Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Double implant case

Great Case.
Female. Lost 3 teeth on upper left side. 4th tooth broken at gum line.
Placed 2 implants.
Extracted broken tooth after implants placed.
Went very smooth.
Tons of stability upon placement.
Will update when crowns go in.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Snap on Smile

I blogged about the "Snap on Smile" a while back.
Well, here it is.
Delivered our first case yesterday.
Here are the before and after pictures.
The appliance is completely removable.
Its made of an ultra durable plastic.
You do everything with it. Even eating.
Just take it out at night.
No shots or drilling.
For more info go to www.snaponsmile.com

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

But it doesn't hurt?

This is a question we get asked all the time.
"Are you sure I have a cavity. Because it doesn't hurt."

Well, saying that is like saying, "Why do I need to change my oil when my car is running just fine?"

Your car may be running fine and you could save yourself $49.99 by not changing your oil.
However, when you engine seizes up your repair bill is now about $4,000 for a new motor.
You didn't end up saving a lot in the end.

Same is true with teeth and cavities.
you could save yourself the small cost of getting a cavity filled but then when it starts to hurt you will need to get a root canal and a crown. That means that your cost, and your discomfort, will be significantly more.

Save yourself the money and the discomfort.
Get your cavities filled when they are small.

Monday, December 20, 2010

What's a root canal?

For those of you needing a root canal, or those of you that have already had one, but have no idea what a root canal is, this video is for you. The posts and the crown are not always needed but other then that this video is pretty good.

Some of you may have heard horror stories associated with this procedure. The problem most people have while getting a root canal is that they do not get it done by a bald dentist.
That makes all the difference in the world : )

Monday, December 13, 2010

The black line

I get asked all the time, by patients, why they have a little black line at the base of my crown. The answer to that is because your crown is made partially of metal. It is called a porcelain fused to metal, or PFM, crown. The metal is what gives the crown the strength and the porcelain is what is layered over the top to make it look like a tooth.
That little black line that people see is the metal sneaking a peek out from underneath the crown. And unfortunately that little line will never go away.

In Dr. Ellis' office we do our very best to keep up on the latest technology. This includes crowns that are made of NO METALS whatsoever. This way there will never be a little black line showing through.
These new crowns are called Bruxzir crowns and they are made completely out of zirconium. This substance is incredibly strong and does not present the problem of older PFM crowns with there black lines or chipping of porcelain.
Technology is moving fast and we are trying to to stay up with it. Come in and talk to us today about a beautiful new Bruxzir crown.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Snoring problem???

Most snoring can be linked to displacement of the lower jaw during sleep.
This new product has only been on the market for a little while now.
Its function is to reposition the lower jaw in such a way that
snoring will be diminished if not done away with all together.
Fabricated by your dentist in just one appointment.
Reports from patients is wonderful.
Stop that snoring, TODAY!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Don't know how many of you know this but I have a channel on YouTube.
I address questions that I have received from patients over the years and try to answer them.
Check it out.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mouth guards

It is pretty important that anyone in sports wears a mouth guard when they compete.
Right now on our office facebook page we are offering a limited number of FREE sports mouth guards. Hop on over and see if you can get one.