The Final Step For A Tooth Implant: A Beautiful Crown

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When you receive a dental implant from Create A Smile in Bloomington IN, a crown is the final component. Let’s discuss the complex process required to construct a dental crown. Dental crowns can be produced with metal, ceramic (porcelain), resins, or varying combinations of these. Modern porcelain crowns are an engineering marvel. They make reconstructive…

Dental Implant Success: The Odds Are In Your Favor

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During consultations at Create A Smile, PC – Dr. Ken Moore, we are often asked about the success rate of implant placements. In case you are unfamiliar with dental implants, first, let’s review what they are. What is a Dental Implant? A tooth implant is a permanent replacement tooth root. It is inserted into the…

Swollen Gums?

If Your Gums Are Swollen And Sore, Call Create A Smile, PC - Dr. Ken Moore

If you are a worried Bloomington resident experiencing inflamed gums or an aching tooth, you’re are not alone. About one third of U.S. adults are affected by tooth decay, according to the CDC, and gum disease plagues one in seven people age 35 to 40.1 Don’t ignore these symptoms, call Create A Smile, PC –…

What Are Those White Spots On My Teeth?

THERE ARE A LOT of things that can leave stains on our teeth, and stains can come in many different colors. You could see yellow stains, brown stains, or even the temporary stain from eating brightly colored candy, but what about when the stain is white? Where do those white spots come from, and is there…

How Clean Is Your Tongue?

“BRUSH YOUR TEETH for two full minutes twice a day and floss your teeth once a day.” You’ve probably lost count of how many times you’ve heard that, but how often have you heard that you should be cleaning your tongue every day too? The Difference A Clean Tongue Makes More bacteria likes to live on…

10 Building Blocks Of Healthy Smiles

IT CAN BE SHOCKING how fast children grow. All that growth requires plenty of good nutrients, and that applies to teeth and gums as well. So what are the most important vitamins and minerals parents should make sure their kids are getting to build those healthy smiles? Calcium You probably saw this one coming, but calcium…

You’ll Be Smiling Again With Dental Implants

TOOTH DECAY, ACCIDENTS, and sports-related injuries are a few of the most common causes of tooth loss, but thanks to modern dentistry, we don’t need to live with a gap in our smiles. Among the most effective ways to fill in the gaps are dental implants. Implants Versus False Teeth Dentures (whether partial or full) are…

Don’t Take A Vacation From Oral Hygiene!

WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SUMMER comes the season of family vacations and exciting trips to new places. We’re as excited for it as our patients, but before everyone leaves to explore parts unknown, we want to give you a few tips and reminders about taking care of your teeth while you’re away from home. Before…

Repeat After Us: Teeth Are Not Tools

OUR TEETH ARE pretty amazing, and there’s a lot they can do. They chew our food, they provide structural support for the lower third of our faces, they help us speak clearly, and they give us our beautiful smiles. However, many people also find other uses for their teeth, which can be very dangerous. Teeth…

Teaching Kids To Take Care Of Their Smiles

BEING A PARENT WITH small children can feel so hectic that there are probably days when it’s hard to find time to brush your own teeth, let alone theirs. That’s why we’re here to help you out with a few tips on how to help your kids develop great oral hygiene habits. Make Healthy Baby…