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  • Silver (amalgam) fillings: still a good choice in 2008

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: December 22, 2008

    Are Silver/Mercury Dental Fillings Safe? For many years, the dental profession has been moving away from gold and silver restorations to composite (plastic) and porcelain/ceramic restorations.  However, they are not always the smartest options for certain circumstances.   While there is a lot of misinformation out there about the alleged dangers of (mercury) silver fillings, here’s […]

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  • Single-visit, all-ceramic crowns with CEREC CAD/CAM

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: December 17, 2008

    Another exciting technology that we offer is the CEREC CAD/CAM system.  Very simply put, with CEREC we are able to design, mill, glaze, custom-stain, and bond an all-ceramic crown or onlay IN JUST ONE VISIT.  That’s right – no temporary crown or onlay, no second appointment to get numb, no worries about the temporary falling […]

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  • Deep Bleaching – simply amazing

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: December 17, 2008

    One of the most commonly requested cosmetic procedures in dentistry is Teeth Whitening, or Bleaching, of the teeth.  There are a lot of Over-the-Counter solutions available, and a few people actually have success with them, although most don’t.  Many are familiar with the Custom Whitening Trays that are fabricated by your dentist after molds of […]

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  • Six (6) Month Braces make Crooked Teeth Straight FAST

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: December 15, 2008

    The “Alternative” Smile Makeover with Six Month Braces In the last post, I talked about the ways that Porcelain Veneers (laminates) could be used to correct crowding of the front teeth.  Veneers are an excellent option, but there are 2 primary drawbacks: 1) There is usually irreversible loss of tooth structure to allow the lab […]

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  • Porcelain Veneers to Correct Crowded Teeth

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: December 13, 2008

    So You Want Straight Teeth? We’re often asked what is the “BEST” way to make a person’s smile the way they’ve always wished. Should they do orthodontics (Six Month Braces, Invisalign, or the Inman Aligner), should they have a “gum lift” (esthetic crown-lengthening), should they choose porcelain veneers?  Of course the answer is, “It depends.” Here […]

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