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Understanding Tooth Sensitivity

December 4, 2017

Many millions of people suffer from tooth sensitivity at some point in their life, usually in the form of tooth pain in reaction to heat or cold. Tooth sensitivity has many causes, some more easily fixed than others. However, it’s important to know that tooth sensitivity is sometimes a sign of a more serious dental problem or condition. What follows are the basics of what you should know about having sensitive teeth. First, we need to have an understanding of how teeth are constructed. The hard, shiny outer layer of your teeth is called enamel. This layer protects the softer, porous…

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To Crown or not to Crown?

November 8, 2017

Crowns are tooth-shaped “Caps” that go over your teeth to restore their shape and size. They are usually made in a special Laboratory by a technician, and sometimes on CAD systems. Crowns are like custom jewellery, made of precious metals and ceramic, they need to fit perfectly to give strength and longevity. Crowns should restore function and esthetics, maintain the integrity of the tooth and the arch. It is recommended to Crown your tooth if it is heavily restored or has cracks in the enamel or if the tooth is root filled. We also use Crowns to improve esthetics, improving…

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