Do your new crowns look fake?- Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 21. September 2014 06:30
Do those new crowns in your mouth look fake? Natural teeth have a variety of colors within the tooth. Often crowns (caps) do not have a variety of colors in them. Metal crowns tend to be opaque and do not match the adjacent teeth if there is not enough thickness of porcelain over the metal. The... [More]

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Four ways to keep those new crowns looking great.

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 5. September 2014 08:01
How can you keep those new crowns (caps) you just received looking good? The first way is to use a proper toothpaste. The real abrasive toothpastes will dull the top surface over time. Whitening toothpastes usually fall into this category. The easiest way for you to tell, is when you brush your... [More]

Four Reasons Why Crowns (Caps) Break

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 13. August 2014 06:48
There are many reasons that crowns can break in a patients mouth.  Once a crown is  placed in the mouth, it probably will not last a lifetime. If the natural tooth cannot last that long, you should not expect a crown to last forever. Every patient and situation is different. Havi... [More]

Closing a single space between front teeth - Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 22. June 2014 07:00
There are many options to close a space between two front teeth. These options include resin bonding, orthodontics (braces), porcelain veneers and crowns. The patient and dentist should discuss all options along with advantages and disadvantages.  The more conservative the dental treatment is, ... [More]

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Thinning front teeth

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 18. May 2014 07:00
Many patients have chips and thinning of the front teeth. This can occur on both the top teeth and bottom teeth. When this occurs, the bite is not stable and can rapidly deteriorate further. The wear on front teeth can be very different from worn back teeth. They can be part of the same problem or c... [More]

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