How Dental Crowns Fit Into Plans To Treat Cavities

If a cavity develops on your tooth, you will need your dentist’s help to take care of it. If you do not schedule treatment, the cavity will continue to grow, doing more permanent damage to your tooth structure as it does. Eventually, the damage can lead to an infection, and further complications that impact your oral health. Properly treating decay means addressing the bacteria and infected tissues as well as restoring the tooth so that it remains safe and healthy. At our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office, we are prepared to restore teeth with lifelike dental fillings and dental crowns. When dental crowns are needed in treatment, we rely on CEREC technology to provide custom restorations that are ready in just a single appointment! (more…)

What Makes Someone Vulnerable To Tartar Buildup?

If you go in to see your dentist for a routine exam, you will have your teeth thoroughly cleaned as well as reviewed. These scheduled cleanings are important to your long-term dental health. Without them, your teeth are vulnerable to the buildup of harmful tartar deposits. What makes tartar so frustrating is that it resists efforts at removal from your toothbrush and floss. Our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office can help you stay consistent with preventive care in order to stop tartar buildup, and to make sure you have helpful feedback when there are signs that you might need work done for dental problems that have developed. (more…)

Will A Filling Change Your Appearance Or Bite Function?

Cavities do irreversible harm to our teeth when they form, which is why restorations like dental fillings and dental crowns have to be permanently placed. If you need to have work done to address dental decay, what will the placement of a filling really do to your smile, or to your ability to bite and chew food? Fillings at our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office can match the color and texture of your teeth. Because of this, they can be put in place without drawing unwanted attention. In addition to providing cosmetic support, the composite material used to make fillings is able to support your tooth so that you can continue to bite and chew without problems. (more…)

Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help With Minor Chips And Cracks?

Is it possible to avoid restorative dental work if you chip or crack a tooth? Minor injuries that occur can leave you with dental damage that is noticeable, but not serious enough to actually interfere with the way you bite and chew. When this kind of injury occurs, it is possible to have a more conservative cosmetic dental treatment performed to resolve the matter. Through the right cosmetic procedure, your Sheridan, WY dentist can make sure that your smile is attractive and free of any obvious flaws. Before moving forward with this treatment approach, we can check to see if it might be necessary to use a dental crown to make sure that the tooth stays healthy. (more…)

Planning Prosthetic Treatment After You Lose A Tooth

If you have already lost a tooth, you should not feel like your smile will never be whole again. With a modern dental prosthetic, you can restore your appearance and improve your dental function. Patients who want to do something about missing teeth can discover that more than one option is available if you want to have a permanent prosthetic appliance placed. At our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office, we can provide you with a dental implant-held restoration, or we can secure a dental bridge to close your smile gap. Both of these options can lead to better biting and chewing while protecting you from experiencing further losses. (more…)

What Issues Can Your Full-Mouth Rehabilitation Address?

Patients who have gone without regular dental care for an extended period of time may arrive at the dentist’s office with multiple ailments. This can mean that they have several cavities to address, or they could have a combination of issues affecting their teeth, gums, or even their jaw alignment and movement. Our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office is prepared to help you if you feel that you might require full-mouth rehabilitation. After reviewing your dental health and identifying issues that will require treatment, we can work out a plan to address all of the issues that you are currently experiencing. By doing so, we can help you move past discomfort and enjoy a healthy, confident, and attractive smile! (more…)

The Role Regular Flossing Plays In Plaque Removal

dental flossPlaque accumulation is a daily problem for your smile, which is why a good oral hygiene routine will involve a thorough teeth cleaning every day. Hopefully, you are already protecting yourself by brushing at least two times a day, and by flossing at least once per day to remove harmful bacteria that are gathering between your teeth. Flossing can be more important to plaque removal and prevention than you realize. As effective as dedicated brushing can be to protecting your smile, it can fail to help you keep the spaces between your teeth clean. As a result, you may find that you struggle with problems like gum disease and tooth decay! Our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office is prepared to help patients keep their teeth safe, just as we are ready to provide dental treatment if any problems do develop in between appointments. (more…)

Why Am I Having Trouble Preventing Dental Problems?

Even though you feel you are doing enough to protect your smile, you have struggled to avoid problems with dental decay and gum disease. Sometimes, patients are not able to understand why they struggle with poor oral hygiene because they are overlooking mistakes in their oral hygiene routine. They can also fail to recognize just how harmful certain habits are, so they fail to correct them. Our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office is ready to help patients prevent issues with their oral health. We offer protection by performing regular evaluations and teeth cleanings, but we also support patients by providing helpful feedback about their oral hygiene routine that can lead to positive changes in their dental health. (more…)

How The Placement Of Veneers Improves A Flawed Smile

If you have teeth that are misshapen, damaged, dull, discolored, or flawed in some other way, it can be hard to feel truly comfortable showing off your smile. As you look into cosmetic dentistry, you can discover that the right treatment can effectively deal with several of these issues for you, giving you dramatic improvements in a short time. Our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office is prepared to help you by offering treatment with porcelain veneers. We can use veneers to hide many different flaws with the way you look. Their slim design minimizes the need for preparatory work, which means that their placement can have less impact on your teeth than you expect while still delivering exciting improvements! (more…)

What Takes Place After A Cavity Is Identified At A Checkup?

If you are doing a good job caring for your smile between appointments, you can regularly leave routine dental exams without scheduling anything other than your next preventive visit. So what will happen if your dentist notices something wrong with your oral health? At our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office, we are prepared to address a problem once it has been identified. Acting quickly to resolve trouble with your smile limits your risk for complications, and it can ensure that you have your work completed in less time. Because we use CEREC technology to create dental crowns that are available in just one day, we can make short work of your oral health trouble even if your problem calls for more than a dental filling. (more…)