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What To Know About Dental Crowns

At Parker and Pennington Dentistry, we truly care about your oral health and work hard to restore your teeth and smile to something you are proud to show off. One way we do this is through the use of restorative dental treatments such as porcelain crowns. A porcelain crown is a tooth-colored cap that is placed over a tooth that is damaged due to decay or trauma. A crown can also be used to complete other dental treatments, such as a root canal, bridge, or dental implant. A crown also improves the appearance of a tooth that is severely discolored or an unusual shape. Patients love porcelain crowns because they not only restore the function of the tooth, but they also blend in seamlessly with natural teeth.

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General Dentistry

Let’s Evaluate Your Oral Health

Happy 2022! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season enjoying time with the people you love. The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and think about what you would like to accomplish during the next year. At Parker and Pennington Dentistry, we want patients to reflect on the state of their oral health. Think about the last time you visited our office for a cleaning. Did we recommend a treatment that you’ve postponed? Maybe you are just unhappy with your smile and would love a change. The new year is the best time to make your oral health dreams become reality.

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General Dentistry

Why Repair a Cracked Tooth?

September signifies the end of summer and the beginning of the fall season. Although we are still feeling the heat in Jacksonville Beach, the signs of fall are all around. There is no shortage of pumpkin spice flavoring, apples, and fall decor. One popular treat that is enjoyed around this time are caramel or candy apples. Although delicious, these sweets are a dentist’s worst nightmare. Aside from the high sugar content that sticks to teeth and can lead to cavities, caramel can be a culprit of another damage-causing emergency — a cracked tooth. While the enamel on the outside of your teeth is the strongest substance in the body, it isn’t indestructible.

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What to Know About a Root Canal

At Parker and Pennington Dentistry, our goal is to provide the very best care for our patients that promotes the overall wellness of their oral health. One of the many ways we do this is to return your mouth back to full function after trauma or decay. When the outer layer of the tooth, also known as the enamel, experiences decay, we typically recommend a filling to remove the cavity. You might be surprised to learn that your tooth also has an interior. The interior of the tooth is called the pulp, and when it becomes infected, we recommend a root canal.

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Delaying Dental Treatment Can Have Real Consequences

Did we recommend a needed treatment at your last appointment and you haven’t scheduled your appointment? We want to send a friendly reminder to schedule your appointment today! We know how easy it is for time to get away from you. Between busy schedules and summer excitement, the days can blend together, and before you know it, weeks and months have passed by. A recommended dental treatment can greatly improve your oral health and eliminate further problems and expenses. The longer treatment is delayed, the more potential damage you are doing to your mouth. Read on to learn more about the importance of taking care of needed dental treatment in a timely fashion and the damage that you may be causing if you delay.

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What to Expect When Getting a Tooth Extracted

At Parker and Pennington Dentistry, we do everything we can to save our patients’ teeth. Unfortunately, when a tooth experiences trauma from an accident or severe decay, there are times that it cannot be salvaged. In these instances, we recommend removing the entire tooth structure, which includes the tooth and the tooth root, otherwise known as a tooth extraction. We know a tooth extraction doesn’t sound like a fun time. However, although a tooth extraction is not a procedure that brings joy to our patients, they understand it is best for their oral health.

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