Friday, 28 October 2011

Preventive Dental Care Bellevue WA

Cavities Between Your Teeth
Interproximal decay (decay on the smooth surfaces between teeth) requires removal of a significant amount of healthy tooth structure to access the problem areas. This animation illustrates prevention of this type of cavity through flossing and shows the amount of tooth removal required. The progression of interproximal decay is shown with a transparent view through the enamel.



Above video produced by: www.ToothIQ.com

Preventive Dentistry
Smiles of Bellevue


Tel: 425-455-2424
1418 112th Avenue NE, Suite 200
BellevueWA 98004
USA

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Dental Crowns

What is a dental crown?
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant and is typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth.

The most common method of crowning a tooth involves using a dental impression of a prepared tooth by a dentist to fabricate the crown outside of the mouth. The crown can then be inserted at a subsequent dental appointment. Using this indirect method of tooth restoration allows use of strong restorative materials requiring time consuming fabrication methods requiring intense heat, such as casting metal or firing porcelain which would not be possible to complete inside the mouth.



The above article and video produced by: NadineNetwork.com

Cosmetic Dentistry
Smiles of Bellevue


Tel: 425-455-2424
1418 112th Avenue NE, Suite 200
BellevueWA 98004
USA

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Dental Care for Crowns, Bridges and Braces

If you have fixed bridgework, braces or other dental work which connects adjacent teeth, cleaning under and around it with an interdental brush can prevent tooth decay and gum disease. While their use may seem intuitive, many people are unaware that plaque accumulates under bridge connectors, around orthodontic brackets, etc. This animation describes use of an interdental brush to avoid recurrent caries around fixed bridge retainer margins, and the resulting failure of expensive dental work.



Above article & video produced by: www.ToothIQ.com

Cosmetic Dentistry
Smiles of Bellevue


Tel: 425-455-2424
1418 112th Avenue NE, Suite 200
BellevueWA 98004
USA