Chewing in a Tough Economy
Chewing our food well is very important. In fact, our teeth are important because are smile says a lot about who we are. Teeth are used not just for digestion but for communication, defense and status. If a picture says 1000 words then a smile must say one million. But how do you preserve a million dollar smile in a tough economy? Here are two ideas.
Keeping Gums and surrounding anchor bone healthy
Homecare and regular visits to a dentist who has a dental hygienist are likely to be very important. Prevention is key to keeping your smile healthy and fit is paramount. A good hygienist is difficult to find. They treat teeth and gums by removing hardened deposits of plaque and they provide homecare education. Top hygienists are trained in Arestin Therapy. Arestin is a time-release carrier for Minicycline antibiotic. Arestin has become a wonderful adjunct in periodontal therapy and in some cases mitigates the need for expensive periodontal therapy and/or dental implants. Periodontal charting is an important way to make sure your gums stay healthy. Does your dental hygienist or dentist do this regularly?
Belleglass is NOT your typical white filling -Top material & most insurance pays!
Another excellent way to make your dental visits cost-effective is to choose treatment modalities that deliver fine dentistry and may be paid for by any dental insurance coverage you may have. One such modality is Belleglass. Belleglass looks like your average everyday white dental filling but it is absolutely not! It is not a chairside paste material but a laboratory fabricated restoration. The big advantage is that it expands and shrinks at the same rate that tooth structure does and is very durable so over time it holds up much better. By avoiding "do-overs" you are more likely not to need costly root canal, post and crown treatment in the future. The best part is that many insurance companies pay for Belleglass! Make sure your dentist is able to provide Belleglass service! The bad news is that not many are. Belleglass requires additional training and special equipment that not many dental labs have. To learn the secret of what makes Belleglass special check this link to this article's contributor. Be sure to click on the links to the supporting scientific documentation. Click here to go to page.
Belleglass is a registered trademark of KerrLab, a Sybron
Corporation. "The Belleglass NG indirect restorative
system is clinically unique for a number of reasons. First, it is extremely wear
resistant as determined in a controlled clinical study over an eight-year
period. Second, Belleglass NG is characterized as highly esthetic and in fact,
is indistinguishable from porcelain. Its outstanding clinical performance can in
part be attributed to the curing process that includes the use of an inert
atmosphere during polymerization. - Karl Leinfelder, DDS, MS
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