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Suite 300 Hillsboro, OR 97124

How do I know if I Need a Dental Crown?

July 11, 2017

Woman in dental chair looking at smileThe only way to know for sure whether or not you need a dental crown is to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Dental crowns are advanced restorations used to repair teeth following significant decay or damage. They fit completely over the top of the tooth to replace the lost structure and renew function. In order to preserve the maximum amount of tooth structure, we’ll only recommend dental crowns when more conservative treatments like tooth colored fillings are inadequate in repairing dental damage. During a treatment consultation, a dentist will examine your smile, capture diagnostic x-rays and images, and help you determine whether or not a dental crown is your best treatment option.

Warning Signs You May Need a Root Canal by Your Hillsboro Dentist

May 16, 2016

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — kearbey @ 12:00 am

root canal in HillsboroA root canal is a common procedure used to remove inflammation and infection from the pulp of a tooth. By doing so, you’re able to restore the function and appearance of the tooth while preventing further complications from developing. While it’s most often a dentist who tells you that you need a root canal, there are some indicators that a root canal may be in your future. As your dentist in Hillsboro for comprehensive dental care, we have the warning signs you need to know that indicate you may need a root canal in Hillsboro.

Deep Cleaning vs. Routine Cleaning: What’s the Difference?

February 12, 2016

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , — kearbey @ 10:11 pm

deep cleaningIf it has been a while since you’ve visited the dentist, there’s a good possibility your teeth are going to need deep cleaned. The American Academy of Periodontology recommends adults visit the dentist every year for an evaluation. However, we know this doesn’t always happen. No matter if you visit the dentist regularly or if it has been a few years, an evaluation by your dentist will determine whether or not you need a regular cleaning or a deep cleaning. While many believe the two are the same, there are actually fairly big differences between the two procedures.