Posts for tag: restorative dentistry

By Wayne Cook, D.D.S.
August 02, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Advertisements for dental implants are everywhere now, and you might be wondering: what's the big deal? Dr. Wayne Cook, your family dental implantsdentist in Marion, AR, wants his patients to understand the benefits of dental implants, so he's compiled a few of the reasons that he's proud to offer them at his practice.

Improved appearance

When you're missing a tooth, you're probably less likely to smile broadly for fear of drawing attention to your flaws. Dental implants fill in those gaps seamlessly, giving you the confidence to smile and talk to others. Many dental industry surveys have shown that people consider a healthy and attractive smile to be a measure of success, trustworthiness and likability. Why not let those traits make a statement with dental implants from your Marion family dentist?

Better diet

Missing teeth can cause people to avoid certain foods because of the difficulty that comes with chewing. Unfortunately, this can mean you're leaving out important components of a healthy diet, including meat and raw vegetables. Once your dental implants from your Marion family dentist are complete, total function will be restored to your teeth, meaning you can eat comfortably again!

Tooth protection

Perhaps the most significant advantage to choosing dental implants is the long-term stability you're returning to the rest of your smile. Even one missing tooth puts the rest of your teeth at risk; over time, the teeth on either side of the space will begin to shift in an effort to close the space. This can mean crookedness or even further tooth loss as the jawbone deteriorates from the lack of stability. By filling in the gap with a dental implant, you're replacing the entire missing tooth from root to crown, and your jawbone and the rest of your teeth will thank you for it by staying firmly in place.

To learn more about dental implants, contact the family dental office of Dr. Cook in Marion, AR. You'll be glad you made the investment in your smile!

By By Wayne Cook, D.D.S.
February 02, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Even people who brush and floss on a regular basis might find themselves faced with damaged and stained teeth. This can dramatically dental crownschange how your teeth look and feel. In fact, if you ignore this damage you might find your teeth will fall out at some point. There are some solutions to keeping your natural teeth as long as possible. Dr. Wayne Cook is a Marion, AZ, family dentist that can help you get answers with the help of dental crowns. This is a great way to strengthen your teeth and make them look great.

Understanding Dental Crowns

Dental crowns come in a variety of materials including metal, porcelain fused over metal, resin and ceramic. The Marion family dentist is going to need to take an impression of your tooth so that they can make a mold to be used in creating the crown. Then the tooth is prepared for the crown to fit in place often with filing or removing of some of the tooth. A temporary mold is usually created and used while the permanent crown is being made. This process could take a couple of weeks. Once the permanent crown is ready it is put over the tooth and attached to the tooth. The crown will be ready to use like your other teeth in a short time. You may need to return to the dentist in a few weeks to be sure that the crown has fit well and that it is in good condition.

You can get longer life out of your natural teeth by preventing them from further damage. This is often helpful for teeth that are chipped or cracked. Working with Dr. Cook, a Marion family dentist, can help you to get the best results possible. The dentist will go over the procedure and give you some examples of what dental crowns look like. Contact our office today at (870) 739-8799 to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals.

Marion, AR Family Dentist
Wayne Cook, D.D.S.
303 Bancario Rd.Suite 7
Marion, AR 72364
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