What To Do if a Crown Comes Out

When your crown was cemented or bonded in place, it was intended to last for many years. While it is rather rare, it’s still not unheard of for something like a blow to the face, a bite issue, or chewing on your favorite sticky candy to cause a crown to come out. If you have lost a crown you should... read more »

Grinding Your Teeth at Night Can Significantly Damage One of Your Teeth

Grinding your teeth at night can often be a side effect of untreated chronic stress. This condition, which is known as bruxism, can put your mouth at increased risk of damage and dysfunction. This might start with dental fractures and chips that are prone to tooth decay. The severity of the damage to the tooth enamel will largely influence the... read more »

The 411 on Dental Implant Restorations

Dental implants are a strong and reliable dental restoration that replaces your lost or missing teeth and goes deep into the bone giving support like a root of a tooth. It is a surgically placed product that gives you natural-looking results and makes eating, talking, and even singing easier. Dental implants can also be used to have restore multiple teeth... read more »

Large Cavities Can Be Repaired with Inlays or Onlays

Sometimes even the most thorough oral hygiene regimen simply isn’t enough to prevent a cavity from forming on one of your teeth. Your regular dental checkup at Brent A. Spear, DDS is designed to detect any areas of tooth decay on your teeth. However, if you notice a problem area on one of your teeth in between dental checkups, you... read more »

Cleaning Your New Crown in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

Your new crown represents a serious investment in restoring the appearance and function of a tooth that was severely fractured, or suffered extensive tooth decay. Even though the material your new crown is made from not subject to tooth decay, it will still need attention in your daily oral hygiene routine. Residual food particles and bacteria in your mouth can... read more »