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When You Need a Filling

when you need a filling

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 when you need a filling are dental decay, tooth sensitivity, fractured teeth, tooth crazing, and tooth wear.  When You Need a Filling If you have dark spots on…

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Are Dental Cleanings Necessary?

Are dental cleanings necessary? The short answer is, yes! The more important question is how often you need to have dental cleanings. How often you should go to the dentist depends on your teeth, gums, health conditions, medications, and your dental homecare. Are Dental Cleanings Necessary? When it comes to frequency, there is no one…

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Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

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 with the different…

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What Are Implant Supported Dentures?

When deciding to replace natural teeth, there are some important differences between traditional dentures and implant supported dentures. So, what are 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.  What Are Implant Supported Dentures? Unlike traditional…

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Dental Implant vs Dental Bridge – Tooth Replacement Options

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? Dental Implant vs Dental Bridge The…

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Reasons for Dental Bone Graft

Wondering what the reasons for dental bone grafting are? Bone resorption or bone loss of the jawbone can be rebuilt with a surgical procedure known as bone grafting. Bone resorption will affect your oral health and change your facial appearance.  Bone grafts are used in these situations: To build up the jawbone so it can…

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What are the Different Types of Dental Implants

Wondering what are the different types of dental implants? 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. What are the Different Types of Dental Implants The dental implant,…

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Dental Sedation Options

At My time Dental Centers, you can relax while you get the dental care you need.  It begins with receiving the time needed to fully understand your dental conditions, treatment options, and having all your questions answered.  We want you to feel at ease. Small touches such as pillows, blankets, headphones, Netflix on TV, and…

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What’s the Difference Between Plaque and Tartar?

What’s the difference between plaque and tartar? Although the words plaque and tartar are sometimes used interchangeably, there are some distinct differences. There are differences in how plaque and tartar form. Health consequences of having plaque and tartar can range from bad breath to a bad heart.  While the removal of plaque and tartar are…

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How Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

Wondering how does sugar cause cavities? Sugar itself is not the cause of dental cavities.  However, in combination with poor dental hygiene it does produce cavities. The process of dental decay that causes cavities is a process that is progressive and not self-correcting. How Does Sugar Cause Cavities? Another important fact is that it is…

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