Do your new crowns look fake?- Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 21. September 2014 06:30
Do those new crowns in your mouth look fake? Natural teeth have a variety of colors within the tooth. Often crowns (caps) do not have a variety of colors in them. Metal crowns tend to be opaque and do not match the adjacent teeth if there is not enough thickness of porcelain over the metal. The... [More]

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Perfecting Your Smile

Would the FDA approve enamel if it were a drug--Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 16. September 2014 06:00
What if a company had developed tooth enamel as a drug and wanted to get it approved by the FDA? We know that enamel is the strongest substance in the body. But it should be treated well in order for it to last. Enamel left in acid would dissolve. The FDA would not like that and could easily veto it... [More]

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Is your smile changing?

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 28. July 2014 21:24
Many patients experience teeth that seem to shift over time. Young patients that complete orthodontics must wear some type of retainer to keep their teeth straight. This retainer can be either a removable device, if the patient is compliant or a permanent retainer attached to the teeth. As children ... [More]

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Treating the gummy smile - Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 14. June 2014 13:00
What is a gummy smile? That is when you smile and you show too much of the gum tissue and not enough of your teeth. There are several things to consider in eliminating the gummy smile. First, are the teeth in the right place? The ideal front tooth should be about 10-11mm long. After it is determined... [More]

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