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Dental Crowns

PFM Crowns Are A Great Idea, but Often a Disappointing Reality

Porcelain-fused-to metal (PFM) crowns used to be the industry solution for the most natural-looking restorations in high-stress areas. Because ceramic wasn’t strong enough to serve as a crown by itself, a thin layer of it was bonded to metal for structural integrity. The purpose of this was to create a durable and naturalistic replacement for
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Tooth Pain Doesn’t Mean Tooth Loss

Is your tooth hurting? Many people worry that tooth pain is going to lead to tooth loss. It certainly can, but if you act quickly, we can usually save your teeth. Pain is a signal from your body that something is wrong. Although modern over-the-counter pain medication can make it easier to avoid pain--including
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March Madness Leads to More Basketball Orofacial Injuries

North Carolina is in the NCAA’s Final Four again this year. That’s not too much of a surprise: the Tar Heels have been in 25% of all Final Fours. But it doesn’t diminish the excitement of UNC fans, who can sometimes get carried away in their festivities. And we’re not just talking about a few
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What a Dental Crown Can Do To Improve Your Smile

Dental crowns are very versatile. They can be used in many common situations where your teeth have been damaged, are unattractive, or are threatened. They can save your teeth, and save your smile. Here are some of the most common situations where we’ll call on a dental crown. Tooth Damaged Badly by Decay
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Technology Helps Us Find Your Mysterious Toothache

You should never wait until you get a toothache to see the dentist. But if you do, you might find yourself doubly frustrated as your dentist has a hard time tracking down the source of your pain. Your dentist might claim to have tracked it down, but instead it turns out that they made a
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