown. Inlays and onlays can be performed in one visit with the use of Cerec technology. Cerec allows you to fabricate a custom restoration out of porcelain outside of the mouth. This restoration is then cemented into place. It used to be that in order to do an inlay or onlay you need to prepare the tooth, take an impression, send that to a lab, wait 2-3 weeks with a temporary in your tooth, and THEN come back and cement the permanent restoration into place. With Cerec technology you can leave the office with a custom made restoration permanently cemented into place in one visit. It eliminates the need to deal with impression material, the wait until you get your final restoration, or the worry that you will lose your temporary filling why you are waiting all that time.]]>
completed but some of the great smiles we noticed along the way! Top 5 #5 Serena Williams, a dominating performance in the women tennis final, and a beautiful smile to go along with it. #4 Allyson Felix, the long-time star finally reeled the gold in the 200 m. It was nice to see someone with such nice pearly whites beaming from ear to ear. #3 Dana Vollmer, Wow! Three gold medals and one of the top smiles in the Olympic games. #2 Gabby Douglas winner of two gold medals, who’s smile is literally contagious. Our top pick for biggest and brightest smile is winner of Five Olympic medals, four gold and one bronze, Missy Franklin (who recently had her braces removed) A couple of side notes: Honorable mentions going to our Olympian braces wearer Lashinda Demus and a nod to Ryan Lochte for his patriotic grill. Finally, Congrats to Michael Phelps for achieving what no other Olympian has ever done. However, we would love to see him straighten out that well known smile with invisalign or braces one day. Go USA!]]>
With the increase in painkiller abuse in America there is a lot of speculation as to who is responsible for this epidemic? Is it the patient with the addiction or is it the ease of legal access to these drugs? This has always been a tough subject for health care professionals, especially those in the dental field.