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Online Dental Education Library

Dr. Dunville strives to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Our Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed We also offer: Laser Technology Oral Conscious Sedation Invisalign® Bonding Cosmetic Contouring ‚Äč What Sets Us Apart Dr...

Making the Right Choices With Removable Partial Dentures
Removable partial dentures (RPDs) are a common replacement option for multiple lost teeth...

George Washington's False Teeth
...Quick, now, what were our first President's dentures made of...

Frequently Asked Questions About Tooth Wear
...A removable dental appliance, such as a partial dentures or retainer, can also abrade teeth...

Temporary Tooth Replacement with Flexible Partial Dentures
... Certain kinds of removable partial dentures (RPDs) can be used as permanent tooth replacement systems, especially for people who aren’t candidates for dental implants or fixed bridges...

What Is Gum Recession?
... Oral appliances and ornaments — badly fitting removable partial dentures and orthodontic appliances (braces), or tongue bolts and oral piercings can apply pressure to the gums...

Sleeping in Dentures: Don't Do It!
...Whatever the reason, if you’re wearing your dentures to bed at night, we have one message for you: Please stop! Sleeping in dentures can have serious health consequences...

A Bird's-Eye View of Tooth Replacement
... Dentures...

Oral Health Can Prove Challenging in Your Senior Years
...In addition to normal cleanings and checkups, we’ll also screen for oral cancer (a more prevalent occurrence in older adults), review your prescriptions or other supplements and medications for any possible side effects to oral health, check the fit of any dentures or other restorations and evaluate the effectiveness of your hygiene...

5 Ways to Make Your Smile More Confident and Inviting
...Implants can be used for single teeth or as supports for fixed bridgework or removable dentures...

Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
...This not only provides a solid anchorage for the prosthetic, but it also prevents bone loss at the site of the missing tooth — which is something neither bridgework nor dentures can do...

Interdental Cleaning Devices
...Sometimes, it's because we don't have the manual dexterity to handle the floss, or because braces or partial dentures get in the way; or, perhaps we just never got in the habit...

Removable Dentures
...Fortunately, there's a reliable and time-tested method for treating this condition: full or partial dentures...

Tooth Wear
...Some dental appliances such as partial dentures or retainers that are frequently taken in and out of the mouth can also abrade teeth...

Gum Grafting
...Foreign objects in the mouth that rub against the gums, like poorly fitting removable dentures, tongue bolts, or even fingernails, can also contribute to gum recession...

Sinus Surgery
...Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

Aging & Dental Health
...Poor-fitting dentures can make the problem worse, as can the presence of certain diseases (such as diabetes or cancer)...

Bad Breath
...Other places where bacteria and food particles can be trapped are between the teeth, beneath the gums, and in oral appliances or dentures...

Missing Teeth
... Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

Fixed Dentures
...Doctors and patients alike prefer fixed over removable dentures because they: Look, feel and function just like natural teeth Don't slip when you eat or talk Prevent bone loss in the jaw Last a lifetime How It Works Dental implants serve the same purpose as the roots of natural teeth: anchoring the replacement teeth to your jawbone...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
...Removable partial dentures hook onto existing teeth, which may become loose over time...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Implant teeth allow you to eat, speak and smile with complete confidence because they will never slip or shift like removable dentures often do...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Implant Dentistry
...Traditional dentures rest on the gums and put pressure on the underlying bone...

Oral Surgery
...Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

Technology
...Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

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