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FAQ About Crowns

1. What is a dental crown? Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth; to protect the damaged tooth. A root canal treatment may also need to be performed before a crown is added. 2. What are dental crowns made of? At Dr Hung & Associates Dental Center, […]

FAQ About Implants

Implant placement is so far the most modern and advanced solution in replacing lost tooth/teeth. Questions have been asked about implant placement and we are willing to give answer as followed: 1. What is an Implant? A dental implant is a cylindrical post, usually made of titanium, that is placed in the jawbone so that […]

How to Find a Good Dentist That You Can Trust

Finding the right dentist can seem like an overwhelming task, but it gets a lot easier once you know where to look to find good candidates, what to look for when comparing them and finally what questions to ask to determine which best fits your needs and situation. How to Find One The best way […]

FAQ About Veneers

1. What is a dental veneer? Esthetic porcelain veneers contain a Zirconia frame inside and a thin layer of porcelain outside. It often needs a little grinding to natural tooth to improve the strength or appearance of worn teeth or severely damaged teeth (root canal treatment only needed in some special situations). 2. What are […]

6 Consequences Of Not Taking Care Of Your Oral Health

We may not appreciate just how imperative it is to maintain a healthy mouth, teeth and gums.  Oral well being affects us both physically and psychologically, influencing our appearance, speech, and ability to chew and taste food.  Missing teeth and gum disease may lead to a loss of our smiles and cause offensive breath, impacting […]

Compare Fillings vs. Crowns

Tooth fillings and dental crowns are two of the most common ways of helping with the wear and tear of teeth over time, as well as the effects of tooth decay. There are a number of options, including composite and amalgam fillings, and gold or porcelain crowns. You can also have an inlay or an […]

9 Ways To Get Rid Of Bad Breath

It’s easy to improve your breath and keep your teeth and gums healthy at the same time. Try these simple steps to make your mouth feel fresh and clean. 1. Brush and floss more often. Plaque, the sticky buildup on your teeth, collects bacteria that cause bad breath.  Trapped food also adds to the problem. Brush […]

How Long Do Porcelain Crowns Last?

You might be happy to hear that porcelain crowns are remarkably durable, maintaining their shape and function for many years. But at some point down the line, the crown may need to be replaced. To help you know what to expect in the future, let’s look at how long porcelain crowns tend to last, what […]

A Comparison of Dental Crown Materials

Dentistry now offers more choices than ever before when it comes to restorative materials for teeth. Improvements in the beauty, strength, and durability of materials like porcelain and zirconium have made cosmetic restorations more natural and lifelike than some of the best materials in use just 10 or 15 years ago. But not every tooth […]

How long do Dental Implants last?

Two of the major questions that people ask when it comes to dental implants is, “What is the long-term success rate?” and “How long will they last?”. The simply answer to the long-term success rate of dental implants are that dental implants can fail, but fortunately very infrequently. Failure rates vary depending on the site […]