Helpful Information About Dental Crowns

There are many types of dental restorations, including dental crowns. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. At Prosthodontics Associates, P.A., we provide tooth-colored, aesthetic dental crowns. Dr. Paul Best may recommend a dental crown in... Read more »

A Chipped Tooth Often Needs to Be Repaired to Prevent Tooth Decay Problems

Damaged tooth enamel can cause more than tooth sensitivity, and cosmetic imperfections. As time goes by bacterial deposits can start to build up in the minute textures in the tooth enamel. This could eventually cause a large and painful cavity to develop in the already distressed tooth. A minor chip... Read more »

Be Confident! Get Veneers!

Coffee, soda, tea, wine, berries – is there anything that doesn’t stain your teeth? Believe it or not, these substances and many others can stain your teeth, and those stains can be very hard to remove once they’ve breached your tooth enamel. Are your teeth stained or misshaped? If so,... Read more »

A Shattered Tooth Might Need to Be Replaced with a Dental Bridge

A hard blow to the face from a household accident, automotive collision, or sports injury can sometimes cause severe dental trauma. When a tooth is cracked, shattered, or severely fractured Dr. Paul Best might be able to restore it with endodontic therapy. If the dental trauma has also traumatized the... Read more »

Oral Health Services: Teenage Dentistry

The secret to a great smile during your teen years is heavily dictated by the decisions you make in your personal life and your social life. Not only can you enhance your oral health by not giving into the peer pressures of a teen life, but your overall health will... Read more »

Dental Crowns and Your Smile

Do you know what the benefits are for dental crowns and your smile? The advantages of dental crowns include an aesthetic upgrade for your teeth against irregularities and abnormalities, as well as protection for your teeth from future wear and tear and oral health disorders such as bruxism and cavities.... Read more »

A Small Cavity Needs to Be Treated Before It Grows into a Serious Problem

When the natural bacteria in your mouth manage to exploit a compromised area, the resulting cavity can vary in size. When they’re small the area of tooth decay might cause minimal discomfort. If it’s not diagnosed the treated early the problem could spread to cause increasing problems with your oral... Read more »

Missing Teeth? Get Dental Implants!

Do you have missing teeth and want to fill in your smile? Although there are many different varieties of tooth replacements, one of the most successful forms is a dental implant. Not only are implants permanent, but they can last a lifetime if you take care of them. Dental implants... Read more »

A Missing Rear Molar Can Often Be Replaced by a Dental Implant

The eight large molars in the back of your mouth play a critical role in grinding and processing the foods you eat. If one is lost to dental trauma or severe tooth decay, it can significantly impair your oral function. First molars, residing immediately behind your premolars, can often be... Read more »

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Are you considering a dental implant? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people wonder if dental implants are right for them, yet they are unsure of the details around the procedure. That is why our team here at Prosthodontics Associates, P.A. in Portland, Maine, is happy to talk... Read more »