It’s tough to be a parent. Every day new challenges arise, whether it is caring for a sick child or helping your teen with his Algebra homework (gulp!). While parenting experts have loads of advice regarding discipline, medical health, and education, children’s dental health tends to get lost in the shuffle. Many people assume that oral health is not terribly important until a child starts to get his or her permanent adult teeth. This is far from the case; dental health is important at every age, beginning in infancy. In this post, Dr. Gordon Chin, an experienced family dentist in Black Diamond,answers some of the most common questions about pediatric dentistry and children’s oral health. Continue reading
Patients who are unhappy with their smiles because stains, chips, odd spacing, or slight crookedness mar their teeth’s appearance tend to hide their smiles more often than they show them. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of dental porcelain that are bonded to the fronts of a patient’s teeth to cover potentially embarrassing blemishes. Veneers have grown in popularity for their beauty and durability. Alberta dentist, Dr. Gordon Chin, applauds porcelain veneers for their ability to completely makeover a patient’s smile without disturbing a lot of healthy tooth structure. If your smile’s imperfections seem overwhelming, then porcelain veneers may provide the conservative treatment necessary to improve them.
Placing Porcelain Veneers
Every porcelain veneer is hand-crafted in a trusted dental lab according to the specific dimensions of a patient’s tooth. During your first appointment, Dr. Chin will prepare your teeth by removing a minimal amount of enamel, typically between.3 and .5 mm, to accommodate the porcelain shells. Then, he’ll make an impression of your teeth, which the lab will use to carefully craft your custom veneers. During your next visit, Dr. Chin will expertly bond the veneers to the teeth in question, creating a new visage for your smile with just one procedure. Because of their effectiveness, porcelain veneers are often referred to as an “instant smile makeover,” and can address a wide variety of cosmetic concerns. Continue reading
Effective dental care focuses largely on preventing dental health issues like tooth decay and gum disease from developing and irreversibly damaging a patient’s smile. Unfortunately, professional dentistry often entails replacing one or more teeth that are lost or can no longer function due to extensive damage or disease. A dental bridge replaces a lost tooth, or several lost teeth in a row, to restore a patient’s ability to bite, chew, and enunciate words properly, as well as smile with confidence again. Alberta dentist, Dr. Gordon Chin, can custom-design a dental bridge to address every patient’s needs, including implant-supported bridges that rest on surgically inserted prosthetic tooth roots. Continue reading