People get Dental Veneers for one reason.  They are unhappy with the appearance of their smile.  The reasons they are unhappy with their smile are usually related to the color or shape of their front teeth. Gaps between teeth or misaligned teeth are other common reasons for Dental Veneers. What are Veneers? Veneers are simply…

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Fillings restore the tooth, prevent further damage, and allow the tooth to function as normal. This is done by removing decay and repairing the affected tooth. Some situations that require a dental filling are dental decay, tooth sensitivity, fractured teeth, tooth crazing, and tooth wear. If you have dark spots on your teeth, food gets stuck…

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Parents often wonder when they should first take their child to the dentist.  Your child’s first visit should be the moment the first tooth comes in. In some cases, getting started early may also involve bringing your child to one of your own dental visits. We refer to this as a happy visit and it…

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What is a Root Canal and Crown Procedure? When a tooth has decay that has reached the pulp chamber the tooth can no longer be restored with a simple filling. Decay is a progressive bacterial infection that is not self-correcting.  The only way to stop decay is to remove the infected part of the tooth.…

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When deciding to replace natural teeth, there are some important differences between traditional dentures and implant supported dentures.  Having all the facts about both options can help you decide on which option fits best with your individual situation regarding lifestyle and budget. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures do not rest on the gums.  Implant-supported dentures…

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Teeth restored with dental implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth. You brush, floss and visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings, same as you would to care for a natural tooth. The dental implant, typically made of titanium, is placed in the jawbone and fuses (or integrates) with your natural bone.…

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There is nothing like the feeling of freshly cleaned and polished teeth.  A professional teeth cleaning by a dentist or hygienist is the only way to remove tartar (hardened plaque) and plaque in the areas brushing and floss cannot reach. Many people think of a teeth cleaning as just the polishing of the tooth enamel…

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Higher self-confidence and self-esteem are benefits of a great smile. Patients who have had cosmetic dentistry done by Dr. Schmelter have reported greater success in their work, family life, and social life.  These are just a few of the immediate results of transforming discolored, chipped, worn, or teeth with gaps between them. Stained, broken and…

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When considering tooth replacement there are several important factors to understand.  To make the best decision for your individual needs requires asking the following questions for each option: How long will the replacement last? How will the replacement affect your other teeth? What is the cost of the replacement? The most popular tooth replacement options…

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Your dentist has told you that you need a tooth restored either because of a cavity or trauma.  There are five different types of restorative procedures.  They are: Filling    The most basic dental restoration Inlay      Typically used when the cavity is too large for a simple filling Onlay    More than an…

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