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How Long Does It Take to Make a CEREC Crown?

March 21, 2022

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Hand placing ceramic into milling machine to create CEREC crown

The conventional process for designing and attaching a dental crown requires at least two dental appointments, which are typically spread out across at least a few weeks. Many patients find the procedure to be tedious and time-consuming. Fortunately, you may be a candidate for a different type of crown — one that can be designed and secured onto your tooth in just a single appointment. Let’s talk more about what a CEREC crown is, how the process works, and how you can benefit from this technology.


3 Ways to Ensure You’re Meeting the 22-Hour Rule with Invisalign

March 3, 2022

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a woman wearing Invisalign

You recently received clear aligners to straighten your smile. Your dentist explained that 22 hours of Invisalign wear time each day is necessary if you want to avoid any delays in treatment. But if you’re supposed to take out your trays each time you eat and drink, how can you possibly wear your braces for the full amount of time? Read on to discover what a dentist has to say and how following these three tips will help keep your smile on the right track.


How Laser Gum Therapy Can Support a Healthy Smile

February 7, 2022

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Close-up illustration of laser gum therapy in Alhambra

Gum disease is one of the most serious dental problems, especially when it reaches its advanced stages. In the past, one of the standard treatments for it was to use a scalpel to remove diseased tissue, resulting in a lengthy recovery period. Today, though, many dental practices are offering a better option — laser gum therapy in Alhambra. Let’s discuss what this treatment is and the benefits it offers.


Metal Allergy and Dental Implants

January 21, 2022

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Q. I am interested in getting a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. However, I have metal allergies. Would that be a problem?

Allergies to metals are very common. Recent reports show that 17% of women and 3% of men are allergic to nickel and 1% – 3% of the people are allergic to cobalt and chromium. These include daily items like jewelry, buttons, clothing fasteners, dental restorations, and mobile phones.

Allergic reaction can develop from a simple rash to difficulties breathing.  We can become allergic to virtually anything, and at any time.


What to Expect from Laser Periodontal Therapy for Gum Disease

January 5, 2022

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Illustration of laser periodontal therapy performed by Alhambra dentist

Gum disease is a serious oral health condition that can wreck your smile and endanger your overall well-being. If you have been diagnosed with it, you should undergo treatment as soon as possible. But what type of treatment is best? Your Alhambra dentist may recommend laser periodontal therapy. Let’s talk about how this service works and what you can expect from it.

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