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Mark Gray, DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Blog

What is Crown Lengthening?

February 24, 2023

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before and after of a crown lengthening

Dentistry is so chock full of useful, interesting procedures that there are some you may not have even heard of.  If your dentist recently told you that you’d need crown lengthening, you might wonder what that could mean, or what it would entail. If you’re curious, here’s a guide that can tell you what you need to know.


What is a Cosmetic Dentist, and How Do I Find One?

February 1, 2023

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Patient talking to their dentist

Just about everyone has something that they’d like to fix about their smile, whether it’s chips, cracks, or discoloration. Fortunately, modern dentistry is incredibly advanced, meaning that a good cosmetic dentist can help you with just about any problem you might have.

However, cosmetic dentistry involves quite a few techniques that may not be familiar to you if you’ve mostly gotten restorative treatment in the past. It may even be a challenge to find someone whom you can trust to perform these treatments. If you want to know how you can find a cosmetic dentist, here’s a guide that may be able to help you.


How Long Does it Take to Get a CEREC Crown?

January 27, 2023

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a chairside milling machine crafting a porcelain crown

Getting a traditional dental crown could take up to weeks because they’re crafted off-site at a high-tech laboratory. For many patients, this process requires taking time off work and tailoring their schedule to their dental needs, and that’s not always doable. Fortunately, a new, more streamlined and efficient alternative to this process has emerged thanks to the development of cutting-edge dental technology, called CEREC. It stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and it allows your dentist to complete the entire dental crown process in a single appointment, but you’re probably wondering just how long this visit will take!


3 Methods Dentists Use When Color-matching Dental Crowns

January 26, 2023

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person speaking with their dentist about dental crowns

Have you ever had a tooth that was severely damaged, misshapen, or discolored? If so, then you may be familiar with dental crowns. These caps cover the entire visible part of a tooth and are shaped to effortlessly blend in with the rest of your smile. They are also color matched to the surrounding teeth, but how does your dentist do that? Continue reading to learn about the methods that dentists use when color-matching dental crowns.


3 Reasons Why You Won’t Regret Your Root Canal   

December 4, 2022

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woman after a root canal

There are many misconceptions about root canals these days. People think that by undergoing this procedure, you’ll be left in tremendous amounts of pain and never enjoy a healthy, fully functional smile again. That is simply not true. Root canals are not made to cause discomfort but instead, they serve to improve oral health while helping you find relief. If you want to stick to the facts and avoid the falsehoods of others, here are three reasons why you will not regret your root canal.

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