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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
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Eastern Shore Smile Solutions
... Just a few of the many services we provide are: Sedation Dentistry Veneers Implants Dentures Same Day Root Canal Same Day Crowns Sleep Apnea See The Rest   Early morning, late afternoon & weekend appointments are available We accept most insurances!   Refer-A-Friend: To express our appreciation for your continued support we are offering Referral Rewards Program...

Cosmetic Dentistry
... Porcelain Crowns...

Crowns Before & After
Before Dental Crowns After Dental Crowns   We may recommend a crown if your tooth has enough decay that it cannot hold a filling, or if your tooth is cracked or broken and in danger of cracking down into the root if left unattended...

Comfort Care
...  Injectable anesthetics may be used in such procedures as filling cavities, preparing teeth for crowns or treating gum disease...

What is a dental implant?
... After the healing phase is complete, the implants are used to anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures...

Ask The Dentist
Cosmetic Dentistry Replace silver fillings with white tooth fillings Cosmetic dentistry fixes cracked, worn, discolored or broken teeth Tooth whitening dentistry to fix discolored, dark or stained teeth Cosmetic dentistry painlessly repairs broken teeth with dental bonding Tooth-colored restorations Poor self-image, resulting in low self-esteem Smile with porcelain veneers Cosmetic dental crowns Replace unsightly silver-mercury fillings Dental Implants          A missing tooth...

Implants Topic3
... After the healing phase is complete, the implants are used to anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures...

Sedation Topic1
...Hiers can replace crowns or dentures, restore sore gums to good health, whiten yellow or stained teeth, fix a chipped tooth, and more...

Dentures
...Crowns on your natural teeth may improve the fit of a removable partial denture and they are usually required with attachments...

Patient Resources
... Brushing Flossing Fluoride Facts Mouth Rinses Sealants X-Rays Denture Care Emergency Care Prevention Tips for Children Women and Tooth Care Seniors and Oral Health Nutrition and Your Teeth Dental Problems Abscessed Tooth Bad Breath (halitosis) Bulimia Nervosa Canker/Cold Sores Cavities and Tooth Decay Toothaches Diabetes Dry Mouth Fluorosis Gum Disease (Gingivitis) Impacted/Wisdom Teeth Lacerations and Cuts Oral Cancer Plaque Sensitive Teeth Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) Jaw Disorders Treatment Braces (Orthodontia) Sealants Missing Teeth Bridges Crowns Root Canal Therapy Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Flap Surgery Dentures Jaw/TMJ Maxillofacial Surgery Cosmetic Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry Veneers Teeth Whitening Bleaching Chipped, Cracked, and Worn Teeth Implants Grafts Old and Unsightly Fillings Bonding Excessive or Uneven Gums Ridge Augmentation Pain Management Overview Managing Pain Anesthesia Air Abrasion Medications Patient Information Your First Dental Visit Dental Emergencies Your Rights as a Patient Product Reviews Oral Health Products Choosing a Toothbrush Types of Floss Water Picks Mouth Rinses Glossary Links

Ultrasonic Scalers can Effectively Clean Most Patients' Gum Tissues
...Care should be taken when they’re used with implants or porcelain or composite crowns — specially designed tips are necessary to avoid scratching the restoration...

Changes: David Bowie's Dental Transformation
... If your teeth, like Bowie's, need more extensive restoration, dental veneers or crowns may be required...

For Michael Buble, the Show Must Go On... Even Without the Tooth
...With a fixed bridge, the prosthetic tooth is supported by crowns that are placed on healthy teeth on either side of the gap...

Catherine Zeta-Jones' Award-Winning Smile
... Other treatments that are often used include cosmetic bonding to repair small to moderate chips or cracks in teeth; crowns (caps) to restore teeth with more extensive structural damage; and veneers to remedy a number of defects — including discoloration, small irregularities in tooth spacing, and even teeth that appear too long or too short...

How The Biggest Loser Star Jillian Michaels Keeps Her Winning Smile
...Jillian broke her two front teeth as a child and had them repaired with crowns...

TV Wellness Guru Jillian Michaels Discusses Breaking Her Two Front Teeth
... Jillian also reveals that when she was a child, she broke her two front teeth and had them repaired with crowns...

