6 Facts You Should Know When Choosing Veneers And Dental Crowns

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Uncategorized |

There are so many dental cosmetic procedures available that can give you the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. Two popular cosmetic procedures are porcelain veneers and dental crowns. Both are great for improving the look of your smile, but each procedure has its own pros and cons. Check out these six facts you should know if you’re considering getting veneers and dental crowns. Both Can Fix Many Cosmetic Concerns Whether you choose veneers or dental crowns, both of them can fix a wide variety of cosmetic concerns. Both can correct discoloration, worn/uneven teeth, gapped teeth, misaligned teeth and teeth with chips. However, veneers can only fix problems on the front teeth. They are not placed on the back teeth. Dental crowns can be placed on front and back teeth. Both Are Permanent If your dentist tried to put a veneer or a crown over your existing tooth, it would never fit. In order for the veneer or crown to fit and look natural, the dentist needs to remove some of your tooth enamel. The veneer or crown is then placed and replaces the enamel to protect the tooth. You can’t decide at a later date you don’t want veneers or crowns. Without them, your tooth is weak, vulnerable and sensitive. This is a lifelong commitment, but your first set of veneers or crowns probably won’t last forever, so you’ll need to get them replaced.   Veneers Require Less Tissue Removal As you now know, either option requires tissue removal. However, veneers require less tissue removal than dental crowns because they are thin and only sit on the front of your teeth. While this doesn’t make them reversible, it does make them a less invasive procedure. The more tissue the dentist removes, the more likely there may be damage to your tooth’s pulp. Damage can result in a tooth infection and the need for root canal therapy or an extraction later. Veneers May Be More Affordable Veneers may be the more affordable option. Porcelain veneers cost about $900 to $2,500 per tooth. However, you could also choose resin veneers. They still fix all the same problems porcelain veneer can, but while they leave your teeth looking white and healthy, they aren’t as natural looking as porcelain veneers. They only cost about $250 per tooth. An all-porcelain dental crown costs about $800-$3,000 per tooth, and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns cost about $500 to $1,500. Sometimes, the metal shows through the porcelain on porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, so they are best on back teeth. Only Crowns Can Strengthen Teeth Both dental crowns and veneers are great cosmetic options. However, only dental crowns can strengthen teeth. This means that dental crowns may be your only option. If...

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The Amazing Power Of Stem Cell Regeneration Therapy

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Regeneration therapy is a breakthrough technology that is changing the face of medicine. With regeneration therapy, stem cells can regenerate organs and other tissues in the body to cure a wide variety of medical and dental issues. If you are interested in trying stem cell regeneration therapy, here is some information that you need to know. What Are Stem Cells? The big question is, what exactly are stem cells? The stem cells used in rejuvenation therapy comes from embryos. There is a lot of misconceptions about where stem cells come from for stem cell research. Many people are against stem cell therapy because of the myth that the cells come from aborted fetuses; however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Stem cells are gained from leftover embryos that are donated by people who go through IVF treatments to try and get pregnant. Stem cells have also been known to be collected from women who donate their placenta after having a baby. Stems cells are never collected unless there is signed consent from a donor. Adult stem cells are collected as well, but they can only be used for certain types of therapies. Embryonic stem cells are used more often because they can regenerate virtually anything. What Can be Treated With Stem Cells? In theory, there is nothing that stem cells can’t fix. However, it’s a long process and there isn’t an approved stem cell therapy for everything. Right now, stem cells can be used for many different things. Dentists are currently using stem cells for different dental treatments. Regeneration therapy can help regenerate severe gum loss that occurs during severe periodontal disease. It’s also used in dental implants for people who aren’t the best candidates. Often, dental implants are denied for people who have been missing their teeth for a long time. This is because their bone density in their jaw can be severely depleted. Using regeneration therapy with the dental implants will allow bone regeneration to begin. Regenerative therapy is used for a lot of serious medical issues. Cancer patients often have more problems from the chemotherapy than the actual cancer. Chemo is designed to attack live cells, so it attacks the patient’s entire body. The rejuvenation therapy can rejuvenate the cells in the body that the cancer attacked. The 3 Rs The three Rs of regeneration therapy are: Rejuvenation, Replacement, and Regeneration. Rejuvenation— Rejuvenation is different from using other types of medicine to cure an ailment. Rejuvenation isn’t about medicating and hoping the medication heals the problem. Instead of targeting the problem, it targets your own natural abilities. The cells that are divided and dying out because of your ailment will be revitalized and start repairing...

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