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December 26, 2018

There’s No Need for Gum Disease Therapy if You Do This Daily!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 6:47 am

A couple brushing their teeth together.Gums are truly the foundation for your smile. Without a healthy set of gums, there’s no way that your white teeth can confidently stay in your mouth. If dental plaque attacks the gums and makes them inflamed, then you run the risk of dealing with the symptoms of gum disease. These can make even the most basic tasks, including chewing and speaking, far more difficult.

Thankfully, you can avoid the need for gum disease therapy if you have the right oral care routine.



December 12, 2018

Learn How Laser Dentistry Works and How it Can Benefit You!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 4:53 am

The Solea Dental Laser.If you fear the dentist because you’re afraid of feeling any pain or discomfort during your visit, just know that you are not alone. In fact, many dentists are doing everything they can to make dental visits more comfortable, both for routine treatments and more extensive restorative ones. While some resort to numbing agents to remove pain, others are taking a more technological approach.

That’s where the Solea dental laser comes into play. With this device, the dentist can make your overall visit a far more enjoyable, comfortable and faster experience.


November 14, 2018

What are Same-Day Crowns and How Are They Made?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 6:17 am

A CEREC milling machine.Have you ever had a dental emergency that resulted in a broken tooth? Perhaps you woke up and had an infected tooth that required emergency root canal treatment to fix? Maybe you just had decay removed from your tooth and you don’t have the time to schedule a follow-up in the near future? All of these problems have come up sometime or another, which is why many dentists are opting for same-day crowns and CEREC milling machines to make them.

But what is CEREC and what are the benefits? Keep reading to find out!


November 5, 2018

Got Missing Teeth? Dental Implants Have Incredible Versatility!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 5:08 am

A diagram of an implant-supported bridge.Tooth loss is hardly a dental issue worth scoffing at. Millions of Americans are missing all of their teeth and millions more are missing at least one tooth. While one tooth may not seem like a lot, it can have devastating consequences in the long-term. Your diet can be significantly affected, your jaw bone will start to shrink, and you’ll likely feel embarrassed to smile or go out to dinner.

So what are your options with dental implants? How many teeth can implants replace?


October 13, 2018

A Dentist Explains How Dental Implants and Bone Grafts Relate

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 3:40 am

An older couple examining an X-ray.If you’re missing one tooth, several teeth or an entire arch, you’ve probably considered what your options were for replacing them at some point. While bridges and dentures work to replace the visible portions of teeth and offer some function, dental implants take tooth replacement to the next level. Instead of only replacing the crown, they work to replace the entire root, offering a larger range of functions for individuals.

However, sometimes there isn’t quite enough bone available for implants to be placed. Therefore a bone graft is needed.


October 5, 2018

Want an Alternative to Fillings? Dentist Offers the Solea Laser

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 2:28 am

A woman at her dental appointment.When you were told that you had a cavity and the dentist scheduled you for a dental filling at a later date, did you end up making that appointment? Or, were you like many other patients and chose to skip it because you didn’t want to deal with the sounds and sensations of a dental drill? Don’t worry, you’re far from the only person with this issue.

Luckily, this dentist offers a new technology that will change the way you think about dental fillings forever: the Solea Laser.


September 4, 2018

I Need to Replace Teeth! What’s the Cost of Dental Implants?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 4:09 am

An older couple smiling.The durability, longevity and effectiveness of dental implants is quite evident according to their average success rate and function. By replacing the tooth all the way down to the root and bonding with natural bone, you can get the most natural tooth replacement option available. With that being said, many people aren’t sure what the cost of dental implants actually is, leaving them unsure of whether treatment is right for them.

Today, we’ll break down the factors that influence cost the most and explain the best way to get an accurate estimate.


August 22, 2018

People with Dental Anxiety Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 12:07 am

A man smiling.Does the thought of walking through your dental practice’s door make your palms sweat and your heart race? Did you have a poor experience with a previous dentist that makes it incredibly difficult to allow new dentists to perform routine cleanings? Are you settling for tooth pain and decay because you’d rather do that than see a dentist? Dental anxiety is quite a common problem across the country, so the first step to solving your problem is to realize that you are not alone.

When you visit a practice that offers sedation dentistry, you can finally get the treatments you need without the anxiety it entails.


August 4, 2018

What’s It Like Getting a Dental Crown? A Dentist Has Your Answer!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 4:15 am

A woman at her dental exam.Dental crowns are the single most common type of restoration dentists provide people in dentistry to this day. In fact, the American College of Prosthodontists estimates that 2.3 million crowns are made annually, and that’s only for crowns designed to connect to implants. With so many people getting crowns, it’s clear that they’re a safe treatment.

However, it’s always better to go into the practice with the right expectations, instead of simply what others have told you. Consider these facts on dental crowns from a dentist.


July 30, 2018

What Are Dental Implants Made of?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 1:44 am

implant denture illustrationIf you are missing or on the brink of losing teeth, finding an excellent replacement should be at the top of your list. It is widely accepted that, in eligible candidates, dental implants are the best method of replacing one, two, or several missing teeth. Nothing else offers the comprehensive solution that dental implants do. Implant posts are made of titanium, which is key to their success. Keep reading to learn more about why this material is chosen — and why it matters for your long-lasting, beautiful smile.


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