There are lots of different factors that affect how long does a dental crown last, especially if there is any decay present in your mouth, gums, or your teeth. However, as long as you have a good diet and good oral hygiene the general rule is between five and fifteen years and some dental crowns can potentially last several decades. Find out more
You might think a cracked tooth is a disaster but dentists can make your smile as good as new, thanks to an artificial covering known as dental crown. Imagine having a tooth with a big filling, the pointed tip of the tooth, the cusp has been so weakened that one day you get a nasty surprise. It looks bad but there’s still hope. Dentists have a way to strengthen the remains of your broken tooth by binding it together with a hard artificial covering called a crown. Find out more
Hi, my name is Peter Wong from Hidden Valley Smiles and I’m going to offer you information regarding one of the most frequently asked questions that we get here in our dental office: “Can you make a crown for me in one visit?”
In this article, we are going to talk about something we refer to as the CEREC machine. Now there are several other machines on the market but the CEREC unit has been around the longest. The CEREC machine is a computer that’s similar to a CAD-CAM machine in which allows and enables us to do a crown all in the same day. Check more here!
f you need a root canal and you don’t know what to expect, you’re in the right place! I’m dr. Wong and I am going to walk you through the root canal procedure and help you better understand why it can be an effective way to eliminate your tooth pain, remove your tooth infection and save your tooth. Find out more…
One of the most frequent questions we hear from our Bellevue patients is “why did my dentist give me a partial root canal”? First, I’m going to assume that a partial root canal is the same as an incomplete root canal. With that premise in mind, there are various clinical reasons why you could need a partial root canal, the most important of which being infection! Find more.
A composite is a tooth-colored filling used to repair a tooth affected by decay, cracks, and fractures to improve your smile. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth is first removed and the cavity is then filled with composite. Composite fillings are widely used because they can be closely matched to the color of the existing teeth. Find more in our article!
Today we’re going to talk about seven different types of composite that you should know. So, why should you know these seven different types of dental composite? Well, if you’re a general dentist and you’re doing restorative dentistry on a regular basis you’re really the subject matter expert for restorative dentistry so nobody should know these materials better than you and I’m a firm believer that if you understand why you do things and you understand the materials that you use it’s gonna be to your advantage in the clinic on a regular basis. You’re gonna be able to make good sound clinical decisions because you understand the materials and how to use them. Find more!
Dental bonding is a simple treatment that involves applying a tooth-colored resin to specific parts of a tooth and hardening it using a particular light. It is one of the most cost-effective and straightforward cosmetic dentistry procedures available.
It’s used in a variety of situations, including…! Read more
So, if invisalign is so amazing why does anyone still choose braces? Like most things in life, there are pros and cons to invisalign and it may not be the perfect option for everyone. In this article, I’ll be telling you all about the good and bad sides of invisalign for my own experience and that of my patients. Read more here!
If veneers are made with a very skilled pair of hands either the dentist’s hands, for example, making composite veneers often called bonding, or the master ceramic technicians that make porcelain veneers. In essence, the skill of the craftsman making those two things is the most important factor in having them look natural. The second most important factor is the desire of the patient. Learn more here!
So a common question that we get in our HVS office is this: “Once I have porcelain veneers can I whiten them?” and the answer is unfortunately no. Porcelain is like fine china, once we pick the color it doesn’t discolor or change over a period of time. Veneers can get a surface stain like from normal eating and things like that, but that’s easily polished away. Find more!
Once you have got dental veneers it’s very common to get this feeling of taking more care of your new smile. A question like should I implement a special cleaning routine for my new teeth and what can I do to keep my veneers for many years are topics that now we are more interested in. It all makes sense because if you take proper care of your veneers then you won’t have to spend money on future repairs. That’s why in this article we in HVS reunited some tips to help you properly care for and maintain your dental veneers. I’m dr Wong, a general and cosmetic dentist in beautiful Bellevue and I’m here to help you get the beautiful smile you desire. I’m glad to see more people getting interested in taking care of their dental health so I love this opportunity. Read more…
Hi everyone today we are going to talk about composite veneers versus porcelain veneers. They’re both different types of veneers and there’s a big price difference between the two. Let’s talk about the pros and cons, which is better, and if applicable which one is the right choice for you. Read more!
o how long does tooth whitening last? It depends on how well you look after your teeth after you’ve whitened them and as long as you keep your whitening topped up by whiten your teeth using your custom-made trays one or two nights a month that will help to maintain the color of your teeth. Find more here!
What is the difference between whitening and bleaching. Whitening is usually the mechanical removal of extrinsic stains – that’s called tooth whitening. It can be done with prophylaxis in our office or it can be done with airflow in our office. Find more!
Until recently, tooth sensitivity was a concern with such a rapid whitening time-frame, however Philips Zoom utilizes advanced treatment and aftercare that minimize any sensitivity. Find more!
Hey guys we’ve been getting a lot of questions lately here at Hidden Valley Smiles about implants. There is a pattern among the questions so we are gonna run through the most common implant questions we get. We are gonna try to answer these quickly for you to get you a little more familiar with questions that either you should have the answers to or you might want to ask your dentist. Read more!