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]

Two ways to prevent fractures of porcelain veneers

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 21. August 2014 17:12
Porcelain veneers are very strong when placed on top of a stable foundation and bite forces are controlled. Porcelain is weak when forces are placed sideways. The first important aspect to controll forces prior to placing veneers is to be sure the bite is correct and balanced. Chewing and grinding f... [More]

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Lumineers or porcelain veneers?

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 3. August 2014 21:21
What are the differences between a porcelain veneer and a Lumineer? A Lumineer is a brand name for a prepless veneer, where no tooth structure or minimal amounts are removed. There are many types of porcelains on the market, but the company took the process and applied a "brand" name to it. The... [More]

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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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TMJ problems and unstable bite

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 17. May 2014 07:00
When should the TMJ be evaluated and treated if nothing hurts? This is very important if cosmetic dentistry is going to be done. Often when a patient changes their smile, the bite may function differently. If the normal jaw movements interfere with the proposed treatment, the cosmetic dentistry will... [More]

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