Reasons You Should Use Sports Mouthguards

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                                                       If you are an athlete practicing a contact sport, like American football, rugby or boxing, you probably have heard about the mouthguards. If you don’t, then let me quickly explain what a mouthguard is: a mouthguard is a protector used to protect the teeth and the jaw for athletes that are at risk of receiving any kind of impact in this area.  The Navasota Dental, Tx  that is conveniently located near 413 N Lsalle St, Navasota, is the  best  option available and  is the  best option available    for any type of  Dental  Care  dentist   Emergencies . A mouthguard must be an integral part of the athlete’s uniform, but sometimes they refuse to use them for several reasons: comfortability, bulkiness, and difficulty to breath are some reasons. Nevertheless, we list here only ten reasons for using sports mouthguards: Your teeth are an integral part of your skull. They even have nerves directly connected to them. That is why, if you receiv

Dental Crowns

 


A dental crown is a covering that covers of your entire  tooth. Normally a crown will be placed on a tooth  to strengthen a tooth that has been structurally compromised. This includes teeth that have; had a root canal treatment very large white resin fillings that keep breaking very large fillings where food is getting caught between the teeth to replace an existing crown that has decay under it​ to replace an existing crown to improve the look to replace an existing crown to improve the fit and the gum health to improve to look of a tooth that has turned dark from root canal treatment  Crowns can also be placed on implants to replace missing teeth.  The Navasota Dental, Tx that is conveniently located near 413 N Lsalle St, Navasota is the low cost dental office by me.

 What are crowns made from?

There are several options for dental crowns, each option has pros and cons 

Pressed All Ceramic: these are the most common. They can be 'bonded' strongly onto your tooth, they generally look the nicest too because they can mimic the 'lifelike' transulcency of natural teeth. They can be one colour with surface staining, or layered with different colours of ceramic

Zirconia Ceramic: These are very strong. They can be layered with different colours of ceramic as well. 

Gold: Believe it or not gold is actually the best material for crowns! The gold can be very thin (which means less shaving of your tooth), and they fit the teeth very well. They are very strong so are great for people who clench and grind their teeth. Because of the colour, most people opt for back teeth only... 

Porcelain fused to metal: these were very popular prior to the newer all ceramic and zirconia crowns. They consisted of a substructure of metal, and then veneered with ceramic over the top. These are very strong, however the veneering ceramic is prone to breaking, and due to the dark metal underneath having to be masked it makes the white ceramic over the top appear lifeless. Above, dental crown and shaved down natural tooth

Will my crown last forever?

Maybe! How long a crown lasts depends on lots of factors. Usually a crown is provided to help out an underlying tooth that has already been structurally compromised with lots of fillings or a root canal. So the starting foundation is not strong. Always remember that there is nothing stronger than your natural teeth, and if they didn't last forever it's unlikely anything else will!

  • ​Some things that help keep your underlying tooth, and crown for longer are;
  • regular maintenance and x-rays (to help see what's going on under the crown)
  • avoiding very hard and sticky foods like Minties, toffies, bones etc
  • keeping your mouth extra clean with tooth brushing and cleaning between your teeth with floss or brushes
  • wearing a night guard if you clench or grind your teeth
  • avoiding frequent exposure to acids (see our pH series videos) that can rot your underlying teeth

Give us a ring (936) 825-7799 or visit www.navasotadental.com to schedule your appointment.

Find us at:

413 N Lsalle St
Navasota TX 77686.

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