20 Dec

How to Keep Your Teeth White After A Whitening Treatment

If you’ve noticed that your teeth are no longer the pearly shade of white that they once were, you may want to consider a whitening service. There are many different types of teeth whitening treatments available, including some that can be performed at home and others that are completed at the dentist’s office. At Lowry & Obrochta Dentistry, we offer teeth whitening systems including Advanced Zoom and GLO Science so that you can achieve a radiant grin.  Read More

16 Jul

Dental Bridges: Types, Cost and Risks of Tooth Loss

Dental Bridges: Types, Cost and Risks of Tooth Loss

Dental bridges get their name because they “bridge” the gap from tooth loss. A dental bridge is a false tooth that is held in place by the neighboring tooth or teeth. Because everyone’s smile is unique, there are a few dental bridge options to ensure a beautiful and long lasting result. 

Types of dental bridges 

Traditional Dental Bridge 

A traditional dental bridge is one or more false teeth that are held in place by dental crowns. These crowns are held in place by the natural teeth on each side of the gap. This type of dental bridge is the most popular choice and provides a natural, functioning smile.   Read More

20 Jan

What to Do If a Crown Becomes Loose or Falls Out

Most people don’t know what to do if their crown becomes loose or falls out. This happens more often than you might think. It can be pretty shocking as it usually happens spontaneously while eating. If you start feeling a problem with your crown, it’s important to see dental care as soon as possible to decrease the likelihood of expensive crown repairs or a new tooth restoration.

Contact your dentist as soon as your crown becomes loose.

If your crown comes away from your tooth and loosens, it’s likely to cause some significant discomfort. In addition, when a crown is loose, bacteria in your spit is getting under it and can cause a cavity. That crown protects your tooth from bacteria and prevents sensitivity when sealed. Seeing a dentist before it falls out completely can save you money and discomfort. Read More

10 Jan

Advantages of a Crown Restoration vs. an Extraction

Do you have a severely broken, decayed, or infected tooth? If so, the tooth pain may be severe enough for you to consider drastic measures. Often, people have teeth extracted when they think their tooth is too far gone. However, in many instances your tooth can be saved and kept intact for 10-15 more years.

What is a crown?

A crown is a porcelain covering custom fit to your tooth’s shape to give it the appearance of a whole tooth while also protecting the damaged tooth from further breakage. The crown is a more permanent solution than simple fillings, and it is able to be done even if up to two-thirds of your tooth is missing or broken off.  Read More

05 Oct

The Snap-On Smile: Be Proud of Your Teeth

Few adults are completely satisfied with the appearance of their natural teeth. What do you dislike about your own teeth? Are they crooked? Discolored? Perhaps you have gaps between your teeth or a few teeth have fallen out. Whatever it is that prevents you from smiling with pride, the Snap-On Smile can fix it. This patented and painless technology gives you a smile makeover in just minutes.  

How Does the Snap-On Smile Deliver Results?

The Snap-On Smile is best for patients who need restorative dental treatment but can’t afford the costs or aren’t ready to devote the time and effort required for such a comprehensive procedure. This temporary removable tooth solution is made of high-tech dental resin to form a thin yet strong band of teeth. The Snap-On Smile fits right over existing teeth to create the look of a flawless smile. Read More

11 Mar

Yes, You Can Save Your Mouth, Even Without Insurance

As the past few months in politics have proven, health insurance is not an issue to be taken lightly. Amazingly enough, in the countless discussions that have taken place over healthcare, dental insurance has never been mentioned as a concern. This is despite the fact that poor oral health can lead to rapid decline of overall physical health and wellness. Millions of Americans each year struggle to obtain the dental care they need due to a lack of insurance or coverage, but the good news is that many different dental offices offer payment plans and discounts for patients paying out of pocket. This makes it possible for all people in all insurance situations to seek the help they need. Read More

10 Mar

How You Can Benefit From Tooth Colored Restoration

smile teethFar too many people feel embarrassed to smile due to teeth that have fallen into disrepair. Dental advancements have come such a long way in the past few decades that there’s no reason not to pursue tooth colored restorations to repair damaged and unsightly teeth.

What Are Tooth Colored Restorations?

Also known as white fillings and composite bonding, these restorations are often used to fill cavities, strengthen fractured teeth, replace silver or mercury filings, and reshape disfigured teeth.  Read More