Skillman Family Dentistry Blog

Dental Crown vs. Filling: Which One is Right for Me?

July 12, 2023

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Dentist holding curing light over massive artificial tooth with dental filling

If you have a fractured tooth or cavity, your dentist might recommend a filling or crown. While these two restorative services are both great options for repairing teeth, it’s often better to use one over the other. At the end of the day, your dentist’s recommendation is the best option for you. That being said, it’s important to recognize the difference between crowns and fillings to know what to expect. Here’s which restorative service is right for you.


How to Know When to Replace Your Dental Crown

June 7, 2023

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dental crown lying on a table

Dental crowns are versatile, durable dental restorations capable of dealing with all kinds of oral health problems. They look and feel incredibly natural, making them a common choice for patients who want to repair severely damaged teeth.

Having a dental crown placed requires removing a little bit of the natural enamel, which means that when a dental crown is close to failure, it needs to be replaced with another one to continue protecting the tooth. Here are a few signs that you may need to make that replacement soon.


How Swimming Can Affect Your Oral Health

May 10, 2023

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someone swimming in a pool

When temperatures start to climb, there’s nothing better than taking a dip in whatever pool you can find. For the most part, dentists don’t have the same problem with swimming that they do with other sports—however, there are still some things that you may want to be cautious about if you want to prevent dental emergencies.

If you’re planning to spend time at the pool this summer, here are a few things you may want to keep in mind.


Emergency Dentistry Without Insurance: 4 Important Things to Know

April 8, 2023

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Render of emergency kit next to a tooth

In an ideal world, you would never have to worry about needing emergency dental care. Sadly, reality is often far from ideal; cracked teeth and other urgent dental issues can occur all too easily, and they can strike at virtually any time. If you don’t have dental insurance, then being aware of what options are available when an emergency occurs is absolutely vital. Below are 4 important things you need to know about getting emergency dental care while uninsured.


Top 4 Myths About Dentures, Debunked!

March 14, 2023

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a patient looking at her dentures in a mirror

Missing some or all of your teeth can make it challenging to perform some of the simplest daily tasks, such as chewing, talking clearly, and smiling with confidence. One of the most popular ways to restore your pearly whites is with durable and lifelike dentures. While you can enjoy many benefits with these prosthetics, there’s lots of misinformation that cast a poor light on them. Here are four myths about dentures and what you should actually expect from the treatment.


Does Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?

February 13, 2023

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closeup of person with dental crown smiling

If you have a severely damaged or infected tooth, your dentist may inform you that you need to get a dental crown. This is a small cap shaped like the visible part of a tooth. It covers the entire tooth to restore its look, function, and structure. if you’ve never had a crown placed before, you may be wondering what you can expect from the procedure. Will it hurt? Continue reading to learn if this procedure is painful as well as how it works.


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Mouth Sores

January 7, 2023

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woman holding her finger over a sore

There’s nothing worse than a sore in your mouth, and unfortunately, the most common ones can be difficult to tell apart. It’s no fun to be uncomfortable and not even know why; if anything, the mystery only makes it more irritating.

If you want to know what to do about a mouth sore here’s a guide to the most common ones, what causes them, and how to tell them apart.


Did Your Dental Bridge Fall Out? Here’s What to Do Next

December 9, 2022

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someone holding a dental bridge that has fallen out

If you have had one or more missing teeth in your life, you are not alone. It is estimated that roughly 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Fortunately, a dental bridge is a reliable, long-lasting, and lifelike way to return to a complete smile. This restoration can replace one missing tooth or several in a row by using the surrounding teeth for support. But what if it falls out? Read on to learn more about what may have caused your dental bridge to fall out and your next steps in order to fix it.


5 Popular Trends That Can Be Harmful to Your Teeth

November 9, 2022

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popular trends that are bad for your teeth in Dallas

Have you heard about the latest oral health trends circulating the internet? While many of them are fashionable and exciting, some can wreak havoc on your pearly whites. Since it’s difficult to know which ones are harmful to your smile, it’s best to do diligent research before trying anything to preserve your oral health. Read on to learn about five popular trends that are bad for your teeth!


Don’t Be Afraid of the Dentist This Halloween – Here’s Why!

October 6, 2022

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Woman afraid at the dentist

Whether you had a negative experience at the dental office growing up, or you’ve read one too many online horror stories, you aren’t alone if the idea of going to the dentist makes you feel nervous. In fact, approximately 36% of Americans have some level of dental anxiety. Some people avoid visiting the dentist at all costs! The good news is that there are steps you can take to reduce dental anxiety so you can get the essential dental treatment you need. Continue reading to learn more!

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