6100 South Broadway, Suite 300, Lorain, OH 44053, (440) 233-8521

Online Dental Education Library

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 in the purple box on the left 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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Lorain, OH Dentist
...Whether you are looking for information on implants, teeth whitening, crowns, or preventive care, you can learn more about all of your options from our services page...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding Cosmetic Contouring Crowns and Bridges Cosmetic Fillings Veneers Whitening Scaling and Root Planing Sealants Cosmetic Dentistry Root Canal Therapy* Extractions* Dentures* Jaw/TMJ* Maxillofacial Surgery* Implants* *-may require referral to specialist doctors Patients can watch DVD while getting treatment Noise cancelling headphones available Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Smile Gallery
... Bonding Gallery Crowns Gallery Dentures Gallery Fillings Gallery Implant Gallery Orthodontic Gallery Periodontal Gallery Root Canal Gallery Veneers Gallery Whitening Gallery

Chipped Teeth Harmoniously Made Good as New!
... Crowns When a relatively large portion of the tooth is missing, a crown is often the better choice...

Planning Your Wedding Day Smile Makeover
...Porcelain veneers and crowns can provide you with longer-term results that can last from 10 to 20 years...

Are mouthguards important? Just ask Fitness Expert Jillian Michaels
...She learned this invaluable lesson after breaking her two front teeth as a child and having them repaired with crowns...

Martha Stewart Shows Off Renovation Work - In Her Mouth!
... Fabricated as a single unit, the bridge consists of one or more crowns (caps) on either end that will be bonded or cemented to the existing teeth, plus a number of prosthetic teeth in the middle...

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

A Bird's-Eye View of Tooth Replacement
...Fixed (not removable) bridges are made up of an artificial tooth/teeth fused between two crowns that fit over your existing teeth or dental implants (see below) on either side of the gap...

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

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

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

Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields
...Bruxism may also result in excessive tooth wear, and may damage dental work like crowns and bridges; in severe cases, loosened or fractured teeth have been reported...

Jamie Foxx Chips a Tooth - This Time by Accident!
...Like veneers, crowns (or caps) are made from models of your bite, and require more than one office visit to place; sometimes a root canal may also be needed to save the natural tooth...

Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello Chips a Tooth, but Concert Still "Worth It"
...You can read more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Porcelain Veneers: Strength & Beauty As Never Before” and “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers...

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...

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...

Dental Magic Transforms Smiles
... Crowns...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...These range from conservative procedures such as professional teeth whitening and bonding to more dramatic procedures like porcelain veneers or crowns...

Cosmetic Dentistry
...Cavities that reoccur form next to existing restorations such as fillings, crowns, bridges, etc...

Gum and Bone
...This includes crowns, implants, or other substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and aesthetics of all of the structures and tissues...

Root Canal
...Back teeth often need crowns since a great amount of tooth structure may be lost from decay, which makes them more susceptible to fracture...

Dental Glossary
...Crowns can be made of porcelain, gold, stainless steel, or composite...

AcquaBrite
...Sometimes very white crowns can look artificial because they are made of porcelain...

CEREC One Appointment Crowns
...This software can assist us with designing any single tooth restoration: crowns, inlays (fillings), onlays (partial crowns), and veneers...

Snap On Smile
...Previously, invasive and costly treatments like veneers, crowns and bonding were the only options available to people with stained teeth...

Dentures
...It can be attached to the teeth with clasps, which are like small metal "c" clamps that hug nearby teeth, or may be attached to teeth with crowns with precision attachments (hidden clasps)...

Fillings
...Examples of indirect restorations are crowns, inlays, and onlays...

Implants
...Once placed, the implants are used to support individual crowns, or bridges that are attached to the implants...

Inlays and Onlays
...When we refer to crowns, onlays, and inlays, we are referring to whether we need to restore the cusp of the tooth, and if so, whether it is all of the cusps or some of the cusps...

Veneers
...If and when your gums recede in the future, you will not have a dark gray line as was common with older porcelain crowns...

All Teeth
...These small metal posts, called abutments, along with various connecting devices that allow multiple crowns to attach to the implants, complete the foundation on which your new teeth will be placed...

Crown Lengthening
...Crowns and/or bridges cannot be cemented with the edge of the crown near the bone, which is why crown lengthening is needed...

Bonding Gallery
...The options were porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, or composite veneers...

Crowns Gallery
...The cases in the Crowns Gallery are examples of treatment that can be provided using porcelain crowns...

Implants Gallery
...In the top photo, he is wearing a removable partial denture, which did not match his other teeth, which were had porcelain crowns...

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...

Porcelain 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...

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...