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Wesley Chapel, FL Dentist
...You can learn more about our smile-enhancing services on our website, including: General Dentistry Teeth Whitening Crowns Periodontal Exams View a Complete List of our Dental Services   Discover a new dental experience at Magnum Opus Dental! We look forward to caring for you and your family's dental needs...

Office
... Facilities and Equipment Digital X-rays Invisalign Cerec Crowns MD Waterlase Laser Cavitron Ultrasonic Scaler Kodak Intraoral Cameras

Dental Services
... Bonding Composite (tooth-colored) Fillings Crowns and Bridges Specialty Dentures Cosmetic Fillings Implant Crowns and Bridges Minor Tooth Alignment Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Dentures and Partials Whitening Occlusal Guards Initial Oral Examination Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, comprehensive medical and dental history review, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations...

Get a Whiter, Brighter Smile
... If whitening doesn't give you the smile you want, and deserve, then you may need to consider veneers or crowns to improve your smile...

General Dentistry
...General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including:                   Crowns and bridges                   Dentures                   Dental implants                   Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment                   Orthodontics                   Root canal therapy                   Teeth cleanings                   Bonding                   Dental fillings General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral...

Periodontal Exams
... During your periodontal examination, your dentist will check:       For any lumps or abnormal areas in the mouth       Whether any of your teeth are missing or loose       The color, texture, size and shape of your gums       Whether you have fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures or implants       How much plaque is on your teeth       The depth of the space or “pockets” between your tooth and gum Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease that causes inflammation of the gums...

Crowns and Bridges
Crowns Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth...

Teeth Whitening
...These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case)...

Catherine Zeta-Jones' Award-Winning Smile
... Other treatments that are often used include cosmetic bonding to repair small to moderate chips or cracks in teeth; crowns (caps) to restore teeth with more extensive structural damage; and veneers to remedy a number of defects — including discoloration, small irregularities in tooth spacing, and even teeth that appear too long or too short...

Treating Impacted Canine Teeth
...Next, a minor surgical procedure, performed under local anesthesia, is used to expose the crowns (surfaces) of the impacted teeth...

For Michael Buble, the Show Must Go On... Even Without the Tooth
...With a fixed bridge, the prosthetic tooth is supported by crowns that are placed on healthy teeth on either side of the gap...

Matthew Lewis's Metamorphosis
... Tooth Restorations This category covers a wide variety of different methods and materials — like cosmetic bonding, crowns, bridges, and dental implants — which we use to repair or replace teeth that are damaged or missing...

Exposing and Preserving Impacted Canine Teeth
...The crowns of the new adult teeth eventually break through the gum tissue and emerge (erupt) into view...

Did You Know? Matinee Idol James Dean Had False Front Teeth!
...These options range from relatively inexpensive teeth whitening treatments to more permanent cosmetic solutions such as porcelain crowns and veneers...

Complex Mouth Conditions Call for Dental Specialties
...Prosthodontists can skillfully create functional, life-like dentures, as well as natural tooth and implant crowns to replace portions of visible teeth...

Replacing a Back Tooth May Help You Avoid Future Dental Problems
...The pontic is fused between two support crowns that are permanently affixed to the natural teeth on either side of the missing tooth (also known as abutments)...

Chrissy Teigen's Teeth-Grinding Troubles
...In time, teeth can become chipped, worn down — even loose! Any dental work on those teeth, such as fillings, bonded areas and crowns, may also be damaged, start to crumble or fall out...

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...

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

Dental Magic Transforms Smiles
... Crowns...

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

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...The crowns — lifelike replacements for the visible part of the tooth — are securely attached to the implants via special connectors called abutments...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

2.6 Million Fans 'Like' Justin Bieber's Chipped Tooth
...When more of the tooth structure is missing, the best solution may be porcelain veneers or crowns...

Patient Education
... Mouth Lesions Mouth Lesions Swelling Mouth Lesion Ulcers Mouth Lesions White Spots Mouth Lesions Periodontal Treatment Bone Grafting Gum Grafting Non-Surgical Perio Therapy Surgical Perio Therapy Tooth Pathology Cracked Filling Cracked Tooth Discolored Filling Discolored Tooth Tooth Ache Tooth Decay Tooth Wear Tooth Treatments Core Build-Up Inlay and Onlay Post and Core Root Canal Treatment Silver FIlling Tooth Colored (Composite FIlling) Tooth Extraction Care Instructions Tooth Extractions Tooth Supported Bridge Tooth Supported Crown Silver Diamine Fluoride Silver Diamine Fluoride Consent Form Whitening and Veneers Teeth Whitening Veneers Implants, Dentures and Partials Complete Denture Complete Denture with 2 or 4 Locators Attachments Complete Denture with a Milled Attachment Complete Denture with Locator Attachment Dental Implants Implant Supported Bridge with Fixed or Detachable (Hybrid) Components Implant Supported Bridge with Individually Cemented Crowns on Superstructure Implant Supported Bridge with Screw Retention Implant Supported Bridge Implant Supported Crown Removable Partial Denture Removable Partial Denture with Locator Attachments Bruxism (Grinding) Bite Problems Jaw Joint Problems Night Time Tooth Grinding Correcting Bite Problems Equilibration Kois Deprogrammer Why Orthodontics Dental and Medical Concerns Adverse Effects of Antibiotics BPA in Dental Composites Sleep-Disordered Breathing Sedation and Appliance Therapy IV Sedation Dentistry Oral Appliance Therapy for the Treatment of Sleep-Disordered Breathing Oral Sedation Dentistry Oil Pulling Oil Pulling Children and Dental Concerns Why do Children Get Mouth Sores Why do Children Grind Their Teeth Why do Children have Bad Breath Why do Children have Crowded or Crooked Teeth Why do Children have Discolored Teeth Why do Children have Spaces Between Their Teeth Why do Children Snore Sealants and Fluoride Dental Sealants Fluoride

Your New Implants Need Proper Hygiene Just as Much as your Other Teeth
...While the implants and their porcelain crowns are impervious to decay the surrounding gums and bone are still vulnerable to infection...

Dr. Travis Stork: If Only I'd Worn A Mouthguard!
...Eventually, both were successfully restored with dental crowns...

Answering Your Questions about Your Upcoming Teeth Whitening
...Depending on the location of your veneers, crowns or other bridgework you could have a color mismatch that will look unattractive...

Vivica's Veneers: the Making of a Hollywood Smile
... Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative...

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...

Be Alert to the Unintended Consequences of Cancer Treatment to Oral Health
... If your risk of osteoradionecrosis is minimal, though, we may be able to restore any resulting damaged or missing teeth with a wide range of options like dental implants or crowns before or after your cancer treatment...

See Your Dentist ASAP to Save Your Loose Tooth
...The most prominent method involves crowning the loose tooth and supporting teeth with porcelain crowns...

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...

How Veneers Restored Howie Mandel's Winning Smile
...But trooper that he is, Mandel immediately had two crowns placed to restore the damaged teeth and went back to filming...

Why Is Your Smile Gummy? Here Are 4 Possibilities
...One option here is to “lengthen” the tooth cosmetically with veneers, crowns or other bonding techniques...

Some Simple Cosmetic Techniques Could Help Your Smile Age Gracefully
...For heavily worn teeth, you may need to step up to veneers, thin layers of tooth-colored porcelain, or crowns that cover the teeth and make them appear longer...

Crowns & Bridgework
Dentistry is an art as well as a science; dental crowns offer a perfect example of this...

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...

Anesthesia Wand
... It provides painless injections for all routine dental treatments including root canals, crowns, fillings, and cleanings...

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...

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Wesley Chapel, FL 33543