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    Say Hello to White Fillings!

    Last updated 1 day 8 hours ago

    Have you ever gotten a filling from a dentist? Patients used to have to settle for the silver and gold fillings that would stand out from their natural teeth with a noticeable difference. Today’s patients do not have to deal with a mouthful of metal fillings because dentists now offer wonderful white fillings!

    White fillings, also known as composite resin fillings, offer a much more natural-looking solution for patients struggling with cavities. Unlike silver and gold fillings that can easily be seen, white fillings match the color of natural teeth. These fillings fit in perfectly with their surroundings, allowing patients to smile confidently without worrying about showing off their dental silver or gold. White fillings are also popular for their durability, allowing patients to continue smiling well into the future.

    If you would prefer white fillings to gold or silver ones, contact the dental experts at Oak Creek Dental Care. Our Columbus dental office specializes in white fillings, sedation dentistry, and many other services. Call us at (888) 751-3514 to learn more.

    What Is Tooth Bonding?

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Do you have cracks, chips, or stains on your teeth that make you self-conscious about your smile? If so, you’re not alone. The good news is that you don’t have to live with dental imperfections or undergo complicated, painful treatments to correct them. Tooth bonding can fix tooth damage quickly and easily, with very natural results.

    Watch this video to see how tooth bonding works. Tooth-colored resin is applied to the treatment area and hardened with a curing light. The bond fills the crack or chip and covers up discoloration. The results are very natural and durable.

    Is tooth bonding right for you? Make an appointment at Oak Creek Dental Care in Columbus, Ohio. We offer a range of preventative and cosmetic dentistry services, including sedation dentistry. Make an appointment by calling (614) 882-5525.

    Reasons Why Your Dentist May Recommend a Crown

    Last updated 18 days ago

    A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth. Crowns are designed to match the color and shape of your existing teeth, so they blend in with your smile. Crowns have many uses. In some cases, they’re used for cosmetic reasons; in other cases, crowns are a necessary part of treating an oral health problem. Here are a few of the instances in which your dentist may recommend that you get a dental crown:

    Tooth Decay
    Decay can severely weaken a tooth and leave it vulnerable to breaking and cracking. Placing a crown will make that tooth strong again. If the tooth is already cracked, the dental crown can help hold the pieces together. If you have a decayed tooth that requires a very large filling or a root canal, a crown will be used to rebuild that tooth after the decay is removed.

    Dental Implant
    Placing a crown is the final stage of getting a dental implant. After your dentist places the implant’s anchor in your jaw and it fuses with the bone, he or she will attach an abutment to the anchor and then a crown to the abutment. The crown will be the part of your dental implant that people see, and since it will look just like your natural teeth, no one will know it is artificial.

    Cosmetic Issues
    If you have a severely discolored or misshapen tooth, a dental crown may be the perfect solution. A crown can cover the flaws and give the appearance of a natural tooth. Crowns can also be used on multiple teeth to correct cosmetic concerns.

    To find out if a dental crown is right for you, make an appointment at Oak Creek Dental Care. In addition to crowns, we offer a complete range of dental treatments, including sedation dentistry for nervous patients. Learn more about the services of our Columbus, Ohio, dentist office by calling (614) 882-5525.

    "Experience was wonderful!" - Review for Oak Creek Dental Care

    Last updated 19 days ago

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    • Experience was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and took the time to explain what was being done every step of the way. My kids also had a great experience. It is good to know that we will finally be able to go to the dentist and know that we will see the same dentist each time. I will definitely recommend your office to others in need... More

      Claudia Green

    What Is the Recovery Period Like for IV Sedation?

    Last updated 25 days ago

    Have you been avoiding dental care because going to the dentist makes you anxious? If so, IV sedation could be for you. With IV sedation, you will be completely relaxed during your treatment, allowing your dentist to complete your care faster and without any discomfort to you. You won’t be completely asleep, as you will still be able to respond to requests from your dentist, but you likely won’t remember anything about your appointment.

    Recovery from IV sedation varies from patient to patient. In most cases, your dentist will recommend that you avoid driving for about 24 hours. You should rest and get plenty of fluids after your appointment.You should follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions closely for both sedation recovery and recovery from any of the procedures you had performed.

    With IV sedation at Oak Creek Dental Care in Columbus, Ohio, you’ll never struggle through another anxious dental appointment again. Learn more about sedation dentistry and our dental care services by calling (614) 882-5525. 

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