Coronectomy of wisdom teeth Coronectomy is the removal of the top half of a tooth, thus leaving the bottom portion in the jaw. In other words it is the surgical removal of the top half of the tooth (all enamel), allowing the bottom half that is near the nerve to stay in place. Why would […]
Every year we provide lunch for the Cosley Classic Golf Outing at Arrowhead that raises money for the local zoo. Although neither Dr. D or myself are avid or even decent golfers we always take 2 foursomes of patients and “compete”. We have manged to win best dressed a few times but that is all. […]
Oral Surgery – Post Instructions The healing period following the surgery you have just had typically takes one to two weeks and is uneventful provided you follow the following instructions. Bleeding: Leave the gauze in your mouth and continue biting on it for 30 minutes. If active bleeding continues, fold new piece of gauze tightly, […]
We would have never helped get to the bottom of the issue without the advantage of both an ortho and a general dentist working together in the same place. We are so happy we could help!
I have found working “super fast” is critical with young children. Seeing the attention span of my own young ones and being the oldest of 5 children growing up I feel speed is critical when treating children. We use very strong topical gels and give the injection in 2 steps. With this technique the […]
Thank you guys! Dr. Dettmer is a fantastic dentist and I am honored that he has passed the torch to me and that so many of the families feel the same way you guys do. Thanks again and we did have a nice lunch at Wok-n-fire with the family!
Material used for dental crown temporization Acrylic Bis-acrylic Rubberized urethane – Tuff-Temp
Occlusal scheme for removable prosthetics – Denture occlusion Denture occlusion, like teeth occlusion, is complex and confusing. Fortunately, opinions are not as strong and there is more of a consensus but still not a definitive right way. Buccalized occlusion – only mandibular facial functional cusps Shirani 2014 JPD found might be better patient satisfaction but […]
Denture Teeth options Nano-hybrid denture teeth – Nano Hybrid Composite (NHC) material composition Ivoclar Phonares NHC Haereus Mondial Candulor PhysioStar NFC. NFC+ is a composite based on a urethane dimethyl acrylate matrix (UDMA matrix) composed of various types and sizes of fillers as well as PMMA clusters. This results in outstanding physical material […]
Dental impression information Dental impression research and comparisons. Impression vs digital scan There are reasons to use both of these in certain situations but often it comes down to doctor preference. Dental impressions Metal tray better than plastic. Putty better than heavy/light. Dental digital scans List of most of the big names CEREC® (learn more) […]
Lost wax investment technique with teeth in a wax trial denture Advancements PMMA used since 1930’s polymethylmethacrylate Recent advancements is delivery of PMMA through injection molding In 2002 LC thermoplastic urethane-dimethacrylate resin Advantage of urethane-dimethacryalte No monomer No flasking and packing Short processing times Less than half volumetric shrinking compared to PMMA Will bond to […]
Most of you have heard that when your braces come off, you will wear a retainer. This is intended to help you understand the importance of retainers and what they are. Retainers are custom-made devices, made usually of wires or clear plastic, that hold teeth in position after any method of straightening teeth. They are […]
Thanks Donalyn your smile really turned out beautifully!
Dental crown survival rates Dental crown categories can be sub-divided into porcelain fused to metal 3,2 (many different types of metal being used), porcelain fused to ceramic (alumina and zirconia but really just zirconia), metal crowns 4 (many types), ceramic crowns 1 (also many types), and the newest form of ceramic/resin hybrids (also many types). […]