Archive for the ‘ Dental Techniques ’ Category

Why Do Some Root Canals have to be Retreated?

We know root canals give some of you the heebie-jeebies.  Many people are afraid of root canals.  The thought that they don’t last forever and require more treatment can be upsetting.  Here, we aim to explain why it can be necessary to re-enter a root canal and make repairs. Brief Explanation of Root Canals In […]

What Exactly is a Crown?

Most people have heard of the terms “crown” and “cap” in regard to dentistry (they are interchangeable, and dentists prefer the term crown), but few actually understand what a crown is.  This blog will explain this, along with why they are necessary, what types of crowns are available in modern dentistry, and what to expect […]

Internal Bleaching: What is it, and Who Needs it?

It’s pretty safe to say that everyone wants white teeth.  The teeth whitening industry is worth multiple billions of dollars.  But what if you have one tooth that is darker than all the others?  What if you’ve tried teeth whitening, and that one tooth doesn’t change colors? Then you may need internal bleaching. What is […]

What, Exactly, is a Root Canal?

What is a root canal? A root canal is the anatomical term to describe a portion of a tooth.  Teeth are hollow, and the internal chamber that contains the nerves and blood vessels inside the tooth is called the root canal.  The nerves and blood vessels are also called the pulp. What is root canal […]

All-on-Four Implant-Supported Dentures

How are All-on-Four Dentures Different from Other Dentures? In our previous blog, we discussed options to replace missing teeth for someone who has lost all of their teeth, including traditional dentures and implant-supported dentures.  Both of these treatment options are removable.  The dentures are removed from the mouth to clean and are typically left out […]

CBCT 3D Imaging

CBCT Advanced Technology Dentistry is a constantly evolving and growing field.  There are advances in technology and technique that allow us to improve the way we take care of our patients.  One of the advances in dentistry that we are proud to offer at Timberlake Dental is three-dimensional imaging via cone beam computed tomography (CBCT).  […]

CEREC Same-Day Crowns

At Timberlake Dental, Dr. Chowning is committed to providing the latest technology so that you can have the best patient experience in our office.  One of the most common procedures performed in every dental office is a crown (also known as a cap).  A crown’s purpose is to completely cover and strengthen a tooth that […]

Where did the Tooth Fairy Come From?

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Forbes.com – Image Courtesy of Flickr – Jessica Lucia “Disposal of baby teeth is not a new phenomenon, and in fact many cultures, both ancient and modern, have ritualized ways of disposing of teeth. For example, many of these rituals involve burning the tooth, burying it in a hole or […]

Defending Your Children’s Teeth (and Dentists): The Value of Sealants

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from nytimes.com – Image Courtesy of Flickr – Teresa Qin “Introduced in the 1960s, dental sealants are plastic coatings applied to the surfaces of teeth. They fill in and seal pits and grooves of teeth, making them more resistant to bacteria that can cause cavities. Because molars are more cavity-prone, […]

Porcelain Veneers

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from yoursmilebecomesyou.com – Image Courtesy of Flickr – Pabak Sakar “Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position […]