Keep a Close Eye on Your Dental Health While Undergoing Cancer Treatment
...In this case, you may need to consider restorative options with artificial crowns or other cosmetic enhancements — not only to improve your appearance but also to protect your natural teeth from further damage...

Dental Magic Transforms Smiles
... Crowns...

America's (Dentists) Got Talent - for Fixing Damaged or Missing Teeth!
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Crowns & Bridgework...

4 Advantages to Using Composite Resins for Restoring Teeth
...Crowns, veneers and other porcelain restorations require removing some healthy tooth structure to accommodate them...

Dental Crowns for the King of Magic
...Crowns (also called caps) are suitable when a tooth has lost part of its visible structure, but still has healthy roots beneath the gum line...

Dr. Travis Stork: If Only I'd Worn A Mouthguard!
...Eventually, both were successfully restored with dental crowns...

A Toothless Tiger?
...Crowns are generally made to order in a dental lab, and are placed on a prepared tooth in a procedure that requires two office visits: one to prepare the tooth for restoration and to make a model of the mouth and the second to place the custom-manufactured crown and complete the restoration...

Chrissy Teigen's Teeth-Grinding Troubles
...In time, teeth can become chipped, worn down — even loose! Any dental work on those teeth, such as fillings, bonded areas and crowns, may also be damaged, start to crumble or fall out...

A Royal Fix
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Repairing Chipped Teeth” and “Crowns and Bridgework...

Dental Services
...   Implants Veneers Teeth Whitening Cosmetic Contouring Cosmetic Fillings Bonding Crowns and Bridges Dentures Sedation Dentistry Six Month Smiles Mouthguards Cosmetic Dentistry Sealants Root Canal Therapy Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Sleep Apnea TMJ Problems   Veneers What makes a smile beautiful...

Spice Up Your Teeth
... For example, crowns (caps) are substantial coverings that may be placed on teeth when they are being restored...

Jimmy Fallon Can’t Catch a Break - Except in His Tooth
... For larger chips or cracks, veneers or crowns may be suggested...

Keep Your Smile Healthy and Whole
...Dental implants don't just anchor your crowns or dentures but also press on your jawbone to prevent bone loss...

Veneers
...And if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe grinding habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth...

Screw or Cement: Which is Best for Attaching Your Implant Crown?
...While the titanium post can often last a lifetime, porcelain crowns more often need repair or replacement since they receive the brunt of the biting forces in the mouth...

Crowns & Bridgework
...When crafted from today's high-tech porcelains (dental ceramics), crowns are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth...

Gummy Smiles
...Afterwards, the worn-down teeth would usually be restored with porcelain crowns or veneers...

Inlays & Onlays
...Since dentistry's goal is to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, inlays and onlays may be recommended instead of crowns when a tooth can be restored with this more conservative type of treatment...

Tooth Wear
...Depending on the situation, this can be done with bonding, veneers, or crowns...

Cosmetic Gum Surgery
...This causes a cosmetic problem because root surfaces, which have no enamel covering, tend to appear more yellow than the crowns of your teeth...

Gum Grafting
...Exposed tooth roots can make your teeth look overly “long,” and they also generally appear somewhat darker than your pearly white crowns...

Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...But the damage can be repaired with various restorative techniques including veneers and/or crowns...

Oral Piercings
...Teeth that have already been restored (with crowns, for example) may be even more prone to damage...

Stress & Oral Habits
...And dental work such as crowns and fillings may get damaged...

Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
...But these days, there's a much more convenient alternative: same-day crowns made in the dental office...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Retreatment
...After you are anesthetized (usually with a numbing shot), any restorations presently on your tooth — crowns, for example — will be altered to provide access to the root canal filling material...

Root Canal Treatment
...Restorations can take many forms, from traditional gold crowns to tooth replicas made of high-tech tooth-colored material...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Pediatric Dentistry
...The crowns (tops) of the permanent teeth actually push against the roots of the baby teeth, causing them to resorb, or melt away...

Technology
...By combining 3-D digital imaging and computer-aided design and manufacturing technology, it's now possible to have permanent crown restorations completed in a single day — much better than leaving the office with temporary crowns and coming back weeks later for permanent ones! Cone Beam CT Imaging...

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