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Inlays and Onlays

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Almost ninety percent of people will develop at least one cavity at some point in their lives, meaning that they will need a filling to protect the tooth from further decay and damage. While most cavities develop on the chewing surface of the tooth, it is also possible to develop cavities on the front, back, and side of the tooth as well. Inlays and onlays can help in restoring the tooth and giving you back full functionality. At Doylestown Dental Group we offer both inlays and onlays to our patients in the Doylestown, PA area needing restorative dentistry.

What are Inlays and Onlays?

  • Inlays – Inlays are similar to regular ...

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Why do I need to get my teeth cleaned every six months?

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The Importance of Regular Cleanings

Even if you always brush and floss your teeth, it is very beneficial to have your teeth cleaned once every six months.  Dental plaque and tartar are a collection of germs on your teeth that can affect not only your mouth but your whole body.  The bacteria in the mouth have been found to travel to other parts of your body such as your heart or even your brain.  In fact for some people, it is necessary to have their teeth cleaned more frequently such as once every 3 or 4 months.  If your gums are healthy and you do not have a lot of dental ...

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Full mouth rehabilitation

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Severe damage to your teeth and mouth can be overwhelming. It can seem like you will never get your oral health back on track and that a beautiful smile is unobtainable. Yet, with a full-mouth rehabilitation treatment, we can go through your mouth tooth by tooth in order to find the best treatment plan for you. At Doylestown Dental Group, we speak with both you and a specialist to create a customized treatment plan that will fit your needs. 

Full-Mouth Rehabilitation in Doylestown, PA

Depending on the condition of your teeth, we can do anything, from composite bonding to a crown in order to make your teeth stronger and more ...

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What happens if I lose a tooth?

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When You Lose a Tooth

You or a loved one may lose a permanent tooth (not including wisdom teeth) at some point. Losing just one tooth can set off a cascade of events in your mouth.  The first thing people tend to notice is the physical appearance of missing a tooth.  Within the first month of losing that tooth, you will lose 25% of the bone in that area! This is why a lot of dentists will consider placing a dental implant or place a bone graft to prevent further bone loss.  Even with just a bone graft, after six months the bone will continue to be lost ...

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Tips for preventing gum disease

Gum disease prevention Doylestown PA

One of the most common dental issues people have is gum disease. Bad oral hygiene or skipping cleanings can lead to gum disease and because gum disease won’t cause many symptoms in its early stages, it is often left untreated until it has progressed to periodontal disease. Dr. Richard Cavanaugh and Dr. Elyce Link-Bindo are dedicated to preventative care so gum disease can be caught and reversed before it causes permanent damage.

Gum Disease

Gum disease happens when the bacteria and plaque are not removed properly and is able to grow and push its way in between teeth and gums. As it spreads it can lead to ...

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What are the most common misconceptions about dentures?

Dentures in Doylestown, PA

Dentures or “plates” are one of the most commonly misunderstood treatment options.  Dentures can be a great treatment for some, and nightmare for others, but what makes the difference?  How can you tell if dentures are a good alternative for you or your loved one?

Difficulties and Advantages of Dentures

Why are dentures difficult?  Poorly made dentures, will not fit well and can be miserable. Every person is different.  Dentures can be difficult to adapt to and cover the roof of the mouth.  They also need to be taken out every night.  For a select group of patients, the upper denture triggers the gag reflex.  The analogy I always tell my ...

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Onlays and Crowns -- What's the difference?

onlays and crowns in doylestown pa

What is the difference between an onlay, and a crown? 

Onlays, and crowns are different ways to replace missing or broken tooth structure. How a dentist chooses between which restoration depends on how many teeth you are trying to replace.  An onlay covers only portion of a tooth, and removes minimal tooth structure. Onlays are generally a more conservative approach.   The ceramic onlay fits similarly to a puzzle piece and can blend in so well that often times you can't see where the tooth starts and the onlay stops. They are often used as alternatives to large fillings.  When a white filling it too large, it often fails ...

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